Dragging every little bit out of the vaults for the 20th Anniversary (jesus christ, 20 years??) they’ve released a 3 disc deluxe version. Some of it I’ve already heard, but the new stuff is interesting…
the 2013 mix is probably the interesting bit – steve albini vs. the record labels is well known if you’re a nirvana fan. the higher ups (and eventually the band themselves) didn’t like how rough the album sounded, so the band cleaned it up and scott litt remixed the two singles. a couple of tracks from steve’s version appear on here and i own the albini mix – even that he’s cleaned up a lot as well.
the new version of the album is steve albini and kris 20 years later – hearing little bits deep in the mix that you couldn’t before, some double tracking the vocals on heart shaped box, dumb is missing the cello completely, serve the servants is almost brutal sounding now. much like my love of butch vig’s mix of nevermind – i think im going to love this version much more than the original. give it time for me to grow.
the rest is the typical rough demos. what IS interesting, though, is dave grohl’s original version of marigold. he did a demo for a cassette called “pocketwatch” (throughout the years he’s re-recorded most of the tracks). for the first time, we’re hearing the clean, no badly dubbed cassette version of the demo. it sounds beautiful, and worth the purchase for that track alone…..
there’s also the live and loud concert they did with pat. it’ll be good to get a proper clean copy of that concert…. (you can tell i’m a fan, yes? )
got a drive home tomorrow, give this a proper listen then. it’s on spotify if you want to check it out yourself…
This is half way between my home and my home town. We’re talking a three hour drive, here. Nothing over the top.
Whenever I stop here for a break, there’s always caravans here camping for the night. I don’t get it. Maybe it’s easier, but I’d rather go off the beaten track a little, make it a proper adventure. Not somewhere where you can hear traffic all night on a major highway. There’s so much beautiful country out this way, make it a proper adventure!!
Amy McDonald – This Is The Life
Liquido – Play Some Rock
The Living End – Hot Potato
Amanda Palmer – Want It Back
Mindless Self Indulgence – Shut Me Up
Peeping Tom – Mojo
Puscifier – Queen B
Nine Inch Nails – The Perfect Drug
Love Spit Love – Am I Wrong (Angus Mix)
cute little mini-documentary on warcraft addiction. It’s nothing hardcore, but interesting nonetheless .
i recently have given up again. not because of anything like that, just the whole “end game” content becomes more work than enjoyment. Grinding and grinding dailies so you can buy more gear. I recently was kicked from a LFR because my DPS wasn’t high enough and i thought “fuck it, there’s too many fun things to do on the 360 during my down time”, and also my social life has picked up quite a bit lately as well. Life’s too short.
I can totally understand why they do it, hell, it keeps the players playing. But it’s just not for me anymore.
A couple of weeks ago I was stuck in Broken Hill trying to console into a cisco router with a six year old asus laptop that has a dead battery.
Stupid free wifi
My 09 imac is still working a treat, and mother said she’d buy it off of me. it’s got 8GB of ram and will potter along for many years more. For what my mother needs, I can see it running, another 3 if more. Dad is happy with his work server – he uses that as a web browser as well as his work hub.
My brydge keyboard case finally arrived for my ipad, and it makes typing on my ipad 3 so so so much either and i bloody love it – but there’s some times when you need a proper operating system, though.