Drag the River It's Crazy. This one has been in my collection for a while, but I revisited it this week and it is just as good as ever. I love the song "Amazing G." It is about a woman that will probably show you a good time, but will definitely wear you out.
This week I have been wearing out Trampled by Turtles - "Stars and Satellites". It may just be me but the more I listen to it, it reminds me of a stripped down Railroad Earth.
Gary Sunshine's The Nerve of some people has blown me away.
I wouldn't have known about it if it wasn't for No Depression either.
Black Keys. El Camino. It's been that kind of week.
Graham Nash - Wild Tales.
As recommended by Jonathan Wilson !
Listening to Neil Diamond's "His 12 Greatest Hits" - getting excited about the concert in two weeks!
Favourite song right now a tie between Ryan Adams' "Please Do Not Let Me Go" or Wakey!Wakey!'s "War Sweater"
Well... Ryan's set went on sale today. Came home at 3:45pm to prepare (LOL). Set went on sale at 4pm. Was back at work by 4:15pm. Relatively painless this time. Was a nerdy nervous wreck. Really wanted it. Signed in early and had the album name typed in the search engine so all I had to do was refresh until they posted the album. Hit Canada and then the torture began. Took about 5 minutes to get to the cart then 5+ minutes for paypal to register. Thought for sure I had lost it. Just heard that a lot of people had the album in their carts only for it to mysteriously disappear. Limit to one per customer.
Was happy and satisfied. Slightly smug (I'm ashamed of my self, seriously). They've promised that no more physical sets will be released ever. Just found out that they're going to be releasing all the regular tracks and possibly some (though they promise not all) of the bonus tracks digitally. They have promised to wait until the majority of the physical sets ordered reach their destinations. I still would have bought the set if I'd known they were doing this. I prefer my collections to be in physical form. I've lost digital music too often to completely trust it. HOWEVER, I am a bit pis... er... peeved. Kinda diminishes the specialness or limitedness of the set. Likely will decrease optimum resale value big time. Not that I would resell it but still... Same thing happened with Orion. Bought the special set thinking that was it and then they released the regular vinyl version. Not loving this scenerio. Should've expected it. He'll make alot more money. Good for him, I guess... Til then I wont be satisfied until I actually see this thing. Have the official receipt but still... I'd rather not have my money back because the computer or some idiot screwed the orders up. Fingers crossed.
And now that my rant is done... I GOT A SET! :) Can't believe how fast they sold out!
Oh... and in case you're wondering... I paid $182.29 Canadian by the time I used my $2 worth of Ryan "money" from the Ashes & Fire set, shipping was added, and the currency exchange occured. Yes. I am a nerd. I have no regrets. Touch wood. :)
Even though for the 200 and some odd songs it is a deal compared to itunes, Ryan is likely the only artist I would ever pay that kind of money for. Maybe early Dylan... Maybe...
Good for you.
Congratulations Stina. Nice to see a true fan be able to get something from the artist without having to go through a third party who jacks up the price on eBay because of it's uniqueness. Enjoy it and don't feel ripped off when all the pirates start uploading it on the file sharing sites. You have something very special.
Speaking of... there are 7 sets on Ebay already. Maybe more now. The highest one (must've been put on first) is selling for almost $600! Crooks! If I hadn't gotten it from Ryan there's no WAY I could ever consider paying that!
Just looked - it's OVER $600 now! Who could pay that?!
Someone just asked me if I'd put mine up if I could be guarenteed over $600 like them. Nope. It's mine all mine! I think it's cruel. Taking from real fans that wanted it and charging them a fortune though they're willing it seems. Sigh. Fingers crossed nothing goes wrong with their system (knock on wood) and mine arrives soon (though from prior experience their shipping system is extremely slow).
Oh and btw: Jason Isbell tweeted this. Definitely a must read.
This is an interesting point that should be transferred over to the free downloading discussion.
Lots of artists are going for the expensive high end releases with attractive packages and there's an argument that it is a move in the right direction.
Costs may appear prohibitive initially, but often when you look at the deal it is value for money, and if it is direct from the artist all the better.
I recently pledged for the making of Ginger Wildhearts 3-CD release and just received it.
Great value and for those who bought it we could vote on tracks to be included in a single disc release, and off the back of the success of the pledge campaign that single CD issue has just went into the UK charts at Nos 5.
Not bad for an artist who was doing okay while shackled to the majors.