I must have been sleeping, there has been a shift in the universe.
I stopped by Plan 9 Records store on Saturday to buy the new Johnny Cash cd, “Johnny Cash – Amercian VI: Ain’t No Grave.” I hadn’t been in for while. I still buy cds. I don’t download music…I don’t have a device and I hate headphones. Plan 9 has always had thousands and thousands of used cds that I could browse through. I could pick up a John Coltrane for $8.00, Johnny Cash for $5.00, Nina Simone for $6.00; and there was a large local selection in addition to postcards which I send to friends for birthdays and special events.
There is still a large selection of local cds, probably the largest in the state, but the used cds are few and even the new ones are lacking. What is filling most of the store is vinyl, lots and lots of vinyl. They always carried vinyl, but now it is taking over the first floor, Plan 9 is turning back into a record store! In the basement they are even selling used and almost new receivers! and record players.
Remembering an email from Plan 9 about their online store, I did find the thousands and thousands of used cds! They are all available online. I bought that used Nina Simone cd I was looking for and have probably purchased my last cd from amazon.
The changeover from vinyl to cds the first time was swift and unexpected. The change from cd to online has taken a bit longer, but from the looks of it, I just might have to get a record player again.