Saturday September 30th was Sunrise Records’ “Grand Re-opening” across Canada. I’ve been shopping there for months now, but the 30th was a ceremonial event. They had prizes and sales, but as usual I came for music.
Brother Tom sometimes asks me, “Why do you go to Sunrise? Go to Encore Records — a real record store.” I get what he means. Encore has long reigned as the Best Music Store in Kitchener-Waterloo. Even back when Tom and I were in the business, we knew Encore had the game all sewed up in this town.
I like going to Sunrise for a number of reasons; one is location. I got there in four minutes. Two, I want them to do well with this re-opening. The mall needs a record store. A mall without a record store is just a Walmart with a food court.
On to the quiz: What is in LeBrain’s Bag? Examine the picture at top and post your answer in the comments.
- There are two records in there.
- One is a double, one is a single.
- One is a new release, one is a reissue.
- One is Canadian content, the other is not.
- You can kinda make out one.
I WILL DRAW A PICTURE FOR YOU, yes that’s right I WILL DRAW YOU A PICTURE!
Guess just one record and I will draw a picture for you, probably of a Schnauzer, but you never know. Airplanes are also cool.
Guess both records and we will send you to Dr. Peter Venkman to be tested for ESP ability.
The big new release this week was the long awaited 8-disc Max Webster box set, The Party. It’s all their albums (except the “greatest hits” Diamonds Diamonds), a disc of unreleased rarities and the Kim Mitchell EP too. Encore Records had it — 15 copies. Sunrise had it too. My copy was on pre-order from Amazon, for $89.99.
When I arrived at Sunrise, I nearly shit my pants. They had it for $25 cheaper — only $64.99. I jumped on my phone immediately, logged into my Amazon account and tried to cancel my pre-order. It was already staged for shipping. The cancellation wouldn’t go through?
What happened? Was I able to cancel my Amazon order? Would Sunrise still have the box set when I came back? Tune back later today for the answer to today’s quiz and the conclusion to the story!