Athens, Georgia – A scant few shots from Kindercore Vinyl‘s open house last Sunday afternoon. [Yeah, man…Athens’ has a record pressing plant.] Interspersed are shots of the threads I wore on this day. An outfit heavy with navy blue, denim and earth tone touches.
Live music from a couple of rave-fave local artists. Food truck action, hot ‘n ready, by Manila Express. Free swag [Or, is that redundant?] and cold beer.
A proper christening to new enterprise on wax.
silver triangular ‘maze’ hair barrette
silver circular cuff bracelet
burgundy ‘paradise disco’ sunglasses with gold accent
Johnny One Time [Decca/ 1969] – Brenda Lee
assorted gold pendant necklaces
Mirage: Avant-Garde and Third-Stream Jazz [New World/ 1977] – Various Artists
Athens, Georgia – Remembering Elvis’s passing on this day. Illustrating it with the scanned front page of the Los Angeles Times. I was primary school-aged at the time of his death. His movies seemed to play in heavy rotation on channel 5 [K-TLA], channel 9 [KHJ] and channel 11 [K-TTV]. My parents were not fans of his, so they did not understand my fervor to watch his films or him “shake around” [which is understandable].
It rained heavily all day, the day his death was announced. Growing up in Southern California, it was rather odd for it to rain, and so profusely, in the middle of August [Let alone during the summer months].
I will never forget my small hands pushing back the heavily weighted drapes, watching millions of raindrops falling from the sky and into our swimming pool. The nightly news playing on the massive television in the living room. Raindrops turning into diamonds.
“Dos. Hypnosis on wax. This l.p. gets me out of my funk every time, man.”
Dos [Holy Mountain Records/ 2009] – Wooden Shjips