Today, I unleash the brand new weekly blog we will call- drum roll, please- the Customer Spotlight! Exciting, right? Essentially, the idea for this blog came from me being interested in knowing more about our customers- what they're listening to, their favorite albums, their guilty pleasures, and so on. This gives me a chance to, more regularly, talk to customers on a more in-depth level about their music tastes. So, each week, I'll randomly ask someone browsing our shelves, maybe you, to participate in this blog. This idea is sort of a work in progress, so if you have any suggestions for it, please don't hesitate to let me know!
For the very first blog, I asked the lovely Ian Stephens and Hailee Jacobsen if they would entertain me and help me with this blog. I see these two in the shop at least once a week and they seemed like they would be open to the idea, which they were- thanks, guys!
What are you listening to lately?
Ian: Animal Collective, The Fiery Furnaces, and M83
Hailee: Lots of Led Zeppelin, Bat for Lashes, and Flight of the Conchords.
What's your favorite album so far this year?
Ian: Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear, fer sure.
Hailee: Horehound - The Dead Weather (...brilliant!)
Best live show so far this year?
Ian: The Dead Weather were pretty incredible- Alison Mosshart is fierce is the most literal sense of the term.
Hailee: I saw No Doubt this year, which for nostalgic reasons was awesome, but the Dead Weather show was untouchable!
Tell me a few of your favorite albums...
Ian: Either/Or by Elliott Smith, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel, Kid A by Radiohead, and Hunky Dory by David Bowie
Hailee: Elephant- The White stripes (my all time favorite!), Return of Saturn-No Doubt, Golden Warrior- T.Rex , and the Doors self titled first album.
What is your musical guilty pleasure?
Ian: I still listen to the first Third Eye Blind album on long car journeys ... so nineties, so good!
Hailee: If I am flipping through stations and something mindless and dancy is on, I can usually find a good excuse to keep listening..