Tuesday, February 07 2012 02:39

Watch: "Sh*t People Say At Record Stores"

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I used to work in a record store. Actually, I managed a Sam Goody store in a past life, then I helped out in my friend's indie shop called Dog Ear Movies & Music for a few weeks during the holidays one year. Those were some of the best times I ever experienced while working a ''real job,'' but like anything - there were downsides. Usually, it was ignorant customers to blame for the daily headaches, mainly the ones that perceive all record store employees to be elitist hipsters. If a customer left feeling that way, it was probably because they asked the wrong questions.

You know that saying "Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer?" Well, one record store employee has fired back with a video called "Sh*t People Say At Record Stores." I'm pretty sure that I've heard all of these in person...

This video arrived in my Facebook feed this morning, and was created by the crew at Notes And Noises in Wichita, KS. 
James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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