A return to vinyl

Life

I remember the first record I ever bought. It was the 45 single of “The Tide Is High” by Blondie. I remember the day I bought it at the Spokane Valley Mall when I was out with my friends for the day, hanging out. I was in 6th grade. I remember standing in the record store and staring at the cover and thinking that Blondie was the coolest woman on the planet. I played the record to death. And others, too. It was the beginning of a beautiful relationship with music and records.

I sold my record collection in my grandmother’s estate sale. I’d become a born-again Christian and didn’t think having them was wholesome. So I sold them for a song. Yes, including my beloved “The Tide Is High” 45. I have regretted doing this many millions of times. It hurts even now, just thinking about it.

lullabies to paralyze

Books, Music, Art, Movies

Lullabies to ParalyzeI downloaded Queens of the Stone Age’s Lullabies to Paralyze today and am thoroughly enjoying it. My favorite song on the album is “Burn the witch.”

Speaking if iTunes, it looks like you can now download music videos. I’ve already downloaded one of my favorties: Fatboy Slim’s Weapon of Choice. Not a super-big fan of the song. I just like the combination of Spike Jonze’s direction and Christopher Walken’s dancing.