Here at the ass-end of 2016, it’s a little tough to deny that this has been an inordinately trying year. A brief and sadly incomplete list of the events that brought us together to cry, reflect, regain composure, and then cry again would include the death of Bowie, the Orlando nightclub shooting, the death of Leonard Cohen, the Ghost Ship fire, and… Well, the list goes on. Enough so that the world actually does kind of seem like it’s a crumbling gingerbread cookie right on the fragile edge of oblivion. We should (and, we very much hope, will!) all do what we can to respond to these challenges, and those that are sure to come.
There are also, it’s worth remembering, some things to celebrate from 2016. And, some of those very things are compiled in Sub Pop’s Best of 2016 collection, which many of us here at the Airport Store contributed to, and which can be found here: http://bestof2016.subpop.com/.
Here, also, is a summary of all the neat holiday items we started carrying at the Airport Store that just may provide a welcome distraction from the horrifying chaos that is modern times:
The Ventures’ Christmas Album (CD)
The New Possibility: John Fahey’s Guitar Soli Christmas Album (CD)
Songs For Christmas- Sufjan Stevens (CD)
It’s a Holiday Soul Party- Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (CD)
Dark Sacred Night- David Bazan (CD, we also have the bonus album on vinyl)
Joseph Washington Jr.- Merry Christmas to You (vinyl…R&B/Soul personal holiday fave reissued by Numero Group)
Theo Chocolate Nutcracker Brittle
Lighthouse Holiday Blend coffee
A smattering of special Sub Pop holiday postcards and greeting cards
A handsome knit Sub Pop sweater
And last, but certainly never least… the Loser Stocking.