Thursday, March 10, 2011

Color Me Obsessed Is Worthy, Timely

Color Me Obsessed is a documentary film about The Replacements, one of the greatest American rock n roll bands of all time. The film focuses on the importance of the band to what is still sadly a cult, underground group of fans. This was a band that should have been a household name - after all, they had the accessible, real songwriting of leader Paul Westerburg (truly one of the greatest songwriters who ever set words to melody) that just never won over a deserved mass audience.

I have been a Replacements fan since my friend Pete made me a mixtape of Mats songs that kicked off with a live version of I Will Dare - a song so infectious that I became an instant fan. Of course it was songs like the immortal Here Comes A Regular that cemented them in my still teenage heart. That fact that this film even exists makes me realize how truly old I am.

Support the film, support the Mats. Long Live the Replacements.

Rolling Record Store Is Proper

The Third Man Rolling Record Store from Thid Man Records on Vimeo.

Jack White
is one of the coolest people walking the planet. And it is ideas like his Rolling Record Store that make him so. Having discovered that 97% of American high school students have never been to a real record store (a shocking, and wholly disturbing notion), White decided to "bring the store to them" by putting the entire Third Man Records catalog on wheels. So, so cool.

Check out his Third Man Records here.