Back in 1977 I almost bought the Eater album, but I bought something else, who knows what. Then listening to a Sonny Rollins cut on YouTube just now, I saw the Eater album in the list of coming tracks. How that happened I have no idea. But I’m listening to the Eater album now. Never heard it before. Some of the cuts I know somehow, but not the whole record. About halfway through their take on Alice Cooper’s 18, I realized that when I didn’t buy this album I was only two years past 18, and next month I will be 41 years past 18 and I still didn’t buy this album. My friend didn’t buy it either, he stole it, way back when, which I suppose is kinda what it is I’m doing now, actually, since I didn’t pay anybody anything. Certainly not Mr. Eater or whoever. But when I tried to envision all the changes in technology between then and now it made my brain hurt, so I typed this instead and tried not to figure out where all these letters came from.