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...
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