She saw the 2xLP at Vinyl Daze last week and begged for it about as politely as you can at age 7.
I decided against it and started to mentally justifying the decision with any record-buying logistics I could think of: she’ll listen to the first disc and not the second, I can probably get it for half off in six months when the hype has died down, it’s basically a mix CD of soft rock and cheesy R&B on vinyl, etc.
Then last night after talking to Shannon about it briefly, I decided I need to get it. Not because it’s a great record, or because I need to get my kid whatever she wants, but because I thought about when my parents got me a copy of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” and I brought it with me everywhere (and cut out bits of the insert to tape onto notebooks like some sort of moron,) and how I still have that scratched CD and tattered booklet 20+ years later. How I was in AWE when I stumbled across my parent’s Zeppelin and Doors albums after I discovered those bands for myself.
Evey already has a black Sabbath CD, and few Cars albums (largely thanks to Steve Athey’s kindness,) but I’m getting her the stupid soundtrack after work tonight because I know how excited I get when I see a 12.25 inch square in wrapping paper, and want to share that with her. And I hope it means as much to her when she’s 31 as that sort of thing did to me when I was 8 also.
This was in my freezer. :)
Cloud Rat and Nervous Mothers thanking my friend Ally for her hospitality after their recent show in Chesapeake, VA.
Leaving notes is punk. Do it.
Being appreciative and sincere is always the coolest.
This will be my third year heading up to Toronto for #NotDeadYet, and it looks to be bigger than ever. I’m particularly excited to see so much diversity in the lineup. Regrettably, that means @shannonreedtattoo will probably have to sit through Marshstepper and Puce Mary sets.
Toronto friends: We’re looking to hang out and eat copious amounts of vegan food and buy all of your records.
Also, you can start placing beer orders now. The wet hops stuff disappears quickly but I’ll score what I can.
And this is the final big announcement for NDY2014. There are still a few things up our sleeves, but with this, the schedule has been posted and TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY. There are multiple events almost every night & a wicked pre-show happening Wednesday at S.H.I.B.G.B’s. See what you want to see, skip what you don’t. See the full schedule here: http://notdeadyettoronto.tumblr.com/NDY2014
The following bands will be joining the lineup…
COLUMN OF HEAVEN
CAUGHT IN A CROWD
Tickets will be available for most shows. They go on sale THIS FRIDAY at Rotate This in Toronto and online at http://notdeadyet.bigcartel.com/ - There are no weekend passes available. Buy tickets for what you want to see and skip what you don’t!
Please note that all online tickets are Will Call only!
See you in November!
Stoked on some of these new additions. Always great to see Iron Lung and Column of Heaven; Burning Love and Absolute will be fun, and I’m glad I’ll finally catch SHIT and Farang… but PUCE MARY is a total surprise that I’m really excited about.
Less than two months!
Aidy Bryant shared this earlier today and it’s pretty great.