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013. John Kay

February 9th, 2011  |  Published in Backers

Daejon, Korea
where you can read my latest short story.

Why do I support this project? I wanted to say something about in the dark ages monks kept the light of civilization alive in isolated monastic communities beset by rampaging vikings. Tom is no Saint Cuthbert and Stockton is certainly no Holy Island but you know what I mean. And Tom’s tolerance, encyclopedic knowledge and enthusiasm make his record shop a haven, a refuge for all comers. I’ve helped fund the project because I believe in the people involved, want to see it made and cannot wait to see Tom B on the big screen.
The first and last record I bought:
First: I think the first record I bought was 99 red balloons by Nina; that German, cold war, pop classic.
Last: Louis Armstrong and the Hot Five. I can’t remember the exact title and I’m ashamed to say this purchase was some years ago. But in my defence, I can say it was bought in ‘Sound It Out Records.

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Glimmer Films in association with Sideshow present a film by Jeanie Finlay; SOUND IT OUT.

Over the last five years an independent record shop has closed in the UK every three days.

SOUND IT OUT is a documentary portrait of the very last surviving vinyl record shop in Teesside, North East England.

A cultural haven in one of the most deprived areas in the UK, SOUND IT OUT documents a place that is thriving against the odds and the local community that keeps it alive. Directed by Jeanie Finlay who grew up three miles from the shop.

A distinctive, funny and intimate film about men, the North and the irreplaceable role music plays in our lives.

High Fidelity with a Northern Accent.