KCRW Broadcast 637

Fanatic! I’m posting the notes for our next show super early so I have one more chance to remind you about the Dischord box set mentioned below. I’m doing this because Dischord really isn’t kidding about the June 11 cut off. Ian told me they’re getting some inquiries about being a day or two late. The cut off is the cut off. Also, this really is a one time only pressing. No doubt some people are buying them to flip them at all the usual places so don’t end up paying twice the price and reinforcing bad behavior. This is going to be a great one.

Special Announcement

Fanatic! Now and then, I tell you there are great records in our future that I know for a fact are on the way. I also tell you until the label makes an announcement, I have to keep the information to myself.

Ian MacKaye has been keeping me in the loop on the progress of one such project for several months: Dischord 200, a limited edition box set containing the first six 7” releases of Dischord Records. Information can be found at this site address.

What’s important to know is that this is a one time only press run. The amount produced will be determined by how many are ordered. The last day to order is June 11th, 2021. Dischord is not kidding! Once the orders are filled, that’s it. There will be no second run.

Okay. You have been advised enough! I just don’t want you to miss out. I can’t wait to hear this one.

I hope your week is going well, this being an early send out, we still have days to go before the weekend. Heidi and I are about 30,000 words into the final edit of Stay Fanatic!!! Vol. 03. These books are a lot of work. To get it to this stage, where it can be read aloud for the last draft has been about eight months of almost daily application and scanning. I’ve scanned over 400 images and still have a few more to go but I’m almost there.

Another great gathering of tunes we have prepared for you. The Spiritual Mafia LP came in recently. I’ve only had one chance to hear it all the way through and it’s really cool but I’ll need a couple of more plays to get my head around it. Interesting record. No band information on the record, no side info on the labels. I notice this a lot these days. Is that a youth thing? You bought the record but you don’t get to know which side is which without having to look at the matrix info? I mean, I do that anyway but still, it’s a bit much but what do I know.

Fanatic, I heard a test pressing the other day of a record that’s coming out later this year. I can’t say anything more at this point but I will say that every track will be on the show (if we’re not canned, one never knows) when it’s released.

I hope these early notes are not too much of an intrusion.

Have a great week and STAY FANATIC!!!

–– Henry