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Collectors Episode II: Rush Mor Records

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Music coverage always focuses on the musician. I think that’s a mistake. That only covers half of it. The other half of the relationship is the listener. And I think that half is just as important. Collectors is about the listener. Obsessive listeners. Collectors. Guys in basements with creaking shelves of 45’s from the past half a century. Girls who dig through dusty crates looking for that rare Japanese print of their favorite punk band who broke up in the late 70’s. People who have spent more money on an original Paramount 78 than they are comfortable admitting to someone who isn’t in the know.

Episode 2 focus on Rush Mor Records. The first time I went to Rush Mor Records the guy behind the counter gave me a calendar and said, "Here, put this up in the clubhouse." He said his name was Dan, he thanked me, and he told me to come back. Since then Rush Mor has been the clubhouse. Sure, I go there for music, but like most of Rush Mor's patrons, I go there to hang out with other weirdos.

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