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The Enjoyable Value Of Taking A Risk
July 9, 2016
In the late spring of 1969,in a local record shop in my home town,while browsing through the records for any new releases regarding my favorite artists. I remember the owner of the store, not long after I was there, had come in.He had just returned from the local record distributors warehouse and he had a pile of new records with him.We knew each other casually and he always knew I was interested in record releases of my favorite current artists.
Not long after he had been in the store he came up to me enthusiastically and said "I have something you might be interested in".He said" I have this new record by a group called "Crosby Stills and Nash". I replied "I had never heard of"Crosby Stills and Nash". He stated assuringly that he had just heard it (while at the record warehouse )and that it was fantastic. I politely listen to what he had to say, but he could see that I was still not interested. Still insistently,he elaborated on what a great record it was.
After a moment he reasserted himself by asking me"did you like the hollies? I said " sure I loved the Hollies.Then he went on to ask,did you like the like the byrds? and I said yeah I loved the byrds and then finally he asked did you like the Buffalo Springfield? I said " sure I loved the Buffalo Springfield"and then he replied "then you're going to love this record".But he could see I was still not sold on taking the risk,especially on a group I never heard of(nor had anyone else at the time, for that matter).
Finally, he concluded "I'll tell you what,if you buy this record now and take it home and you find that you don't like it,you can bring it back and I'll give you a total refund".I hesitated for a moment,paused in consideration,and then finally with a simple matter of factness,I broke down and bought the record. I went home that afternoon and put it on the turntable.Needless to say, I haven't stopped enjoying it since.Consequently, it left an indelible impression on me, so much so,that I still have and with ineffable joy, listen to that record today.