I wandered into a certain town centre music store the other day and asked if they’d be getting The Lovely Eggs new album in on monday. No, it seems, nobody had ordered it, but i could if I wanted. No I told them, quite plainly. If I wanted to order I’d use the net and save money. They’re a successful local band, HMV should at least get a couple of copies in.
The same in Waterstones’ with Jacob Polley’s new novel Talk of The Town (as read from at The Storey and The Brewery recently.) Wouldn’t get it in automatically. I could order it…
So, here’s a proposal folks. Let these corporate clowns who haven’t a clue if they’re selling CDs or Books or Carrots and couldn’t care as long as the money rolls in know what we think. Next time you pass pop in and ask if they’ve got The Lovely Eggs, or Stuart Anthony, or Jacob Polley or Ian Seed. When they say no but you can order it tell them no, you won’t order through them, they should have it in stock. Keep nagging them, keep Lancaster and the areas presence in their minds.
Meanwhile bands out there, I believe Jill at The Book Room will sell your CDs for you in her shop.
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