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Easy Ed's Broadside

Exploring music without a map.

Since 2009, Ed has shared his thoughts on ND about music that touches him, and rambled hither and yon about what else is on his mind.

Easy Ed's Broadside

Exploring music without a map.

Since 2009, Ed has shared his thoughts on ND about music that touches him, and rambled hither and yon about what else is on his mind.

John Lennon, Tower Records, Billy Strings and Don Julin

Great Broadside Ed...no hyperbole on Billy and Don...serious picking...don't know what Lennon would be like if he were around to day, but what you've postualted here concurs with my sensibilities...as for the Tower Records eulogy, I lament the demise of my own local record stores, Joe's Record Shop/Anderson Music Center and Sun Records (thanks to Joe P, Linda S, Steve B,, Steve H. and John G. the latter was at Musicland at the mall, but he knew, and knows his stuff, and still maintains an old vinyl record shop that does a lot of business)....indeed it was human interaction then that drove the music business...I'm not much one for nostalgia, as one tends to miss the good things in the present if one is always focusing on how much "better" it was in the past, but for a moment I did say "those were days we will not see again"...and I do miss them sometimes.  But "time passes, things change"...

You're right on about Billy and Don,  Ed.  Caught them a couple months ago knowing nothing about them and was blown away--especially by Billy's voice and stage command.  

I assume the dashing good looking guy in the trailer is none other than EasyEd?

The collapse of record stores (the big chains and the indies) is indeed a sad story  and only matched by the meteoric rise then implosion of video stores! 

As always, thanks.