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Strange Requests and Comic Tales from Record Shops
by Graham Jones (Goodreads Author)
With over thirty years as a record company sales rep, Graham has collected a vast number of funny stories and anecdotes. He relates the best of them here, as told to him by those behind the record shop counter. This unique collection of "I'll-hum-it-have-you-got-it?" and similar stories is an engrossing memorial to an increasingly bygone age.
Paperback, 120 pages
Published July 29th 2013 by Proper Music Publishing
(first published June 7th 2013)
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Dec 28, 2014 Patrick Neylan rated it it was ok
It seemed like a good idea, possibly inspired by Jen Campbell's Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops. Problem is, most of the stories aren't very interesting or funny. Maybe that's why almost every anecdote - in fact almost every sentence - ends in a faintly desperate exclamation mark. It's really quite irritating! And unnecessary! Far too many of the stories are just banal accounts of customers getting the names of bands wrong! Someone asked for 'Ha-Ha' instead of 'A-Ha'! How funny is that?! ...more