Birthday Splurge

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20 Mar 2005

As fortune had it, my current client had a seminar to attend to – all 50 or so of them – so I had the day off. Perfect timing and all, what with me turning 26 and all that.
So I walked about town, tracing what are no doubt occult symbols of terrible potence across the urban map, and emerged with the following acquisitions:


1) Rufus Wainwright / Want Two
I have a couple of Wainwright tracks on MP3 which I liked, so I decided to get a CD of his. The only one they had was the new one, not containing any tracks I know.
2) Franz Ferdinand / Franz Ferdinand
Been listening to that one an awful lot lately – great album. Warrants purchasing, even though I have it all on MP3.
3) The Flaming Lips / Ego Tripping At The Gates Of Hell
An EP, containg the title track taken from Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, which is a wonderful album I’ve also been hitting heavily lately. Contains several B-sides and a remix of Do You Realize, one of the best tracks on the LP. We’ll see how this one goes.
4) The Stooges / The Stooges.
Because you always need more Iggy.
5) Slovenly / Riposte – A Little Resolve
Have no idea what this is. Bought it on a whim, because it had a neat picture and was described as “forward thinking and calm New Psych / Art Punk” by the staff at the Ear, which seemed delightfully vague.
6) David Bowie / Love You Till Tuesday
This one caught my eye out in the window display – a ridiculously young Bowie, complete with tie and haunted look. Features some obscure “Love You Till Tuesday” programme, as it says, from 1969, “The Looking Glass Murders” from 1970 – all containing early Bowie tracks, from Sell Me A Coat to Space Oddity. Should be enlightening.

All in all, a good way to spend my birthday.

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themoniker

21 בMarch, 2005 בשעה 00:57

My bro introduced me to Franz Ferdinand last week, and I like. This week he described them as “like the Strokes, only less lazy”.
“What do you mean, lazy?”, I asked.
“Lazy bastards, the Strokes,” he said, “sometimes they don’t even bother to show up. The track comes up on my playlist and I don’t hear anything.”

About the Bowie, I recall having this extra-length cassette with Rubber Band, when I’m Five and loads of other very early songs (I think that’s where The Laughing Gnome came from). This looks like a smaller selection, but maybe this is even more obscure stuff.

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themoniker

21 בMarch, 2005 בשעה 00:58

Oh, and BTW

Happy Birthday.

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yggdrasil

21 בMarch, 2005 בשעה 00:59

Yeah, most of those early tracks I have on the “David Bowie” LP from 1967, which is really amusing, though very… childish, I’d say. Cute, though.
Some of these are new.
Will watch it tonight, perhaps.

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mux2000

21 בMarch, 2005 בשעה 02:49

Yoshimi! They don’t believe me!
But you won’t let the robots eat me, Yoshimi!

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