- 6 years ago
Playing tracks by
The Jim Carroll Band, The Ramones, Joe Jackson, The Pretenders, John Hiatt and more.
socially non-competitive and fiercely nocturnal, by 1985, i bopped til i dropped out of high school and spent alot more time hanging out at the 7-11 on cleveland avenue. i had made friends with the graveyard clerks - larry, matt and chris. the owners and managers hated my determined loitering. there was a double-tape boombox behind the counter, just out of security camera range, that could play the cassettes simultaneously. i spent many an overnight shift, crouching behind the counter, cueing up tapes with my walkman and segueing them when i wasn't maintaining rank on chosen video games. larry provided his own music, singing his unique versions of "tiny bubbles", "i'm forever blowing bubbles" and "shenandoah". matt had a love for guitar rock and jazz, and we got along famously. however, it was chris who really turned me on to the most music of anybody i knew at the time... and it was those magical discoveries in his big box of tapes that made for the best "shows". "dr. music" was born.