Holy shit. Early this morning, Matador Records co-owner Gerard Cosloy lost his house — and everything, but his dogs, in it — in a fire.
Just last week, Jay Reatard said this about signing a deal with Cosloy:
“Gerard has an insane musical history, from giving Dinosaur Jr., my favorite band when I was 13 or 14, $500 to record their first album to signing G.G. Allin to Homestead and playing in G.G. Allin’s band, yada yada yada. Why not work with this guy?”
As an Austin360 blogger already noted, “We poured one out this morning for his stellar record collection, a collection that is now one large plastic lump.”