The Cure- Disintegration
Sorry I've been away from the blog the past two days. I've missed doing it, but Roger Waters performing The Wall live in Dallas had to be witnessed. If the show is coming near you, treat yourself. Even if you are not a Pink Floyd fan, it's one helluva spectacle.
It was weird being back in Dallas. It's where I grew up, but I haven't really been there at all in 5 or 6 years. We were nowhere near my old stomping grounds, but I constantly kept looking for anybody that I knew growing up. No luck, oh well.
Dallas has seemed to change quite a bit, but I'm still very happy that I no longer live there. I've been in Austin for 15 years now and it's home.
Another thing I did while in Dallas was vinyl shopping. First went to Good Records on Lower Greenville. They opened up after I had already split town, but heard good things about the store. I wasn't let down. Great selection of indie vinyl. I picked up the Red House Painters' Songs For A Blue Guitar and a 7" from Kurt Vile. I'll definitely go back next time I'm up that way.
After that, we headed over to Forever Young Records in good ol' Grand Prairie. My friend Chris warned me that the selection was ginormous, and he wasn't kidding. I let out a "whoa!" as soon as I walked in the doors. I started out like a kid in a candy store, but was soon let down. I found a ton of records I've been looking for, but there was no way I was about to pay their outrageous prices! $25 for the second Blue Rodeo record on used wax? Gimme a break! I guarantee you I will eventually find it down here for $5 or less.
Well I kept looking and kept being disappointed by the prices. I did end up buying two records though that were $15 each. Danny Wilde's Any Man's Hunger and The Syndicate of Sound's Little Girl. I didn't want to go all that way and come back empty handed.
But I don't want to knock Forever Young completely. I get that they are a store geared toward the hardcore collector that are willing to pay those prices. And I'm sure they do a ton of business online. Good for them. Chris has to go up there from time to time so next round I just may give him the $35 it cost to get the Billy Squier Creatures of Habit lp. Ha!
Alright, obviously I have not talked much about this record, but you, me and everyone we know knows this album is fantastic. Enough said.
Well that's it for the letter C. One thing I enjoy doing after completing a letter is think back on all the artists/bands I'm missing. Who comes to mind are Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello, Centro-Matic, and The Connells. That's all I can think of right now because I'm distracted. Help me out.
One of the best songs ever: