JOKE OF THE DAY:
CUSTOMER: Hi! Is this NYCD? We're looking for your store but... you don't seem to be there. Did you move?
NYCD: Bet you miss us now that Tower's closing, don't you? Why don't you buy your nephew a frappuccino for the holidays instead of a CD, you shtoonk!
(That felt good!)
R.I.P. ANITA O'DAY, BETTY COMDEN
GOODBYE AND GOOD LUCK MICHAEL RICHARDS
And now, the BLACK FRIDAY NEWSLETTER, with a handful of new releases, but you can always check our blog for previous weeks' newsletters as well as lots of other entertaining and informative music-related crap!
OUT NEXT WEEK!
CROWDED HOUSE - FAREWELL TO THE WORLD. The band's final performance at the Sydney Opera House was available overseas as a videotape for a short period of time. Now we get a 2 CD version of the legendary farewell show from 1996, which will actually play in American CD players.
DAVID GILMOUR - ON AN ISLAND (SPECIAL EDITION). It took Sony an excruciatingly long 32 weeks to reissue this not-bad solo release from the Pink Floyd guitarist, which now includes a bonus DVD that features footage from Royal Albert Hall and his AOL Sessions. Technology has improved dramatically in 32 weeks.
GEORGE MICHAEL - 25: ANTHOLOGY (IMPORT). UK-only digitally remastered compilation which features the good and bad Wham songs, the really good George Michael solo stuff, some of the drecky George Michael stuff from the post-caught-in-men's-room years, as well as his guest spots on other people's records, all in one fine package. And when we say "package," you know we mean George Michael.
And that, dear readers, is the lineup of fine new releases for next week. But wait, there's more!
WARNING: THE TOM WAITS ORPHANS BOX SET IS NOW OFFICIALLY OUT OF PRINT! So if you were thinking of buying it, act now, because our supply is pathetically low!
OUT THIS WEEK, BUT WE FORGOT TO MENTION IT BECAUSE WE THINK JIM MORRISON IS A TOOL!
THE DOORS - PERCEPTIONS. A beautiful 6 CD/6 DVD box set featuring all their albums newly remastered, as well as remixed for 5.1 Surround Sound. It even includes a few rarities that weren't on the other "Everything the Doors Ever Recorded" box sets. It's very heavy, and very expensive.
TO ORDER ANY OF THESE RELEASES, OR ANYTHING WE DIDN'T MENTION, OR ANY OLDER CDs OR DVDs, EMAIL US AT HEYNYCD@AOL.COM OR CALL US AT (212) 244-3460!
SELL US YOUR CDs AND DVDs! SERIOUSLY! WE REALLY WANT TO BUY THEM! CALL OR EMAIL!
OUR BLOG IS BETTER THAN EVER!
Why do we say that? Because we're full of ourselves. But also, because you can now sample the very music we rave about in this newsletter. Check out some of our recent blogs for tracks by Elvis Costello and The Beatles, plus EXCLUSIVE LIVE TRACKS by The Posies and Twinemen!
TOTALLY RANDOM TOP TEN LIST!
Here it is, folks, our TEN FAVORITE OBSCURE BASEBALL PLAYERS!
10. NINO ESPINOSA
9. CLAY DALRYMPLE
8. JAKE GIBBS
7. GARTH IORG
6. ROGER REPOZ
5. MICKEY KLUTTS
4. DANNY AINGE (betcha didn't know he was a baseball player!)
3. PETE LACOCK
2. HOMER BUSH
1. CELERINO SANCHEZ
UNTIL NEXT WEEK, WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS:
Everyone please sell your Seinfeld DVD collections and donate the proceeds to the victims of Hurricane Katrina!
Hawkeye and Trapper
(R*I*P* ROBERT ALTMAN)