Friday, February 20th, 2004
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