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I Shouldn't be Allowed Inside Record Stores with Money!
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A while back I acquired some interesting tracks from a compilation which came with a magazine called The Wire. (Not a magazine I read regularly, I rarely read the music press these days unless they're writing about Kompressor or something :-)

There was a fascination track on it which I kept getting stuck in my my head. Took me a while to figure out where I'd heard it, because it was something I just dropped into my playlist then didn't register who it was by etc. Anyway, pinned it down finally when it popped up in Winamp, and then fortuitously wandered into Collectors Corner on Bourke Street when they were having a big-arsed sale.

And then my hopeless short term memory let me down again. I got to asking them about what I thought was the band... 'cause I found several promising albums, all lacking track listings! In the end I just said "which is the most recent album?" and I bought that.

I should have been warned when I asked about the track in question. It was called "Family Feud", the guy behind the counter said "I thought all they tracks were named in Icelandic..."

*slaps head*

So I ended up with an album by Sigur Ros when I wanted Von Sudenfed!!!! Stupid brain confused the two 'cause they're both two word non-english names! Ah well. Sigur Ros is definitely not my cup of tea.

I ended up just downloading the damn thing. Which I should have done first, because I didn't like the rest of the album!

I can't however explain why I picked up a copy of "Pet Sounds" by the Beach Boys. It's supposed to be a classic album, but fuck it, I coulda spent that $10 on something by the MC5 for example!!!!!
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Haha! How much was Sigor Ros? Maybe I shall buy him from you, yes?

I've always wondered what Pet sounds was like... maybe I won't bother after reading that. :oD

Sigur was only about $23, so not a great deal of damage. And - this is going to sound stupid - I'm reluctant to dispose of any CD once I've bought it, even when I bought it by accident :-)

Pet Sounds is a good Beach Boys album, but I don't really like the Beach Boys sound... If you're into that sort of thing, it's apparently quite ace...

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