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brennser

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2004, 11:05:00 am »
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omygod, there's nothing left in metro DC to live for. No more DCCD, no more flying saucer, no more Now!. I just don't understand how we're supposed to survive without our record shopping fix, and NO, chain stores don't qualify.
 
Revolution Records -- steps from Van Ness metro - I don't know if they have Franz Ferdinand but they do have a decent selection of indie music and if people like us go there and tell them what we'd like them to stock they'll only get better....cheap to - most CDs are $12
 
 http://www.revolutionrecords.net/

ratioci nation

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2004, 11:06:00 am »
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Originally posted by chimblysweep:
  I think part of the point is that some of us don't want to have to order online or buy at a chain... we want to support our friendly local scenester store, you know?
well cd warehouse is a franchise but it is not like most other chains, the same 2 guys are always in there, I am pretty sure they own that location, and will try and get you what you are looking for and are fairly knowledgeable

allmy$to930

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2004, 11:06:00 am »
Olssons's said they would be carrying it. Although, they were not sure it would be in today's shipment.
 
 I reserved a copy last week and they are calling me when it arrives.

markie

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2004, 11:07:00 am »
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Originally posted by chimblysweep:
 
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I think part of the point is that some of us don't want to have to order online or buy at a chain... we want to support our friendly local scenester store, you know? [/b]
Fuck 'em. They never have what I want and they are always more expensive than say Amazon or CDwow.

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2004, 11:10:00 am »
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Originally posted by mark e smith:
  Fuck 'em. They never have what I want and they are always more expensive than say Amazon or CDwow.
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brennser

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2004, 11:11:00 am »
Just called Revolution and they should also be getting their 6-8 copies of Franz Ferdinand today

markie

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2004, 11:15:00 am »
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Originally posted by brennser:
  Just called Revolution  
Dont you know talkin' about a revolution, sounds like a whisper?

thirsty moore

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2004, 11:24:00 am »
Could you be anymore gay, dude?
 
 
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Originally posted by mark e smith:
  Dont you know talkin' about a revolution, sounds like a whisper?

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2004, 11:34:00 am »
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Originally posted by allmy$to930:
  Olssons's said they would be carrying it. Although, they were not sure it would be in today's shipment.
 
 I reserved a copy last week and they are calling me when it arrives.
I find that Olsson's has a lot of indie/alternative stuff.  The Metro Center location is closed, but the 19th Street Dupont location goes on...  I haven't checked out Revolution, though certainly will go with Brennser's recommendation.

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2004, 11:44:00 am »
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Originally posted by thirsty moore:
  Could you be anymore gay, dude?
 
 
Sure, bend over a bit further.

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2004, 08:56:00 pm »
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Originally posted by poorlulu:
  doesn't the bloke from metropolitan work there....................?
 
 oh dear what's he going to do without the day job?   :)  
 
 i'll miss now, especially its clarendon days ... lots of good instores and records, john turned me on to some great stuff ....

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« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2004, 01:06:00 am »
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Originally posted by meeper_99:
   john turned me on to some great stuff ....
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Originally posted by thirsty moore:
  Could you be anymore gay, dude
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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2004, 02:19:00 am »
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Originally posted by bellenseb:
  Once I asked the fine folks at Soundgarden if they'd ever open in the DC area, and they said they'd looked into it and the rents for the size store they wanted were just too high, even in NOVA. Alas.
Which backs up the theory that I've had all along and have stated here several times previously. The DC area record stores are closing for one reason and one reason only. The fucking rents are outrageous! And it's only going to get worse with real estate values being predicted to continue skyrocketing in the Baltimore/Washington area. It's very, very scary.
 
 You can only mark up a CD so high or it won't sell. The consumer will walk out and either buy the very same product online or daytrip it to Baltimore.
 
 You know, you guys can always move here.      :D      Nah, I thought not.      ;)

bellenseb

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2004, 10:53:00 am »
True to some degree, definitely. The rent/demographics/industry trends factors make it tough here.
 
 But I heard that DCCD owned their building. While a warehouse-size Soundgarden type store probably couldn't make it in DC, a well run small indie shop like Spaceboy in Philly or Paul's in Pittsburgh (both around the size of DCCD, but are full of a strong sense of dedicated passion for music and an on-top-of-things stock), in the right location (maybe along U street somewhere?), I believe could make it.

Bags

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Re: Now! Music and Fashion is closing
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2004, 10:59:00 am »
But here's a rub....do we really think DC real estate is more expensive than either San Francisco or Berkeley?  
 
 Those Amoeba stores (and there are other large indies, as well) are HUGE stores.  And according to some music promoters I went out with there, the music scene in San Fran was not all that hot until the last coupla years (in other words, it's no New York, so I don't believe it's that the San Fran population is or was so much more musically savvy than here...).  I think if a record store can be a destination point (big or small), it should make it.