Thursday, August 27, 2009
Vinyl In the Mail
I opened the mailbox the other day to a surprise. A generic looking brown envelope. The return address was from Seattle, my beloved hometown. "10 Club." It's from Pearl Jam.
Inside was a white vinyl single for "The Fixer" (B-side is "Supersonic") from the upcoming record Backspacer. The record doesn't come out for another month.
It felt like when I was a kid and would order limited edition G.I. Joe figures with the "Flag Points" that I had collected. A little rush of excitement for a grown up toy: rock and roll on wax. Never grow up, my friends.
Spin the black circle...
Viva la vinyl...
The video is directed by Cameron Crowe. Shot at one of my childhood haunts, the Showbox in downtown Seattle.