We were already pumped to be co-curating the music lineup at Sweatstock 2012. Now that Iggy Pop is the official ambassador of Record Store Day 2012, which happens to fall on his 65th birthday, and will be visiting Sweat Records to mosh with the rest of us, WE ARE ALL-CAPS PUMPED!
Yup, you read right. Announced today by Sweat Records, The Idiot himself will be in attendance on Saturday, April 21, which pretty much makes Miami the official epicenter of RSD2012. Lest you think the pomp and circumstance of an ambassadorship will change the World’s Forgotten Boy, here are some priceless qutoes from the ambassador himself:
“As Record Store Day Ambassador for 2012, I feel like a representative from some exotic jungle full of life and death and sex and anger, called upon to wear a leopard skin and translate joy to the world of the dead.
“A person should have a personality. You won’t get one dicking around on a computer. It helps to go somewhere where there are other persons. Persons who are interested in something you are. That’s how a record store or any shop that’s got some life to it should work. It’s not about selling shit.
“I got my name, my musical education and my personality all from working at a record store during my tender years. Small indie shops have always been a mix of theatre and laboratory. In the 50s and 60s, the teen kids used to gather after school at these places to listen free to the latest singles and see if they liked the beat. You could buy the disc you liked for 79 cents and if you were lucky meet a chick. Clerks in these places became managers, (like Brian Epstein), label heads, (Jac Holzman) and Faces on album covers (like me).”
Hear, effing hear! For more information on Sweatstock 2012, visit sweatrecordsmiami.com. See you there!