Fan death is an actual urban legend prevailing in South Korea in which an electric fan left running overnight in a closed room can cause the death of those inside.
I am brand new to Michigan and since my move in January, I've been trying to find a record shop with great selection and minimal douchebag owners. Ladies and gentleman, People's is hands down one of the best record shops I have been to period. It almost surpasses my favorites back home that became weekly haunts.
Let me break it down for you.
They have everything. Jazz, Rock, Blues, Soul, Country, whatever suits your mood. I collect 45s mostly, and I found a lot of great singles at an even better price. They literally have boxes and boxes of 45s lining the walls over the LP bins. At least 20 boxes of just motown, another 20 of classic soul, and an entire wall of early rock and roll.
The guys I met (I shopped on a Saturday morning) were the opposite of every record shop employee I have ever come across. They were friendly, knowledgeable, not hung over/reeking of booze, and playing great music on the hi fi. What really impressed me, was when I asked a question about Little Walter, I got an answer about Little Walter, not 20 random trivia points about the blues to prove how much more they knew than me. I love early rock and roll and 60s rock, so a lot of times, when I bring my Beach Boys/Beatles/whatever else mainstream music I like to the counter at other places, the douchers behind the counter scoff. But here, they don't care, they just seem happy to see people enjoying vinyl still, and that's what a record store should be. Not some "look how cool I am, I bought this record to show my friends and never actually play it" place, but a hangout to chat about what you love. and I love vinyl damnit.
Great! Not only did I get quality, original releases of some fine records, I also got them for no less than a couple bucks, most for .50 cents a pop. Also, since I bought a stack of them, the guy at the counter took five bucks off the total. Even though I unsuccessfully haggled for a few original Little Richard 45s, the discount for buying in bulk totally made up for it.
People's, I want to thank you for doing what you do. Even though I live over an hour away, I plan to make regular trips to your store, just because you know how to take care of customers. Keep on doin' what you're doin'
Oh, and P.S. thanks for having an awesome dog in the store. It kept my girlfriend occupied so I could get at least another ten minutes of digging under my belt.
Maybe it's too early
But I loved this dude's take on this Record store in Detroit
I found it in the Freakin' Rolling Stone
The Rolling Stone listed a Detroit record store!
Back in the day being mentioned by the Rolling Stone was like being touched by God
Anyway its just a come on in the RS.com thing.
Click the freaking arrow fifty times and they get a prize
But still. If I am ever down in midtown, who knows.