Tuesday, June 3rd, 2003
Transport Is Arranged
So the news at the bike shop wasn’t as bad as all that. I didn’t have to bust any heads, they’ll have the chain replaced by tomorrow after work. Turns out there wasn’t anything wrong with the sprocket – the teeth are deliberately cut oddly (they showed me some new sprockets cut the same way), something to do with being able to shift gears while off-road. Anyway, I only have to transit it one more morning.
One good thing that did come out of having to go down to Queen St was finding the new Magnet and Ted Leo & The Pharmacists’ The Tyranny Of Distance for $9. I was feeling happier after that. Oh, and my copy of Brighten The Corners arrived in the mail. That was good too.
Also watched You Can Count On Me on Kyle’s insistance, and it was a very good, small-scale character driven film. Quite a switch from my recent viewing material, which has been mostly big dumb action films.
News courtesy of Catbirdseat – the Ben Gibbard (DCFC)/Andrew Kenney(AmAnSet) split album, Home: Volume 5 is out now, and is proving to be quite the hot commodity. I am hoping there will be copies still available when AmAnSet roll into town at the end of the month, but I doubt it. Also, there will be a new Postal Service EP released on July 8 for The District Sleeps Tonight, featuring two mixes of the title track, a remix of “Such Great Heights” and a cover of The Flaming Lips’ “Suddenly, Everything Has Changed”. Yippee.
There’s an interview with Luna’s Britta Phillips here, where she talks about Jem, The Belltower, Satisfaction, Justine Bateman, Julia Roberts and the new album L’Avventura with Dean Wareham, out today.
And just in case you needed to be reminded of your insignificance, marvel at these panaromic photos from the top of Mount Everest.
np – Ted Leo & The Pharmacists / The Tyranny Of Distance