are you a music nerd? would you rather smell vinyl than perfume? do you know the difference between sun and phillips? bear family and hightone? little walter and big walter? have you cried when your 78 needle broke right atop a disc of "flip flop and fly"? do you still resent the ex who stole your elvis picture sleeve 45s and therefore should really be smote, if it were a fair universe? i'm actually a RN manque, lopped off in my prime by "growing up." now that i'm "mature" and have a goal of responsibility to others, i no longer spend four hours in record stores as friends and family wait patiently outside, wishing for cyanide capsules to end the interminable suffering. the best record store i've ever been to was twist and shout in denver, but there are too many to mention around the country. here in town, we still have three locals fighting against corporate mega-giants, but we'll never have an aron's, or even an amoeba, and i guess that's ok because i know intellectually that i want to have a life, though my heart and habit still want to pick through the dusty bins, seeking that one treasure that will transcend life.