I’m flying back East for Thanksgiving tomorrow. I’ll try to update a couple times with relevant/pertinent intel. No record show or anything this time around, so it’ll mostly be driving around New Jersey looking for ways to pass the time. I know I’m going to another fancy dinner in NYC one night so there will certainly be a post about that. Also Ian has a baby daughter now, whom I will be meeting over the weekend. Other than that, expect a lot of talk about beer and not much else. I mean…it’s Jersey in November. It’s not like I’m going abroad. I have plans to screen the new Blu-Ray of Nekromantik for my sister and a friend one night. Maybe I’ll live-blog their reactions to the film. Thanksgiving dinner with mom, of course, should be a good time. Apparently it’s supposed to snow tomorrow (Wednesday) upon my arrival. I’ve heard mixed rain/snow with a couple inches of accumulation but I’ve also read 8-12 inches elsewhere. Who knows.
I’ve picked up some rad vinyl lately in LA, though. Relapse was running a decent sale so I filled in some holes in my Zombi discography as well as (finally) grabbing a copy of Soma by Windhand. I finally received my copy of Waxwork’s Chopping Mall soundtrack, too. It’s on hot pink vinyl, and a friend took it up to Dark Delicacies in Burbank to have it autographed by the composer, director and writer of the film. That’s kinda cool. The same friend also grabbed a copy of the Trick ‘r Treat soundtrack for me, which was signed by the compser. I’m not a huge fan of that movie, but it’s a nice little bonus to add to my collection. Other than that? Not much new to report on the record collection front. I’ve got some good shit on hold at work but it’s gonna take a couple more paychecks before I can officially bring ’em home to join the rest of the collection. Oh, speaking of soundtracks I just finished spinning Milan’s US issue (180-gram vinyl, red with orange swirl) of the Oldboy soundtrack, which was composed by Cho Young-Wuk. I forgot how amazing his score is. That movie is still so engrossing I rarely have time to stop and think about the music I’m hearing. Great artwork by Laurent Durieux, who designed an 18″x24″ silkscreen edition as well for Mondo. That’s now hanging in my bedroom wall opposite those fucked-up Goblin posters I salvaged from those fuckers at Michaels.
Lastly, guys. I’m going to put this here again in case you’ve been reading/ignoring it for the past couple days:
I’m pretty sure no one who read this post has clicked over to the Player Piano IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign and donated to the cause. We’ve had a somewhat successful first week, raising over 10% of our goal amount in the past five days. That’s all well and good, but we’d like to raise a bit more before people sign offline during the Holiday vacation later this week. Please, I implore you, check out the IndieGoGo page and consider making a donation. A donation is like killing three birds with one stone. First, you’ll be supporting the arts. Second, you’ll help two awesomely talented friends of mine continue to live their dream. Third, you’ll make me feel like a success because I’m working really fucking hard with almost every free minute I have on this project. The aforementioned offer of a bribe still stands. Anyone who donates to the campaign will be owed one night of heavy drinking. I’ll pick up the tab. All you have to do is click over to the page and send some money. That’s easy, right? Who knows, you might even win a customized baby grand piano for your efforts. That’d be pretty cool, right?
But, hey. Don’t take my word for it. Felicia Day tweeted about it. Peter Hollens mentioned it. Alison Haislip plugged the newest video AND the crowdfunding campaign. Those are all people with much larger fanbases than this here website. And you people KNOW me. Some of you have met, and hung out, and befriended, and drank with me. One or two of you have passed out on my couch. No sane Twitter verified celebrity is going to do THAT for their followers. Plus, you know, I give you things like mix tapes, and full-album downloads, and horrible dating stories. And I’ve done so consistently for almost ten years. And I don’t ask anything in return from you.
Until now. Make a donation. Please. Thank you.
Thanks again. If I don’t write before then, have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. Please travel safe if you’re leaving town. Don’t drink and drive or do anything stupid. My thoughts and well-wishes are with those of you who’ve stuck with me and this website through the past few months.
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