Today I drove around and bought stuff.
Abnormal stops included:
Plus buying groceries and petroleum products.
- A final visit to Big Al's, this time I found no used records interesting enough for
purchase. The same at other venues, for used books (Los Altos) and used CDs
(Sunnyvale) - stood at one of the free listening units there, at the Compact Disk
Warehouse, listening to various useds, including really hearing the group James
for the first time.
- That small storefront opposite Streetlight Records on Bascom,
where I found only a sign in the door advising of a move to swank new digs in
downtown San Jose, which I drove over to.
- Upstairs in a nice large high-ceilinged space, third floor - it's the new home
of Slave Labor Graphics. This comic book company's been special to me since their
mid-80s masterpiece, "Suburban High Life", from which they still do the spin-offs "Milk
And Cheese". I bought the brand-new "Action Girl" (#14) <1>
and the first two issues of "The Jam" (those almost ten years old; I missed it
the first time around).
- "The Running Thread" in Cupertino, where I stocked up on the
special thread I make Temari with (DMC 5) - they had all I needed except
the great Turquoise (#995).
This has been my mental jukebox's programming: a somber, eerie track from "The
Truman Show" soundtrack ("Living Waters"), "Bell Bottom Blues" by Derek & the
Dominoes, and "A White Sportcoat (and a Pink Carnation)"
by Marty Robbins.
<1>Long time since the previous issue; Sarah Dyer's
been busy drawing Supergirl for DC Back