Columbia House – the mail-order record club that would suck(er) you in with their magazine ads (“get 12 cassettes for a penny!”) has gone belly up. I’ll miss them because they helped me stock my cassette – and later CD – library with some gems. But I won’t miss worrying that I’d forget to mail back the “I don’t want this month’s selection” card in time, and getting charged $20 for a crappy album.

I’ll also miss making up some nice aliases so I could get more albums for a penny.


Stereogum has a nice post about the Columbia House demise.