I have purchased the latest Casey Stratton project, The Winter Children, and it is completely GORGE! As some of you might recall, I was a bit lukewarm to The Crossing, but this album is fab. The new version of "Violet Room" is worth the $14.99 price tag alone. Full review coming soon - but suffice to say for now, I have a new classic autumn album.
I am *this close* to finishing The Relic, and I am dying to finish it so I can watch the movie. I simply cannot wait to see what the monster looks like. I have my vision of it in my head - and I am fully prepared for it to not live up to that image. From what I've read, it's a combination of CGI and old fashioned effects, so prepare for la fromage, I imagine.
Still no pierced ear, for those keeping track. Perhaps this weekend.
October is lining up to be an expensive music month with two releases in the first couple weeks, one right after the other. First up is Annie Lennox's Songs of Mass Destruction. I have heard the album and it is very good, and very solid. Read XO's review of it - there's not much more to be said about it! Then, the next week is the long awaited, oft delayed Debbie Harry album Necessary Evil - which I have also heard and, while not as good as Annie's record, still has a bunch of great songs on it. Will also likely be reviewing that one in the upcoming weeks.
Wouldn't you know, my mom read my post on Stars: A Golden Nature Guide and no sooner did she finish it than she found ALL the Golden Nature Guides they still had and put them in a bag for me. She also found a Rolling Stone magazine at the house where my grandparents used to live (addressed to me) with Madonna on the cover, as she said "looking very young." I can't wait to see which one it is. YAY Mom!!
The weather has cooled off and I'm very glad for that. I wore a black mock turtleneck to work yesterday and I looked damn good.
Yuri has a good companion piece to my Erotica post. Although we may disagree about the tracks, we definitely agree that it's Madge at her best.
We had fried green tomatoes last night. It was, quite possibly, the latest in the season we have ever had them. Regardless of that fact, they were damn good.
While I didn't really get into "Me, Myself and (I)" from This Delicate Thing..., the video is quite good and makes me appreciate the song a lot more! Woo hoo! (as Darren would say)
And as if that wasn't enough Darren Hayes for you - here's his take on the Queen's "Ray Of Light"
I guess that's it for tonight.
(post obviously inspired by XO's mixtape format)