BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

New music ...

The Wife had gotten me a BestBuy gift certificate for Valentine's Day, and I'd been meaning to get up there for weeks (I needed a new CD rack, and they had one that was just about what I was looking for). Anyway, yesterday I was running a bit late after my second interview, so I opted to just take the bus on up to pick up Daughter #2 and then head on from there to BestBuy. I got the CD rack, a mini boombox to replace one The Girls have had that isn't working, and still had enough left over on the card to pick up some music.

One thing I got was Bob Mould's Body of Song, which I've been listening to since then. Mould (formerly of Hüsker Dü) announced that he's given up "hard rock" and the songs here certainly don't roar like they used to, but it's still recognizably his work. While no Black Sheets of Rain, this new Body of Song is quite engaging, and not the disappointment that I had somewhat feared. Speaking of things Hüsker Dü, I saw something about Grant Hart sitting in with Bob Mould at some stop on a tour ... it would be so cool if those two could collaborate again (heck, it would be cool if Hart had his shit together again, he's supposedly recording an album due out this year, while his last one came out in 1999!).

Anyway, the other stuff I got (all on sale, yet) was the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's Howl (with its cool retro cover), the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Show Your Bones, and a special BestBuy-exclusive edition of Rammstein's Rosenrot which includes a concert DVD. I'll probably comment on those once I get around to listening to 'em (I typically put a CD in the desktop stereo and play it over and over again until I get sick of it ... I'm probably on about play #8 through the Mould CD at this point).

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