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MI SPY GETS HIS JUST ‘DESERTS’

MI SPY GETS HIS JUST ‘DESERTS’

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Subsequent to our Spy’s visit, Brown’s Music closed and it’s now been replaced by Stan’s Music. The description that follows is of a store visit that preceded that changeover. It’s always a thrill when The Chief calls me on the Spyphone to let me know he has another assignment, if I choose to […]

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MI Spy Blows Through ‘The Windy City’

MI Spy Blows Through ‘The Windy City’

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

I felt exhilarated when I found out about my latest spy mission. I was to go—undercover, of course—to four musical instrument stores in search of a mid-level acoustic-electric guitar. Because I do not play guitar, I needed to come up with a cover story. I decided to go with the story that my 20-year-old niece […]

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MI Spy Scores the ‘Triple Crown’

MI Spy Scores the ‘Triple Crown’

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Usually, The Chief, cantankerous though he is, at least restricts our intrepid Spy’s mission to just a single city, within a single state. Well, he must have been in a rare mood this time, because he had our sleuth score a spying hat trick: Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia!

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Spyin’ In Memphis

Spyin’ In Memphis

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

What a great spy assignment! I’d be traveling along the Blues Highway, eating delicious barbecue and hanging out on Beale Street, where the music comes alive. I was headed to Memphis TN, baby! There is not a bathroom in town without a picture of the King himself, Elvis Presley. Really…every public bathroom has a black-and-white […]

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Devil Went Down To Georgia

Devil Went Down To Georgia

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

I was thrilled to get an assignment in the historic city of Savannah GA. I was feeling on top of the world to know I was going to a city known for its southern cooking and moss-draped trees, and for Forrest Gump sitting on a bench below those trees spouting his philosophy that “life is […]

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Probing The Pacific Northwest

Probing The Pacific Northwest

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

I got a call from The Chief at a reasonable hour, but he sounded frantic. “This mission is of the utmost importance,” he stressed, demanding that I journey immediately to Ashland OR in order to investigate the bounty of classical guitars contained within that vicinity. “It may be out of your way,” he said, “but […]

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Cruz With Me, Baby

Cruz With Me, Baby

| December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

It was on a sunny day that I started my mission in Santa Cruz CA. The Chief had called me and ordered the trip south for guitar pedal investigation. The mission was gladly taken on. (I had my own ulterior motives to explore such devices for secret spy purposes, as well as having a deep-seated […]

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A Spy Grows In Brooklyn

A Spy Grows In Brooklyn

| October 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

I was roused from a deep sleep around 4am by a video message from The Chief. I should have known! I had been excited for a day off, but duty calls, and there is never a dull moment in the life of a spy. “Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is a trip […]

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A Fallen Angel Shops L.A.

A Fallen Angel Shops L.A.

| September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Chief hadn’t called me in a while, and I was beginning to get suspicious. I had been running with a pretty rough crowd: attorneys; lobbyists; the IRS…you know the type. I wondered whether The Chief might have found himself a new sleuth, one a little more strait-laced and less apt to wander into dangerous […]

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Strike Up The Band (Rentals)!

Strike Up The Band (Rentals)!

| August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

The beginning of a new school year brings with it…rental season. It’s a time when parents go from music store to music store and try to understand the difference in rental programs and what works best for their child and budget. It is a time when music retailers go, well, nuts! I have experienced the […]

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