Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Last Days of Bleecker Bob's

Bleecker Bob's, about to become a frozen yogurt store..

Today I had a depressing tour of some of the last remaining record stores in the Village: Rebel Rebel, Bleecker Street Records, Record Runner, Generation Records, Sounds and Bleecker Bob's. When these stores are gone, something else will be lost besides the ability to buy a record or CD from a bricks-and-mortar store. What will be lost will be another opportunity for human contact, the thrill of finding a certain record or CD after searching all over for it. Indeed, in the Age of the Internet, the whole concept of "hidden gem" or "best kept secret" has been lost.
A woman working at Bleecker Bob's (JK in the following video) told me that there's a documentary about the store on YouTube. Here's the link:

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