Thursday, May 19, 2011

Collection: Daft Punk

The List: #595
ALBUM: Homework

The List: #481
ALBUM: Discovery

The List: #139
ALBUM: Tron: Legacy Soundtrack

The List: #435
ALBUM: Random Access Memories

My 100th post!!!

And, guess what, it's a collection update!

Grabbed the Tron: Legacy soundtrack by Daft Punk at Wal-Mart.  I almost bought Gremlins while I was there, but I decided not to.

I haven't listened to it yet, but I remember loving it while watching the movie.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Collection: The Frames

The List: #163
ALBUM: Burn the Maps

My 98th post! (Now with rollover text!)

And, guess what, it's a collection update!

I nabbed a couple of Pearl Jams yesterday, including (and limited to) Riot Act and Backspacer.  After listening to most of Riot Act, I realized something: much like I've stopped hoping that Weezer will put out another Pinkerton, I've got to stop going in to every Pearl Jam CD expecting more songs like "Once" and "Even Flow". It's almost like they became a different band after Ten; I'd have to listen to their other albums more closely to name specific differences.

Also, my physical copy of I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business's Gold Rush came in the mail on Thursday.  It felt great having it and the photo book I bought with it, knowing that I'd directly helped them fund the recording.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Another update

To celebrate my $150 savings (by downloading a free trial of Office instead of buying the thing from Wal-Mart), I bought a $9 copy of Coldplay's X&Y. I haven't gotten all the way through it yet, but the first half's pretty great.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Collection Update 5/6

It's going to be 5/7 by the time I actually get this posted, but I doubt anybody cares.

Picked up a few goodies tonight, including and limited to: The Frames' Burn the Maps, the reissue of Chiodos's All's Well that Ends Well, and Green Day's Dookie.

I already have (had) a copy of Dookie, but it, among about 20 other CDs, was stolen from my car, and I haven't gotten around to replacing most of them yet, including Dookie. At my favorite local record store, I found a copy of it that has two rare features: a brown CD tray, and back art that still has the Ernie hand puppet.

That's right, Dookie was originally released with a hand puppet of Sesame Street's Ernie front and center:

Either to avoid legal action or outcry from parents who might've mistaken Dookie for a childrens' album, Ernie was airbrushed out of later printings.  How much later, I can't say, but I think it's safe to assume that it was around a year or less...   I don't think that  any of the copies were recalled, so all the ones that had been released are still out there...  Released in February '94, certified platinum in August of the same.... it's probably less than a million, but there's no way to know for sure.  And if there is, I'd sure like to know about it.  In any case, it's nothing short of hard-to-find.