The End of Guitar Center

Eric Garland Guitar Center, Retail Trends 372 Comments

This is an obituary for Guitar Center, a chain of big box musical instrument stores that was captured and infected by private equity during a national trend of greed and reckless expansionism in the late-1990s and early-2000s. The company started as a Los Angeles organ store, became a successful purveyor of guitars after the Beatles arrived in the United States, …

Here are 3 energy trends that show this isn’t a New Normal

Eric Garland Energy Trends 1 Comment

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fracking production curve

Oil production trends, fracking, and low gas prices

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In a new initiative called “Declare Your Bass Amps a Business Expense,” I’d like to unveil a new video series called Bass & Trends. Yes, you could get economic news anywhere, but can you get reliable data on oil production trends, accompanied by funky bass lines? No, as you know, I’ve got that market cornered. This cheap gas thing is …