Friday, June 30, 2006

Secrets and gripes

Annoyingly it's very difficult getting hold of DVDs in Lancaster, the local HMV is not geared towards marginal releases or backlist and the only other place is Musiczone which isn't bad and does have the odd interesting thing but still suffers from the same problem HMV has.
Renting's also a problem with only one place in town which is basically a vending machine that stocks pretty much only chart releases. Renting and buying here has the same big negative factor for me - I like to browse.
So I usually wait until we go to Manchester (I don't always buy online because I get a discount at HMV) but with no plans for traveling at the moment there's 3 DVDs I'm going to have to be patient (not one of my strengths) for, 'Eerie Indiana', 'Beasts' and 'Kingvig'. Fortunately I managed to get hold of 'Seance on a Wet Afternoon' and 'Dust Devil' which has finally been given a descent release (now if only the 2000ad 'inspired' 'Hardware' was reissued) so that's the next couple of evenings sorted!
'It's Superman!' is proving to be very enjoyable indeed, I'd love to listen to the interview Garen sent me the link for (cheers) but after an hour of downloading all my lame modem connection could give me was a minute and a half of a couple of comic fans talking about mylar bags and backing boards so I gave up.
Things will be going topsy turvy here soon as it looks like we've bought a house, signing papers on Monday so fingers x-ed that works out, and a couple of interesting possibilities have cropped up where I which I'm not going to jinx by saying anything more about, all I've got to do now is start getting my work published and world domination is merely a short step away! When that happens I'll be moving next to somewhere that has a big DVD shop.

10 comments:

I. N. J. Culbard said...

grats on the house. Nice one.

Trump said...

Yeah, nice one on the house. It's a bit scary but the final, my keys, my house thing makes you realise it's all worth it. You've got a tonne of stuff going on, it's exciting.
I stopped buying from HMV because it's too generic and unless there's a dedicated member of staff, you can get fobbed off when you're trying to buy thngs that aren't on the general release shelves.

paulhd said...

Cheers folks. It is scarey, but it's about time.
HMV can be like that, but..... ah it doesn't matter, we all know the pros/cons of big stores/chains/indies. Just wish I could get some stuff in shops instead of ordering them online (oh that sounds dodgy), I'm not a big fan of buy of t'internet.

Nimiwey said...

why do you have two last names and can we all come live with you can be johnson-baker-harrison-davies?

fleur118 said...

Is that Eerie Indiana the programme or is it something completly different?

paulhd said...

No, it's the programme.
Well Nimiwey, I was Davies and Rebecca was Harrison and Rebecca's dad kicked up a fuss about her losing the family name even though I'd already said I'd change mine. In the end I didn't think my family would appreciate me losing the surname and didn't feel like totally giving Rebecca's dad what he wanted, so we compromised.
Always feel a bit funny about the double barrelled name to be honest, it sounds a bit lah de dah.
Johnson-Baker-Harrison-Davies does have a ring to it though.....

fleur118 said...

How Strange, we were talking about Eerie Indiana last week and I had a look in HMV for it at the weekend.

Jason said...

Make the most of it! There'll be no DVDs once two become three! Fab scans by the way. I know what you mean about filling up. Izzy's nearly 2 now and I can't bear to see another child even slightly distressed, even on TV. And then there's the nightmares: suddenly your own mortality is a terrifying prospect not for your own sake but for the little one. Perhaps it's just me, fatherhood doing strange things with my head. Hope the move has gone well!

paulhd said...

Not moved yet, should happen in a couple of weeks just waiting to have the date confirmed.
No moves for a few years after that hopefully, had enough moving for now.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

"Eerie Indiana" was a tip top show. I also enjoyed "Round the Twist".