Between a new job, doing my taxes, and a relative coming into town, the task of cataloging library additions has been sidelined. The items here are from a Cold Tonnage Books sale in January, so the cataloging has been a long time in coming. All the below prices are after a 50% discount.
Here’s “Folk Arp,” another tune from Minor Victories:
The video is not particularly interesting. However, this cinéma vérité black and white piece following a trio of skateboarders at night is really nice.
With the new MST3K reboot dropping today, Paste Magazine ranked every episode of MST3K on one ginormous page that reportedly crashes Chrome.
I don’t agree with all their rankings (Manos: The Hands of Fate is much too low), but they’re generally in the ballpark.
For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s Nothing’s “The Dead Are Dumb”:
BBC is evidently rebooting Top Gear now that Clarkson, May and Hammond have departed for The Grand Tour, so they hired Colin Furze to “build something fast for the Stig.”
That “something” turned out to be the world’s fastest bumper car:
For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s Australia’s Lapse with “Padded Cell” off their debut EP.
Here’s a book I found out about too late to pick up before prices went through the stratosphere, so I went ahead and settled (for now) for an Ex-Library first I could afford:
Rajaniemi, Hannu. The Quantum Thief. Gollancz, 2010. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy with pocket and stamps, in a Fine-, protected dust jacket with a bit of curl at head. Presents well. Bought off eBay for £19.99 plus shipping.
The Shoegaze revival seems to be in full bloom, with classic Shoegaze band Ride coming out with a new album this summer. “Home is a Feeling” is an early track off it, and comes down firmly on the hazy/blissful side of Shoegaze.
I was already inclined to like Minor Victories based on the presence of Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell. And then “Scattered Ashes (song for Richard)” is not only a swell song in its own right, but has video that punches all the Internet’s meme buttons at once.
I KAN HAZ SHOEGAZE?