I trust that most of you are out celebrating the anniversary of the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA this evening. Quaffing your Watson and Crick martinis and such. And why not? If not for this amazing and timely discovery, we would not be able to play the DNA-Double Helix game. That's worth a Nobel prize right there.
We made a trek down to Sloth Records this afternoon, and I am really excited about some of the rare finds that were scored. I'll share some of them with you over the next couple of days.
I'm incredibly excited to have found a DeVotchKa cd. I've been looking for their music for over a year now. It's a tantalizing blend of Romany, Greek, Mariachi, punk, and a little Roy Orbison thrown in for good measure. How It Ends, the title track of the cd I picked up,was featured in the film Everything is Illuminated and I believe DeVotchKa also did the soundtrack for Little Miss Sunshine. I understand they blew everybody away when they played Bonnaroo in 2006.
Stayed tuned for some tasty samples.
Plus I was lucky enough to score Colin Meloy Sings Live! I consider this to be another real find, as I understood these cds to be sold exclusively at concerts. Lots of great chatter on this cd, including Colin berating the audience for doing a pathetic job of headbanging to the traditional folk song, Barbara Allen. "... sorriest bunch of metalheads I've ever seen in my life!" God he's adorable.
Oddly, I still haven't been able to find a copy of the Constantines' new release Kensington Heights. I don't know if there's a distribution problem or what, but I've tried a few record stores now and it was released last week. I do have the files for the album already, but I still want to buy it. Gotta support, you know. And besides, it's all about the liner notes, innit?
Oh! I also got my RADIOHEAD tickets in the mail and I almost dropped them down the heating duct in my butter-fingered excitement. Then I really would have been jonesing for those gratis front row centre seats, which I feel I deserve for saying so many nice things about them over the years.