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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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.



21 בMarch, 2005 בשעה 00:58

Oh, and BTW

Happy Birthday.



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.



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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