yes, today was the day that the new matches record, a band in hope (which i recommend you go buy RIGHT NOW) was released. so i had to go to fye. i just had to. after the show at chain on february fourth, i was sold. after their feature in alternative press, i was DYING to get my hands on it. and so, i resigned to a morning at fye.
so i get there, go inside, look for the general music section, where im assuming a punk rock record released on epitaph records would be located. it takes a while, cause since that fye has been not a tower records, ive been there maybe three times, actually, i think exactly three times, before. once i find where the rock and roll records belong, i look for the letter M. i see motion city soundtrack, so im in the right aisle, then, find marylyn manson, meaning im close, at least alphabetically, and then i reach the other match themed bands, and alas, no matches. i look again, and theyre not there, not even the little plastic place holder to let me know that they normally carry that artist.
i ask for help, and the kid who looks barely my age checks the computer, and goes, "yeah, we have like 20 of them". really now? and where are they hiding them? in the HEAVY METAL section. yes, the matches are heavy metal, didnt we all know that? yes, all this time i have been totally skewed in my categorizations of music. you know who else i saw in the heavy metal section? THE RAMONES. yes, the ramones who embodied the very essence of not heavy metal. however, marylyn manson, hes in regular music.
fye is run and staffed by idiots. and their cataloging system was developed by proverbial monkeys at typewriters.