I did some work for my grandmother this morning and she gave me some money so i decided to check out “Blast in the Past” again. Once again upon walking in my ears were assaulted by the inane conversation of the store owner and his ded-head friends. This time, i almost laughed aloud at their conversation. They were having an in-depth, heated conversation about how 911 was a conspiracy… oh man! They complained about all the people that said “I am so glad Al Gore wasn’t president when the planes hit” and they proceeded to explain their own theories on what “really went down.” According to the owner, George W. Bush is actually responsible for 911, not only that but he was at the controls. They claimed the planes were remote-controlled?!?! How ridiculous! Then they went on to claim that all the people that supposedly died on the plans were actually all targeted by the government and taken out ahead of time. They brought many other ridiculous “points” that i just can’t seem to remember… i don’t know what kind of stuff these guys used to smoke (or still do) but whatever it was, it messed them up. It is quite entertaining to listen to them though… and by the way, they seem like good people, they just have some wacky ideas.
Ok, on to today’s finds:
“[A–>B] Life – Mewithoutyou”
I actually came across this one on my last visit but i passed it up. When i got home i listened to my burned copy and i realized i had made a terrible mistake! I actually tried to go pick this one up Sunday before work but only when i got to the door of BitP did i realize they were not open on Sundays. So today i made sure to grab it. Mewithoutyou has been one of my favorite bands for awhile now. I first got into them early in high school… i found a few of their songs on the Internet and i got really into them. Then they released their second album, “Catch for Us the Foxes” and my drama team leader from my youth group, Emily, burned me both their albums. I have loved mewithoutyou ever since. I remember blaring the song “Gentlemen” in my room at my old house and screaming/yelling along because i could actually do a decent job at imitating Aaron Weiss’s interesting vocal style (at least i though i could, who knows 😉 ) If you have never listened to mewithoutyou then i suggest trying them out, they have a very interesting style… It’s like hard rock with some ambient-rock thrown in, a little shoegazer, and little yelling, a harp, some metaphors… they are an experiment that at many times is just beyond words. Give them a try, but if you do, i recommend either their second release, “Catch for Us the Foxes” or their third release “Brother, Sister” first. Don’t get me wrong, this is a great album, but they have matured since this album and they keep making better and better music! Price Paid: $9.50 (not particularly cheap, but worth it)
“The Light in Guinevere’s Garden” – East West
I downloaded this album awhile back with a couple of their other releases and of them all i liked this one the most. They have a really good sound, kind of like a christian version of Korn, but not exactly… I saw this one ever time I’ve been in BitP but i kept passing it up because it was priced a little high… it was sealed though… I decided it was worth it today, I’ve been getting a lot of tips at work lately… Price Paid: $12.50
I actually had a little more cash left over and some extra time before work so i decided to head over to record time since i hadn’t been there in a little while, i thought they might have gotten some new stuff in… they had, and i was lucky to find the best find of today:
“Summer of Darkness” – Demon Hunter
I have been a fan of Demon Hunter since they released their self-titled debut album. They are a christian heavy metal band, and they are really good! I didn’t buy one of their albums until they re-released their third album last year with a DVD. That DVD/Album made me love the band even more, the DVD showed me just how cool the guys in the band are! They are really outspoken about their Christianity and not at all ashamed of it, and that’s really cool!!! When they released their forth album this year, it was actually one of the first albums i resisted the urge to download and waited until i could afford to buy it legally. Ruckus helped. Now i own three of their four releases, all i have to do is find their self-titled album now! Price Paid: $4! (makes up for the other expensive ones today)
“Leave Here a Stranger” – Starflyer 59
I haven’t had much exposure to this record, but it is Starflyer 59 so i trust it’s good (it has to be since it’s not “the fashion focus” 😉 ) It is on the hunt-list because i did have a few tracks off it downloaded but never found the whole album. I’ve actually known this was at Record Time since the first time i went there but have passed it up every time since i hadn’t heard it before. I gave it a listen today and decided to shell out the cash for one more album today… Price Paid: $8
All in all a good day of hunting. See ya next time!
P.S. I pre-ordered Brave Saint Saturn’s new album today, their store is up — you can order it too, right here!