NYCD NEWSLETTER # 5
HEY EVERYBODY, WE'VE GOT AN OFFICE!
WE'VE ALSO GOT A BLOG!
WE'VE GOT EXCITING NEW RELEASES!
WE'VE GOT FIVE DOLLARS, NEW SHIRTS AND COLLARS!
AND WE'VE GOT SOME VERY IMPORTANT FACTS FOR YOU!
And now... you've got THE NEWSLETTER!
NYCD: THE BLOG CONTINUES!
Join the fun and tell your friends to check out our new blog at www.NYCDonline.blogspot.com! In addition to the newsletter, you'll also find lots of late-night ramblings from Sal and Tony on such subjects as the current state of the music industry, why Sal's iPod is out to get him, fun with cumin, and much more. Make sure you bookmark it and check back often! It's fun, and sometimes it's not.
NYCD'S VERY IMPORTANT FACTS!
In case you haven't already heard... WE'VE MOVED! Our office is at 325 WEST 38 ST., between 8th & 9th Aves., Suite 505. We want you to come by and sell us your product (assuming your product is CDs, DVDs, or really comfortable boxer shorts), but PLEASE REMEMBER: We are not "open for business" like a store is. We're normally around from 9-5, Monday-Friday, so please call before you show up. Our NEW PHONE NUMBER: (212) 244-3460. If you can't show up during business hours and you've got a lot to sell, we can make special appointments.
Please CHECK OUT OUR AMAZON LISTINGS! Click or cut and paste the link below:
Some pointers: Amazon will not let us sort items by genre, artist, or alphabetically. They only give you a choice of "Featured Items" (which we have no control over) or the order in which we are listing them for sale. We're sorry for the inconvenience. Just think of it as going to a flea market and not knowing what cool stuff you're going to find as you scour the bins.
Finally, Amazon has given us two seller names -- nycd_online and eobrein102. We'd love to get rid of the second one, but they're not letting us. So please check both. Our prices are pretty damn good, so if you see something, jump on it quickly! It may not be around that much longer at that price.
Now, if you're still awake... it's NEXT WEEK'S NEW RELEASES!
BELLE & SEBASTIAN - "LIFE PURSUIT." We never liked these purveyors of the twee until their last album, "Dear Catastrophe Waitress," and frontman Stuart Murdoch promises that this release will continue where that fine record left off. This will also be available as a limited edition featuring a six song live DVD, in special hardcover book packaging, for a few bucks more.
THE CORRS - "HOME." The Irish Mandrell sisters return to their roots with an album of early Bing Crosby hits. Actually, that's not true. But they do return to their roots, and we're hoping that includes versions of "Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra" and "Watch It, Mither, Maggie's Burning The Bed Again."
DEAD BOY & THE ELEPHANT MAN - "WE ARE NIGHT SKY." Duo hailing from Louisiana, already creating a buzz thanks to the rave review in this month's Esquire magazine. Think Nirvana by way of Jack and Meg White.
THE GO-BETWEENS - "THAT STRIPED SUNLIGHT." If anybody still cares about these two Aussies, we can get you their new album, which is a live CD/DVD package from their hometown of Brisbane.
LOS LONELY BOYS - "LIVE AT BLUECAT BLUES." Prior to their huge success as Sony recording artists, the brothers heated up the clubs back in Dallas, and this is a document of one of those fanfaves from 2000.
SHANNON McNALLY - "NORTH AMERICAN GHOST MUSIC." Miss McNally follows up her very strong EMI release from last year with her first live record, recorded ... we don't know where, exactly. But we do like her.
MINUS 5 - "MINUS 5." Sort of a Traveling Wilburys for the very unfamous, Young Fresh Fellow Scott McCaughey returns with Peter Buck and friends for a new studio record that features guest appearances by John Wesley Harding, Morgan Fisher (can anyone tell us which classic rock band he was from?), and Wilco.
BETH ORTON - "COMFORT OF STRANGERS." The breathy Brit strips down her sound just a bit for a new studio record that leans more towards her folky roots. A limited edition is also available, featuring a bonus disc of B-sides.
PICK OF THE WEEK!!!
RICHARD THOMPSON - "RT: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF RICHARD THOMPSON." Five CDs, ALL of it unreleased, from this guitar master and musical legend. This box set includes a monster booklet with a detailed discography.
The Richard Thompson website is offering this box for £44.99, which is at least $80. But if you prepay for this by calling in your credit card info (212-244-3460), for the first week only, we will offer it at $64.99. This hits the streets on Tuesday, Feb. 7, and is available for pickup very soon after!
For more info on the box, check out this link!
BUZZ CHICK OF THE WEEK!
KT TUNSTALL - "EYE TO THE TELESCOPE." Scottish singer songwriter's debut has been turning heads and wiggling ears since press copies went out weeks ago. Listen for yourself and hear what the big to-do is.
CHARLIE HUNTER TRIO - "COPPEROPOLIS." One of NYCD's fave guitarists, this new record features John Ellis on sax and Derek Phillips on drums, expanding their funk-jazz fusion by exploring more rock n' roll territory. We are excited about this, so please order some. And be excited when you order.
RVG BLUE NOTE REISSUES!
DEXTER GORDON - "GETTING AROUND."
ANDREW HILL - "SMOKESTACK."
HANK MOBLEY - "WORKOUT."
LEE MORGAN - "THE GIGOLO."
HORACE SILVER - "HORACE-SCOPE."
STANLEY TURRENTINE - "JOYRIDE."
All with new 24-bit remastering courtesy of the legendary Rudy Van Gelder.
As always, get your orders in, the sooner the better! Call (212) 244-3460 or email HEYNYCD@aol.com, and please, as always, if you place an order, please come by to get it.
CD SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK!
Young New York-based jazz guitarist DAVID ULLMAN has released his debut CD, "HIDDEN," and it is creating a stir in the jazz world. We are proud to be one of a few exclusive shops offering this CD, so get on board now.
Until next week, we leave you with this:
We are assuming that Punxatawney Phil has seen his shadow. Therefore, we will have six more weeks of unsettled, stupid, crappy, it's-impossible-to-dress-because-we-never-know-what-it's-going-to-be-like-outside-without-watching-NY1 weather that will inevitably kill us.
Pablo and Avi