RECORD STORE TALES Part 279: Record Store Gallery Deux
I found another whack of old photos going back to the record store days. Allow me to take you on a guided tour!
Gallery #1: This would have been 2002. The tragus was the most painful piercing I experienced. It was the only time that somebody said, “he’s turning white, get him some juice to drink.” The piercer was my friend Lois who works at Stigmata in Guelph. She was apprenticing, with me as a test subject. She even gave me the labret stud that they pierced it with, so the experience was free! Note that Marillion shirt, and my then-sveldt shape!
Gallery #2: A variety of sushi and fancy dinners with our Niagara Falls store owner Lemon Kurri Klopek, Guinness’ Book alumnus Sweet Pepper Klopek, the British piercer Sarge, and the mysterious man known only as Mr. Lebowski.
I look like a goth Leprechaun.
Gallery #3: New arrivals! My birthday 2004! The Paul Stanley interview picture disc was from a friend in York, England named Kim. The Marillion singles were a birthday gift from a guy in France named Charly. And the Marillion Marbles deluxe edition was a gift for me, from me, that happened to arrive at the right time!
Last Words: I love that this photo gallery contains three completely different facial hair styles: A simple goatee, my Ian Paice mutton chops, and finally a full beard. Cool!