Monday, January 30, 2006

GENNARO CASTALDO WATCH: Morten before markets

We had been wondering why Gennaro Castaldo had been so quiet what with all the talk of takeovers at his company, HMV, today. It turns out that he had much more important things to worry about, offering an opinion on the expected crowds turning out for A-Ha this evening at Oxford Street:

HMV spokesman Gennaro Castaldo said: "We have been amazed by the fans` response. This is one of our most successful in-store sessions ever."

Apparently, they had 700 people waiting outside before the store even opened today. It's Harkett's eyes, isn't it? Anyway, what with all those people wandering about outside, you could hardly expect Gennaro to have time to think about the store being sold, could you? It's like Empire Records down there. Only in reverse.

(Actually, wouldn't it be a hoot if the mystery bidder for HMV did turn out to be an indie record shop?)

1 comment:

jona said...

Possibly - Selectadisc on Berwick Street sold up to Sister Ray late last year.

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