Sunday, March 29, 2009

Home of the Hits

I only just learned that Home of the Hits, Buffalo's premier independent record store, closed its doors for good two years ago. Although I hadn't made the cross-border trip to HOTH in several years, I did spend many, many hours and dollars in that store, and was sad to hear it had come to an end. Here's the story on YouTube.

As an insane music junkie for the past 40 years, I've visited my share of small and large record stores, and really appreciated the unique ones that catered to true music fans. The thrill of discovering some obscure import vinyl, cassette or CD in a cool little wood-floored shop is an experience evaporating from our culture in a hurry.

Kids today, they don't...blah, blah...shut up old man.