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Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

Today Saturday January 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Early Bird Band - Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. Tel: 0191 232 0192. 11:00am.

Evening

Adrian Cox Quartet - Watchtower Gallery, West End, Berwick TD15 2HE. 8:00pm. £10.00. Cox touring new CD ‘Now is Spring’.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Ray Stubbs R & B All-Stars - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Windows Expand Central Arcade Store in Newcastle

Bryan Ferry refers to spending his part time earnings working in a tailor's shop as a schoolboy and spending his wages buying records in Newcastle's major music store Windows of the Arcade.
Well, as someone who spent 30 years of his working life there, I was delighted to hear of their expansion plans in the Central Arcade.
A music shop isn't like Tesco or Asda, it's a place where you get expert advice, meet friends, become friends with the staff and then, if after absorbing the knowledge gleaned, you off and buy on eBay/Amazon, maybe you stop looking at yourself in the mirror for awhile... until the damn thing stops working!
I remember a guy buying a flute for his daughter and bringing it in to the store because she couldn't get a sound out of it. He showed me the instrument and said, "It's just a hollow tube - nothing inside it!
I blew him the first movement of the Mozart Flute Concerto in G (K313)* which convinced him the flute worked!
Details of store expansion here.
Lance.
* I exaggerate - it was actually a C scale that I played! 

2 comments :

Unknown said...

Your smiling face was always there when I needed new reeds :)

Hugh said...

Tesco and Asdo - aren't they the regulars on BBC Radio Newcastle's Total Sport?
;-)