Thursday, June 5th, 2003
Rattled By The Rush
There will be no NXNE club crawls for me this year. I was looking at the $24 price tag on a wristband whilst at Soundscapes this afternoon, and figured there was no way I was going to get $24 worth of shows out of the thing. First off, I am just exhausted right now – going out tonight didn’t seem like a very appealing idea. There’s not much playing tomorrow that I want to see, and I already have a reasonably busy evening planned (Toshack Highway and Sianspheric in-store at Soundscapes, followed by Lost In La Mancha at the Bloor). Saturday I do want to go see The Salteens and Sekiden at the ElMo, but for one show I can just pay the cover. A wristband just was not economically viable.
Picked up the single for Radiohead’s There There. The title track is terrific, the b-sides are pretty much throwaways. I remember a day when some of Radiohead’s best tunes were the b-sides. No longer, I guess. But it only cost me $3.99 and has whetted my appetite for the new album out on Tuesday.
While I haven’t paid much attention to the Manics lately, I am interested in their forthcoming double-CD of b-sides, rarities and covers entitled Lipstick Traces (A Secret History Of The Manic Street Preachers). No word on a North American release, but it’s released in the UK on July 14.
np – Pavement / Brighten The Corners