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The few times we've been to Freebirds, we've gone to CD World afterward since it's next door. As we were heading out to the car after lunch there today, Laurel asked "Are we going to the CD store?". I started explaining that we don't always go in there after lunch at Freebirds, but Vogon said "Why not?".

We started listening to Perfecto Presents... the Club on the way home, but he took that and the other CDs he picked out with him, so I'll edit later with a short list. I'm listening to the Old 97's Drag It Up now with Toon-A-Rama (a Cartoon Network compilation of classic cartoon themes) and the Spirited Away soundtrack (Laurel spotted it and kept talking about it) to listen to later.

The release date for Laura Cantrell's new album was pushed back to June 21st, but I think I'll pre-order it once it's available; I'd wind up buying the album online anyway after the time we spent hunting for her first two albums in Raleigh. I'm glad for the MP3s on her site -- they introduced me to ballboy and The Schramms -- but you can blame revme for getting me hooked on her in the first place. (:

ETA 2250: he brought a limited edition copy of Involver and Digital Empire: Studio Wars home, so there's one more disc he bought I still have to note the title/artist for later. I'm importing Involver into iTunes and holy frijoles, is it good. I already liked Sasha, but now that I know there's a special edition release with a second disc I want it. The way to a man's heart may be through his stomach but the way to my heart definitely involves good music... but you knew Vogon would be good for that, he's my starry-eyed surprise.


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Apr. 20th, 2005 08:22 am (UTC)
Cool! Thanks for posting the Matador link, too -- there's some cool info there. I cannot wait for that to come out. I adore her.

Also -- what's on Toon-A-Rama; I've got Cartoon Medley, which is pretty awesome; a mix of old and new stuff. It sorta gave me appreciation for the Actual Musical Quality of a lot of Hoyt Curtin's compostions. (He actually died about 5 years ago, I saw. That's sad.) But yeah -- when you're watching the Jetsons, you don't really think about how GOOD the theme song is. I mean, even aside from the catchiness. The arrangements and all that. It's awesome!
Apr. 20th, 2005 02:42 pm (UTC)
I love her new promo picture, it's delicious. (:

The Toon-A-Rama track listing on Amazon.com:
1. Quick Draw McGraw (Syndicated Titles With Sub-Main Title)
2. Magilla Gorilla Show (Main Title)
3. Peter Potamus (Main Title)
4. Jonny Quest (Main Title)
5. Meet the Flintstones (Main Title, 1965)
6. Atom Ant Show (Main Title)
7. Way Outs
8. Secret Squirrel Show (Main Title)
9. Open Up Your Heart and Let the Sunshine In
10. Space Ghost (Main Title)
11. Man Called Flintstone
12. Banana Splits Adventure Hour (Main Title)
13. Dastardly & Muttley in Their Flying Machines ("Stop That Pigeon")
14. Scooby Doo, Where Are You? (Main Title)
15. Josie & The Pussycats (Main Title)
16. Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm (Main Title)
17. Flintstones Comedy Show (Main Title)
18. New Scooby Doo Movies (Main Title)
19. Hong Kong Phooey (Main Title)
20. Wheelie & The Chopper Bunch (Main Title)
21. Magilla Gorilla Show (Underscore)
22. Peter Potamus (Curtain Calls)
23. Jonny Quest (End Titles)
24. Magilla Gorilla (End Titles)
Apr. 20th, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC)
Hmmm.. I think there's some different stuff on Cartoon Medley; I'll have to pull that one out and check the tracklisting. There's some of the same stuff I recognize, but some of the others that appear to just be on that one.
Apr. 21st, 2005 02:33 am (UTC)
If this track listing at Amazon.com is correct for Cartoon Medley, I'd be happy to mail you a copy of Toon-A-Rama in exchange for some of the tracks from Cartoon Medley, particularly the PPG tracks and the themes to Ed, Edd N Eddy, Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound.
Apr. 21st, 2005 03:01 am (UTC)
Cool -- it'll give me an excuse to rip Cartoon Medley for shuffles, anyway, heh...
Apr. 20th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC)
If I ever heard all that bumpin outta someone's speaker, I'd probably die thinking that the white light at the end of the tunnel was Samurai Jack chopping the head off of some crazy demon thing he always seems to stumble across.

Bah. All them runts makin me wanna watch Samurai Jack. Boo-hiss!
Apr. 20th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
If amazon.com went out of business, I would search for used CD stores with more intensity than I search for American brewpubs with Belgian influences. I think I've spent 90% of my last year's music budget on Amazon.com, and I'm considering whoring myself out to the most respectable of German ladyship to pay for the rest of this year's new music cravings.

Oh, one more thing... if I ever meet a woman who has a notch shaved out of her left eyebrow and a lock of dirty-blondish hair hanging on her right side I will shit myself and scream, "revme! SAVEME! there's no place like home... there's no place like home... there's no place like home..."

I'd probably rock back and forth like a tard whilst doing this.

Have I ever mentioned how much I despise the word "whilst?"
Apr. 21st, 2005 12:33 am (UTC)
Online shopping has made aquiring the music I want so much easier it's ridiculous. When Himself wanted a CD copy of the live tracks from Al Stewart's Indian Summer (the album is 'Al Stewart - LIVE at the Roxy, Los Angeles 1981' or something like that) a few years ago, Amazon.com didn't have it in stock, but a store in Germany that sells through the Amazon Marketplace had a used copy in stock and hooked me up for less than I'd pay for it new even after factoring in the increased shipping cost.

revme's default icon is from Chris Morris' Blue Jam, if I remember correctly. I keep .gif animation off by default with a Firefox extension because I dislike most animated icons, but it cracks me up how many people are creeped out by his icon.
Apr. 21st, 2005 01:29 am (UTC)
That is true, w/r/t the source, and I am also amused by that, hence, the default nature of it, heh.
Apr. 20th, 2005 06:47 pm (UTC)
While red does look pretty good on her [Laura Cantrell], especially combined with the walls (wish that sounded more like a compliment), I think the sexiest thing in that shot is the mahogany framed, [monitor-looking] speaker with the spiral shaped horn.

I have tied my hands to the post in preparation for the beating by the followers of unchained Cantrells...
Apr. 20th, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC)
I'd bet she could give you specs on it. She hosts a show, Radio Thrift Shop, where she plays all sorts of interesting old and new C&W stuff and appreciates the superior sound of vinyl. (:

If you're curious about what her music sounds like, there are MP3s on her official site at http://www.lauracantrell.com/downloads.asp
Apr. 21st, 2005 01:30 am (UTC)
I also recommend the mp3s from her site, because her music is grand, and there's some really keen stuff on there. I'm pretty sure her cover of "Break My Mind" is up there, too. So, yeah, that is awesome.
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