Why would somebody put a tortilla on a turntable? And why would they post it to Youtube?
Whatever the reason, we’ll use it as an excuse to post “I Love Tortillas” for about the fiftieth time.
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From this “Toy Polloi” video on Youtube, we find that the Empire has harnessed the power of the record player!
We have a bad feeling about this.
A good friend sent us the link to this Youtube video of a classic Lowell Fulsom song. It’s been a couple weeks but we’re still struggling with our aching backs from all the work around our block party for record store day.
We’re sure thankful that the weather for our block party last Saturday was so beautiful, because here we are just a few days along in the calendar and it’s darn cold and rainy out there.
While we had nothing but good luck as far as the weather was concerned, on Sunday morning something unfortunate befell our turntable at home. Turns out the cartridge on the player in our living room has finally pooped out. It’s an old Shure V-15 Type II, and while we’ve always been able to get new needles for it they haven’t made the cartridge itself since the sixties.
We haven’t decided what to replace it with, and in the mean time we felt like Burgess Meredith at the end of that Twilight Zone where the end of the world has finally afforded him the time to read in peace. Here we are in this house with thousands of records, and the turntable isn’t working.
We finished boxing up most of the free records for this Saturday’s block party, and started sneaking some gems into random boxes. This year we also cleaned out several shelves in the office and we have several boxes of CDs.
This year we’re gonna try and start putting out the records about an hour before the live music starts on 39th Avenue, so around 10 o’clock.
Jonathan Walters created this animated video for “Positive QI” from Dingus’ album, Who Cares?. They’ll be playing the last set inside the record shop at our block party next Saturday for Record Store Day. It will be the second performance here in the record shop by this trio, who are our favorite pop punk band in town.
The whole list of performers on the two stages for our block party is here. If you’re interested in the list of special Record Store Day releases you can find it here, and we should know early next week which of the releases we’re sure to have in stock so feel welcome to call or email with questions.
You can hear the whole album on their Bandcamp page here. The LP comes in a sharp-looking screen printed jacket!
Once in a while we check in with country troubadour Tom T. Hall to see how things are going. Usually not so well, as his songs are often tragic. Today we’ve got something which didn’t appear on one of his album — this is the storyteller narrating a Chevy Blazer commercial.