well, looks like my little absence was a tad longer than i'd expected - i had planned on getting broadband at the house in chester, but nobody else seems bothered and i'm buggered if i'm sorting it out. anyway.
you'll all be pleased to know that, in between bouts of heavy drinking, i still find time to listen to some music, and that's what i'll talk about now.
i bought the excellent deluxe editions of Goo
. whilst 'dirty' is a pretty underrated album in my book, 'goo' is definitely the better of the two, and the standard of bonus tracks is also much higher - the 'goo' demos are superb, especially the ones for Disappearer
(which was always an SY favourite of mine) and Titanium Expose
i also finally picked up 13 Songs
, which is an absolute classic, an amazing album. not a single bad moment on the record. this album and the aforementioned Sonic Youth
records, as you can imagine, have comprised the bulk of my listening recently.