Lots to say, people, lots. I totally heart Milwaukee. Previously, I’d been to this fine city only once to play and had such a great time. I wondered if it was a fluke. I now know it was no fluke – Milwaukee may just be the finest place on Earth.
But let’s get to the record store juice, shall we?
I visited Atomic Records and had a lovely chat with Sahan.
JO’C: How long have you worked here?
Sahan: One year.
JO’C: What did you have for lunch?
Sahan: A baked potato.
JO’C: Yum, that sounds good. What’s your favorite place to eat in Milwaukee?
Sahan: Classic Slice.
JO’C: What’s the best music venue in Milwaukee?
Sahan: NOT The Rave.
JO’C: Oh shit! Is there a good music scene here? What are some good local bands?
JO’C: Cool, I’ll check them out. What are your favorite new releases?
JO’C: Are you going to any of the big festivals down in Chicago this summer?
JO’C: I think that’s a much better choice. Good work.
I really like Milwaukee. Should I move here?
JO’C: Anything else you’d like to add?
Sahan: Yes, I am not 15…I’m actually 22.
Atomic is awesome. Sahan gave me a great Atomic Records t-shirt, and I bought Aretha Franklin’s I Never Loved a Man…on cd so I could listen in the car. And a $2 Deee-Lite single with some rad re-mixes. I also got the new Magnet magazine…which has a really fucking awesome new Matador ad in it. Really. To top it off – Sahan came to the show that night at the Cactus Club – which was the best show so far I think. I could go on and on, but unfortunately, I have to get in my rented Chevy Impala and drive to Minneapolis now.