JANUARY 16, MONDAY
Walked along the top of the sand dune berm and looked at the ocean on a pretty good day, weatherwise, for January.
I then took a walk along the front row of stores (and bars) and decided to check out a souvenir store. I was impressed. They had a huge collection of beach-related Christmas ornaments (but I avoided buying any, but I sure wanted to). I did spend some time going through a big collection of used CDs which I, of course, had to thumb through all of them.
I bought five CDs and found out the owner, who was tending store, was a deejay and he was selling his CDs while recording You Tube download songs on his laptop which he will now use in his shows.
I agree that You Tube is one of the best sources of music anywhere. I use it when I am doing my once a month WLS Top 40 list on my Down Da Road I Go Blog. The other weeks, I post the Top Ten and generally know those songs, but when I get to numbers 21-40, there are always several (sometimes a lot) of songs that I don't know, so its to You Tube I go. Only once or twice have I been unable to find a particular song.
He also told me about a place he hangs out at when not at the store or deejaying. It is the Fat Pelican on US-421 in Carolina Beach. I'll have to check it out. He also spends time at my favorite Carolina Beach bar, the Silver Dollar Saloon.
Two things I really enjoy doing (well three things) and they are hanging around with knowledgeable music people, Civil War people and road people.
Jacob Zeilen, USMC-- Part 3: Commandant
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