Two days ago, I went all the way to Lincoln Park to go to Bed Bath and Beyond to find apartment furnishings, since the apartment is all but barren. I had 1.0 Craploads of stuff to carry back on the El train. So I figured, fuck it, I09ll order it online.
Lest my jaunt uptown be for naught, I stopped at some records stores on the way home. My primary objective was to purchase Saul William09s Amethyst Rockstar on compact disc. I09ve been listening to a burned copy of this album for over a year. It09s definitely the best rap/hip-hop CD I09ve heard, and one of my top ten albums of all time. Saul Williams made a name for himself performing slam poetry in New York City, and in 1998 starred in the movie Slam. Amethyst Rockstar hasn09t met with much critical acclaim (it has yet to sell 100,000 copies, and AMG only gave it one star). But, I think his lyrics are brilliant. At least his book is doing better.
Anyway, I could only find Amethyst Rockstar for $19, which is a little steep. So instead I bought The Clash (US version), by The Clash, and the new Sleater Kinney release, One Beat. The Sleater Kinney was definitely an impulse buy. It09s catchy and it was cheap, but having it makes me feel like an emo girl. Hmm.