OTR column – 59 music shopping day to C*******
Just where will the spend and splurge go during the most lucrative time of the year for the record industry?
You’ll find this week’s On the Record column from The Ticket here. “Reliable well-stocked record stores are few and far between and this is not just bad news for the aul’ lads who’d loiter outside the doors of HMV waiting for the chance to buy that new U2 CD. There are a few hardy, weather-beaten, independent music shop survivors scattered around the country, carrying on like Grizzly Adams with records instead of bears, but that’s about the height of it if you’re looking for an actual piece of plastic with music on it.”