Friday, July 14, 2006
Thanks to the lovely and talented guys at Bonavista Computers (let's hear it for the little guy!), my sound device is working perfectly again.
Just in time to listen to my new cds that I blew all my money on today (along with tickets to the Billy Bragg and John Prine concerts).
I did my patriotic duty and picked up Wolf Parade's Apologies to the Queen Mary, not necessarily because it was nominated for a Polaris Prize, but because I've been wanting it for a while. All the Polaris chatter on Sounds Like Canada recently simply reminded me.
I also indulged in the new Flaming Lips, and Tokyo Police Club's debut cd, A Lesson in Crime. I had to get that one because Eva's friend's brother is the drummer. And you gotta support up-and-comers. There's been quite a buzz about them lately, as they tour with Magneta Lane.
But the prize score today had to be The Eraser. I mean come on!, it's Thom Yorke! How can you not buy it?
At first listen I didn't care for the first song, The Eraser, nor Skip Divided, but now after two listens, The Eraser has already grown on me.
Love Black Swan, Atoms for Peace, And It Rained All Night, Harrowdown Hill, and Cymbal Rush - haha I guess that's pretty much the rest of the cd, oh except for The Clock, which I'm neutral about.
Thom's going to be performing on the Henry Rollins show which is supposedly airing tomorrow night on the Independent Film Channel (which we now get) at 10:00pm ET. There is no sign of it on the digital cable listings, so I may just have to stay home all day, curled up on the couch in my jammies tuned in to IFC, just so as not to miss it.