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161. Gareth Bidder

February 6th, 2011  |  Published in Backers
Nottingham, UK

I’m in a band and we’ve just been through the pain of funding our first album. We’re fortunate enough that we could get the money together but appreciate many artists can’t do that or can only do it to a level where the output suffers a bit. Plus the subject is very dear to my heart. I love docufilms, was a huge Selectadisc fan and still mourn the loss of it as so many others do. Yes I bought online from them sometimes but it was ok as I knew it was helping the physical store. So the yeah the story really struck a chord.

The first and last records I bought:
First: Probably a John lennon record. I’ve always been attracted by tragic musicians for some reason. I was 8 when he died – I became a bit obssessed though I didnt really know who he was at the time.
Last: Halcyon Digest by Deerhunter on lovely vinyl. Shame the record is a real dissapointment though.

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