The awful news is, Easy Street Records is ceasing operations at its Queen Anne branch on Jan. 18 (Yo La Tengo are playing an in-store that evening; you may want to determine your camping-out strategy soon). The consoling news is, the store is offering a 15-percent discount on everything in the place except ES-related merchandise. Last night, I picked up nine pieces of vinyl—including LPs by the Red Krayola, Chris Forsyth, Naked on the Vague, and Jan Hammer—and two used Mouse on Mars CDs for under a Benjamin. There is a possibility that the discount rate will jump to 20 or 25 percent as the closing date approaches.