Zeff is about a half mile from my school, and I used to give them all the business I could. They had been a downtown shop long before I got here in '78 and had moved out to the 'burbs for a better building, I think. With the management change a few years ago the store became less attractive to me. I haven't been in in awhile, but it does seem a shame to see another place go down the tubes.

EP Levine had a great presence at the PHSNE show this weekend, with lots of consignment gear as well as their usual sell offs. They stayed both days, something they have not done for the past two or three shows. I think they have a strong rental and studio market as one of the "last men standing," so I hope they can stay afloat. Nice guys.