Thursday, February 4, 2016
The first video
EVERY MORNING ON our way to work, we pass the original location of Second String Music at Eighth and Washington. Hard to believe it's been five years since Sheryl had this hare-brained idea to open a music store.
Monday was also the fifth anniversary of the "Snowmageddon" storm that dumped two feet of snow on Quincy and shut down the area for a few days. I do seem to remember that as we got ready to open the store, there was a lot of snow around.
We set our target date to open around the first of March, and we got the keys about halfway through February. Sheryl and I walked in and I remember thinking, "We're gonna need a lot of stuff to fill this room up." Boy was I wrong - I'm looking at the old videos and man, was it cramped in there.
So here's the first video. Sheryl made sure to play a Pink Floyd song "Post War Dream" off The Final Cut album. Lucy and Bella are sniffing the place out. I have a guitar that I bought from Vegas Music the last day it was open - I sold it later, something I regret. I'm playing the legendary Funions song "Psycho With A Capital S" just to make sure we christened the place right.
I remember walking home that night thinking, "What the heck are we doing?" And what a ride it's been!
We are celebrating our 5 year store anniversary all month long with the store party on February 20th, all day. Check out the facebook event and come by to celebrate with us.