So I am in Austin for the weekend for some friends' wedding and naturally that means I must've made a trip to the grand Waterloo Records store. And so I did despite the rain, which was out in force today, and I spent a good hour or so hunting through their wonderful vinyl LP selections and browsing the large CD collection. And for those of you keeping score, here's what I came up with:
First, I bought "Tomorrow the Green Grass" by the Jayhawks (on CD) because I didn't already own it (I know, shame shame...) and of course the brief ride home proved it to be an outstanding purchase (especially for only $10.99).
Second, I found the most recent Spoon record "Kill the Moonlight". Granted, it's not their best album (that would be 2001's "Girls Can Tell") but I am venturing out to see them in a week or so (Dec. 3rd at Trees in Dallas) and I wanted to hear some more of the recent stuff. Let me add that the first single "The Way We Get By" is good enough to merit buying the whole record, but there are some other great tunes as well.
Finally, and I may take a ribbing for this but I don't care because I genuinely like them, I bought the most recent 7" from the Strokes - "The End Has No End" from the "Room On Fire" album. It was more of a collector thing since I have several other 7"'s from them already, but I am excited to get home and spin it because it has a b-side I have not yet heard called "Clampdown". Also, it appears the Strokes are already at work recording their third album, for those of you that care. Let's hope it's something a little different even though I still enjoyed the last one.
So, if you're reading this I know that this isn't the most exciting blog ever, but IF you're reading this then you probably know and love me (or at least like me) and you know how much I love this kinda shit.