Austin Record Convention purchase report, Oct. 4, 2008

I’m not sure why I didn’t get a postcard reminder about the Austin Record Convention this past weekend, but luckily, I had stopped by Waterloo Records and found fliers announcing it. (Kind of early in the month.)

For some reason, the System’s 1987 hit "Don’t Disturb This Groove" got lodged in my head, and after hearing a few excerpts on Amazon, I’ve become somewhat fascinated by it. As much as I tried to resist the prevailing pop sound of the time, groups such as Exposé, Nu Shooz and the System became part of my subconscious. And really, there’s no reason I shouldn’t mine those sources as I do everything else.

I didn’t find it, though.

I did end up with:

  • Roberta Flack, Softly with These Songs: The Best of Roberta Flack "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" was the No. 1 song when I was born, and I actually don’t mind that fact.
  • Jane’s Addiction, Ritual de lo Habitual Yet another disc I had sold for cash when money got tight.

Now I should think about what I want to get for the Waterloo Records storewide sale, which is a few weeks away.