I waited for The Growiers' response to the recent sexual misconduct allegations made against them. They just released a statement, and it's uhhh... Very half-assed. Very vague. Almost as if they hardly cared to address it. Yeah, there goes another band in my rotation.
I've limited my vinyl buying to only essentials this year for the most part. I've bought less than 20 new LPs this year. Honestly, it's pretty freeing. Definitely a better way to collect. There's a certain relief in not having daily/weekly LP arrivals in the mail.
Finally got to stop down at my local record store (mask and sanitizer)! Only grabbed a couple things, but definitely some good ones: Whitesnake's self titled, U2's October, and best of all, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow for only $6! All OG presses. Also a cool Melissa auf der Maur (ex-bassist for Smashing Pumpkins and Hole) 7" on blue vinyl. Felt good to support the store again!