May 24, 2009

Let's Get Lost

I'm in Austin for the weekend and will be looking for the DVD, Let's Get Lost by Bruce Weber a photographer who created the film. The film was originally released in 1988. The film chronicles the fascinating life of Chet Baker, a Jazz musician whose vocals and trumpet tone changed Jazz forever.

May 12, 2009

God Save The Record Store

Who doesn't remember the thrill of going CD hunting?? Every Friday evening I would go to the record store for hours...rumaging through stacks and stacks of CDs. Through my youth I would discover Floyd, Hendrix, The Stones, Beatles, Ramones, Pixies and countless other little gems over the years.

After I picked up a CD I would rip the tough plastic with my teeth seering the package and sliding the shiny disc into my player. The best was being totally blown away by a track for the first time. The record store was therapy...nothing to do on a Saturday night? The record store. Breakup? The record store. Just got paid? The record store.

I can't help but be old fashioned but every time I drive by a closed down record store I see a part of my youth rip away. God save the record store!

The Way Cool Wayfarer

I will be sporting a new pair of Ray Ban wayfarers (New Modern) fit. The modern fit is much smaller and doesn't over take the face. These classic sunglasses look good with a suit or jeans and a white t-shirt. Part rock 'n roll, part nerd, all cool.