The League: Dream Job

This week, the League of Extraordinary Bloggers is presented with this question:
If money was not a concern and you could choose any career path, what would be your ultimate dream job?
While I would love to make up a job like professional-do-nothing-er or laborer-skilled-in-lazy, there is one "real" job that I would step into in a heartbeat.

If money was not a concern and I was forced into the career of my choosing, make me an employee of Championship Vinyl -- the record store in High Fidelity.

What music fan/collector wouldn't want to hang out with Rob, Dick, and Barry all day and belittle the musical tastes of others?

In fact, just last week when Pax ranked the Beastie Boys albums from best to worst over at Cavalcade of Awesome, I couldn't wait to tell him all of the reasons that his list was wrong. Fortunately for his self-esteem, it turned out that Pax ranked these albums exactly as I would have.

Well done.

But seriously, I'm not sure it could get much better for me than a job at an independent record store. I'm not talking about working in a trendy record store where the "cool kids" find jobs to achieve the social approval of their peers (a la Warren Beatty in Empire Records). I want a job in a dusty and musty record shop filled with vinyl treasures discarded by countless adults who have forgotten what good music sounds like.

I'd listen to my favorite records all day while I drank gallons of coffee and did crossword puzzles. If you came in looking for a Dave Matthews album, I would mock you.

I would challenge the top five lists of my co-workers and tell them why my lists were more accurate.

I would toss around the idea of starting my own record label and seek the comfort of my own music collection during hard times.

I would make life decisions based on song lyrics and at the end of the day, go home to my wife and listen to Stevie Wonder records.

I'd feel guilty taking their money, if I wasn't... well... kinda one of them.

For other dream jobs around the League, stop by Cool and Collected.


Rich said...

Sounds good!

Brian (Cool and Collected) said...

Excellent post! We can be neighbors--I'll run the penniless used book store next door. ;)