Sunday, December 9, 2007
TRASH! Don't pick it up...
Howdy all, its been a great week getting featured on the Of Montreal Blog (ofmontreal.net/blog) and thank you for all the comments via email and on the YouTube page (www.youtube.com/ineedthatrecord)! Keep them coming! I read some statistic that 99% of all blog posts receive no comments....
Above is some footage I shot of Trash American Style, a punk record store out of Danbury, Connecticut that recently closed their doors after 20 some odd years of business. They got screwed by the landlord- who gave their lease up to a.... printing shop!?!?!? This footage is a rough representation of their last few days in business.
Out of all the independent record stores I visited going cross country along this mighty land of the U.S. of A- Trash American Style was one of the best and one of the most community oriented stores. They were clearly a vital resource for the Danbury area. People of all ages, tastes, and backgrounds were heartbroken to see this place go. I filmed there for 2 days and spent probably around $100 between my two visits- for a poor student filmmaker that's a hefty chunk o' change!
Today Trash American Style is still alive via the internetz and mobile shows. If you're a vinyl enthusiast and live in the New England area I highly recommend tracking them down...
Happy Holli-daze Trashies,