Kind of fitting that this particular album was my 50th vinylcast on ds106radio because it represents a bit of a landmark for me. I bought it in 2015, and it was the first new vinyl I bought in decades—which was spurred by access to a turntable after building the UMW Living Room Console. Also, it would be the first of hundreds of albums I would pickup in the ensuring 6 years. While unplanned, there’s a poetic sense of symmetry to the choice.
This album is fun, full of story-like songs that capture the hipster experience on the West coast beautifully with tracks like “Happy Carrot Health Food Store” and “Secret Plot.”
It was just what I needed on this rainy Sunday morning, and nothing gets me happier than when I’m broadcasting to the mighty ds106radio and posting on the bava.blog. Life is good, enjoy the archive, and don’t forget to boycott the radio as well corn, unfun porn, and manmade storms