Tuesday, December 23, 2008

In Praise of Levykauppa Äx

This store RULES beyond all concepts of rulership.

The timeline:

Maria and I were sitting around Sunday trying to figure out what Christmas presents we should get each other. We had a couple of ideas. She needed a new quilting ruler, and I still hadn't gotten the new double album from my favorite band, Hammers of Misfortune. We looked online at the usual Finnish distributors. Only one had it - Levykauppa Äx. There is a physical store in Helsinki, so...

Monday we go off shopping. We stop by that store during our trip. It's not on the shelf. Asking the helpful people at the counter (and they have always been helpful to me), they check and they only have a copy in their Kuopio location... I ask Maria but doing a 5 hour each-way train ride for a CD is out of the question.

Shit.

So we return home. At 3:13pm Monday afternoon we complete our online order for Hammers' Fields/Church of Broken Glass double CD.

At 10:15am Tuesday morning, just a few minutes ago... IT ARRIVED IN THE MAIL.

HOLY SHIT.

HOLY SHIT.

I guess this post is in praise of both Levykauppa Äx and the Finnish postal service.

Job well done!

Thank you Maria!

Now I don't have to feel like such a lame-ass because I don't have my favorite band's latest album(s)!



2 comments:

john said...

Jim... all you had to was ask and we would have sent one - I hope you like it!!

JC

Matt said...

Too bad the Hammers disc is so jam packed with filler!