If you are still looking for last minute gifts for friends and family, here are a few guaranteed to please the music and media lovers on your list.
J Roddy Walston and the Business’ Hail Mega Boys on green-colored vinyl
$14.24 on seeofsound.com
Out on December 2nd on Morphius Records, J. Roddy’s debut album has been released on special edition vinyl (first time on vinyl, actually) for a limited time. To add to the awesomeness, the vinyl is a cool, slimy green color.
Polk Audio Rogue headphones
$99.99 on polkaudio.com
A hundred bucks is not bad for a pair of really nice headphones. Polk Audio is a local Baltimore company and they’ve been making great audio equipment for more than four decades. After doing some local perusing, this set was my favorite in the “under-100” range.
I Used To Be Darker on DVD
$19.08 on amazon.com
I Used To Be Darker was one of my favorite films of 2013 (I know it’s the end of 2014) and local director, Matt Porterfield is certainly one of my favorite local directors. The best part about this flick? There are many, but the music is amazing.
Baltimore Baseball and Barbecue with Boog Powell: Stories from the Orioles’ Smokey Sluger
$19.99 at Atomic Books
The Baltimore Orioles had a very good year and it was exciting for all Baltimoreans, baseball fan or not. Boog Powell was a former Oriole and the owner of Boogs Barbecue, a Camden Yard staple. This book gives you a little of him, a little bit of baseball and a little bit of barbecue, filled with fantastic, heartwarming and funny stories. This would make a great companion piece to John Waters’ new book, Carsick, which you can also get at Atomic Books.
Station North Tool Library T-Shirts and Hoodies
$20 (T- Shirt) & $40 (Hoodie) at the Tool Library (Area 405)
The Station North Tool Library is an amazing place. It’s a place to rent all sorts of tools from hammers to power tools for a very affordable, yearly membership. The Tool Library staff also offers classes in a variety of things from hammer-use to knife crafting. Head on over to Greenmount West, get yourself a membership, and buy an awesome T-Shirt or Hoodie while you’re there.
Author Taylor DeBoer grew up in the Baltimore area and studied Writing and Sociology at Loyola University Maryland. He is a local writer, music lover, and edits a website that he co-founded, Manikmusic.net. Follow him on Twitter at TayDeBoer23.