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This afternoon, I went down to the book/CD clearance at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre (that's the place next to the casino, not the Exhibition Building), and spent more money than was sensible on CDs and books.


They had a lot of CDs (predominantly from various parts of Universal), and a lot of books (from all over the place), as well as things like PlayStation controllers and teddy bears.

CDs bought:


  • Pulp - We Love Life (for $10!)

  • The Clouds - Thunderhead (frogworth and gths kept going on about how brilliant they were; I wasn't sure what to get of theirs, but Thunderhead was $5 and the title sounded familiar)

  • Ian Brown - Music of the Spheres (songwriting with post-triphop overproduction; sort of like the last David Bridie only not quite as diverse in feel; oh, that and it's an actual Red Book CD)

  • A Camp (Nina Persson of the Cardigans' solo effort. I recall hearing tracks from it on Far And Wide and thinking it sounded interesting. Though on first listen the CD hasn't really grabbed me.)

  • and best-of compilations from The Beautiful South, Parliament (which is full of loops I've heard in dozens of other songs), Barry White and Burt Bacharach



I picked up a bunch of books including Justina Robson's Mappa Mundi and Pat Cadigan's Dervish is Digital (both on frogworth's recommendation), Carl Hiaasen's Sick Puppy (I heard him compared to Brookmyre, and for $3.99 am willing to try him), J.G. Ballard's Super-Cannes, a travel guide to Europe from a few years ago, and a treatise on typography (Finer Points in the spacing and arrangement of Type, by Geoffrey Dowding, written in the 1950s; $2.99)

CDs I had considered buying but left behind when it came to the crunch: And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead -- Source Tags and Codes, Public Enemy -- Yo! Bumrush The Show, and that Crazy Penis album.


I think I'll manage to pay the rent this fortnight.
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On October 4th, 2003 07:31 pm (UTC), cyflea commented:
nina persson
Yeah. Didn't Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse) produce it, or something? I heard a bit in a friend's car, and it didn't seem too unlike a Sparklehorse album, really.

We Love Life's pretty good. I got one secondhand for $16 once, and it grew on me after a (fairly long) while.
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On October 5th, 2003 04:19 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Re: nina persson
Yes, Mark Linkous is credited as the producer. I'm not familiar with Sparklehorse though.
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