Monday, May 5, 2008

The Fairest of the Seasons

I'd been looking for this record forever and had never seen it for less than $40. Yesterday at the Fort Greene flea market I was lucky enough to find a clean copy for a pittance ($11). The weather turned from foggy to sunny and warm after I found it. Coincidence? Don't think so.

The back cover of The Smiths' final album is cool too—yet another reason to buy records. Once or twice a week when I was in high school I would walk over to Rubato Records and look through used vinyl and tapes before taking the bus or walking home through what seemed like ground zero for everything crummy in the world: Bellevue, Washington. The guys who worked at Rubato were several years older than me, and as far as I was concerned, they knew everything there was to know. I learned a lot of stuff about music just from eavesdropping and occasionally getting up the nerve to ask them some extremely calculated question. Anyway, I bought this on cassette from Rubato but never had the record.

I picked up a couple other random things, including the Triumvirat record that I have been looking for since Chad hipped me to it, and Fonda Rae's "Over Like a Fat Rat." All in all nothing to get too worked up about, but the Nico record made it feel like a huge success.

Nico These Days mp3

1 comment:

chad krobot said...

Hells Kitchen was a total bust. We didn't find anything there or at the garage.

Oddly enough, I have been listening to VU all morning, then looked at your blog. WEIRD. Nico is amazing.

"Coincidence? Don't think so."