Monday, July 14, 2008

The livin' is easy, The Cotton is high etc.

Well I guess there is no question that summer is here now. Some season was missing. I'm not sure if we never got spring, or if summer started late or what but now it feels like it is supposed to-hot. You’ll be glad to know we got our air conditioner serviced yesterday and it is frigidly comfortable at Twist. Lots going on. Starting on the 18th we are embarking on something we have talked about for a long time. Our Underground Sound Series will give the opportunity to local DJs to play live in our dance room. Colorado’s finest DJ's will spin from 6-8pm, playing everything from House to Hip-Hop on vinyl and CD (no MP3’s!). We are aiming to strengthen our connection with the Dance/Hip-Hop community and create a place where DJ's and customers alike can listen to some good music, make connections, know that they have a store that supports the local DJ community, and know that VINYL IS ALIVE and still here. We also have a bunch of sales going on this month. First we have the hilarious and provocative Eddie Izzard's work on sale in anticipation of his upcoming show on Monday. We are also having sales on two of our favorite labels: Anti and Sub Pop. Find scads of great albums on sale by artists like Devotchka, Neko Case, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Band Of Horses, The Shins, Iron and Wine and much more. This is a great opportunity to fill in the gaps in some important artists’ catalogs.

Also, the new album by Boulder band 3OH!3 is blowing up! I ran numbers today, and local rock and local rap are HUGE. Way bigger than they have ever been before for us. Nothing makes us feel like we are doing our job more than seeing some success in our local music sections. Thank you for that. Me? I'm still breathing heavy over the Stevie Wonder show recently. It lifted me off the ground about ten feet. Look for a longer review of the experience when we launch our blog next week-wow! Have a great weekend and don’t forget the music.

See you in the aisles,
Paul Epstein

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