Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Lush - Split - 1994
So, one day, I'm standing in Cosmic Comics, my store of choice at the time, and I'm browsing the new release section, listening to this album. I had turned it off while I was there, as I had been chatting with the counter clerk about comics. This guy comes in as I'm off down the racks, and starts chatting with the clerk as well. He brings up this album about it's high points and low points and that when he gets the money he was going to buy it. Mind you, he had about 30.00 worth of comics in his hand, but not enough money to go down and purchase the CD. I walk over and asked what he was talking about, and he mentions this album. I pull out my CD Walkman and ask him "You mean this album?" Instantly he was my best friend. We chatted and chatted, and he eventually got around to asking if he could borrow the disc to listen to and tape. Hesitantly, I said yes. I have problems saying no to people, and I am too trustworthy. He promised he'd only have it for a day or two, and that he would return it to the comic store and I could pick it up from the clerk. I thought, what's the harm?
That was the last time I ever saw that CD. 4 months later, I had to repurchase the disc, and I never saw that guy or my disc in the comic store ever again. The clerk said he had seen the guy a couple times since, but never mentioned the disc let alone return it to him. That was the last time I ever loaned a CD to anyone. Ever.
Now, I sit here and hand out music freely, which I am in no position to do. I sorta feel like a hypocrite. Pun intended.