Sunday, February 22, 2009
What is it about these little discs that brings me so much joy? I think I could literally spend a day doing nothing but playing and organizing them... I mean no food or no bathroom breaks. I can remember the first time I started "collecting" them. It was back when Rotate This had the collectors wall behind the cash and I went and bought a first press of the 7 Seconds "Committed For Life" 7" for $20. This was the turning point. Prior to this I had been just buying records, this was a total change in priority: no longer would I be simply content to own the music on a repress or, god forbid a CD. Represses became little more then place holders until I could have the "real thing". I get asked all the time: why does Fucked Up release so many records and simply put it is because everyone in the band was at one point was a record collector so we naturally have an affinity for them. So far this year I have scratched three of my top wants off my list and, apart from the impending arrival of my son, nothing could have made me happier.