CDs I recently acquired:
ugh, Caligula were *awful*. For a while there they were the support band of choice for any international act - I remember seeing them play to an almost completely empty Rod Laver arena as the 'warm-up' for Depeche Mode in Dave Gahan's smacked-out 'I'm the electro Michael Hutchence' phase (just as well the ticket was a freebie!).
I tried to keep loyal to Curve, but by about the third album they'd gotten very tired.
Did you ever hear the one-off Ruby album, that was good, as was the first Sneaker Pimps - both good for that dirty-synth, sexy girl singer spiel ...
By the time you're ready to come back to Melbourne you're going to have to get yourself a container to hold all the CDs you've collected, not to mention the bevy of laptops!
I saw that AIH and their new album were featured in today's Age.
I'll probably end up flogging the CDs I don't want to the usual sorts of second-hand shops before leaving. Or getting a table at a market as I did in Melbourne (at Camberwell; I made about $1K over 3 weeks whilst reducing the amount of stuff I needed to store).
Ta for the AIH heads-up; I'm going to have to get someone in Australia to send a copy of that over. That and the new Ninetynine album set to come out any month now.
Someone else may already be sending one over, though I'll let you know if that doesn't happen.
There's also that Dogs In Space DVD which may come out at some stage, and the next Ninetynine album (due out in July, I think).