Having noticed that the 'Sojourner' box set from Magnolia Electric Co (fantastic release by the way) was now fetching large(ish) prices on ebay I did a little investigating. Turns out that Secretly Canadian are sold out of their stock currently but will be getting some more in from ones that haven't sold at the distros and from the band themselves when they get back off tour. Quite a surprise that they've managed to sell out so soon. I know it was a limited release, but it wasn't the cheapest release and really expected it to be in stock for quite a while longer.
Anyway, that's now the good news. Having done a little more looking around, it seems as though they're going to be re-releasing the ever-expensive 'Protection spells' and 'The ghost' tour CDs from Songs: Ohia. They're going to be limited to just 500 copies - 100 already having been taken on tour and sold - and I have no idea when they'll be released. But if you know S:O and these CDs, the originals have gone for up to $200 on ebay, so this is a very welcomed re-release.
Still got to go down to the Royal Mail parcel collection place and pick up that Harris Newman record and I'm pretty sure that my copy of Faust's self-titled LP is going to be there as well, which will both make for fantastic listening.
In other news, the Red Sox got to the World Series last night. Although I'm more of a Cubs fan and felt awkward last night hoping the Sox went through, I am glad. Should make for a good World Series. Noticed last night that some Japanese guy emailed in the show and asked why it was called the World Series when no other countries were invited. The answer given by the commentators was lame, they should've been honest and said that most Americans at the time the event was created had no idea that there were other countries.
Anyway, it was good to see the Red Sox go through, and even better to see that channel 5 have prioritised the baseball over their stupid phone-in quiz shows and will be showing all the games. That does mean that it's going to be a week of late nights as each show starts off at roughly 1am... At least that's some consistency, been thrown around from 12:30 to 2am starts all season, always missed the start.
Cubs next year! They really should have done better this post-season though.
Oh, and the heating's buggered. Despite having a plumber round to fix it last week, it doesn't seem to turn on. Great timing!
EDIT: Just remembered, rumour is that a new Owls album is going to arrive at some point! Wish I knew what had happened to Victor and the apparent re-appearance with Noyes, but hopefully this Owls record - and Make Believe too - can delay the disappointment for a while longer.
Yeah, we only get Sunday and Wednesday though and it's usually the ESPN broadcast but instead of going to adverts it goes to two British presenters. They tend to liven it up a bit at that hour compared to Joe Morgan and John Miller who tend to be a bit more like snooker commentators. Can't remember the tv company the playoffs have been going through.