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I've been planning to do my own riff on Music Monday for a while, and when I saw about the death of HMV on twitter it spurred me into posting.

When I was a wee thing, my godmother gave me a Jason Donovan album for either Christmas or my birthday. It was a reasonable guess, given the fashions of the time and my age, but she didn't know my musical tastes very well. Luckily she also had the foresight to include the receipt. So I toddled in to HMV in Bradford with a Jason Donovan album and a receipt and swapped it for two of the Iron Maiden First Ten Years double 12"ers. This song was on one of them:

You can also get it on Spotify and last.fm.

I spent much happy time in HMV Bradford, although as the years went by I spent less time buying music and more on peripheries. My two most recent purchases there were a set of headphones and an Iron Maiden T-shirt. Both times I looked at the CDs, and both times I thought "bloody hell, I'm not paying that." And therein lies the reason they're gone. I'm sad, but it's kind of inevitable.


Date: Monday, January 14th, 2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
davegodfrey: South Park Me. (Default)
From: [personal profile] davegodfrey
First Jessops, now HMV. Its not been a good week for retailers I used to like.
Edited Date: Monday, January 14th, 2013 11:30 pm (UTC)

Date: Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 12:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oneexwidow.blogspot.com
All together now:

Too many broken hearts in the World
That's too many dreams have been broken in two
Too many broken hearts in the World
But I won't given up the fight for you...

Date: Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] magister
Would it make any more sense if it read:

"There's too many Roxy farts in the world
There's too many floors have been covered in poo"?

Date: Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 12:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oneexwidow.blogspot.com
Ah, a good pretence, but I'm sure you are much more acquainted with Mr Donovan's oeuvre than you like to make on...

Date: Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 03:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sir_guinglain
I had a look at HMV's Blue Cross Sale the other day, but it was clear that too many prices had been inflated the week before to create artificially high percentage discounts; HMV's customers are too wise to fall for that. (The current chief executive was imported from Jessops of all places a few months ago...)

Date: Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 05:45 pm (UTC)
shishmish: (Doctor Who - Sad!Eleven)
From: [personal profile] shishmish
My brother works for them and had a Hell of a day yesterday thanks to heartless bastards making jibes and comments that weren't needed. Luckily the people he works with are awesome and haven't been letting the media that turned up in the droves at the London store see upset faces; they smiled, laughed and never gave them the depressed workers they wanted.

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