Thanks to my friend, Dana, I was able to attend the Punk Rock Flea Market in Philadelphia today. I had no idea what to expect except for a lot of music in all of its forms. Crates of vinyl and shoe boxes full of CDs. My purchases ranged from the reasonable $7 to the almost a steal of $2.
Next to a pile of old earrings, homemade journals, and an old Monopoly game was this dandy of a CD for $2. Sufjan Steven's mellow sound is worth so much more than $2, but I wasn't going to tell these two girls this. This is the type of album that you listen to when you are deep in conversation with someone or when you want to be thoughtful on a Sunday night.
Ever since the song "Transatlanticism" was played on the television show "Six Feet Under", I have ranked it as one of the most beautiful songs. It is a long song at 7 minutes 55 seconds, but worth it. I am glad to own the whole album now. My favorite lyric from Transatlanticism is " The rhythm of my footsteps crossing floodlands to your door have been silenced forever more."
Oh man! I am sure if we took a close look at my INXS Kick cassette tape, it would be on its last leg. I played that tape so damn much on my duel-deck tape player in my room back in 1987-1989. INXS was one of the rare bands at the time that I listened to that actually had songs on the radio. Most of my radio and cassette time was spent listening to the oldies station or public radio folk station. As I listen to it this afternoon, I still dig it.