02 gennaio 2020


Lui ringrazia noi, ma ovviamente siamo noi a ringraziare Steve Feigenbaum. Quarant'anni fa esatti dava vita a Wayside Music. Come fu? "40 years ago, on January 2, 1980, I trudged to the back of the post office with some thousand bulk-rate sorted, hand-typed out catalogs I was mailing out as the culmination of the steps I had been pursuing for the previous 4-6 months or so, leading up to the launch of Wayside Music, which I hatched while on the bus going to college when I realized I wanted to be involved in the business side of music, but in the field of the music that I was genuinely interested in. How to do this? A specialty shop was a cool idea, but could I really develop enough of a clientele with a fixed location for such esoteric offerings? Probably not. Hmmm. Think, scheme, scheme, think. At the time, the idea of bringing the specialty store to the person, instead of trying to bring the person to the store, as a specialized vendor through the mails was not a new idea, but it was still pretty different in the pre-internet days when brick & mortar still reigned...
And here we are, 40 years later! Some of you have been here the entire time (!!) and some of you have been here for 2 weeks. But I would like to say thank you to every one of our customers, who have each helped to keep this vessel, launched on a crazy, idealistic idea, afloat for 40 years! Thank you!"