Lt. Frank Dickens: Get Sunburned

Lt. Frank Dickens sits in Horses' infamous lounge chair

Lt. Frank Dickens sits in Horses’ infamous lounge chair

I watch skyscrapers gobble up the sun before I walk into Horses Records on one of the summer’s last warm sunsets. The Hastings-Sunrise record shop is closing up for the evening, but we were just about to get into the groove. Co-owner and operator Lt. Frank Dickens was tearing down for the evening. I lounge on the shop’s infamous yellow sofa as I get my gear ready; Dickens tidies up the odds and ends before finding some mood music on Youtube.

Moanin’ in the Moonlight, the debut album of the legendary Howlin’ Wolf, starts playing on the store’s speakers.

“It’s the same one we have on the wall,” he says, as I notice that the album is sitting on display beside a row of other freshly sealed records.

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About Jon Hernandez

Jon Hernandez is a Journalist, Tree Planter, and current student at UBC's Graduate School of Journalism. He holds a Bachelors of Arts from UBC Vancouver, and has worked for such publications as The Region and Sustainability Television. View all posts by Jon Hernandez

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