i think i first saw “empire records” when i was in middle school. if you’ve never seen it, it’s about one day in an independent music store and all the secrets that come out as they set up for a signing by an obnoxious singer (rex manning) and attempt to fend of a big chain trying to buy the store.
i was immediately obsessed. i loved everything about it. it was kind of a cult favorite so not a lot of people knew about it. i bought it on dvd in college. every few months, i watch it just to remember how awesome it was.
“Damn the man. Save the Empire.” – Mark
“Well, Sinead O’Rebellion. Shock me, shock me, shock me with that deviant behavior.” – Gin
“Actually, [Rex Manning’s] new album tested well among teenage males.” – Jane
“I don’t feel that I need to explain my art to you, Warren.” – A.J.
“They’re my special recipe…and you know what that means… Lots of sugar.” – Eddie
“Let me explain it to you. Mitchell’s the man. I’m the idiot. You’re the screw-up. And we’re all losers. Welcome to music town.” – Joe
“Well you can’t kill me ‘cause I’m already dead. And I talked to God, and she says, ‘Yo, wassup?’ and she wants you to lose the gun.” – Debra