Dear 299 followers,

We waited (with bated breath) during the first two years of starting this blog for followers. Now we’ve got some, and we’re feeling so guilty that we don’t have any letters to post at this present time.

Please be patient. We hope to have some new content for you in the coming year.

Thanks for your follow! In the meantime, please enjoy this:


Reflections on Columbia House etc.

Hi friends,
We’re still working on generating content for Record Store Day. In the meantime, please know that we would L-O-V-E it if someone would write something about joining (or even better scamming) any of the former music club subscription services like BMG, Columbia House, etc.

For inspiration we offer up the following video:


Busy working….

Hi there,
We’re busy working on some Record Store Day goodies for all of you. In the meantime, here’s a lovely piece by Carl to get you in the mood:

If you would like to write something for the blog focused on Record Store Day, here are some prompts for you to consider:

1. The first album you ever bought
2. Your favorite record or music store
3. Your favorite format for listening to music (or perhaps a history of formats you have loved)
4. Something else that we haven’t thought of that would be even better than anything we ever could have imagined

Please send these to us in the form of short blurbs (unless you want to write a full letter) by 3/31 or no later than 4/4. Add pictures etc. if you dare.


Dear Songwriters & Makers of Music,

Here in the United States this has been a really frightening week.

It’s hard to know what to do.

How much should I pay attention to what is happening?

How much can I tolerate paying attention to what is happening?

How do you address the current situation in the most effective manner possible?

The protests were beautiful and moving.

How many of these protests have to take place in order to for the current situation to shift?

What else can be done?

Because listening to music has always been one of my primary coping skills/soothing strategies I turn to you Bruce Springsteen, M.I.A., Bob Seger, Joni Mitchell, Conor Oberst, Melanie Safka, Ezra Furman, Ani Difranco, Tom Petty, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Neil Young, Grimes, Zack de la Rocha, Angel Olsen, J Mascis, Liz Phair, etc. etc. etc.

I’m scared.

We need your help.

Music has power.

Let’s not give up.

Love you all,