July 02, 2007
Audio stream of "Time on Earth"
The new Crowded House album has come out elsewhere in the world today, but it won't be available in the U.S. until July 10. You can preorder on iTunes, which will include several bonus tracks which are only available otherwise via multi-part CD singles.
In the meantime, if you want to hear the album via an official channel, check it out here.
My quick impression is I need to let the album marinate for a while in my brain. One thing I'm cringing over - the "la la la's" in "She Called Up." But I like the first single "Don't Stop Now" which features Johnny Marr, just fine.
July 18, 2007
Lady Crumpet and the Shocking Confession
I have not moved past Book 4 in the Harry Potter series. That's right, I am totally behind on what's happening. I started Order of the Phoenix ages ago but never got past the initial meeting because Harry was yet again all pissy and teen-angsty and I found that tiresome.
I figure I'll finish the series, but certainly not this weekend. So good luck to the rest of you Potter-heads who have been more faithful than I. I have to get started on some titles for my book groups, which are due to meet soon.
And lastly, in a strange but more likely merely coincidental turn of events, I've heard from two publicists who have invited me to review some Austen-related pop novels.
I haven't been doing much here at the Armoire, mainly because I'd like to do something more substantive than talk about myself. I have Twitter now for those fleeting scattershot impressions. Anyway, given that I've been reading more regularly, posting about books may be a good direction to pursue, as opposed to leaving the blog to rot.