Tuesday, May 30, 2006

What a weekend...

We had one crazy weekend with the Art Walk, the in-store performances and everything else. Instead of trying to sum it up in (too many) words, enjoy some photos:
The human head weighs 32 pounds. And costs $2000. Just ask Jigsaw James, our artist-in-residence on Friday.
Not to be outdone, David Stephens busily put together his latest artistic creation, Dinky Rabbits. He sold a few of the charmingly bugged-eyed little creatures, too.
Meanwhile, while I, the ever-vigilant Security Chicken, hung watch from above and made sure there was no funny business going on, a fairly insane amount of customers perused the racks and sipped on delicious (and free) high-gravity beer. Mmm...
...and while they perused, The Drunken Coats played a lengthy, high-energy set, covering the Velvet Underground, Talking Heads, The Kinks and some old-timey goodness along the way. Oh, wait, the name of the band is The Floating Coats. But hey, if you had seen the way these guys put away the drinks (and spilt them on the floor), you'd understand our slip of the tongue.

On Saturday, David Mead graced the store with his presence, playing several numbers from his latest album, Tangerine, and cracking us up with between-song banter.
Just a couple hours after he finished serenading the very flowers in the photo above (just kidding), Mead played Eddie's Attic.

Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the weekend with us!

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Special blog/MySpace ONLY sale (10% off everything)

Tomorrow, Memorial Day, Decatur CD is having a special sale for our blogger and MySpace friends. If you're reading this post, stop by the store, bring your various purchases to the counter, and say the word "blog" for 10% off everything. Make sure you tell us, as we can't read your mind. This is only for tomorrow and only for the kind people who check out this here blog and the MySpace page. Thanks for checking in, everyone. See you tomorrow...

Saturday, May 27, 2006

David Mead - tonight!

In our ongoing efforts to keep you entertained this Memorial Day weekend, tonight, singer-songwriter David Mead will perform in the store. He'll be playing at 5pm, so make sure you get here before then. Later this evening (around 9pm or so), he'll also take the stage at Eddie's Attic. Hope to see you tonight!

Related links:
David Mead official site
David Mead e-card (with songs)

Friday, May 26, 2006

Art Walk - tonight!

Come join us tonight for the Art Walk. We'll have works from Jigsaw James, a performance by The Floating Coats (at 7pm) and the fine banjo-picking and stuffed-bunny-making by David Stephens. Of course, there will also be more free beer than you can imagine. See you tonight.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

More auctions...

UPDATE: The below auctions are all finished, but we do have new, awesome memorabilia for David Lynch, "Wayne's World," Melissa Etheridge, Smithereens, Morrissey, Lush and The Cult. Enjoy!


A little late on the update this time, but we've started some tasty, new auctions. This round featuring David Byrne, Lilith Fair, Enuff Z'nuff, Jellyfish and Slash Records. Goodies, indeed. Happy bidding:


Anyone catch Liars last night?

Because if you didn't, Decatur CD's faithful employee and sole proprietor of What We All Want sure did. Read more here:

Liars - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA - 5/23/06

Monday, May 22, 2006

FREE TICKET to see The Panic Channel TONIGHT

Attention those of you looking for a concert this evening. Dave Navarro's new project, The Panic Channel, is playing the Roxy tonight, and your friends at Decatur CD would like to offer you a free ticket. We had a handful of them and had no trouble getting rid of all but this one, but since it's growing dangerously close to showtime (8pm), we thought we'd offer this final ticket on the blog. First caller gets it: 404.371.9090. Good luck!

New release Tuesday! (5/23/06)

Tomorrow! Tomorrow. Tomorrow? Tomorrow... You can find yourself a new release or tasty reissue from the following artists on our shelves:

Delaney & Bonnie
Eric Clapton
The Allman Brothers
Dixies Chicks
Johnny Cash
Harry Nilsson
Neil Diamond
Big Star
Blood Brothers
Less Than Jake
Tilly and the Wall
The Ditty Bops
The Wreckers
Pete Seeger
The Walkmen
Mission of Burma
Slaid Cleaves
Dr. John
Gladys Knight & The Pips
Rhonda Vincent

Hit us up if you want these!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Baby, you can drive my truck.

(photo taken across the street just minutes ago)

Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to present the official vehicle of Decatur CD. Is this your festively-decorated truck? If so, stop by the store to receive your prize.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Kentucky Derby recap

Our Kentucky Derby weekend was so much fun that we forgot to tell you about it, aside from the third place ending for our faithful stallion, Steppenwolfer. As you can see from the above photo, we had some friends in town. On the left is bartender extraordinaire, Patrick Grueber, and on the right, Luka Bloom, who played the Five Spot last Friday.

Speaking of bartending, Patrick served up some of the finest mint juleps ever. Customer after customer commented on how great the mixture was, some even saying it tasted better than expensive ones they had had before coming in to the store. That'll teach you to pay for drinks when you can get them for free at Decatur CD. Until next time...

New release Tuesday! (5/16/06)

We love the old and used stuff as much as the next guy or gal, but when it comes down to it, the reason we're here is new releases. As such, here's a list of artists that will have new stuff on our shelves in just a few days:

T-Bone Burnett
The Raconteurs
David Mead
Sam Roberts
Johnny Cash
Whirlwind Heat
The Wedding Present
Thievery Corporation
Dan Zanes
Twilight Singers

Let us know if you want to pre-order any of these! Thanks...

Friday, May 12, 2006

John Vanderslice <3's the Internet.

Our pals over at What We All Want posted about an interesting interview with songwriter John Vanderslice. Read on, friends:

Internet is the new print.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Steppenwolfer takes third place in derby

Unfortunately, we must report that the official Decatur CD horse, Steppenwolfer, did not win the race today. However, he did take third place, so that's cool. And really, this is good for you, our wonderful customers, because if he had taken the prize, we would've packed up the store early and headed straight for the Brick Store. As it is, you still have a couple hours to take advantage of the sale, as well as the free Girl Scout cookies and mint juleps. Stop by and say hello before 9pm, ya'll.

Decatur CD joins MySpace.

Well, we've made the plunge. Do us a favor, fellow MySpace folk, and add us as a friend. We're slowly seeking out people, but it's going to take us a while, as we're newbies. See you there:

Decatur CD

Friday, May 05, 2006

Q: What can you buy from us on Monday?

A: See above.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Enjoy a Decatur CD mint julep.

This Saturday marks a lovely annual tradition known as the Kentucky Derby. Never ones for turning down a chance at a little party, your friends at Decatur CD are planning a festive event for the afternoon. Stop by the store from 2pm-6pm to enjoy some mint juleps and Girl Scout cookies. There will also be plenty of sale merchandise in the store, and the derby will be on the television. Hope to see you all then.