Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Record Stores

So I learned about Rick Wilhite's record store, Vibes New and Rare Music, closing earlier in the summer, but forgot to post something about it until now. It has been a well respected cornerstone in electronic dance music both in Detroit and around the globe for years. It was on 8 mile road in Oak Park in a strange, but interesting office building. He had a suite on the second floor. It was a nice shop with an excellent collection of records – not that I would know for sure, because I'm not a record collector, or a DJ, but you know, I've heard, I've heard! It was sad news to hear that Vibes closed, but hopefully he will keep something going – whether internet based or some kind of mail order something or other.

I'm tired, so tired, I just typed "I'm tire"…

2 comments:

maggie-pie said...

Hi Denise,

I'm a masters student in ethnomusicology at Michigan State University... I stumbled on your name as I was hunting around for some preliminary sources for my thesis, also on techno. I just wanted to say hello; maybe we can exchange some ideas at some point!

Best of luck with your fieldwork.

-Maggie Rowley
margaret.lynn.rowley@gmail.com

maggie-pie said...

Hi Denise,

I'm a masters student in ethnomusicology at Michigan State University, also studying techno (although I think the majority of my research is going to be in House, so I'll be doing my fieldwork in Chicago). I stumbled on your name when I was doing some preliminary searching to start my research. It's nice to see other people out there working on this stuff; maybe we can bounce some ideas back and forth?

Good luck on your project!

-Maggie

margaret.lynn.rowley@gmail.com

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