X Marks The Spot

One of the blogs I follow here on WordPress is “Every Record Tells A Story”. The posts are consistently some of the best out there and are particularly well researched.

 The subject of his latest post is the band, King’s X, specifically their performance at the London Marquee in 1989. You can read it here – http://everyrecordtellsastory.com/2013/03/30/kings-x-this-band-was-once-the-future-of-rock/

 I was a college student at that time, and I sent a letter to King’s X, asking where I could purchase their first album, since I couldn’t locate it in that pre-internet era. The year was 1990.

 I was pleasantly surprised to have my letter personally answered by the band’s bassist, Doug Pinnick. Most amazing is the penmanship. Written in felt pen, it is without error and perfectly straight without the aid of lined paper. Impressive.

 Along with the letter was enclosed a picture of the band on stage in front of a giant Texas flag. Written on the picture are the words, “2 Matt Thanks for the support DOUG” and “London Marquee ’89”.

 So as you can see, WordPress has facilitated a digital connection between London and South Texas, something that couldn’t happen back in 1989.