Is this good? I passed it up, not knowing exactly what's on it, but they possibly still have it. There are a few other Brubeck releases that are high up my list of things that I want to find a great copy of.
I think I just have RSD release fatigue, this year there was very little that appealed to me, and what did appeal I either couldn't get (Elliott Smith) or was overpriced (Malkmus live Ege Bamyasi cover LP). I kind of feared the Brubeck one would just be odds and ends or something, so many of the RSD releases just seem a bit overhyped.
Although I'm against fighting crowds and lining up and stuff, I did do a big mid-afternoon walk to hit four of the best stores here. Didn't get any RSD stuff, but there was a 10% off sale at one of the stores so that was the only excuse I needed. All of these are LP's:
Lô Borges S/T
João Gilberto O Amor, o Sorriso e a Flor
Grizzly Bear Shields
Bob Dylan The Basement Tapes (MFSL Edition)
Burial Truant/Rough Sleeper
Even though I didn't get any actual RSD releases, I did get stuff on sale, and there were tons of people in all the stores I went to, so I am in favour of RSD. The best part about it, though, was that I was going to catch William Tyler play a show last night (which I was hugely looking forward to), and found out Friday that he was playing an in-store show earlier in the day. So I got to see him twice, which was amazing. Bee, the store was Sonic Boom, which I'm sure is the store you went to, if you were there at 5 PM you would have caught him.
Anyway, I also bought a 7" and a live CD at the show later on. And I bought a CD copy of the album I already had on LP just to send to my sister or something. I basically just wanted to buy some stuff from the guy because he's driving all over North America by himself like a maniac with seemingly minimal support for such a talented musician. Go see him if you're into guitar! It cost $8.
April 21 Happy Dog, Cleveland OH
April 22 Lager House, Detroit MI
April 23 The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids MI
April 24 Trumpet Blossom Cafe , Iowa City IA
April 25 First Ave (!), Minneapolis MN
April 26 Hideout, (w/ Brokeback, Rebecca Gates) Chicago IL
April 27 Do317 Lounge, Indianapolis IN
***OLD COUNTRY TOUR WITH HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER**
May 3 Brighton, UK – the Palmeira
May 4 Edinburgh, UK – Red Lecture Hall
May 5 Manchester, UK – The New Oxford (sounds from the other city festival)
May 6 Cork, Ireland – Crane Lane Theatre
May 7 Belfast, UK – McHughs
May 8 Dublin, Ireland – Whelan’s
May 9 Cardiff, UK – 10ft tall
May 10 Falmouth, UK – Beerfwolf
May 11 Totnes UK The Barrel House
May 12 Winchester, UK – The Railway
May 13 London, UK – Cafe Oto