Are Vinyl Records Hip? Popular Music Goes 'Old School'

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"Thank God there are still those music fans out there who're interested in supporting these stores and supporting these formats and supporting these bands. You have a perfect consumer ecosystem there where demand is met by supply," he said from his office in Los Angeles.

At Bull Moose in Portland's Old Port, Pat Markley was thumbing through the new and used rock CDs Thursday night. He said he likes shopping at a store because he gets to hear new music, and because there are people to help if he's looking for an obscure music titles.

"I could spend hours looking around here — and I have. I've been with my brother and sister and I've annoyed them to no end," Markley said.

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