Dumbest things ever overheard at a record store!

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by erikdavid5000, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. hominy

    hominy Knows a Little About a Lot

    The Land of Kirk
    Does my kitchen floor count?
  2. Thievius

    Thievius Blue Öyster Cultist

    Heh. That would probably make more sense.
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  3. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    You can't fool me...England Dan is a twelve piece orchestra!
  4. Benno123

    Benno123 Forum Resident

    Not record store but when I worked in the library: "Do you have that one song on a CD, not sure what it's called, but it goes 'Doo duh doo doo doh' and I think it has 'Love' in the title?"
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  5. erikdavid5000

    erikdavid5000 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    A friend who worked at Tower Records once told me he had a guy there asking for "Everyone's Mad At Me" by "John Boy"

    Turns out he wanted Everybody's Talking At Me by "John Voight!"

    He was still skeptical when he was handed a Harry Nilsson CD.
  6. I remember overhearing someone whose cut-off point with The Beach Boys was supposedly after Brian Wilson died... Naturally, I managed to briefly silence them by loudly asking one of the assistants if they had Brian's latest album in (which just so happened to be Pet Sounds Live, I fondly recall)!
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  7. Jack White

    Jack White Forum Resident

    If you're in a record store and (i) there's a girl there - say a silent prayer of thanks; and (ii) if the girl starts talking to you, it really doesn't what she says, just be grateful.
  8. Grant

    Grant A Musical Free-Spirit

    I hear this all the time! I am known at work as some kind of an expert on oldies music, so people are always coming to me with this exact type of question. Like, how am I supposed to read your mind? And, they always get the title wrong.
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  9. Benno123

    Benno123 Forum Resident

    We used to get it for books, too. "I am not sure what the book is called but my friend said I would love it. I know it's a fiction book."
  10. e.s.

    e.s. Forum Resident

    The West Coast
    Lots of women in record stores these days in my experience. May depend on the area, but here in Portland, it's hardly a rarity, and that was the case in the Bay Area as well. Just got back from visiting the UK and the shops I visited in London and Edinburgh were much the same.
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  11. Jamey K

    Jamey K Internet Sensation

    "Do you have Morris Albert?"
    Swear to God.
  12. hominy

    hominy Knows a Little About a Lot

    The Land of Kirk
    I see plenty of ladies in my local store, but most of them are just there for the DVDs.
  13. qwerty

    qwerty A resident of the SH Forums.

    It's not a record store story, but it kind of fits the theme of dumb music comments.

    My brother-in-law followed Neil Young for many years. His birthday was coming up, and I thought he may like the new Neil Young album that had recently come out to good reviews (and I had enjoyed the copy I bought for myself). So it would be a surprise, I phoned his wife to see if he already had it.

    Me: "Would Peter like the new Neil Young album for his birthday?"
    My sister-in-law, ignoring the concept of giving him a birthday surprise, yells out: "Hey Peter, do you want the new Neil Diamond for your birthday?"​

    She didn't understand why he didn't sound very excited about Neil Diamond (who he didn't follow). I ended up buying the Young album for his birthday, which he enjoyed. She struggled to understand the difference between the two Neils when I explained.
  14. Jack White

    Jack White Forum Resident

    Female customers are the exception not the rule around here. This week there was one woman in the store when I was there, a bored girlfriend of one of the guys searching through the racks. Last week was more typical - all the customers were guys. Occasionally, there will be a couple of high-school or college aged girls there shopping together. Normally it seems like the customer base is skewed 90% + men.
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  15. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Resident blabbermouth

    . . . and that dude Steffenwoof, and that other dude Led Zefflin.
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  16. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Resident blabbermouth

    Not that bad.

    BTW, what is "grade 13"?
  17. DaveinMA

    DaveinMA Forum Resident

    The 'kissing disease'.
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  18. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Resident blabbermouth

    . . . and?
  19. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Resident blabbermouth

    "Come with me, and I'll show you."
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  20. Jack White

    Jack White Forum Resident

    Once upon a time ago, high school in Ontario was five grades, 9 -13. It was the only jurisdiction in North America where high school wasn't four years. (When I was in high school you could graduate with a two year certificate, or a four year diploma, or a five year diploma - depending upon your plans after graduation. Grade 13 was the more academic oriented programme, geared for people headed to university.) Several years ago the government eliminated Grade 13. (They also eliminated the two year certificate and the option to 'quit' school. By law now everyone is legally forced to go to high school for four years or until you're 18.)
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  21. henry babenko

    henry babenko Forum Resident

    Whens the new duran duran record coming out, I loved his last one!!
  22. dance_hall_keeper

    dance_hall_keeper Forum Resident

    It used to be an Ontario thing. I'll let Wikipedia do the 'splaining:
    The Ontario education system had five years of secondary education, the fifth year known as "grade 13" from 1921 to 1988. Then grade 13 was replaced in 1984 by the OAC for students starting high school (grade 9). The OAC continued to act as a fifth year of secondary education until it was phased out in 2003.
  23. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Resident blabbermouth

    "Aw, man, sorry dude, that's on backorder right now."
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  24. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Resident blabbermouth

    Thanks. Never heard of it before.
  25. Remington Steele

    Remington Steele Forum Resident

    Saint George, Utah
    A younger hipster was asked what he thought of a an album playing, he said "okay, but I prefer the sound of vinyl". What he did not realize was that he was actually hearing one but on a nicer system and clean without accumulated pops and scratches.

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