Thursday, April 2, 2009

Just in: Dupont's Dj Hut to close

Just received via Facebook, this all too familiar sign of the times:

Dj Hut friends and customers,

We have some sad and disappointing news to share with you. Dj Hut can no longer battle the dual headwind of the demise of the music retail industry and the economic downturn. As a result, we are forced to shut down the store and go strictly online at the end of April. Effective immediately, all vinyl records, CDs, DVDs and books will be liquidated at the rate of 20% off the regular price.

We would like to thank you for your support over the last 7 years at the store and we look forward to your continued support in the future online.


Dj Hut Crew

TVD On The Radio

Know where you’re more likely to hear the radio than not? That’d be in a taxi cab, such as the one I was in last night.

The rain had begun to fall a bit, tapping out a groove on the hood of the car in sync with the selection on the dial. The windshield wipers wound a twisty bass line below the rain as the bleating of car horns accented on the downbeat. My rum and coke soaked fingers tapped out 8th notes after writing KISS on the humid window with the sharp SS’s per the actual logo.

And the soundtrack? 80’s synthpop, way out of context.

I paid the driver at my door, his head not once stopping its bobbing to the tinny groove. Smiled, waved, drove off.

Now, it’s your turn:

Re-Flex - Hurt (Mp3)
Yazoo - Situation (Mp3)
Industry - State Of The Nation (Mp3)
OMD - Enola Gay (Mp3)
Depeche Mode - Everything Counts (Mp3)