Reddit user Muctur has just posted a pic of a secondhand copy of Soundgarden’s ‘Superunknown’ he bought on online music trading site Discogs alongside the note he found inside it – and it’s likely you’ve a heart made of stone if said note doesn’t make you feel all of the feels.
“Dear collector,” reads the note. “Just in case you want to know where this record is coming from, I am Mark’s mother – Mark left us in 2002 – he suffered a heart attack at age 39 while running in the Oregon coastal mountains… Mark collected this music in the 80s while attending college. I would ask him on occasion when he schlepped all his music home (2000 cd + over 600 vinyl LPs)! “What do you want me to do with all this music if something should happen to you?” “Listen to it mom,” he would say.
“Well I did listen to a few but now it’s time to share them. I am doing the best I can – doing research, listing, shipping, etc – but it is good therapy to see this music being shared all over the world… When you play it, play it loud for Mark! Cheers, Sabine.”
It looks like Sabine is still selling Mark’s records onlinetoo, so if you’re after some Wire, Nick Cave, Billy Bragg or Swans and a heartwarming tale to go along with it, Sabine’s your woman.