Friday, June 29, 2007

Still Ill

Dear Valued Patron:

Please be advised that due to illness, the Morrissey concert performance originally scheduled for Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Madison Square Garden has been rescheduled.

A new date will be announced soon. Please retain your tickets. All tickets marked Saturday, June 30, 2007 will be honored at the new performance.

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We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We look forward to your continued patronage of Madison Square Garden.


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Well, at least it's not a complete cancellation of the show! Hopefully.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Alive & Kicking

So many of the bands we grew up with are still kickin it on stage. Debbie Harry, a first love of many in my age group is out there touring with Cindy Lauper, Erasure and others with the True Colors tour. She's also releasing some new material in the fall. I didn't go to True Colors and I'm regretting it! Erasure is touring and will be performing here at McCarren Pool in Brooklyn. I may want to go to this one and hopefully they'll do all the cool classics. I'm not so big on their newer releases. I only bought the single Breathe from their last album. I'm going to go see Morrissey next Saturday. I just saw a TV ad on this which probably means that he hasn't sold out! Should have stuck to Radio City or Beacon Theatre, dear Moz.

And now, The Cure have announced their U.S. tour dates. It's been a while since I've seen them live, over ten years ago, so I think it's time to see them again. They're going for Madison Square Garden (oh well). They usually have an extensive set-list so It'll be nice to hear the classics. And they're pretty good live. Check out their website for dates.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Post-It Doodles No. 3

Sick of it all!

I got a call from my insurance provider today asking me how everything was going and if I have any questions regarding my plan. I'm wondering if the call had anything to do with Micheal Moore's new documentary, SiCKO which is to open next week.

The documentary is definitely something to check out. It may make you look through your closets for any suitcases you have to get you packing for your move to either Canada or Europe. Or better yet, take better care of yourself so that you never fall in any of the situations that some of the people in the film have fallen victim to. Some things are unavoidable and that is what scares me. It's ridiculous.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

iTunes Woes..

You see, I'm a nostalgic fool. I just won't let go of the past. And the past usually means it's filled with the music that kept me sane and alive. So I fuel myself with the past to get going for the present and hopefully the future. So having said that, I went on over to iTunes and just wanted to peek into what they called the Complete Depeche Mode Collection valued at $169.00. I suppose if I just got into DM and never bought one of their albums before, this would be a great way to catch up. But for most of us, we have them in so many forms and have shelled out more than enough for the albums and songs included in the collection. But the one thing that caught my eye was the Early Rare Live Recordings! See, at home, I have three French imported vinyls of DM 12" singles. On each of the flip sides are four live recordings from a concert. So if you had all three 12" singles, which are Love In Itself, Everything Counts and Get The Balance Right, you'd have almost an entire concert. I loved listening to these live recordings because they were done in its original form. They sounded so much warmer because you can actually tell that keys are being pressed and played in real-time rather than everything being on tape. It just sounded good. And there's this whole energy especially when they're doing Shout and Photographic. It reminds of the first time I went to see them.

I should tell you about the woes...

Well, as it turns out, only some of the songs are available for downloads at .99 each. Some selected tracks are labeled as Album Only purchases. So you'd have to spend the $169.00 in order to get the those tracks that you want. As it stands, only fanatics and fans like myself are going to go for those rare live recordings, I don't see why iTunes does not make them available. We already have all those albums on CDs finally and don't want to shell out more just to get the rare stuff. What a tease. And to think of the excitement I felt when I saw those tracks and then the let down when I saw the Album Only label. Well... I don't know if I'll ever download from them again. Bastards!

But why should I be surprised when everything counts in large amounts.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Just For One Day

New EP out from Clan of Xymox. Ron's version of a David Bowie cover Heroes. Two versions available, the "Slow Industrial Version" and a "Pop Version" . Both are excellent. So you can select the version you want to hear, depending on your mood. Also included is a new track On A Mission which also comes in two versions. Both are again excellent the first being more preferable though the second version has an interesting ending with some G. W. Bush samples. Also included is Be My Friend which appeared on their last album, Breaking Point. Good stuff from Mr. Moorings.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Post-It doodles No. 2

Here's another installment of Post-It doodles.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Post-It doodles

Sometimes - in order to relax and relieve some kind of stress at work, I just stick a post-it on my desk and begin doodling. Usually, these are the results.

I think I'll make it a regular posting. Post-It doodles. Could it catch on? But then I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Post-It doodler's unite.!

Monday, June 04, 2007


I tried to commit suicide by sticking my head in the oven, but there was a cake in it. - Lesley Boone