April 16 was Record Store Day 2011. I celebrated by hitting up Cheapo Discs in St. Paul with a few friends. Here’s my list of purchases (all used):
- Blondie – The Best of Blondie
- The Crow City of Angels OST
- Deftones – Adrenaline
- INXS – Greatest Hits
- REM – Eponymous (this one was only $0.95!)
- REM – Out of Time
I’ve been doing the podcast for just over a year now and I’m enjoying myself thoroughly, but it’s a lot of work. I knew that in order to put together the kind of show I’d be proud to attach my name to that it would be and that’s why it took a couple of years of hemming and hawing to actually take the plunge. I’m a perfectionist and also have a tendency to overbook myself. I’m really good at overbooking myself. If there was an Olympic event for people who overbook themselves, I’d certainly be a gold medal contender.
With the amount of work spent on the show combined with a very aggressive work schedule since last June, helping promote concerts with Kilted Farmer Koncerts and regular life in general, I’ve decided to take a little break from the show. Just a short one. Don’t worry, everything’s fine, but I need some time away to re-energize myself so this podcasting thing continues to be fun.
My interview with Raziel Panic of You Shriek, which is episode 28, will be the last episode until the first week of May. That gives you a little time to catch up on any episodes you may have missed and also some time to check out other really great podcasts and internet radio stations. There’s a big list of my favorites over on the links page. I’ll of course still be on Twitter and Facebook and checking out new music – no worries there 🙂 Thanks for listening and I’ll be back soon.