For two issues now Colin Meloy has written a sidebar in Rolling Stone Magazine. Here is this month's installment!
WHAT I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
What’s on your wish list this year?
A dehumidifier for my studio.
What are your favorite past gifts?
A piece of original art by (cartoonist) Tony Millionaire.
What gifts do you plan to give?
When I worked at a bookstore, everyone on my list got books- Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood is essential reading. Now that I’m in a rock band, they still get books, with a Decemberists T-shirt thrown in.
How much will you spend?
I tend to think anything over fifty dollars is a little crass- except for one’s girlfriend, for which there is no limit.
Where do you shop?
I try to buy at local Portland (Oregon) shops as much as possible. Powell’s Books, Reading Frenzy and Jackpot Records are my favorites.
Do you ever buy more stuff for yourself?
A little bit here and there. I always end up buying left-handed presents for my girlfriend. Half the non-lady-stuff presents I buy for her end up in my possession anyway.