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.
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.
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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