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So I bought 69 Love Songs yesterday, but got home and discovered that CD2 didn't play -- wouldn't play at all on my Powerbook, and skipped unlistenably on other CD players. Took it back to HMV today expecting a simple exchange, to find that they didn't have any more in stock, but they'd be able to order it in within two weeks. TWO WEEKS! I only bought it from HMV in the first place because I didn't mind paying a little over the odds just to get it NOW NOW NOW. Decided it must be possible to get it in less time than 2 weeks, so I got a refund and went to look in Fopp. They didn't have it either, but can order it in within ... yeah, you guessed it, 2 weeks. Oh well. They've said they'll let me know when it comes in, which is nice. In the meantime, I'm kicking myself because I didn't rip CD1 and CD3 while I actually had my grubby little mitts on the album ... so I have to wait another TWO WEEKS before I can listen to any of it again. Grr.

On the plus side, though: I have lovely new friends on my friends list; I have other CDs on order which should turn up today or tomorrow; I have a huge salad Niçoise from M&S for lunch; and I have special posh chocolates from my Secret Admirer for dessert. Perhaps I am easily pleased ... but then I've never understood why people always say this like it's a bad thing. Hurrah, I say, hurrah for being easily pleased, and hurrah for beautiful people and good music and nice food!

Current Mood: unusually perky

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j4 From: j4 Date: October 12th, 2004 07:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Grrrr. *snaps teeth menacingly*
j4 From: j4 Date: October 12th, 2004 07:17 am (UTC) (Link)
What I mean to say is, hello! Good to see you here. :) Sorry for savaging you just now, but I'm RHPS-negative.
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j4 From: j4 Date: October 12th, 2004 07:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Eh, did I say I disapprove? I just don't enjoy it. Particularly after years and years of people saying "Dammit, Janet!" at me ... but to be honest I wasn't fussed about it before that either.
From: angua Date: October 12th, 2004 07:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I am very proud that I've never said Dammit Janet to your face although in my head it took about a year for me to stop saying it :)
huskyteer From: huskyteer Date: October 12th, 2004 07:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I feel "Who the fuxk is Alice?" is a worse deal.

(I didn't mean to censor the rude word; it was a typo, but now I like it like that.)
j4 From: j4 Date: October 12th, 2004 07:40 am (UTC) (Link)
But is that better or worse than All the Young Girls Love Alice? (Sorry!)

The only other song with a Janet in it that I can think of is Sister Janet by Tori Amos, which is good, but barking mad. Fortunately people aren't given to shouting Tori Amos B-side lyrics at me, or I might be even more disturbed than I already am.
d_floorlandmine From: d_floorlandmine Date: October 12th, 2004 06:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Hurrah, I say, hurrah for being easily pleased, and hurrah for beautiful people and good music and nice food!

I'll cheer that one to the echo!
verlaine From: verlaine Date: October 12th, 2004 07:11 am (UTC) (Link)
It's like an Aesop's fable, isn't it. 46 Love Songs just weren't enough for you, oh no, so in the end greed was your undoing ;)
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j4 From: j4 Date: October 12th, 2004 07:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Dunno about pain bagnat, don't think I had any of that while I was there. Sounds nice though.

I'm sure it would be possible for you (or your colleague) to move back to Provence if you really wanted to.
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: October 12th, 2004 07:49 am (UTC) (Link)
So I bought 69 Love Songs yesterday

Does that title refer to the number of songs, or have you found an album dedicated to songs about that expression of physical love ?
j4 From: j4 Date: October 12th, 2004 07:57 am (UTC) (Link)
There are 69 songs on the album, all of which could loosely be termed "love songs". Whether it's also a reference to the act in question is something you'd have to ask the band...
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: October 12th, 2004 08:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, OK. I was thinking... whatever the musical equivalent is of the distinction between anthology and collection in short-story terms.

Let's see. There's "I Sit on Acid", there's oral sex imagery all through Achtung Baby... there's that line about a taste of honey in a Beatles song the which I forget... possibly "Flood II", definitely "Light as a Breeze"... no, I'm more than an order of magnitude short. Any other suggestions ?
j4 From: j4 Date: October 12th, 2004 08:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Scarlett, "Independent Love Song"

Can't think of any others offhand...
atommickbrane From: atommickbrane Date: October 12th, 2004 08:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Obv = Hungry Like The Wolf ugh no thx Mr "officially old fart!!!!" Duran Duran Sir.
j4 From: j4 Date: October 12th, 2004 09:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I didn't know that was about that!
Euw. I feel dirty now.
emperor From: emperor Date: October 12th, 2004 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)
The entire corpus of Rammstein?
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