I guess I should have expected there to be a few things in the birthday bag, but I thought – more to pack, so it will be anything but books and CDs… Wrong. I was surprised, really. Here it is.
I well recall the days when the local Tower Records store had a large soundtrack section; you could buy the latest or the oldies: scores, soundtracks, musicals and collections like “the film music of..”. Those days are long gone, replaced by a hodge-podge of hard copies and digital downloads available in a variety of places, but I miss browsing through the bins. A small outfit, Soundtrackers (email address: firstname.lastname@example.org), puts out a monthly newsletter with available soundtracks, sometimes new sometimes used but in excellent condition.My want list, sitting by the computer, went astray a few weeks ago, and turned up in a box on my birthday, with the CDs. Cool. Also the Steve Winwood is here, which I’ve wanted since George Kelley reviewed it months ago.
As for the books, Damage Time by Colin Harvey follows up his Winter Song, the Bourdain is a set of essays on his world travels, and Cold Magic is the first in Elliot’s Spiritwalkers trilogy.
Guess what? There are going right into a box, except the Onslow, which I’ll leave out for the car.