Friday, June 30, 2006

Rising Appalachia in-store July 1st at 2pm

"Music for the moon-shiner in us all," that's how Rising Appalachia describes its particular blend of old-timey goodness. And at 2pm tomorrow (July 1), you can hear it for yourself when the band plays an in-store performance at Decatur CD. Their record is great, and we play it all the time, so be sure not to miss out on the only Appalachian band we've ever heard of that holds DJ Shadow and Nina Simone in equal esteem. Check out a few songs on the band's MySpace page:

Rising Appalachia

Thursday, June 29, 2006

89.3 FM WRFG Jazz Auction at Decatur CD

Stop by the store, fair jazz fans, and check out some of the art WRFG has hung on our walls as a part of the station's 9th annual on-air jazz auction. And if you see something you like, feel free to pick up the bid book we have located handily nearby the art and stake your claim on it. Here are some examples:

Monday, June 26, 2006

New release Tuesday! (6/27/06)

Not the strongest release date in weeks, but some goodies to be had. You know the drill:

Dashboard Confessional
John Digweed
Van Morrison
Ray Wylie Hubbard
John Gourka
Grant-Lee Phillips
Tim O'Reagan
Kris Delmhorst
Dirty on Purpose
Lost Prophets
Four Tet
DJ Spooky
Dr. Octagon
...and more!

Leave us a note below.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

David Mead in-store audio

In case you missed it, or if you caught it but liked it so much that you want to download it for yourself, Cable and Tweed has been so kind as to upload the recording of David Mead's in-store at Decatur CD. Enjoy:

David Mead Live at Decatur CD on 2006-05-27

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

So many auctions, so little time...

Another week, another set of eBay auctions. This time, we've uploaded more shirts than ever, including selections for Eric Clapton, Orgy, Depeche Mode, Fishbone, Snoop Dogg and Earl Klugh, to name but a very few. Peruse, if you will, and happy bidding:


Monday, June 12, 2006

New release Tuesday! (6/13/06)

Apologies for the lack of posts lately, but we've been busy/out of town/etc. Thanks for sticking with us, though, and for the comments and all that jazz. As a reward, here's a new list of artists with new releases on our shelves tomorrow. Oh, snap!:

Neil Young (Heart of Gold DVD)
Fela Kuti
Sonic Youth
The Handsome Family
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
Allison Moorer
The Futureheads
The Codetalkers
Kid Creole and the Coconuts
Steve Martin
Busta Rhymes
Keb' Mo'
Widespread Panic
Regina Carter

Stop by and pick these up. Want us to hold one for you? Drop a line below. Rock!

Monday, June 05, 2006

Take your closed mind elsewhere.

Today, a particularly surly man came into the store, and I, The Security Chicken, who witnessed a certain exchange between this man and one of our humble employees, wish to comment on it. After putting on a classic hip hop record, Critical Beatdown by the Ultramagnetic MC's, our humble employee went about his business, tending to the store and reading about music on the internet.

Upon the record beginning, Mr. Surly Customer was heard to say, "You can turn this off whenever you want."

Confused by the sudden hostility, the employee replied, "What's that?"

"This is the kind of music is the lowest common denominator," the customer said, as if his opinion had been asked for.

Ignoring the fact that this was a rash judgment after 30 seconds of a song, the employee countered, "Not everyone feels that way."

And finally, showing the depths of his ignorance, the customer finally said, "Well those who don't are the lowest common denominator as well."

Now, Decatur CD is not a judgmental establishment, but this guy is a jerk. Reason being, you can't simply write off an entire genre of music without seriously trying it out first. If someone walked into a room and said, "Rock 'n' roll is awful," they would be viewed as foolish, a curmudgeon or possibly both. Why shouldn't this apply to any other type of music, be it folk, electronica, bossa nova, country, jazz, new age, hip hop, etc.?

Additionally, to walk into a record store (where all music can and should be embraced) with this kind of attitude, and then to leave while shaking your head is truly asinine. Maybe this viewpoint is the kind that has gotten our country into the state it is in today. Closed-mindedness will get us nowhere. Get rid of it.

I will now step off of my soapbox and return you to your regularly scheduled blog. Thank you for your time, and please leave your thoughts in the comments.

New release Tuesday! (6/6/06)

The most evil release date of the year is upon us, but that doesn't mean the music is suffering. Check out what we'll have tomorrow:

Elvis Costello/Allen Toussaint
The Bottle Rockets
The New Cars
Scott Walker
Mojave 3
Zero 7
Camera Obscura
Warped Tour
Micah P. Hinson
Paul Oakenfold
Syd Matters
Scott Walker
...and more.

Let us know if you're looking for any of these!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

You want what we have.

Perhaps you've heard the buzz surrounding young, Mississippi band, Colour Revolt. They were written up in the latest Flagpole, after all. They will also be embarking on a rather impressive tour this summer. Well, we'd just like to let you know that Decatur CD is the only store in town where you can buy the band's debut EP. Stop by and give a listen to it sometime.