Chicago Record Stores - Documentary in the works
Date: October 26, 2013 10:50PM
Hello! I hope this message finds everyone well. I'm an artist of several mediums, and I very much want to make a documnentay of sorts, about old Chicago record stores... I grew up in Chicago, and during my teen years, (I'm 30 now.) most of my life and free time revolved around going to all of Chicagos little used & also heavily commercial record stores, and buying and collecting cd's, tapes both VHS and audio,vinyl and memorabilia.... I even used to work at one record store, (Two locations though.)for several years, Dr. Wax, but over the years I've lost touch with everyone... What I'm looking for by posting to this forum, is many things I suppose - I would like to connect and talk with as many of you as possible about your memories of these stores, certainly, but I also hope to find pictures of the old stores, if anyone has them... I sculpt quite a lot, and I would like to make dioramas based on photos of the old locations - the link below is a piece I did recreating the envirmoment of someones Youtube videos, so it would be around the same type of work:
I have also done some very very VERY loose, basic test shoots, you can see one of the tests here:
Also I am interested in talking with any of the old owners of these shops! Are you guys out there? Video Beat guys? My old Dr. Wax gang? Are you any of you still out these somewhere?
Anyway thanks everyone, sorry if this topic has been posted about before, or in excess and I just didn't see it.. I would really appreciate any help at all anyone can offer in the making of my little movie, it terms of providing pictures, memories, conatacs and whatever... Here is a list of the most important stores I most remember, some are still around, some long gone:
Second Hand Tunes
Always looking for additions to this list as well, I'm sure there are places I've forgotten all about.
Thanks in advance to everyone!
All the best,