July 2015– GJG is now selling records on e-record fair with 62,000 titles.
March 2015– GJG is also now selling CDs on amazon.com. LOTs of CDs, thanx to Jeanie!
October 10th, 2013- GJG is now also selling 54,000+ records on musicstack.com.
February 1st, 2013– GJG is now also a retail store at 4775 Banning Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
January 1st, 2013– GJG now has over 50,000 titles available for sale online.
August 8th, 2012– GJG now has 45,000 titles available for sale online, and to celebrate, GJG will be LOWERING PRICES on all of our $40-and-up records that have been for sale for at least one year by 25%. GJG is now available on Google Shopping as of today.
April 11th, 2012– GJG now has 40,000 titles available for sale online, and to celebrate, GJG will be LOWERING PRICES on all of our $3.99 to 7.99 records by up to 25%.
May 2nd, 2012– GJG is now consigning hundreds of records at the chain of three stores in the Twin Cities’ western suburbs: Down in the Valley.
February 27, 2012– GJG becomes a full-fledged e-commerce site, we will be taking credit cards and PayPal directly at gojohnnnygo.com. Key to the site is a NEW ARRIVALS section; you will be able to get notifications for New Arrivals via monthly email, facebook, twitter, google+, and on the Modern Radio Message Board. We are going to aim to present 400 New Arrivals weekly.
February 5th, 2012– GJG WHOLESALE has begun! Do you want to purchase bulk LPs at a deeply-discounted rate? Check out our videos here.
May 20, 2011– GJG puts up entire database of 34,500 “for sale” items on the great website discogs.com. We’re pretty convinced that discogs is the future of selling records online, and we’ve been working toward this day for many months. Pretty sure we’ll be much busier selling records online as of today.
March 21, 2011– GJG sells the first batch of LPs via a real-live local old-school auction through Luther Auctions in North St Paul. We will be doing so regularly- it was a success- and we will be putting up our lot# on Twitter as we do more of this. It’s a fun way to sell records, and it puts a local touch on the experience versus all of this online business.
February 2, 2011– GJG now has over 30,000 titles available for sale online, and to celebrate, GJG will be LOWERING PRICES on all of our $40-and-up records that have been up for sale for at least a year by 25%.
November 15, 2010– We’ve brought in some help here at GJG, and we will be listing 300-400 new arrivals weekly.
September 15, 2010– GJG now has our entire inventory up for sale on the great French website cdandlp.com .
July 28, 2010– gojohnnygo.com is now a wordpress blog, documenting interesting music items, lists, photos and music- with a local Minnesota slant. This is primarily inspired by going through my old cassette collection (7000 tapes!) , and Johnny’s Cassette Dungeon is a feature.
November 5, 2009– GJG has added 1100 titles to an ebay store, primarily featuring GJG’s high-buck records ($40 and up), and items we have multiple copies of.
October 20, 2009– GJG has FINALLY gone through, sorted and cleaned about 170,000 records that were given to us by some friends, it only took 22 months to do so!
December 12, 2007– Johnny retires from Alternative Distribution Alliance, putting 1000% effort into gojohnnygo.com. Chrissy goes back to work a day job.
December 30, 2005– Chrissy leaves working at Twin Cities Public Television to work on GJG full-time. Chrissy brings our online inventory from 3000 to 17,000 titles in a couple of years.
2003- GJG is christened as a music label with the compact disc re-release of Willful Neglect’s recordings.
June 2001– GJG is started by listing 300 records at gemm.com. Gemm has completely revolutionized our life, thanks to Steve Irons for tipping us off to gemm!
March 1999– Chrissy figures out how to get the home computer online via dial-up, and we sell our first item on ebay via auction- a Tupac baseball cap that Johnny found in the street ($29!).
1993- Johnny registers the domain “gojohnnygo.com”
1986– Johnny gets his first home computer- 30 meg of RAM- and starts typing up a list of his record collection to digital form.
1982– Johnny helps his friends in the hardcore punk band Willful Neglect sell their LPs through the mail, and learns firsthand the power of record mail-order.
the late 1970s– Johnny types up his record collection onto recipe cards, inspired by the local mailman & record collector Rick.
1971– Johnny‘s family takes a daytime vacation stop in Tijuana, where he learns the art of “haggling”.