Now apart from music another big interest of mine is reading, so when I purchase a book about music then that’s even better. Graham Jones has written another book about something that’s been part of my life; record shops. Entitled ‘Strange Requests and Comic Tales from Record Stores‘ this brings together some very light-hearted and entertaining reading about the things people ask and do within a record shop. There’s been many a funny experience I’ve had myself during my time behind the counter, though am struggling to pin point one right now. As with his last book ‘Last Shop Standing‘ it’s well written, not too deep yet gives you an insight into the people who have served you your musical delights over the years.
The book contains 200 stories to keep you enthralled with illustrations by Kipper Williams no less. Again Graham is doing a series of talks around the country to promote the launch of the book on 29 July 2013. So if you are like him and naturally enthusiastic about music this could be the ideal book to read whilst listening to some of your records. By coincidence I was in Rushden at the weekend for a free local music festival and met via a friend someone I knew over 25 years ago, who worked in Rugby’s Our Price at the time. We too were reminiscing about our times serving the public and the freebies we got from the record companies at the time. So if you’re about to go on your holidays keep a space in your suitcase for this book.
You can catch Graham Jones at the following talks and signings in the near future:
6.30pm 2nd August Coleford Baptist Church
3.30pm 17th August St Catherine’s Church, Ventnor Isle of Wight