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Friday, February 20th, 2004

I'm Down

Holy shit, major technical difficulties on the part of my webhosting yesterday. I was down far more than I was up, unfortunately. Obviously I’m not very happy with it, but I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt as they’ve been pretty much rock-solid for me for the year and a half I’ve been with them. They told me they had a hardware problem, apologized profusely and things seem to be back up to snuff now, though.

Release dates for Rachel Goswell’s (Mojave 3) solo record Waves Are Universal and the lead-up EP The Sleep Shelter are confirmed. The short-player comes out April 26 and the full-length May 17, both on 4AD. These dates are for the UK, there’s no word of a domestic North American release yet. Also, the second North American tour in support of Spoon And Rafter, which was supposed to happen this month, has been put on ice but the band reassures the faithful that this is not an ill omen about the future of the band – they will be releasing a fifth album on 4AD.

The Cultural Gutter is a new site run by a few Toronto columnists about the “geeky triumvirate of science-fiction, comics and videogames”. eye did a piece on them and their site launch this week, and not just because they’re eye columnists. Okay, maybe that’s the only reason.

I was listening to Catherine Wheel’s Adam And Eve last night for the first time in ages. Man, what a great record – I listened to it constantly in fourth year university. Such a shame that after the uneven follow-up Wishville, they just went on indifferent hiatus. The website hasn’t been updated in four years. Alas.

Not much going on today. I’m going to take a nap.

np – Ivy / Realistic

By : Frank Yang at 10:12 am
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  1. janelle says:

    adam and eve? i’ve heard it was good, but i gave up on catherine wheel after ‘chrome’ – can’t remember the name of the album, the one with the tanya duet on it… maybe i should reconsider…

  2. Frank says:

    that would have been Happy Days. I didn’t like it much either, too long, too ‘metal’. Adam And Eve, though, is their masterpiece. It’s like Pink Floyd in all the good ways. Big, epic, but not over the top.

    Adam and Eve is pretty dang easy to find used, at least around here. worth a listen.

  3. janelle says:

    oh yeah, happy days. terrible cover art.

  4. Frank says:

    yes, not Storm Thorgerson’s best. I liked his work on Adam & Eve much more. Nakedness abounds!

    http://…/

  5. Matt says:

    Adam & Eve is an amazing record, probably my favorite record of the late ’90s. Jack Rabid of The Big Takeover ranked it #2 in 1997 behind OK Computer, but later reversed his ranking, saying Adam & Eve continuted to grow on him. It’s a complete album in every way that draws the best elements from their previous work. And the b-sides from the singles are worth picking up as well, if you can find them.