So having recently “met” the lovely and intriguing Ardently
after seeing her posts to Found_objects, I decided to browse
through the list of LJ users in Ottawa to see what other interest people
might be lurking about. While doing so, I found the community (which is not to be confused with the
Recordrunner user!), which is about/from the local
independent record store, Record

I managed to get myself down to their store today, and I’m a happy
camper. Of course, everyone else in Ottawa probably already knows
about this place, but I didn’t until now, and I’ve been passively
looking for a decent indie record shop. (CD Warehouse is OK, but they’re
a bit mainstream for me.) So yay, happy me, new place to shop. They’ve
got a great selection and cool staff who look like they’d be good at
giving recommendations, which comes in handy compared to blank
stares at HMV.

I picked up Sunny Day Real Estate’s Diary, which I’ve been
meaning to get for ages (T Substitute NOT EMO) for $10 (!),
and Sigur Ros’ () for $15, so they’ve got pretty good prices to
go along with their selection. (Fans of non-mainstream music reading
this will also note that they also have an
online store.

This all reminds me that I really need to start getting out to shows
here more often.

10 responses to “Yay!”

  1. i wlonkly! i have no idea who you are, but you added me to your friends list so I added back.

    my birthday is 7 days before yours. that means i win!

  2. I think I “scored points” on my date by not only knowing things about emo, but knowing “obscure” bands like Weston. This was the topic of conversation for a little while.

    One thing I especially like about Weston is that they have what I consider the most emo song ever. It is on the album Got Beat Up, titled “New Shirt”, and could only be more emo if it were longer than 54 seconds. For you, I will accurately reproduce the lyrics.

    I got a new shirt for school yesterday
    And my mom said I looked real handsome in it.
    I got a new shirt, I got a new shirt
    ‘Cause I thought you might like me in it.

    I got a new shirt, I got a new shirt
    ‘Cause I thought you might like me in it.
    I got a new shirt, I got a new shirt
    ‘Cause I thought that maybe you might wear my ring
    If I wore that striped, short-sleeve shirt.

    Personally, I prefer Saves the Day, if only because they do a nice acoustic Modern English cover and one of their songs is about cutting up a jilter. I like to sing the chorus to that song as “My heart is on the floor. Why am I so emo?”