How to get beyond the parasite economy

Eric Garland Business Trends, Economic trends, Finance Trends, Greatest Hits, Guitar Center

It is the middle of the night between Friday and Saturday, and I am thinking about Guitar Center. If the above sentence appears strange to you, we are in the same boat. I do not know how bizarre and random your life appears to you, but mine is definitely some sort of mysterious fractal. About four months ago, I was …

Guitar Center and the end of big box retail

Eric Garland Greatest Hits, Guitar Center, Retail Trends 233 Comments

As a professional bassist, I buy a lot of musical gear. Let me highlight that, I buy as much musical gear as I possibly can, more than is reasonable or smart. As such, I patronize music stores – all kinds. I love ’em. There is no better therapy than OPG – Other People’s Guitars. One of the places I inhabit …