i may cry, but it needs to be done. over the next week or two or three i am going to be unloading a decent chunk of my cd collection – roughly 400 of em. i just dont have the space any more, im not impressing anyone anymore (anyone = chicks), and they are just sitting in boxes, untouched for the better part of at least 2/3 years. so, im going all digital. i am going to burn em first and then begin the sell off. so, if any one is looking for anything or interested in the whole lot, let me know. most of them have cases w/ the booklet, all of them should play, and all are awesome – well most are at least.
i wrote about zookeeper a few months back and after streaming their debut, becoming all things, for a few days, i kept on meaning to purchase an actual copy. of course, that didnt happen. luckily for me and maybe you, i got an email the other day that included two more tracks off said record. i always like unexpected reminders. so, i went to order it and i am glad i didnt waste my time before cause its not out until 11.7, but listening to it a few more times has only solidified my need for it. if you happen to be a fan of lazy day, jangly, fractured pop records then becoming all things will definitely scratch that itch.
when you are true time waster its amazing where you can end up finding yourself on these internets. i somehow found myself on the skin graft records site. a label that i used to worship when i was in my early twenties, but have since not kept up with. they put out some challenging records that are definitely not anywhere near the mainstream. honestly, some of them are shit, but a lot of them are very rewarding once you get past the initial obstacles. here’s a sampling of some of their releases…
letter to zz top from long hair in three stages by u.s. maple
the flotation method from god’s of chaos by the flying luttenbachers
storm of shit from the revenge of the flying luttenbachers
walk away from plays the music of “walls in the city” by the denison / kimball trio
terminal 2 from soul machine by the denison / kimball trio
the day after i never met you from introducing lemon by cheer-accident
here is the remainder of the freakwater show from the great american music hall
14. my one desire
15. rank stranger
17. crazy man
18. flat hand
20. in the ghetto w/ richard buckner