Monday, December 27, 2004

Welcome to the 21st Century

Yes, thanks to our good friend (and great gift-giver) D., we have our very first DVD player. We're still holdin' on to the VHS because of the sentimental value and because we still have tons of VHS tapes, like a couple taped-off-TV episodes of ANTM, Gladiator, Crouching Tiger and The Red Balloon, among others.

So now I can set about getting my long-awaited DVD collection together, although it will take me a while since I'm not made of money:

The Godfather Trilogy DVD Collection
The Sopranos Boxset (notice a pattern here?)
America's Next Top Model (not even sure this is out on DVD, but it should be, dammit!)

My maiden voyage into DVD-dom was the copy of "Fahrenheit 9/11" I'd originally bought for my mom, and have since snatched back. I know she ain't gonna watch it anyway, so what the hell. I am such a social justice nerd, I watched almost all the features already as well as the whole movie, in one sitting. Thank God it was raining all afternoon yesterday, made me feel less guilty about it.

In other digital media news, I also just bought my first Joe Bataan CD, after listening to him on tape and on other folks' soundsystems for years. I got the classic "Subway Joe" CD at Amoeba Records in Frisco, which had five or six of his other albums on CD, not sure about the vinyl stuff.

And I still have a gift card for Tower Records, woo-hoo! So more new music's on the way...


1 comment:

Mark said...

JOE BATAAN, The King of New York Latin Soul & Salsa, legendary for his
recordings on the Fania, Mericana, and Salsoul labels, is back with his first
new album of original material in 20 years, available now on both vinyl and CD,
for sale and review; deejays, house heads and break beat junkies, beware:
the “Call My Name” album is fully loaded with those lethal grooves your turntable is begging you for!
Go directly to:

Bataan will be appearing live in Los Angeles County at the following venues:

May 27-Quiet Canyon Lounge and
901 N. Via San Clemente

May 28-Santa Fe Springs Swap
13963 Alondra Blvd.
Santa Fe Springs
2 shows

For JOE BATAAN communications, bookings and
appearances, please contact:

Refuge Management, div of
Andromeda International Records and Films
12440 Moorpark Street #144
Studio City, CA 91604
Attn: Mark Matlock/Publicist
Office: 661-256-0833
Cell: 818-448-0995