“Why did you do all this for me?” he asked. “I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.”
“You have been my friend,” replied Charlotte.
“That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die. A spider’s life can’t help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that.”
According to Burger Records founders Sean Bohrman and Lee Rickard, the reason they chose Burger to be the moniker for their indie rock and roll record label and eponymous record shop, is simple: “We love burgers! They’re simplified handheld goodness, which is basically what records and tapes are.”
Since starting up in 2007, the Fullerton, California-based Burger has become one of the most exciting regional labels around, putting out records, tapes, and (on special occasions) CDs by some of the coolest names in punk. Burger’s played a crucial role in the revival of the cassette tape, as well as in the promotion of the thriving Orange County garage scene. Burger even has their very own “magical clubhouse,” as Lee calls it: a record store on an industrial edge of Fullerton, near to where the pair attended high school. While the label’s rise to prominence may seem improbably rapid, the truth is that Burger existed in their minds long before they ever pressed their first cassette.