Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Special Editions.

Bloody special editions. Usually, in Australia, the Special edition of a CD is sold in the first 3 weeks of an album being released. It's usually a few bucks more than the regular and often has a nicer case and a DVD attached. After the 3 weeks go by, they stop producing the fancy ones. of course, why should things make sense like that. The Cat Empire, 6 months after they released Two Shoes, decided to release a special DVD-included edition. I saw the poster yesterday and got mad. Those of us who are fans have already bought the damned album. Why would we pay another $35 for the special one? So I check out the website to see what's the what, and it turns out they were thinking of us after all:

"For those fans who have already bought Two Shoes, we are offering you the opportunity to just buy the dvd. The dvd comes in a heavy quality cardboard slipcase, with full cd art. It is a 70 min dvd featuring live show footage of Lullaby and The Car Song (filmed at The Forum Melbourne), a documentary of the making of the album in Cuba, the original video clips from the album, and behind the scenes of The Cat Empire Two Shoes video clip shoot."

and it's only $10! Hooray!

Monday, October 10, 2005


Argh. i'm sick. I have a stupid cold. Which is worse than a smart cold.

My Flogging Molly CD ran out of tracks, and the stereoo switched over to Tanja's Aqua album. I'm too lazy to go change it.

Ok, next few weeks will be busy ones. Well, ok, just the week after next. For shenanigans have been planned!

(have decided just now to burn CD of Crystal method, Lemon Jelly, and Beastie Boys remixes to combat Tanja's Aqua)

October 28th: I drag Tanja to go see Magic Dirt and the Spazzys at the Metro Theatre, after convincing her that yes, it will be fun, and no, these bands aren't way too loud. Hurrah for persuasion!

(CD finished. Playing "Acetone" and annoying neighbours)

October 29th: Halloween Shenanigans! Yes, ok, I know it's not actually going to be ON Halloween, but Halloween is on a Monday, damnit. I put up a poster at work, to let people know about the arrive-at-our-place-watch-cheesy-films-while-drinking-then-hit-the-town-thing. Was told by doom-and-gloom Assitant manager that apparantly, American music boss is having yearly Halloween party on same night, and that no one would come to mine. Bint. Spoke to American music boss, who said that he gets like 5 work people out of everyone he invited, but if the people at mine want to swing by his later, the more the merrier. Very decent of him, no sarcasm at all. Yes. So that is the plan. People arrive here. Watch film. Drink heavily. Get costumed. Go to this guy's party. Apparantly his theme this year is "come dressed as a song (and you're not allowed to come as Nirvana's 'Come as you are'. Heh)". Craig, you could be "Don't Fear The Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult, or "Crimson Ghost" by the Misfits. Ted (if he wants to be a pirate again)can be the "Last Saskatchewan Pirate" by the Arrogant Worms. Catherine can be... Well... Catherine. By PJ Harvey. Or whatever. I don't know. Do I have to do all the thinking around here?

October 30th: Plan to be hungover.

Monday, October 03, 2005

"Gut spasms. Hmm."

Tanja is sick. And she's going through a medical dictionary looking for symptoms she can relate too, and make her condition sound worse.

"Do you ever wake up tired in the morning?"
"Oh my God, write this down, whatever it is, I have it."

Sympathy monger. :P