Met the Black Sheep Wall and Colombian Necktie dudes on tour last year, followed them through two states for three shows. On the last night I caught them in San Antonio, I sang parts of one of my favorite BSW songs with their singer Brandon and then went to a little dive bar a block from the venue for drinks and bull.... with him afterwards. We hung out a bunch over those three days, and it didn't take either one of us very long to realize we were kindred spirits with a love for retro gaming, the horrible movie Mortal Kombat Annihilation, funk music and Jim Beam. A few months after the tour, I sent him a Morris Day and the Time vinyl, and a week later he mailed me about 5 hours of unreleased Admiral Angry tunes in exchange. Then I taught Scott how to play 2 of their songs he'd forgotten, which was kind of surreal and really funny. Some of the coolest experiences of my 20s and those guys are all genuinely super good people, musicians, and friends. I have also been buds with Rennie from Starkweather for awhile, another one of my favorite bands. Just reached out to him about signing my vinyl 3 years ago, and we've been in touch ever since. He was even nice enough to send me a few shirts for no charge. Super cool guy with a seriously mindboggling knowledge of underground bands.. guy's an encyclopedia.