Saturday, September 29, 2007

It Makes No Sense At All: How I Got The Entire Husker Du catalog for $20

So, three weeks ago my friend Bill came to town and he and I drove to Disc daddy, one of my absolute favorite stores in the world for music, one of the few remaining places where I still "shop," meaning that I go in not knowing what I'll buy, I just browse. Bill was getting ridiculously excited about the copy of Zen Arcade that I was jamming in the car, so he said that if they had any Husker Du at Disc Daddy, he'd buy it. They didn't have any, and the owner basically said that they never receive any, people just don't sell Husker Du CDs for $4 apiece. Today, I popped in after a disappointing tour of Shreveport-Bossier's Salvation Army stores (does anyone know what's happening to these places? They're almost empty. A few scraps of furniture, no men's clothing at all, etc.), and came in as a guy was selling all three of the Husker Du albums I don't have. What are the chances??? So, I bought them all on the spot for $20, and I'm making a "Best Of" disc for Saratoga and my homey Jessanald, who have both asked me about the HD in the past week. The owner of Disc Daddy was tripping out on it, he said something like "That is the quickest I have ever sold anything...I know Husker Du albums never stay here long, but this is really funny."

Other than that, I'm excited because tonight I'm part of a showcase of weird electronic/rap musicians at the Jackrabbit Lounge that includes Paradise Island, a side project of a band that I love very dearly, Erase Errata. I'm actually totally terrified about doing the whole King Hippo schtick while opening for, in my opinion, one of the great lead singers of feminist punk rock music. I'm gonna avoid "Monster Cock," to say the least...


Blogger Sammy said...

hey man, you gotta be you, and if that means doing MC, then I say go for it. in other news, we played our first real hip-hop show this weekend and went over real well, receiving compliments such as, "That shit was tight."

8:26 AM  
Blogger helen erpud said...

that's ok... we all know what the MC stands for. see you thursday!

4:19 PM  
Blogger saratoga said...

Can we change the typeface on your blog? I can barely read this!

11:35 PM  

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