Happy Rex Manning day, folks!
I’ve celebrated it (accidentally but what impeccable timing) by recording a Sweet Teen Club podcast episode on Empire Records and I will at least call someone “mon amour” before the day is through. I may also bring someone their lunch, that’s undecided.
April 8 is the day Rex Manning comes to do an in-store signing at Empire Records, and shit goes down. People need to tell other people they’re in love with them by 1.37pm, people get in trouble for gambling all the shop’s money away, people get arrested (twice), people get in awkard sexual encounters, others actually follow through, and there’s some pot-brownie-eating and total head shaving (unrelated incidents).
There’s also plenty of 90s fashion, snappy dialogue, Liv Tyler doing stuff, and a 90s alternative B-sides soundtrack WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE.
So Happy Rex Manning Day to all of us who just can’t leave Empire Records behind.
You can also totally take the Which Empire Records Character Are You Buzzfeed quiz, which I fully recommend you do, just for shits and giggles.
I, of course, was:
Who did you get? you totally have to tell me, in the comments or on Facebook here.
But it’s back to work for me now, getting the weekly newsletter sorted (if you haven’t signed up yet, you totally should!) and a few other bits and pieces before the weekend takes hold. Because: