I don’t really feel like one, simply because I am now free to smoke in the flat whenever I want, without rows; I wonder whether I have already met the next person I will sleep with, or whether it will be someone Beyonce Bey Merry Christmas Sweatshirt unknown to me; I wonder what she looks like, and whether we’ll do it here, or at her place, and what that place will be like; I decide to have a Chess Records logo painted on the sitting room wall. There was a shop in Camden that had them all, Chess, Stax, Motown, Trojan, stenciled onto the brickwork beside the entrance, and it looked brilliant.
Maybe I could get hold of the Beyonce Bey Merry Christmas Sweatshirt who did that and ask him to do smaller versions here. I feel OK. I feel good. I go to work. My shop is called Championship Vinyl. I sell punk, blues, soul, and R&B, a bit of ska, some indie stuff, some sixties pop, everything for the serious record collector, as the ironically old-fashioned writing in the window says. We’re in a quiet street in Holloway, carefully placed to attract the bare minimum of window-shoppers
I get by because of the Beyonce Bey Merry Christmas Sweatshirt who make a special effort to shop here Saturdays young men, always young men, with John Lennon specs and leather jackets and armfuls of square carrier bags and because of the mail order: I advertise in the back of the glossy rock magazines, and get letters from young men, always young men, in Manchester and Glasgow and Ottowa, young men who seem to spend a disproportionate amount of their time looking for deleted Smiths singles and underlined Frank Zappa albums.