while I'm at it

Posted by othiym23 Sat, 12 Jan 2008 10:57:00 GMT

Talking about my visit to Aquarius reminded me that I’ve already had one shopping trip so far this year. There’s only one store in San Francisco / North America that can really compete for my affections with Aquarius, and that would be Amoeba. I don’t really see them as competing; Aquarius is run by my friends and is a boutique with a high density of specialty items and Amoeba has a huge variety and much better coverage of electronic dance music (such as it is these days). Neither of them has any trouble separating me from large piles of my money.

Anyway, here’s what I picked up at Amoeba last week:

  • Akimbo: Harshing Your Mellow (Alternative Tentacles)
  • Akimbo: Navigating the Bronze (Alternative Tentacles)
  • Cabaret Voltaire: Eight Crepuscule Tracks (Giant)
  • Cabaret Voltaire: The Living Legends (Restless / Mute)
  • Darkthrone: FOAD (Peaceville)
  • Nick Drake: Bryter Later (Island)
  • Nick Drake: Five Leaves Left (Island)
  • Nick Drake: Time of No Return (Hannibal)
  • Echospace: The Coldest Season (Modern Love / Baked Goods)
  • Fairport Convention: Liege & Lief (Island)
  • Fairport Convention: Unhalfbricking (Island)
  • Fotheringay: Fotheringay (Fledg’ling)
  • Gravenhurst: The Western Lands (Warp)
  • PJ Harvey: White Chalk (Island)
  • Daniel “belteShazzar” Higgs: Metempsychotic Melodies (Holy Mountain)
  • LCD Soundsystem: 45:33 (DFA)
  • Gram Parsons with The Flying Burrito Brothers: Live at the Avalon Ballroom 1969 (Amoeba)
  • Pylon: Gyrate PLUS (DFA)
  • Seefeel: CH-Vox (RePHLeX)
  • Six Organs of Admittance: Shelter from the Ash (Drag City)
  • Wiley: Eskiboy – The Best of Tunnel Vision (selected by Logan Sama) (Eskibeat)
  • Wire: Read & Burn 03 (Pink Flag)
  • v/a: Fabric 36 (mixed by Ricardo Villalobos) (Fabric)

I’d say it’d been a while since I’d been shopping, but this happens pretty much every time I go to Amoeba.