Monday, June 26, 2006
We all need CHANGE
living in seattle has many benefits but one that i seem to enjoy the most is leaving seattle for british columbia. i have friends in victoria, nanaimo and vancouver. all lovely people in every possible way.
fantastic place canada, everything seems 'good' there. i have gone to british columbia to see shows while visiting friends like a not-to-long-ago visit to victoria where i saw the new pornographers *yes, with neko case* and other times i go just to visit friends. i remind myself when there that i am in a different country, i used my passport and they are not bombing the shit out of another country. so, i love downtown canada. this weekend i hit some garage sales which is part of the angle of doing this so-called blog with the hope i can show you the trash and flash i run across while "saling". i was in the beacon hill neighborhood on saturday where i got out of the car with the hopes of records awaiting...i was correct! well, i was slightly late in that one ex-drummer of the band LUBRICATED GOAT/BLOODLOSS/MONKEYWRENCH was there picking up some items for his collection. still, i jumped in and grabbed 13 slabs. some curtis mayfield and some de la soul 12 inch action made it all worth while. at a dollar each that was fine...but the gal at the sale drinking white wine at 9:30 said, 'we're making deals...13 records...howzabout $9.00"? pleased with that i hand her a ten, i get back one. but then the guy part of the household having the sale comes out (stoned out of his mind) and says, "who goes to canada??!!". at this time, my co-horts are back at the car (smart) and i am there with a mexican family when i say, that i go often. he has a bag of canadian coins and asks me to make an offer...i can barely blurt out anything before he just hands it to me simply because i already purchased the records. i get back in the car full of vinyl and glee and hand the bag to the navigator in the front seat...he counts it up and i have 39.23 canadian! and at the time of writing that equals, well, you do the math http://www.xe.com/ucc/
i ain't rich but i will see you in bc.