A Gift From Geoff!

Yesterday, a parcel arrived at our KMA eastern offices from the illustrious and awesome Geoff of 100albumsin10years! Oh yes, a parcel of much goodness…

Inside was a note:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OMG. This contains three of my favourite things: Sloan, GBV, and COMMUNITY!

First up, the Sloooooaaaaann…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out that handsome ‘Navy Blues Brother.’ Yessir, that’s Sloan’s Andrew Scott on the cover of this May 1998 issue of Chart magazine. Inside the mag is a five-page article called Sloan: Fantastic 4, about the band and the new (at the time) album, Navy Blues, which is a rocker for sure, and there’s a bio page of the band to-date as well. Hot damn! There’s a ton of other stuff in this mag too, which I’ll surely cover in a later post, but right now I’m reading about Sloan so that other stuff will have to wait!

And then, tucked into the mag, to mark the page of the Slooooaaan article (natch), was a 7″ record. Oh yes.

[click the shite photeys to embiggen them…]

Guided By Voices – Planet Score b/w Zero Elasticity

Limited to 1000 copies, and including a free download of the tracks, this 7″ contains Planet Score and Zero Elasticity from the excellent 2014 album Motivational Jumpsuit.

This is thrilling on a couple of levels. One, I am a huge Guided By Voices fan and will always happily welcome any of their releases into my collection. And two, for years I have consciously skipped trying to collect the 7″ output by this band. There are soooo many, I mean, they put out about six albums a year for a decade and a half, and each record gets at least a couple of 7″ singles… That said, I always look at them longingly in the shoppes… and now here is one in my house! It’s GORGEOUS!

Geoff. THANK YOU. You’re always verbalizing the positive on your excellent site, and you’re sharing the greatness by mail too!

COMMUNITY!

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Posted on June 23, 2017, in posts by aaron. Bookmark the permalink. 52 Comments.

  1. I got a parcel from him two days ago too!

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  2. Community!!
    1001 reasons Geoff is awesome.
    If only there were a graph showing the variance on the amount of letters in SLOOOOOOOAAANN.
    Which Sloan songs are on the 7″?

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  3. Geoff,next parcel you send to Mr Books include a bib to stop all the drooling!
    Well done Mr Stephen!
    Atta Boy Double A!

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  4. That was might nice of Geoff to do.

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  5. I’ve no idea who any of those people are, apart from Geoff.

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  6. My pleasure Aaron – Community!
    And I’m not sure if I’ve ever been illustrious before, I’m blushing! 😀

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