March 26, 2010

Radiohead completist blues

Okay, I'm not really a Radiohead completist. I've seen them live twice and they were both great shows but I don't see the need to obtain bootleg recordings of all their shows. I don't have Thom Yorke's solo album. I'm actually a terrible Radiohead fan. But my blues stem from this: the Radiohead re-issues. Their first six studio albums have been re-issued both as 2CD and 2CD/1DVD sets. The sad part is I already own most of what you get on the CDs and spent a lot of money doing it. But they offer JUST ENOUGH extra stuff that I want to buy them. So I did. Well mostly...I didn't get the DVD version of Pablo Honey (I just don't care that much) and I didn't bother with Kid A (the b-sides became Amnesiac and there were no official promo videos so the second CD and DVD are all live stuff). I also didn't get HttT because the COM LAG EP (which I have) has all the b-sides. Now my (I realize this is no big deal, so it's a very small) dilemma is...what do I do with all these singles and EPs I had to buy to get all this until-recently-hard-to-get stuff? Not to mention the four albums that I've replaced as well...by my count I've replaced 16 CDs altogether. Where were you when I needed you, Radiohead re-issues?? Oh well...some say pretty soon we'll never "own" any music anyway, that we'll just pay our monthly subscription...but that's another post.

March 17, 2010

New Home

Rescue the cows? While they seem like decent enough animals and they taste delicious, I'm not too concerned about rescuing them. But one day, I wanted to play an online game with my girlfriend slash future wife and needed to come up with a hotmail address. And there it was. I'm not sure what made me think of it, but it's super easy to remember and not usually (okay, never) taken as a username. So here's my first post at my new home, rescuethecows.com. In fact, if you ever want to find my online footprint, google bing 'rescuethecows' and you'll probably find every facet of my web presence (I won't blame you if you don't, it's not that exciting). For those that are genuinely interested in saving cows, consider these links.