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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?
;-)

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