Monday, April 23, 2007

Borders Recommendation

I was in Borders this weekend, strutting around the store, sporting a $10 gift card (Easter present from my girlfriend’s Mom – pretty sweet), looking for some CD to take a chance on. I picked a Yo La Tengo album as a safe bet (can’t just get one CD when at the store) and continued my search for some risky business, when I passed by the recommendations posted by the Borders employees. Right damn smack in the middle was an album by The Snake the Cross the Crown – an Alabama band. The sticker on the front of the CD suggested this work for fans of Wilco and the hand written recommendation suggested it to be a diamond in the rough, signed “the entire Borders staff”. Alright, sounds promising. I’ll give it a go. And so I did. I gave it three or four listens today and while nothing in it was objectionable, nothing jumped out at me either. I sort of found it to be: blah. We love to talk about our favorite bands here at KGB, but I’d like to take this opportunity to warn listeners about so-so music and, more importantly, about Borders employees recommendations. That recommendation must have just been some dare from one of the stock boys. My second choice for a shot in the dark CD was a Putamayo Presents – Acoustic African music. I bet that one would have been sweet.



Bryan said...

Bummer about the Borders' rec, but at least there was no money wasted.

Speaking of Wilco, I am seeing them in Cincinnati on June 14th at the Aranoff Theater. You probably recognize it as being the theater across the street from Nicholson's. I plan on a nice night of the darkest beer and good tunes.


gerdon said...

Damn, sounds like a fine set up. Sure would be nice if some bands would roll around this joint. The best I've been able to muster up is Norah Jones. Should be good anyway.