Granted, there’s no Brutus the Buckeye beckoning with his freakishly round head, but the Singing Dog is an Ohio State University staple. Since 1978, before most of his patrons were a twinkle in their daddy’s pants, Jim Dawson has been buying and selling really good music. He’s still keepin’ it real with a huge selection and incredibly reasonable prices (this writer is deliriously happy with her new Dr. Hook CD for a mere $5.98) as he reminisces of New Release Tuesdays as if they were his high school glory days.
As I make my way from my badly and possibly illegally parked Taurus, every single young person I pass has pod buds in their ears. I wonder if they have ever listened to an actual record — would they be surprised to know that you can actually play BOTH sides?! My new friend, Jim, understands how easy it is – and how cheap!- to download any song you wish, whether it be New Release Tuesday or Easter Sunday.
He’s a steady Freddy in a changing world.
All I know is that his shop made me want to “Walk right in, sit right down and, baby, let my hair hang down…”.
– Al Brennan