Shopkeep of the Week

What were you up to on April 15th, 2011? Micah was joining Murfie on that day! (Woot!)

Shortly after that, he sent a kit of about 500 discs all the way from Mequon, WI…to Madison, WI! And he’s sold a bunch of them so far. We asked this hardcore Murfie guy a few questions about him and his collection.
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Murfie: How did you originally learn about Murfie?
Micah: My first exposure to Murfie was completely random. I was waiting in reception, a bit early for a meeting with a client (I’m in marketing), and was paging through their Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Or perhaps it was their WSJ. Regardless, it was an interview with the founders during the first year of business I believe…pretty early on. It really caught my attention because I am a total tech nerd, always looking for ways to digitize my life. I’ve been into digital (web, mobile, etc.) visual design and interaction design for years, and their concept seemed really intriguing to me. It reminded me of my pre-marketing days when I worked at a music shop in CA, turning people on to rare finds and great deals in the used department. And hey, they were right in my backyard…Madison! I got home, went online, and requested a couple 500 count boxes, filling them up and shipping them out immediately. My shop was up and running in no time.

Murfie: When did you purchase your first CD? What was it?
Micah: My first CD ever, or Murfie? Can’t remember on Murfie, but I actually bought two CD’s as my first purchase. Jellyfish‘s Bellybutton album and Presto by Rush.

Murfie: How many CDs do you own (or did you own at peak)?
Micah: Probably over 1200 for a while.

Murfie: How tall are you?
Micah: 6 feet tall.

Murfie: Tell us about your musical tastes.
Micah: My tastes are pretty varied as I have musical loves from jazz to musicals, from classical to some classic rock gems, but what I mainly listen to falls into indie rock, 80’s wave, smart pop, and intelligent heavy rock.

Murfie: What can folks expect to find in your store (if different than the above)?
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Murfie: If you could meet any musician or band in person, who would it be and why?
Micah: It would have to be Robert Smith of The Cure. He and the band have meant so much to me over the years. I’d love to hear stories from the 34 years of history, find out what he’s listening to nowadays…heck, if I’m dreamin’ here I’d throw in a jam session and see if I can get in the band.

Murfie: What is your favorite album at the moment?
Micah: A few, actually. The Joy Formidable‘s Wolf’s Law, No One Loves You Like I Do by The Life and Times, The Goldberg Sisters (eponymous), and The National‘s Boxer, Alligator, and High Violet.

Murfie: What do you plan to do with the millions of dollars you’re making from your Murfie shop?
Micah: Fill out my music collection, buy music gear, record my next album, sell it on Murfie!

Murfie: Which Beatle was your favorite?
Micah: Gotta go with John. He came up with the amazing “bits” and Paul would make them cohesive and string them together, but man…John had the goods.

Check out Micah’s shop on Murfie!

Shopkeep of the Week is a weekly feature that focuses on our most interesting Murfie shopkeepers. These are music lovers like you who have sold hundreds of pre-loved CDs on Murfie and have hundreds more at the ready to please your ears! If you’d like your Murfie Shop to be featured, or if you’d like to nominate a shop to be featured, please e-mail us at info@murfie.com and let us know.

Shopkeep of the Week

2013_0403_featuredshop_jOn the splendid day of August 29th, 2011, Jonathan made the wise choice to become a Murfie member. He’s only requested one kit…but that kit contained a whopping 1,100 discs, which traveled all the way from California to Wisconsin! We got to ask this fab Murfie member some more info about him and his shop.

Murfie: How did you originally learn about Murfie?
Jonathan: I read an article in the Wall Street Journal in the summer of 2011 and it seemed too good to be true. I had just moved across the country, but I had left my rather large CD collection behind because I hadn’t touched the physical discs in years. My CD boxes were cluttering my friend’s garage on the other side of the country and he was asking me what my plan was. The timing was perfect and the rest is history.

M: When did you purchase your first CD? What was it?
J: It was in the mid- to late- 80’s and I think it was an early R.E.M. disc, but I can’t quite recall which one. Maybe Murmur or Life’s Rich Pageant? For some reason, I very clearly remember that the first vinyl I ever owned was Best of Blondie!

M: How many CDs do you own (or did you own at your peak)?
J: I stopped counting around 1,000. Maybe 1,200? I think I’ve sold about half through Murfie so far.

M: How tall are you?
J: I’m 6’1″, but “I wish I was a little bit taller. I wish I was a baller.”

M: Tell us about your musical tastes.
J: My collection is about as eclectic as they come. Growing up, I gave a listen to anything I could get my hands on. There was a lot of classic rock (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin), ‘alternative’ (R.E.M., 10,000 Maniacs), and 80’s rap is about as good as it gets (BDP, Beastie Boys, NWA). These days, I’m pretty broad in my tastes, but I tend to gravitate towards soulful music…anything from Bill Withers and Etta James to newer folks like The Black Keys and Amy Winehouse (the little bit that we got from her while she was here). Throughout the years, I’ve always had an unwavering appreciation for the blues (and in particular, Mississippi Delta blues) and that always tends to influence what I like in other genres.

M: What can folks expect to find in your store (if different than the above)?
J: I’ve got everything, but jazz and blues lovers should have a field day navigating my collection. What’s funny is that I have about 100 or so really random discs from an old roommate who moved out and didn’t want them. so if you see anything weird or embarrassing (e.g. Ren & Stimpy: You Eediot!), just assume it was his. OK, that sounds like a lie, but it isn’t (as far as you know).

M: If you could meet any musician or band in person, who would it be and why?
J: I know it’s probably totally expected that a guy is going to go with something cute like Katy Perry or Taylor Swift, but I don’t care…I’m going with Lonely Island.

M: What is your favorite album at the moment?
J: I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to listening to mainstream music, but I’m finding it really hard to stop listening to The Head and the Heart or The Lumineers (both self-titled).

M: What do you plan to do with the millions of dollars you’re making from your Murfie shop?
J: I plan to buy you a fur coat, but not a real fur coat, that’s cruel! Just kidding, I am going to use it to fund my startup, www.MyVR.com!

M: Which Beatle was your favorite?
J: That’s a tough one, but I gotta go with Clarence.

Check out Jonathan’s shop on Murfie!

Shopkeep of the Week is a weekly feature that focuses on our most interesting Murfie shopkeepers. These are music lovers like you who have sold hundreds of pre-loved CDs on Murfie and have hundreds more at the ready to please your ears! If you’d like your Murfie Shop to be featured, or if you’d like to nominate a shop to be featured, please e-mail us at info@murfie.com and let us know.

Shopkeep of the Week

2013_0505About a year and a half ago, Tony decided to ship his CDs from Chicago to Murfieland. He’s ordered fifteen kits during this time, adding roughly 1000 discs to our warehouse. He’s a top seller, that’s for sure, and we asked him a few questions to learn more about what fules his music fire!

Murfie: How did you originally learn about Murfie?
Tony: I heard about Murfie in a Wall Street Journal article (I think)—or, could have been in the New York Times.

M: When did you purchase your first CD? What was it?
T: I purchased my first CD about a year ago—I’ve purchased so many, I can’t begin to remember the first one I purchased.

M: How many CDs do you own (or did you own at your peak)?
T: About 1,100.

M: How tall are you?
T: Odd question—I’m 6’2″ and a major badass.

M: Tell us about your musical tastes.
T: Body music (that gets you moving) and Mind music (that gets you thinking and admiring long after the first listening…).

M: If you could meet any musician or band in person, who would it be and why?
T: The original Little Feat—just to hear them play…

M: What is your favorite album at the moment?
T: Deathfix by Deathfix (not what you’d think from the band/album title—some creative stuff here, some of which sounds a bit like XTC).

M: What do you plan to do with the millions of dollars you’re making from your Murfie shop?
T: Buy more music—I’m a junkie—really, there’s too many of us. I’m surprised your clientele is still alive…

M: Which Beatle was your favorite?
T: I’d have to say Paul, right now—I appreciate his involvement in the gun control issue. He’s out front on that, which is nice to see.

Check out Tony’s shop on Murfie!

Shopkeep of the Week is a weekly feature that focuses on our most interesting Murfie shopkeepers. These are music lovers like you who have sold hundreds of pre-loved CDs on Murfie and have hundreds more at the ready to please your ears! If you’d like your Murfie Shop to be featured, or if you’d like to nominate a shop to be featured, please e-mail us at info@murfie.com and let us know.

Shopkeep of the Week

2013_0403_featuredshop_wildwoodMike has been rockin’ the Murfie marketplace since May 2012. He’s sent in six kits all the way from sunny Georgia to lil’ ol’ Wisconsin, adding over 1700 discs to our warehouse.

Murfie: How did you originally learn about Murfie?
Mike: Truthfully, I don’t remember. I am a CD seller and have sold tens of thousands over the internet, so I was looking for an outlet for those that I get that are missing artwork.

Murfie: When did you purchase your first CD? What was it?
Mike: My first CD was the Eagles Greatest Hits Volume 1, and it was probably 10+ years ago.

Murfie: How many CDs do you own (or did you own at your peak)?
Mike: I currently own several thousand CDs, but that is because I am a seller. My personal collection is all digital so there are no CDs.

Murfie: How tall are you?
Mike: 5’10”. How tall are you?

Murfie: Tell us about your musical tastes.
Mike: Mostly classic rock and blues.

Murfie: What can folks expect to find in your store (if different than the above)?
Mike: Everything.

Murfie: If you could meet any musician or band in person, who would it be and why?
Mike: Freddie Mercury, because I believe he was greatly talented.

Murfie: What is your favorite album at the moment?
Mike: I truly don’t have a favorite. I usually just shuffle the songs in my collection.

Murfie: What do you plan to do with the millions of dollars you’re making from your Murfie shop?
Mike: Buy more music, of course.

Murfie: Which Beatle was your favorite?
Mike: Paul

Check out Mike’s shop on Murfie!

Shopkeep of the Week is a weekly feature that focuses on our most interesting Murfie shopkeepers. These are music lovers like you who have sold hundreds of pre-loved CDs on Murfie and have hundreds more at the ready to please your ears! If you’d like your Murfie Shop to be featured, or if you’d like to nominate a shop to be featured, please e-mail us at info@murfie.com and let us know.