Amarillo’s Funky Little Record Store Finds A Way To Keep Going
Even before Covid-19, we're always being reminded to "shop local." It's even more important now with several businesses just now reopening after being closed for a month or more; and some businesses still waiting for the green light to open.
I've written several times about the creative ways some businesses in town are using to keep money coming in. Today, I found out how High Fidelity Records in Amarillo is managing to operate.
In case you don't know, there is a record store that exists inside The Nat antique store on 6th.
Thanks to social distancing guidelines and everything else that's going on right now, "Amarillo's funky little record store" isn't able to operate as usual. Instead, they're using social media and Venmo to get things done.
I came across a post on Facebook from High Fidelity Records promoting the fact that they're still selling records. Not only are they selling records, but they're offering free delivery in the Amarillo area.
I decided to dig through some of what they were offering and I saw Twisted Sister, Elton John, John Lennon, Black Sabbath. It was the Who: Live At Leeds that caught my attention.
A Facebook message, and a new Venmo account later, and I now own what is considered the greatest live album ever made; remastered at Abbey Road.
Reach out to your favorite businesses. Look them up on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see if they're still open and what they're doing.
A big thank you to High Fidelity Records for "keeping on, keeping on."
From a big Who fan that can't wait to get home tonight.
Be sure to check them out on Facebook.