I just got back from my winter holiday in Raleigh, North Carolina, my home sweet home. Â My first night, at 3am, I went to the Waffle House. I just recently learned that the Waffle House chain stretches all the way out to California, but it will always feel southern to me. Â If you've never been, please stop next road trip.
They are known for the plethora of toppings they will unload onto your hash browns. Â "All the Way" scares me a little bit. Â I prefer the grits and the BLT, add pickles.
I could go on and on about all of the deliciousness in North Carolina. Â Chicken and biscuits! Â Barbecue! Â Sweet Tea! Â Cheap beer! Â But the best is my daily Cup of Joe. Â Espresso, coffee, ice, sugar, milk. Â Heaven.
I got my first job when I was sixteen at an independent record store called Schoolkids Records. Â They are still around, one of the only good record stores left in NC/the world. Â I spent a good portion of my holiday helping them move to a new space and then I made it look pretty.
One of my new favorite dudes: Brad from Megafaun/Rosebuds/etc. Â If you are ever in Raleigh, go to Schoolkids and see Brad and Ric and the dudes. They will show you some good records to buy and will make you feel good about life because they are just that awesome.
Schoolkids features the artwork of Brian Walsby. Â I remember loving his stuff when I was younger. Â How could I forget?? Â Brian has drawn his way into tons of zines, does cover art, cartoons, caricatures and other random awesome stuff. Â Also he has played drums in lots of good bands and is a super nice dude.
Find more Walsby HERE!
/ February 10, 2009