Finding new culture. Odds and ends. LP's that are artifacts. Philosophical books and indie movies. Misrepresented artists. New music. All in one record store. Hiding and waiting to be found. It's allowing ourselves to connect to something elsewhere, beyond the North.
The Rad Zone, a multimedia store located off the highway as you enter Sault Ste. Marie. It's the only record store in town. If you don't count HMV.
An artist you think is under appreciated?
Floyd Lee Band. Once you hear 'em, you'll be hooked. "Empty Well" will haunt you with the slide guitar.
A song that will always put you in a good mood?
Lust for Life by Iggy Pop.
Three artists that shaped you personally?
The Stooges, Alien Sex Fiend, Fad Gadget.
After 30 years, what's a favourite music scene memory?
The Plasmatics blowing up their stage.
What do you think the Soo scene needs?
The scene needs to change, by having more touring bands here. Local bands can play with them and get better exposure that way.
How do you think Napster changed the business?
On the positive side, you would hear bands that you normally wouldn't buy. Then you like them and purchase the CD or LP for your collection. Same said for YouTube.
What's the Rad Zone looking forward this year?
Record Store Day. Love the buzz of the collectors. It's pure fun.