RECORD STORE TALES Part 197: What’s on the Menu?
Record store people have a wide variety of paletes. We had omnivores. We had vegetarians. We had some like myself that subsisted on pepperoni sticks and Red Bull. Some of them did come to work with healthy snack choices, such as fruit or carrot sticks. But carrot sticks aren’t very rock n’ roll.
Some places in the world are known for their cuisine. Nebraska, for example, is known for its “Hot Beef Sundae”.
The hit single “Hot Beef Sundae” dedicated to Nebraska’s state food
Likewise, record stores have their own cuisine.
Tom enjoyed a hearty dinner of baked beans and KD. I’ve also seen him eat chicken bones, but I don’t think that was for nutritional value. Here are some more record store classic dinners:
- T-Rev and I had differing tastes. I liked fish, his slogan was “nothing that swims”. We could always agree on Taco Bell. But no tomatoes for T-Rev.
- I will always remember that Lemon Kurri Klopek taught me how to eat sushi.
- One of our store managers enjoyed “taco sauce sandwiches”. Take any meat (he liked roast beef) and add Taco Bell mild, or hot sauce.
- Wiseman learned as a Subway Sandwich Artist. He liked a two-meat sandwich: turkey bacon with lots of onions.
You didn’t want to be working the same shift as Wiseman on turkey bacon onion night. Believe me.
Next time on record store tales…