Happy In Bag

Friday, November 11, 2005

Final Vinyl

The Star reports that Ron Rooks intends to shut down The Music Exchange. The music emporium in Westport is an enormous repository of used vinyl and dusty pop culture detritus. It’s one of the most impressive album accumulations in the Midwest, and its million-plus units surely places it among the top ten nationally. Ron is one of Kansas City’s great characters. And like most people who love him, I’m frequently exasperated by his nutty ways. He doesn’t just march to his own drummer. He acts as if the entire Kansas City Marching Cobras dance squad and drum corp are providing his personal soundtrack. There are countless great stories involving Ron, but you'll have to catch me at Davey's Stagecoach Inn if you want to hear them.


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