Beaumont Street Beat…Or the Return of Donut Boy

 

My dearest and oldest friend has just bought himself a CD store (website currently under development).  It should be the perfect match; aside from being a very fine business manager who’s built a career in Oz by turning around a range of hospitality businesses (clubs, hotels, conference centres and bars), he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of that musical genre known as "Weird Shit".

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Now that he can lay claim to owning 30,000 CDs, I can’t hope to beat him on quantity, merely on quality.

Does anyone remember that old Gary Larson Far Side cartoon?  There’s the owner of a donut store scratching his head and saying, "Shoot, I can’t figure it out.  I’m shifting 1,500 a day and still only scraping by."  In the background – as only Gary Larson could draw – is a 25 stone kid in an apron sweeping the floor.

If you happen to find yourself in Newcastle, New South Wales, drop in, buy some Chillum and say hi to Donut Boy.

 

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About Andrew Munro

An independent business consultant, interim manager and writer, Andrew operates through his company, Burning Pine Ltd (http://burningpine.com).
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