First and foremost, you gotta read the latest entry on the Now Again Records blog. It's basically DJ Egon waxing rhapsodic about record shopping here in Nashville and at Lawrence Brothers in particular. It's a beautiful piece about the joys of musical exploration and it's basically ruined my work day because now all I want to do is immerse myself in seas of vinyl. I haven't been on a good diggin' mission in months, due mostly to my own sloth and a misguided attempt at "adult priorities." And that essay was just like salt in a wound. If you've got a thing for hunting down dusty, obscure gems, then it's a must read.
Also, if you like the rap and the graffitti and the whatnot, make sure to haul your ass over to Gallery East in East Nashville tommorrow night to catch Ali Shaheed Muhammad, the legendary DJ/Producer from Tribe Called Quest. The night starts at 5 p.m. with an art show by local spray-can wizards Workforce Rebellion (those resposible for that rad Biz Markie print up top) and then the music kicks off at 9. Wick-it, Kidsmeal and the Lovenoise Soundsystem warm it up for the Midnight Marauder.
Check the WR blog for deatils, and have a helluva weekend.