- February 13, 2019 - 11:58pmgeomeisterJoined:January 18, 2015Ye ole record store
Gotta be the sharpest looking corner record store snd conversational emporium I've yet to see. What a score!
- February 13, 2019 - 8:40ammaryeJoined:May 26, 2007Love that record store pic.Love that record store pic.
- February 12, 2019 - 6:44pmKate_C.Joined:September 29, 2014A Primer on Making Correct Decisions from the Get-Go
I despise duplicate purchases through reissues and the like, which is why I consider multi-sized release options with some deliberation. But as with the Basement Tapes, my 2-cd selection of Cutting Edge started to fail my increasing appetite for extended listening of this superb material - and MBMT aptly demonstrated that repetitive track listings were anything but an obstacle to repeated play. Kicked myself for failing to buy when XII Deluxe was $72 w/ coupon (koopen, in my best scotch soaked Ron White stage voice) a bit ago, so here's an opportunity for redemption: $75 on Amazon
- February 3, 2019 - 5:19pmKate_C.Joined:September 29, 2014Bi-Polar Vortex
When I left Neil and MN Wed morning it was -20something air & -50 windchill temps. Ran the tri-state peak in sun and 65F today. It'd be funny if it weren't so broke; and, of course, there's a tweet for that. Despite the forbidding cold, I meandered home along a southeast course plotted through a number of record/music stores mentioned around SHF and turned up by my own Googlizing. My favourite experience was completely unplanned and occurred as I was heading downtown from the Boho Mecca of Louisville's Highlands via Bardstown Rd when, having missed my cut-off at Broadway, I landed in a modest neighbourhood that housed this proportionately attired little jewel:
EDIT I: Drat, see that we can no longer post pics with an HTML code.
From the darkened street, it was easy to see a kid with a Gibson plugged in and playing inside the front window. The superb name and shabby-chic mein (not to mention available street parking!) proved irresistible; and though vinyl selection is predictably small, this hole-in-the wall epitomizes the charm, friendliness, and community of a genuine corner record store.
Coming out, a couple guys were talking through a car window from which I heard a glorious opening melody suggestive of early electric folk, and then caught most of the amazing lyrics that I now know by heart:
"And you measure for wealth by the things you can hold
And you measure for love by the sweet things you're told
And you live in the past or a dream that you're in
And your selfishness is your cardinal sin."
It was - is - songcraft on the order of the greatest minstrel poet all of us already know, so, throwing caution to a nonexistent wind, I stopped, the guys turned, and I remarked brilliantly, "That's not Dylan". Honestly. And to this pointless, dunderheaded statement, the (thankfully) good-natured, 50-ish guy in the driver's seat laughed and said, "Honey, this is Rodriguez". Fifteen or so minutes later, after listening to the balance of Cold Fact post "Janis", as well as the renowned opening track, "Sugar man" - and receiving a introductory block of instruction about many things Sixto - I left absolutely dizzied by the syntactic anarchy, storytelling scope, biting editorialism, and naked musical genius of this unheralded talent. I delayed departure the next day long enough to find a CD issue of Cold Fact - as well as the Oscar winning documentary - at a larger store and have about spun it to death since.
EDIT II: Double drat - Or Utube vids w/ an embed code?! (such things are emphatically not improvements)
P.S.: Thanks, WTJ, but I didn't make it. The cold really hampered mobility and I spent most of my time in the usual arty places and music shoppes. I'd love to return during the 3 weeks of Summer! :)
- January 25, 2019 - 5:12pmwilfredtjonesJoined:June 4, 2007Kate
Landmark Center is an interesting building. I was there yesterday for a classical music concert. There are several exhibits inside as it is a historically interesting and restored building. I guess the restoration was done in 1978, and before that there were places where the bird poop was a foot deep. Anyway, it has nice cafe downstairs as well. I recommend the chicken sandwich. -10 though this morning so wear your long johns I guess.
- January 25, 2019 - 4:26pmKate_C.Joined:September 29, 2014RT 1.19
I picked up tix w/ a Neil Archive membership code last month to shows on the 28th & 29th (this Mon. & Tues. - Orpheum/State Theatres), effectively signing away rights to my first born in the process. Leaving for Minnesota tomorrow midday - 15 hours, 900 miles - while taking the trip in 2 legs, stopping south of Chicago early Sat. evening.
This gives me a full day and a half in Minneapolis prior to the first show, an allowance made for my inaugural visit! While I've crafted a little triptik based on internet research, I'd welcome suggestions regarding restaurants, local beer, museums, et al. Putting together my music roster I'm studiously avoiding Young's catalogue (as with Mary, heavy on Dylan right now, to include a third full swing through MB/MT); speaking of Swing, I dearly wish it'd be in the morning post, but probably not./K :)
- January 22, 2019 - 8:54ammaryeJoined:May 26, 2007Note that I am not clicking that YouTube linkI got earworms of my own...
- January 22, 2019 - 8:54ammaryeJoined:May 26, 2007Good score on the Amadeus!I'm still working my way through More Blood, More Tracks.
- January 21, 2019 - 7:20pmKate_C.Joined:September 29, 2014Science of the Worm
Upon seemingly benign insistence by a guilefully sweet 5 year old in my life, I relented to a break in her floor scrubbing duties to hear the "Baby Shark Song". What could go wrong?
I've now outfitted the electric drill with a long-reach, 3/16 inch, tapered titanium bit, which appears to be the correct diameter for my auditory canal. I'm going in for removal...
- January 19, 2019 - 10:37amHeidiHiJoined:March 23, 2017Wild Horses
No idea if you'll see this Wild Horses person but I have those animal experiences too; it's a crazy feeling right?? And so hard to explain to anyone! Sort of like a Dead show and now sort of like a Dead & Co. show. Pure magic.