Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ordering Stuff May Come to Be an Addiction...

One major personal idiosyncrasy of mine is a deep-seated aversion to using a credit card to purchase anything on the internet (fixx0red for accuracy). I recently succumbed to a "workaround" for the problem of making internet purchases, and purchased an Amazon gift card for cash. I placed an order for a book I've had my eyes on for months, and I predict that every time I go to the mailbox, I'll have to hold myself down. I'm not going to give away any secrets, but this book is a compilation of one of my favorite novels and some additional rare works by the author. I'll post details when the book arrives.

Oh, and posting the link to Walking on Sunshine reminds me that the guitarist for Katrina and the Waves was Kimberly Rew, who played in Robyn Hitchcock fronted band The Soft Boys. Here's a video for the uncharacteristally "hard" Soft Boys tune The Rat's Prayer:





This track is a far cry from the surrealistic jangly pop that dominated later Soft Boys' releases.

7 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I believe I have mentioned Mr. Rew's affiliation in the past, Have I not?

Also, itunes has been very Robyn Hitchcock-intensive today, which has been a pretty good thing. Plenty of "Eye" and "I Often Dream Of Trains"

we have seen him often, have I mentioned? Not as often as YOU, of course, because New York is spoiled rotten, but still pretty good for flyoverland.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Robyn's the best!

I just needed an excuse to post a Soft Boys' tune (and link to a whole bunch of other ones).

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

One of the worst album covers EVER, though.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

You know what would have been better?

A repro of Warhol's soup cans. Talk about a can of worms.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Don't H8 Bees!
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Substance McGravitas said...

Also.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

You got that right, Signor McGravitas!