RECORD STORE TALES PART 99: Cover Thief!
Because our cases were kept empty, thieves didn’t have a lot to steal. Some stole empty cases thinking they were getting the disc, true. Some, however, just wanted the cover. That’s all.
They’d leave the case behind and just steal the booklet. You could understand why, in some cases. Usually it would be, say, the new Beyonce CD that loses its cover mysteriously. I imagine today, perhaps Ms. Perry or Ms. Rihanna would go missing from their cases. In rare cases, it might be, say, the cover to And Justice For All that goes missing, because it’s a badass picture.
The creepiest thing that ever happened was when the cover to Kathryn Ladano’s CD got stolen. I think I know who stole it, too. And I think it was the one known as Wiseman. He was always telling me my sister is hot. Why he would do this, I do not know. The fact that I never punched him proves I’m a nice guy.
One day, the cover just went missing. Poof. Gone. A Recital of Works for Bass Clarinet, cover only, disappeared into thin air. You got the bare minimum of cover thieves rocking the classical section of the store, too.
With Wiseman giving me all the creepy talk about my sister, I think it was him. Gaaah!
To Wiseman: You only hurt the artist, you know! Your creepy ways only means my sister couldn’t sell that CD anymore! Jerk.