Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Happy Birthday Paul
Today has been a pretty good one. Paul's Boutique turns 20 and somebody saw fit to reissue it (somebody making money). The vinyl got me all excited, even though I already own a copy of the older 4-gatefold version, because it touted 180 gram wax inside the wrapper. Unfortunately, my expectations were quickly dashed and let down. The wax is 180 gram alright, but only one friggin' platter!!! Are you fuckin' kidding me?!? If you're going to reissue a canon-defining, epoch-outlasting album such as this, then get your head out of your ass and put it on two platters of 180 gram wax!!!
Nonetheless, it is a joy to listen to again. Better yet, good to have a reason to listen to it again, particularly while I finish up acquiring tickets to my first ever game at Wrigley Field!!!!!!!!!!! That's right folks, I'm gonna catch a ballgame in the friendly confines of Wrigley this Summer. I know it's crazy, but...ballgame in the afternoon on a weekday!!! Can't wait!