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In my humble but constant attempt to work against the economic downturn, I bought some more CDs on eBay, Lou Reed's The Raven and The D4's 6Twenty. The deals I got on both were good and the transactions were pleasant. I received the Lou Reed CD only two days after winning the auction. I haven't gotten round to properly indulging in it yet. It seems to take some more time to properly appreciate it. The D4 seem to be fine but not outstanding.

Also, last week I received a big batch of Glenn Gould CDs, to complement my collection. Zweitausendeins were shelling them out for €7 a pop, so I couldn't resist. It seems that Sony put out a new 'Anniversary Edition' with a new packaging. The CDs come in those 'Digipack' paper cases now which are nicer to touch than the traditional plastic cases (though they should be more affected by wear and tear). The CDs all have nice full picture covers (but not those shown on the website) but those f*cking morons printed the same picture on all of the discs (as opposed to the covers). And that's a picture only, no title on there. I guess that you can figure out which CD you're holding at by looking at the little numbers on the CD, but that's not particularly useful. So I'll have to be very organised with these CDs or know the music very well / insert them into my computer to figure out which of them belongs into which case.

Also, the last week also saw me buying the new White Stripes album – it was quite clear I couldn't resist for long – and the Calexico album I didn't manage to buy the other week. Finally, the back issue on David Bowie of the great Uncut magazine arrived, featuring a cover CD with cover versions of Bowie songs.

There are more records I want, Teenage Fanclub, The Kills, or Yo la Tengo come to my mind spontaneously. But perhaps I'll take a little break first to listen to the stuff I have properly.

April 15, 2003, 19:18

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