hey everyone! gosh i’m so very bummed about the loss of tower records…this weekend a big liquidation started at all 89 stores including the one here on the sunset strip pictured below – soon tower’s doors will be closed forever! (the company filed for bankruptcy this past august) i’d always make sure to stop by the store when i had a chance – they had decent prices and a good singles section plus a drop of vinyl! back in NYC my pal ck and i used to have ‘tower tuesdays’ on 4th & broadway where we would do lunch (usually mcdonalds) as well as grab some of the latest albums – it was kind of a ritual! we even waited in line late one night to purchase madonna‘s ray of light when it hit stores back in ’98!
it’s hard to believe the store won’t be around anymore but it doesn’t surprise me at all…the times they are a-changin’ for sure! as much as i love itunes and downloading music there’s something to be said for heading to the store and browsing! anyways if you’ve got a tower by you there is going to be some great sales – so make sure to stop and say goodbye to a music institution (the chain was started in 1960 in sacramento by russ solomon) the sunset strip (or 4th & bway) simply won’t be the same without tower! popbytes over & out for now – xxoo!
PS i’m not sure what will happen to tower.com – i would imagine that will continue in some format so at least we’ll have that…
October 7, 2006