I have, in my possession, the brand spanking new Jon Spencer Blues Explosion album �Plastic Fang�, y�all.
Their first in almost four years. And I have it.
On vinyl. Limited edition. 4 extra tracks than the CD.
A day before it�s official release tomorrow!
What can I say? The fellas at the store let me have it, even though they were all grousing and grumbly because it was their only copy and they�d have to order more for themselves and they really weren�t supposed to sell any �til tomorrow blah blah blah.
But I have it! The packaging is beeeeeautiful.
I know, couldn�t you just kiss me?
Well, don�t pucker up yet, starshine. I�ve got big worry.
I was so freaking excited about the whole thing, I didn�t remember �til I was on my way home my GOD DAMN TURN TABLE IS NOT WORKING.
She had a breakdown just a few weeks ago during a Connie Francis record marathon and now�.
Now I�ve got the day off it�s all rainy and gray and I have the brand new Jon Spencer Blues Explosion album �Plastic Fang� on limited edition vinyl with for extra tracks, but I cannot listen to it.
That is so fucking unfair I am about this  close to crying.
I am sure this is some sort of karmic payback for something, but I can�t figure out what.
Maybe �lifting� a limited edition Breeders EP from my college radio station years ago? But no one even missed it!
Grrr. I dunno, but if you have a working turn table and you live near me let me know and I�ll bring over my record so we can listen and dance on the coffee table or something.
Ok, I am only joking. I would never dance on your coffee table unless you brought up the idea first.
My other choices include:
1. Heading to the thrift store to find a temporary replacement turn table (but the ones they have never have the needles)
2. Commandeering the college radio station up the block and taking over their studios �til they let me use their antiquated equipment.
3. Knocking door to door til I find someone with a goddamn working turntable. I am sure someone�s grandparents still have one of those long hi-fi systems that open on top and double as like, a breakfast buffet.
Either way, this is gonna take some time.
And I am not stopping til I am raising my arms and shaking my ass to some new JSBX, y�all.
Wish me The Luck.