I tried to do the right thing yesterday with the Replacements CDs, I really did. I went to the independent record store (the last one in existence?), gave the “you may approach the throne” cashier a sup?, and checked out their prices on the reissues.
And then drove to Best Buy…
It’s a shame, because I’d much rather give my money to the good guys, but they were asking me to fork over $17.99 per disc. And that’s a lot to ask of an aging hipster.
Best Buy only had three of the eight reissues: Let It Be, Tim, and Pleased to Meet Me (the Trilogy of Greatness). But they were priced at a more reasonable $14.99. I bought the latter two, and saved enough to almost cover my lunch at Five Guys.
I tried to do the right thing, I really did. The good news: the CDs sound fantastic, and the bonus tracks are great. And it’s long overdue, because the CDs Warner Bros. released were flat and lifeless. Once again Rhino Records saves the day; it’s better living through Rhino.
I now have six of the eight, and will be closing out the category in short order. As it says in the Bible, that shit is essential.
I also had my Greg Brady hair professionally tamed yesterday, and it’s getting grayer and grayer. An alarming turn of events: before long I’m going to look like Orville Redenbacher. I’m not losing it, which is good, but it’s going white on me, big time.
The woman at the hair-cutting place said it’s no big deal, because it doesn’t make a man look old. Women, she said, don’t get off so easily. Do you agree with that? I’m not sure I do.
And would you ever consider trying to cover up gray hair? No way in hell I’d do such a thing (I think it would be so obvious it could be spotted from aircraft), but people are different…
I accomplished a lot during my 18-hour weekend yesterday, but the new NASA computer is still boxed-up in the family room floor.
I kinda dread monkeying around with that thing, if you want to know the truth. It’ll be great once I’m settled-in, but I don’t look forward to reinstalling programs, and moving essential files from one machine to the other.
I have an external hard drive, so I guess I can just drag stuff over to it, then drag it back to the new computer. Right?
Yeah, it sounds easy. And that’s the hilarious part.
And speaking of computers, what’s the purpose of the INSERT button on a keyboard? Why does it exist? I’ve never used it, and can’t imagine ever needing to. Typing while backwards-erasing letters already there? How helpful!
I think it’s designed to be accidentally executed, and piss every one of us off. Is that its purpose? I’m convinced it is.
Finally, did any of you watch Life on Mars last night? We have it saved to the DVR, and might watch it tonight. Any early opinions? If so, let’s hear ’em. Without giving anything essential away, if you don’t mind…
And I know this one’s kinda short, but I’m working under duress here. I should have already left for work, and it’s a miracle I got anything posted.
I’ll do better next time, I promise.