I might not have an awfy lot of time, but the time I do have I spend listening to records. Or talking about my favourite albums or stuff that interests me at that particular time (like Houdini, the performance of my Fantasy Premier League team, the latest Steven Seagal flick, the new Rogue One trailer, or when I’m likely to sit down and watch The Walking Dead or Jessica Jones). Just stuff, y’know?
I recently bought some new records. I already mentioned that I was pre-ordering the 20th Anniversary Edition Black Love, so I’ll not say any more about how it’s one of my favourite albums by one of my favourite bands. It arrived yesterday. Really pretty excellent looking 3-LP set. The album remastered and spread over two LPs, which is ideal for an album with that kinda run-time (52 minutes).
Another album that I managed to snap up was Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls of the Soul by Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter. It’s a fair few years old now, but it’s one I’ve been after a while. Not one I’ve ever seen in the wild (or was likely to see), but I found it on Discogs for £10. Another £5 on the postage costs, but even at £15 it was a no-brainer. Typical of Southern Lord, really. A great sounding record on a quality slice of vinyl (well, two slices, both pink and peach marbled vinyl, too) and housed in a heavyweight sleeve. Only 300 of these, so I was mighty chuffed to find a copy.
Anyhoo, these are two swell albums. Real favourites. I’ll talk about them a bit more some other time. Right now I’m gonna listen and catch-up with some of the stuff you guys have been writing that I’ve missed. I may even have a cup of tea.