Something short of nostalgia

Still, as the young people might say, this is a Thing:

Norton Records release event in Dallas

I mean, the event in question is not going to go unnoticed, and Norton Records, as record labels go, is definitely on the side of the angels, but something about this particular enterprise seems a little unsettling. But maybe that’s just me.

The vinyl version, incidentally, is pressed on grassy green vinyl. Of course.


  1. Charles Pergiel »

    17 November 2013 · 1:50 pm

    50 years!?! I feel old.

  2. McGehee »

    17 November 2013 · 2:30 pm

    I think there should be a rule that observances of a mere mortal’s death should not continue longer than his life did.

    Observances of his accomplishments in life (if any) should take precedence even before that.

  3. CGHill »

    17 November 2013 · 2:34 pm

    I’m just wondering how much of a media blitz there’ll be in 2056, half a century after Gerald Ford (who lived to be 93) passed on.

  4. Charles Pergiel »

    17 November 2013 · 3:15 pm

    The media, or someone, will report everything no matter how trivial. Whether it gets top billing depends on whether or not there is a BIG disaster pushing it’s way to the top. Now more than ever you need filters for what you spend your time on. It’s hard to resist getting sucked into some of these non-stories sometimes, especially when you are feeling a little sluggish.

  5. fillyjonk »

    18 November 2013 · 7:16 am

    siiiiiiiiigh. I was -6 when all this happened (5 years and change away from being conceived) and maybe it’s just my age, but I’m getting really tired of the national breast-beating over this. I’m guessing it’s the whole “doomed youth” trope. I daresay that if James Dean hadn’t had that car wreck, he’d have been doing guest appearances on “Murder She Wrote” in the 80s…What if Kennedy had lived, had had a second term, and everything had gone very badly during it?

  6. McGehee »

    18 November 2013 · 9:35 am

    A supermarket employee, probably a teenager, opined that the Kennedy assassination had more impact than 9/11.

    He also said they now know who fired the second shot from the grassy knoll: “some Cuban guy.”

    That will be an interesting trial.

  7. Scott »

    19 November 2013 · 9:10 am

    Homer’s one of those wackadoo novelty musicians every town has. He’s doing a bit. I saw him a few times back in my barstool days, at different places, usually on light Sunday nights. I’m glad to see he’s still drawing breath, and poking a stick in the eye of all the idiocy going on in this town the next two weeks.

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