Friday, 15 April 2011

Record Store Day 2011

In the spirit of Record Store Day 2011, here's a personalised brown bag I was given many years ago by a guy who ran and I think still runs a tiny record store in Haverfordwest (West Wales).

I religiously visited the tiny indoor market stall that is 'Terminal Records' every school lunchtime searching for new records on sale or making a mental note as to what had been sold since my last visit, I was a proper little geek.  There was the occasional sighting of Lemmy from Motorhead in the market but I never saw him.

I kept this bag in my scrap book (told you I was a geek) mainly because I think it was probably the only time I had been handed something that had been hand drawn by someone else and also it summed up how I felt in the tiny market stall, well maybe more of 'a haven of tranquillity from the mundaneness of school' back then!  Now record stores are my 'haven of tranquillity from work and some of the responsibilities (and people you have to deal with) that comes with being an adult'.  They're a place I can go and submerse myself in music, somewhere I can hear new songs and be around people who really appreciate music for music's sake.  I can't think of any other type of shop where I get this same feeling.

I hope you get the chance to celebrate Record Store Day 2011 by visiting your local record store tomorrow, here's a link to more info.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Some Written Indulgence - Metronomy

This might possibly be the best song I've heard this year.

Listen to 'Some Written' - the second to last track on this soundcloud of Metronomy's latest album release 'The English Riviera'.  Listen to how the song changes at 2min 30 - it's pure light jazz indulgence from there on in.

Here's a link to an interview with Joseph from Metronomy on Rockfeedback where he discusses each track on the record.  I was interested to hear what he had to say about 'Some Written' thinking I might be getting into a random album track that no one else much likes and low and behold to my suprise it's also his favourite, in fact he says "this might possible be the best song I've ever written" or something to that effect.

Thank Dog someone has finally written a decent song this year.
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