In 2015, Geoff Rickly was my neighbor at 67 West st, a Greendesk where we all had offices.
Hex Taylor & I had just started doing VHS releases out of our space, and Geoff was running Collect Records. I had a huge NOTHING flag in our office, since I’d just seen them open for HUM, and Geoff mentioned that they were putting out the next LP ‘Tired of Today’.
We never got beyond the ‘Gee, that’d be cool, let’s do it’ stage of talking about the NOTHING VHS release, but there was a very good chance that we would have done some sort of VHS release for EVERY Collect Records album that got released.
Unfortunately, Martin Shkreli happened, Nothing signed with Relapse, and Collect Records closed their doors.
My life has gone in a very different direction, but when I watch this BTS doc, I wonder what my life would have been like if i’d been ‘The VHS Guy’ in Post-Hardcore/Shoegaze/Whatever.