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  • Birthday 01/01/1982
  1. From the article... "We get haunted by that number because it gives such a wrong impression. Basically, we owed almost that much when we sold it. Honestly, we netted something like $7-8 million altogether when we sold the building, and most of that went to operating costs over the years. It wasn’t money that we were able to pocket. When that happened, we were just trying to stay alive. We’d kept going further and further in the hole ever since the last recession, and we lost all of our equity and all of our backup, which culminated in that sale. I don’t want to sound defensive about it, but it creates a terrible, wrong impression for us that is so not the case. (The three other partners) and I ended up with not much. … We’re not a cooperative, but we spread the money around every which way. All the managers at the stores are part-owners. And we have done everything we could to stay alive."
  2. Apparently the online store is mostly run out of a distribution warehouse in Kentucky, it's not indicative of the in-store stock. I saw an update recently that indicated they were working on putting up records from the LA store prior to their move.
  3. The staffing is into the hundreds? It’s 300 people at the L.A. store, and they’re such an amazing and caring staff. And from what little we’ve managed to stay in contact with them as a group, everybody’s holding tight and absolutely all about trying to make sure we get back up on our feet ASAP. And most of those are part-time, we’d assume? Uh-uh. I would say more than two-thirds are full-time. I’m not sure the exact number, but if you’re counting anyone up to 32 hours, I would say that’s at least 80% of our staff. We have so many people working in the back, upstairs, pricing, moving stuff, and then we have a warehouse, and all the buyers that are out there. I mean, the building is filled with activity, even in all the back rooms. It’s a lot of people. https://variety.com/2020/music/news/amoeba-music-gofundme-record-store-fund-drive-vinyl-1234585476/
  4. Amoeba LA owned the building they were in and sold it to a developer 5 years ago. They've been leasing the space from the developer since then, but are moving to a new location later this year. There was a bit of a kerfuffle in their Instagram comments referencing the sale price in relation to asking for donations, but they talk about it all in more detail here: https://variety.com/2020/music/news/amoeba-music-gofundme-record-store-fund-drive-vinyl-1234585476/.
  5. All the Weird Kids Up Front (More Best of Spoon) is a fan-selected companion piece to Everything Hits At Once: The Best of Spoon. With a tracklist submitted by and voted on by fans, it features deep cuts from the Austin, TX band's 25-year history. 1. The Fitted Shirt 2. Don't Make Me a Target 3. The Beast and Dragon, Adored 4. Is Love Forever? 5. I Summon You 6. Out Go the Lights 7. Who Makes Your Money 8. The Ghost of You Lingers 9. Paper Tiger 10. WhisperI'lllistentohearit 11. Tear It Down 12. New York Kiss
  6. It's not enough to simply dig through a message board for posts related to the topic (which in itself is not a simple task), it requires getting answers to a set of specific questions that are tailored to the right audience. Having the ability to successfully conduct a market survey and then share the results of said survey is typically a requirement of these types of projects. Telling OP to fuck off isn't going to stop other people from making these threads. It's also not going to encourage OP to want to contribute anything else to this message board. Next time you see a thread with "survey" in the title maybe just don't click on it.
  7. It's available to stream here if you don't want to wait:https://www.npr.org/2020/01/28/799335901/first-listen-hop-along-frances-quinlan-likewise
  8. Seems like they couldn't find enough suckers. That URL now points to https://trntbl.co/, the "first wireless record player." Goop loves it, so you know it's good.
  9. That Rollerskate Skinny album is worth a listen if you're into '90s shoegaze / neo-psych type of stuff.
  10. Last night they had the album on orange vinyl, a new 7" with a new song on blue vinyl, plus various shirts.
  11. I think the word you're looking for here is "mistake," not "mystery." As in, someone made a mistake when entering that record into the list. Think Occam's razor. The only mystery here is why anyone cares about the used in 2019.
  12. Kinda figured this album would feature those collabs and more. I hope they end up releasing those at some point.
  13. Also available in the US from Polyvinyl. Early bird is clear with pink smoke plus a yellow 7" flexi, limited to 500. Regular version is purple. https://www.polyvinylrecords.com/product/girl_with_basket_of_fruit
  14. Today only, all four box sets are available for $100. http://www.numerogroup.com/
  15. I recognize a few Instagram names here. @a.good.record.is.always.around