Q&A: Evelyn Reder (10)


Evelyn Reder (10) works at local record store “Rock Goes the Easel.” Reder found the job through a friend while looking for a place to showcase her art.

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Q: Where do you work?
A: “It’s called ‘Rock Goes the Easel’ in Griffith.”

Q: How did you find out about the job?

A: “My friend [Emily Frame (‘14)] posted about it on Instagram, and she was hanging up her art there, and I was like, ‘Do you think they’d hang up my art?’ I went the store with my friend, [Jacob Wahlen (‘14)], and I got the basic information from [the owner] and he was like, ‘Well, we’re hiring.’”

Q: What do you do there?

A: “I’m kind of an everything girl. I’m going to be hanging up my art soon, and I’m kind of in charge of painting the store, so I’m going to do murals and help decorate.”

Q: Does the store only sell records?

A: “It’s records. They do live music. There’s DVDs, games. There are game nights, so it’s everything.”

Q: What’s the process if someone wants to hang their art up at the store?

A: “You basically just come into the store and ask, ‘Hey, can I hang up my art?’ and then we’re like, ‘Yeah, let me see some of it.’ [Josh Becerra, the owner] decides if he wants it in the store or not, so it’s not up to me. If you just show him a picture [of your art] on your phone, he’ll most likely be like, ‘Yeah, you can hang it up.’”

Q: What sets this store apart from other media stores in the area?

A: “The first time I went in there, I found a record that I’ve been looking for for years and, [Becerra] sold it to me for like, five bucks. I was like, ‘You’re kidding, right? This isn’t real.’ If you find a record on, like, eBay for cheaper than [it is in the store], then he’ll mark it down. He doesn’t really want to make money. He really just wants to spread happiness through music and wants to help people get music.”