...I have a question. A question that might be both strange and normal,
I asked the fellow who answered the phone at Jackpot Records in Portland.
He replied, with the gentle earnestness of the best music store workers.
What have you been enjoying lately music-wise? You personally?
- "Hmm...let's see,"
he replied, elongating his response in a way that let me know he was taking it seriously.
"The new Chk-Chk-Chk album is really good.
You're talking about the exclamation-point dance-punk band?*
- "Yes. It's excellent. And Luxury Liners is good too. A little bit electronic, with a soft pop sound.
I have not heard them, or heard of them.
He picked up steam.
- "Have you heard Goat? Tribal, world music...sort of. A little Afropop in there."
Really appreciate the recommendations!
Do you mind if I ask your first name?
Art. Thanks, Art. I'm Joseph. Have a good weekend!"
Gonna go check out some Goat.
If you're in Jackpot Records anytime soon, talk to Art. Cool cat.
* the name of the band is !!!
It is pronounced Chk-Chk-Chk