April 30, 2013

Record Store Day 2013

I don't think there are words to adequately describe the atmosphere of Record Store Day this year. I could say it was just me, but there was definitely something in the air; something electric. The way music brings people together just breaks my heart open...to see all the vinyl enthusiasts out and about, this communal spirit vibing winding its way out of the shop down the street and around the corner (like the line we stood in for two hours just to get to the special release table...so so worth it). Dear Cactus Music, I love you forever and ever amen. 

Once we got inside there was a DJ spinnin' some great tunes...I danced that whole last hour through the line.

THE ALBUM TO END ALL ALBUMS. Not really, it's only got two songs. But this RSD release was the goal of my day, heart of my heart...and I got the last one in the shop! Manchester Orchestra with Frightened Rabbit, Manchester Orchestra with Grouplove. I mean. I can't EVEN.

Other scores included...
...both Daughter EPs (new full length album out TODAY!!!)

...Blitzen Trapper's American Goldwing // Frightened Rabbit's Pedestrian Verse
...and a few 50cent scores! Arlo Guthrie // Joan Baez...myheartmyheartmyheart ! Overall, the day was so much fun. Nothin like mingling around a record store with friends and strangers who love and live and breathe music like you do. Success. 
It's been a sweet week and a half spinnin these new beauts! How did you celebrate Record Store Day? 


April 7, 2013

Dear April.

We had a rough introduction. Hopefully there's no bad blood between us, but I can't be so sure. I'm waving goodbye to March with a full heart; so much love passed my way, I have no words. Learning invaluable lessons from unexpected sources, learning more about myself, learning the difference between enjoying the time spent and sticking around a little too long for things of no consequence. Either way, I'm eternally grateful for the experiences, because now they're part of The Story.

March was suffering and trying to find that ever elusive hope, but surrounding myself with people who hope with me and for me. People who shine that light when things be dimmer'n a candle burned down to the wick. My People. Looking forward to soaking up and giving back and loving each and every blessed one of Them. Because They're finally here, slowly trickling into my life when I need them most. 

So hey April, you're almostsummer. Let's get crazyyyy. 

(also getting my hands dirty again; I've forgotten what creating can do for a weary soul)



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