Going through my RSS feeds in Thunderbird, I realised I read NOTHING in 2006. Yes, the whole of 2006. Not only did I read no blogs, I also read no books*. That may have been the first time in my life I didn’t read voraciously, constantly, indiscriminately. What should I do about the RSS feeds? Mark them all read so I can clear up the folder in what is also my main email software? Or laboriously go through the several thousands?
At any rate, I’ve started reading other blogs again. Starting with the ones that I read before I started my own. Which is how I came to be watching this awesome piece of lib dubbing, and craving me some of that music too. A search on iTunes proved unfruitful, and although myspace hosts a streaming version of Flagpole Sitta, it’s not downloadable. What to do without resorting to naughty illegal downloads or warming up the planet by having Amazon deliver it in a huge box? Last resort, the official website for Harvey Danger, where I don’t find the song, but instead end up bittorrenting their latest album little by little. For free. Clever ploy. I’m enjoying it, and probably will buy a hard copy.
*Soon to be rectified. My dad gave me The Language of God for Christmas, but I haven’t gotten round to getting it off the shelf yet. And I bought two Ray Bradbury books at the LA Book Fest today.
A bit annoyed; lost the post because one of the sites I was trying to buy stuff from decided to crash my Firefox. It’s one of those damn sites that seems to close after midnight for maintenance or something. Perhaps I should take the hint and stop buying stuff from them.
Coolio. Must add to my torrent list!
Aha, it was a clever ploy indeed… That’s at least TWO people they’ve suckered in.