Wallet Chains 60% Off at Closing Hollywood & Highland Virgin Megastore

Wallet Chains 60% Off at Closing Hollywood & Highland Virgin Megastore

Wallet Chains

As of press time, deeply discounted wallet chains [You mean "chain wallets"?--Ed] were still in supply at the going-out-of-business clearance at the Virgin Megastore at Hollywood & Highland. [Open article]

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Sunset Virgin Megastore Closure Percentage Off & Remaining Stock Check Update Thread

Sunset Virgin Megastore Closure Percentage Off & Remaining Stock Check Update Thread

’SunsetWhile it is not without some regret we mark the closing of yet another shuttered record shop–albeit in this case, just one outlet of a behemoth chain–this thread is not for maudlin memories, but for Losanjealenos to post updates on the current percent of markdowns and the state of the remaining product as the Sunset Megastore approaches it’s February closure. [Open article]

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Elegy for Sea Level Records

Elegy for Sea Level Records

’Sea

Sea Level Villanelle

When music calls to lift you from the dark
The sun shines on a place that many laud
At Sea Level in the shade of Echo Park

Brimming with suggestions for a lark
Of weekly shows, conventional and odd,
When music calls to lift you from the dark

Its emailed updates, anything but stark,
Had links and new releases to be sought
At Sea Level in the shade of Echo Park

With a selection broad as story arcs,
The kind that makes collectors awed,
When music calls to lift you from the dark

A smiling crew, with nary a grouse nor bark,
Welcome all the punks, folkies, goths, and mods,
At Sea Level in the shade of Echo Park

With this villanelle its passing we will mark
And on to new adventures goes its Todd
When music called to lift you from the dark
At Sea Level in the shade of Echo Park [Open article]

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Paleontologists Discover Fossilized Remains of  Wax Records, Melrose

Paleontologists Discover Fossilized Remains of Wax Records, Melrose

Not even Jason Bentley’s hourly plugging could save him. He withered and died a quiet death in the middle of 2004: Unwept, unloved, unsung. Years later, paleontologists turn to the fossil record to help piece together the past.

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Penny Lane Records, Westwood – A Rememberance

Penny Lane Records, Westwood – A Rememberance

Penny Lane Records, R.I.P. You will be missed, but truth be told, you hadn’t resembled your true self in years. Since moving from that traincar-sized space on Gayley to a larger storefront on a less-trafficked east-west Westwood street, you hung on to retail life in an undignified coma, reduced to peddling porn DVD rentals to maintain a pulse at the till. But before dwelling on the sad later years, let me look back to your glory days.

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