Reason Number 80,000,001 Why I'm Glad I Don't Live in LA

I would be waaaay too in debt to Amoeba Records.

This weekend’s grand total spent in two (!) visits: $88

Acquired (all on CD, because I was too afraid to dig into their vinyl):

  • Matador at Fifteen – 2 CD, 1 DVD compilation
  • Old Enough 2 Know Better (15 Years of Merge Records) – 3 CD compilation
  • Otis Redding – The Definitive Soul Collection (2 CDs)
  • The North Atlantic – Wires in the Walls
  • James Brown – The Godfather of Soul (1 live CD, 1 live DVD)
  • Low – The Great Destroyer
  • The Grates – Gravity Won’t Get You High
  • XTC – Oranges & Lemons
  • The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
  • MC5 – Kick Out the Jams

The only question now is when I’m going to get the chance to listen to all of it. Maybe it’s time to start writing up my major proposal…