Grrrr! I honestly did not believe that the world functioned in this manner anymore..... the internet is not as universal as I thought. No matter!! My signed preordered copy of Australian Idle has been on its way to me (via slow boat) for over a week now and should be here in a while. :)
So this is the story of how I lost my favorite CD and came to find it again......
A long time ago, I bought this random 2-disc CD on eBay called the Ministry of Sound Chillout Sessions Summer Collection 2004 from somewhere in Australia. I don't even remember WHY I bought it, exactly..... that part has long since been lost to forgotten memories. But I came to love it. Specifically, Disk 2. I used to play it all the time when I was scrapbooking..... waaaaayyyyyy back in the day. It was a great chillout collection, the title didn't lie.
And it took me awhile to get into the whole iPod thing, and it wasn't until somewhere around 2008 that I started having Dave burn all my CDs to mp3 so I could listen to them digitally. I thought I had him do ALL my CDs but apparently my Disk 2 of this collection never made it into the pile to be ripped, because (duh) I still listened to it all the time and it was in the CD player. Yes, I still had a CD player and my stereo all set up in my scrapbooking room because I had HUGE speakers and it sounded SO awesome. Those days of course are long gone. That room became Drew's room when he was born in 2007.
And then finally to make a long story short, after we were fully invested in the whole mP3 thing, we got rid of all our stereo equipment, speakers, CD players, amplifiers, everything..... it all went to Goodwill.
And unfortunately..... I'm pretty sure my Disk 2 went with it. In the CD player. :(
So it was only recently that I started looking around for ways to replace that CD. I still have Disk 1 safe and sound, which is great, but I totally lost Disk 2 which was my favorite one. The CD is no longer in production, it was made in Australia, it isn't available in digital format on itunes or amazon....... so I had to end up getting it on eBay once again, from some guy in Melbourne. I actually made him an offer lower than what he was asking, and he accepted, so that was good. I'm still mad that I had to buy this dang thing TWICE, but it's all good now.
Sometimes I listen to it and I think it's dumb, but other times I still love it and enjoy it, so I still think that I'm better off with it, than without it. Oh well. That will teach me to check the CD player next time I get rid of another one. :) LOL. Not that there will EVER be another one!
I don't often post about music these days. It's surely a sign that I'm getting old because I have little to no opinion about it anymore which most certainlydid not used to be the case. However in the past week or so a happy little connection was made in my small brain that made me happy. They've been playing Michael Bublé's "Haven't Met You Yet" on the radio a lot lately and he is one artist that despite WZID's very best efforts to burn out the airwaves with his songs, I manage to tolerate for ongoing periods of time. They have the ability to play a song so many times that you want to drive your car into the nearest phone pole to stop the brain bleed. Anyway, it occurred to me that this song sounds a whole lot like my favorite band, The Whitlams.
So I downloaded it from iTunes and played it for Dave and said, "tell me who this sounds like." And he got it in about 15 seconds. It is really uncanny, the inflections in his voice, the chord changes, everything..... (although not nearly so charming as the Aussie Tim Freedman) so I really like that song a lot just because it reminds me of the Whitlams, who have not put out anything new in a really long time. Bummer.
And incidentally, I sure wish they'd come out with a Christmas album!! Another sign that I'm getting old if I have any interest in one of those.....
Why didn't I think of this??? I had a Halloween themed wedding, and this is about the most hysterical thing I have seen in a really long time....... I was in tears, I tell you, tears. At 3am this morning waiting for Drew to wake up.
Also, in more Thriller related humor, it seems that 1500+ Phillipino inmates also have the soul to get down. Not sure why they're doing this, but it's not a bad way to spend your sentence, I guess......