KMA2955 So Far Behind I’m Ahead

Hey folks! So, I’ve been slowly recounting my awesome Taranna finds from our trip there last month. I still have the rest of my BMV scores to tell you about, and ALL of the Sonic Boom finds too! So much to do.

Well, as a sign of how far behind I actually am, we were in Taranna again yesterday. And I have more music scores! So… um, I’ll tell you about all of them. Eventually. I am at the point where I’m gonna just have to post the album art and a one-liner and call it a day. Good grief.

Anyway, the city was awesome yesterday. Perfect weather, about 15C with a breeze off the lake. People had coats on, but us northerners were in t-shirts. Traffic was a bit rough on the way down, backed up at the 400 and the 427, but that happens often, and we made great time getting out of the city so that’s a win. The stores were way less busy as it wasn’t Record Store Day anymore.

Speaking of stores, Kops Records on Bloor was gone. No sign in the window that they’d moved, so I dunno. Maybe it’s all in the Queen St. location now? And She Said Boom! on College was gone too, but my panic was short-lived as they’d only moved a few doors further west down the street. Whew!

Also: I had a list of four albums I knew I definitely wanted to find, and I found two! Cool beans. I did not find any Grail List items. Speaking of which, have a look at the Grail List link (above) and if there are any updates for your lists, let me know!

Alright, stay tuned. I have awesome musics to hear/tell you about. And all the previous stuff too. Let’s see if I can find a way to get this done before we go again next month…

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Posted on May 19, 2019, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I read Kops Bloor moved June 2018. They have locations on Queen, Danforth and in Oshawa.

    I think the high rent in Toronto forces store owners out. Plus landlords drop tenants for no reason. Music venues and record stores are dropping like flies.

    Maybe 1 post to list all you found.

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    • June 2018? That doesn’t seem right… Has it been (almost) a year since I was in there?

      I know the rents are nuts. Prices of rents and real estate in the city are ridiculous to the point of making it impossible for most folks to even get started. One wonders how long it can continue before it collapses because no one can afford it. Or maybe the corporations will take over everything. Glad I live where I do. Couldn’t afford our house in the city if we worked many full-time jobs.

      One post to cover it all is a cool idea for the Taranna stuff, I’ve done that before… doesn’t tell you what I thought about it but then again neither does a one-liner. Need something sustainable for going forward. Still wanna post, not reading at all… happy to receive suggestions for what you guys would like to see given circumstances.

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      • Time is a valuable thing and we never seem to have enough of it.
        I go to shows and love them but then I can’t find time to review them and seem down on myself. Or hear an album and want to write about but I don’t. I want to write technical stuff about audio stuff but never do.
        Life gets in the way. Do what works best for you.
        Perhaps save the very cream of the Toronto crop for a full review.

        I went to a sale a few weeks back for a Toronto record store closing. The dude(who is in a Toronto metal band as well) had mostly all hard to find metal and punk. Stuff you will never see elsewhere. He was selling all the cool posters, flags, buttons, pins. I had a budget and blew all my dough, but I easily could have spent 10 grand. There was a dude there that had drove from 4 hrs. away. He told the owner that he loved him and will miss coming to his favourite store they hugged it out. It was as if he didn’t want to leave because he would never see the store again. His girlfriend wanted to go but he could hardly find the way to make himself leave. I bet any money the metal head dude cried when he left. Record stores are not just stores to fans like us. They are a part of our life.

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        • Time has become the rarest commodity, it’s crazy. I totally hear you on wanting to do things and not getting to do any of it. Gah. My struggle is letting go of the reading and writing like I used to do when things weren’t so pressing. I’m the one always shouting COMMUNITY! and now I’m the one not even participating and it sucks. Been at this 13 years and it’s hard to break old habits.

          I’m putting thought into how to go forward. There’s gotta be something.

          That metal store story is so sad. Dammit. \m/ 😦 \m/

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          • I friggin hate that I have not enough time to read all of the great bloggers out there.
            Sometimes I read their stuff weeks/months later and sometimes miss them altogether.
            I used to write pretty regular. Now it is when I can.
            Perhaps trying to fit so many posts in, or trying to do one every day (or more than 1 a day) is putting too much pressure on yourself. We all want what is best for each other here so if 3 posts a day or 3 a week or 3 a month works for you then we support it.

            Yeah. It was sad but awesome to see. I know where the customer was coming from.

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