Buying a new album at the shops.

Amazon are rubbish. Pre-order for quickest delivery. My arse.

I wanted the new Ministry album with the fancy cover where Dubya Bush morphs amusingly into a lizard. So two weeks afetr the release date Amazon are still regretting that the item is unavailable/ delayed/ held at the suppliers and other pish like that.

So I walked into Virgin on Buchanan Street took it out of the rack, paid for it and went home an listened to it while composing an email to Amazon ,voicing my displeasure through the medium of flowery banter and order cancellation.

The joy of buying the CD and taking it home and putting it on was something I’d missed without realising I was missing it. Looking at the foldout packaging is a wee bonus that itunes will never be able to replicate until we have the iPod Nano Hologram edition (in six colours).

It’s a good album too. Lots of shouting and fastness.

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