Russ thinks my CD buying is an addiction. He might be right. Bricolage (Amon Tobin), How It Feels To Be Something On (Sunny Day Real Estate) and Mag Earwhig! (Guided By Voices) arrived this week. I also ordered Whiteout (Boss Hog) and The Sophtware Slump (Grandaddy). All from Django. But see, they’re all really cheap, relatively. I’ve been waiting to get the first three for *ages*, and I’ve only just got them now, because they’ve always been too expensive at special import prices. So it just happens to be that expenditure I’ve always intended on incurring is suddenly being incurred all at once, but I’m buying all of them at used CD prices, so they’re really much cheaper. I can stop any time I want. Really.
(other random music notes to self)
Current gig-related frustration:
The Magnetic Fields are on tonight at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith. I only found out this morning. It’s sold out now. Argh. Argh. Argh. I must keep track of these things.
Upcoming gigs worth thinking about:
– Grandaddy 7 Feb at The Forum
– Goldfrapp 22 Feb at ULU (3 minutes away from home. I love living in central London.)
– My Vitriol 1 March at ULU (even more so if Marten can get us on the guest list again)
– Low 22 March at Shepherd’s Bush Empire
– All Tomorrow’s Parties some time in April somewhere out of London. It looks very promising. I didn’t go last year and had to listen to Sonic Youth’s weird set on the radio instead.
– Asian Dub Foundation, apparently some time in April at the Barbican.
– All Tomorrow’s Parties at UCLA, October 19-21. Curated by Sonic Youth. I need say no more. I am *seriously* contemplating a hop across the ocean, although it may well be wishful thinking for reasons I’ll outline below.
Probable future gig-related frustration:
– Almost none of my friends even know any of these bands exist, let alone like them, Marten, Jeremy and Jason being exceptions. I watched the Smashing Pumpkins, Built To Spill and Flaming Lips alone, but that’s because I’ve resigned myself to my plight.
– I actually have to study, unfortunately.
– I’m a poor student who already spends too much on music as it is.