'My record buying spree in Brighton' including an accurate and complete list of records bought (YOUR OPINIONS SOUGHT!); meditations on the beauty of busking lady violinists and an account of the author's encounter with a drunken mental.
From Resident, on vinyl:
Bill Callahan: 'Rough Travel for a Rare Thing' live 2LP
Tim Hecker: 'An Imaginary Country'
Six Organs of Admittance: 'Luminous Night'
Flying Lotus: 'Cosmogramma'
Mono: 'Holy Ground' Live 3LP
The Wave Pictures: 'Susan Rode the Cyclone'
Plus a whole bunch of Cocteau Twins and stuff from the 'change from a fiver' CD section
From Edgeworld, on vinyl:
Mogwai: 'Special Moves' box set with LPs CD DVD etc etc etc
James Blackshaw: 'All is falling'
Rangda: 'False Flag'
Earth: 'Phase Three Thrones and Dominions'
From Rounder, on vinyl:
Warsaw: 'Ideal for Living' (no sleeve, therefore affordable!)
Of Montreal: 'Skeletal Lamping' (beautiful gatefold with posters etc)
My Bloody Valentine: 'You made me Realise'
Also got the new Arcade Fire on CD.
So Brighton then. Nice Place. What is it about playing the violin that makes some women just so attractive? Saw this string quartet busking including the most gorgeous violinist with short dark hair. Tried not to stare, hurried on.
Almost bumped into this guy weaving around the pavement. "Sorry" I say, in true English fashion, even though I didn't make contact. He then proceeds to follow me down the road, shouting abuse, blocking my way, getting in my face. I really thought I was going to get in a proper fight but I stared him down and kept repeating 'You need get out of my way now' in my calmest voice and eventually he sodded off.
Several people afterwards said 'You handled that really well. We were right behind you, man, rooting for you.' Yeah, thanks for your after-the-event-support.
All in all a good day, bankrupted muyself nicely. Would do again.