Maybe it is just a UK rule - different organisers.
When I saw how long the line was when I got to Zia at around 7:45, I thought I was screwed getting anything I wanted. Ended up getting everything I wanted except for Joy Division and the other two Crosses releases. Picked up Crosses (two, no luck finding one or three), Conor Oberst/Dawes, Banks, Civil Wars and Bruce Springsteen.
7/27-Bleeding Through (Pub Rock)
8/1-Disclosure (Aragon Ballroom)
8/2-Glen Hansard (Metro)
8/12-Paul McCartney (US Airways Center)
9/19-Eric Prydz (The Pressroom)
10/1-The Gaslight Anthem (Marquee Theatre)
10/10-12-Austin City Limits Weekend 2
10/25-Arctic Monkeys (Comerica Theatre)
10/30-Jimmy Eat World (Marquee Theatre)
11/3-Yelle (Crescent Ballroom)
11/10-The Black Keys (US Airways Center)
11/12-Judas Priest (Jobing.com Arena)
4/10-12-Coachella Weekend 1
I caved and went into amoeba as I was passing by and they actually had a copy of the Bis album. Two, in fact. Then i noticed the Pink Panther reissue is actually on pink vinyl and couldn't resist. And decided to pick up the Clint Mansell soundtrack.
I am so weak.
So bummed. Got in line at amoeba at 12 and had to leave at 2 to cover something. Someone in line said they'd grab me school of seven bells and banks, which they still had, but by 3 they had finally sold out.
Next year I am doing amoeba super early. Everyone gives them all the rarest stuff and half the people just want mgmt and green day.
7/26 Au Revoir Simone @ The Roxy, 8/1 Arcade Fire, the Unicorns, Dan Deacon at the Forum, 8/2 Burger a-Go-Go, @ Observatory, 8/9 Warpaint @ Observatory, 8/10 Warpaint @ The Ace, 8/23-24 FYF Fest, 9/11 Swans @ Roxy, 9/18 Neutral Milk Hotel @ Hollywood Bowl, 9/19 Chvrches @ Palladium, 9/30 Cibo Matto @ the Roxy, 10/9 Zola Jesus @ El Rey, 10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale
I also picked up the garbage single, which turns out is the best thing they've done in a while. the only thing I wanted but didn't get a hold of was the Oasis single. I'm hoping that will be as prevelant as the Pulp single was last year.
also, the Clint Mansell vinyl is fucking gorgeous.
Jesus Christ. Somebody actually paid $600 for this.
July 29 - Boris
August 1 - Black Label Society
August 14 - Nine Inch Nails/Soundgarden/DEP
August 27 - Röyksopp & Robyn
August 30 - Sleep
August 31 - Sleep
September 5 - Seth Troxler
September 14 - Lily Allen
September 16 - Earth
September 20 - Skeletonwitch
September 21 - Nails
October 3-5 - Austin City Limits
October 10 - Bonobo
October 12 - Austin City Limits: Day 3
October 23 - 26 - Housecore Horror Metal Festival
November 7-9 - Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 23 - Caribou
at least the seller had the courtesy to throw in free shipping.
Walking up to Origami this morning and the De La Soul/Dilla folks were absolutely rabid, most had been there since 8-9pm the night before. Does anyone know what time people were lining up at Amoeba?
Pemberton (7/18-20) ~ FYF (8/22-23)
I was going to go out but just slept in after a long night. Anyone get the Dino JR/Cure split? Also would dig a pic of the peeps who picked up Man Man for vicarious reasons
"Mr. Toad's Wild Aidz."
some items now up on amoeba.com.
Picked up the Tears For Fears 10" at Coachella yesterday... They didn't have a huge selection of titles, but that was the main one that I wanted anyway...
Got interviewed by NBC while waiting outside of Amoeba. Didnt think they would use it, but sure enough. Got to rep my favorite DJ duo too
Superfan will be in front of the Fonda masturbating furiously to a photo of him taking a photo of a band. Set is from 8:05 to approximately 8:05:15. Guest list only.
Upcoming Shows: Marques Wyatt - UCLA, Paul Mccartney - Dodger Stadium, Yes - Greek Theater, Herbie Hancock - Hollywood Bowl, NIN/Soundgarden - Hollywood Bowl, Cut Chemist/Dj Shadow - Palladium, Massive Attack SB Bowl
Bullmoose.com has a bunch of RSD titles on sale, with free shipping on order $25+. I picked up From Here We Go Sublime, which was the one release I really hoped to find online for a fair price.
I knew when I saw that The Man in the Blue Turban With A Face was being issued on vinyl for the first time that I had to buy it: it was one of those endlessly-played records I found in college and, though I'd not listened to it in years, it was definitely one I had to own. I just put on my copy and was reminded why I listened to this so much: the songs are fantastic. I love Man Man, they've put out some spectacular albums and they continue to be incredible live, but I'll be damned if the first album isn't their best release. There's just such an excellent blend of Waits/Beefheart oddball music and New Orleans jazz centering these catchy laments. They've stripped back now to a certain extent instrumentally, but any of these tracks stripped to piano and vocals would destroy the best of the last two records. The pressing sounds great, these songs are spectacular, so if you can find a halfway reasonable deal by all means buy this record. You will absolutely not regret it. Play Zebra on repeat.
How much did you pick it up for, Bryan?
"Mr. Toad's Wild Aidz."