Monday, March 22nd, 2004
"Do You Have Soul?" "That Depends."
I was in Vortex yesterday picking up a CD for my brother and as the clerk was ringing up the purchase, I was just scanning the back shelf.
Me: “Oh. Man.”
Clerk: “The Stax box set?”
Me: “Yeah. Gimme.”
I’ve never seen the Complete Stax-Volt Singles box set used, though I’ve been looking for sometime now. Seeing as how I’d just done my taxes the night before and am in line for a decent return (or an audit, I don’t really know what I’m doing), I was able to justify dropping the C-note on the 9-disc collection. That’s right, NINE. DISCS. That’s a lot of music – I’ve never needed to double-bag a music purchase before. According to AMG, it’s over 640 minutes (10 hours!) of music. I’m never going to be able to get through all of that, but it’ll be fun to try.
Information Leafblower has a rumour on the lineup for Lollapalooza 2004. It’s reported that it’ll be a 2-day event with day one reserved for the indie/alt scene and day two for unwashed dirty hippies, lineup so far as follows:
For the sake of rumour mongering, let’s assume there’s truth here. I’m still puzzled – firstly, as devoted as Moz’s fans are, I can’t believe there’d be enough of them to warrant putting him in the headlining slot for a touring festival, at least not one that’s doing the venues that Lollapalooza has done in the past. Maybe we’re talking about a much scaled down amphitheatre tour this year? But then if that’s the case, why two days? They must have a slew more bands they’re hoping to add to justify the logistics of such a thing. Curious. This may merit some watching.
Some more news on the Galaxie 500 double-DVD being released by Plexifilm. Don’t Let Our Youth Go To Waste (1987-1991) has gotten a June 29 release date and will feature “all their music videos, their only TV appearance, and an archive of over 40 songs performed live from seven concerts, including two unreleased songs. The deluxe booklet contains exclusive photos and a new interview with members Dean Wareham, Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang, conducted by Yo La Tengo’s James McNew”. Woo-hoo. Full tracklisting at Pitchfork.
Also from LHB – a massive repository of TV show theme songs. Man, I never realized just how white the guy singing the theme from Diff’rent Strokes sounded. And am I the only one who now hears a very sexual undertone to the Charles In Charge song? That girl wants “Charles in charge of our days AND our nights”. I bet – that Scott Baio is tough to resist.
np – Stars / Heart