ARTIST: Intimate Strangers
TITLE: “Love Sounds/ The Track”
Dumb luck, fate, and a certified banger. While on a trip in Thailand, the hommie and fellow music nerd, Bill, started going in on me for not being diligent in my pursuit of vinyl. To be honest, I was on vacation in Thailand. I don’t equate Thailand with that type of heat. Where was I going to find a record store in Northern Thailand? Just as that thought ran through my mind, Bill pointed to a nearby book store. Hesitantly, I walked in, but there was no sign of vinyl anywhere. I’m thinking this is a huge waste of time. But regardless, I step up to the counter and ask the girl working if she knows where I can find some records. She returns my question with a blank stare. I continue, “You know, music, LPs?” With a look like she had finally clued in, she suggested I check the next door. I’m a little intrigued now. I walk into the adjoining shop – and lo and behold, the back room was full of records. As I flipped through the racks, I began to realize that I was in the midst of a come up. I was in total disbelief when this I pulled this joint and a few other choice selections. Who would have thought that a random book store on a small street in northern Thailand would end up being such a score? Thank you record digging gods. And thanks to the hommie Bill for reminding me to stay on my grind.