Friday, March 13, 2009

Farewell to Sleccy

We all know these aren't good times for retailers, whether you're Woolworth or Murder One.  But I was sad to see yet another casualty of changing times, which also closes one more small doorway back into my youth. 

The legendary Nottingham record shop, Selectadisc, is apparently due to close at the end of the month, after more than 40 years.  This article suggests that 'if you're from Nottingham and you really love your music, there's a good chance you've got at least one story about an amazing find or favourite album you picked up at Selectadisc'.  Well, that's true enough.  I went to school in Nottingham and a large proportion of my old vinyl collection was purchased there - everything from Pete Atkin to the Clash. 

I guess, like the demise of Murder One (which, I'm delighted to say, is continuing in its on-line incarnation), this is probably a symptom more of changing times and technologies than of the recession.  And, as this article suggests, the news isn't all bad. 

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