Did my sixth Dark Matter interview this morning, this one with my our old friend Steve Eramo (SciFiAndTvTalk) who I haven’t seen since his last visit to the Stargate offices. He’s been keeping busy, doing a lot of writing for The Morton Report – Where Popular Culture Meets Swanky Living. It was great chatting with him and we can look forward to seeing the interview in the coming weeks. I will, of course, keep you all posted.
Why the hell can’t I purchase the following song off iTunes?
Apparently, it’s unavailable in Canada. My question is: Why not? The Nosebleed Section was released eight years ago. EIGHT YEARS AGO!!! What makes it even more annoying is the fact that other songs by the Hilltop Hoods ARE available on Canadian iTunes.
I realize this is probably an unpopular opinion – among the top brass at various studios, record labels, etc. – but, it being the 21st century and all, and the fact that we do have this thing called the internet, I think it’s kind of silly to be doing business as if we were still back in the 20th century at a time when the internet was still in its infancy. Call me crazy, but I think consumers should be allowed to watch, listen, and purchase what they want when they went regardless of where they live. And, crazy or not, that’s an opinion that WILL become a reality – whether that top brass likes it or not. Thoughts? Do you viewers living in the U.K. mind waiting those extra months for the dvd release of your favorite show?
Yeah. Thought so.
A real estate agent came by the house today to give me an estimate on how much I could get if I elected to sell. The market is still very hot here in my neck of the woods but the experts predict the bubble will eventually burst here as well. As Paul points out, however, I could certainly sell my place for a nice sum – but then I’d have to buy a place for an equally nice sum. UNLESS – I sell my house now while I can command top dollar, then live out of my SUV until the market bottoms out and THEN buy a new house. Fact is, I don’t know where I’m going to be in 2012. Such is my line of work. Ideally, I’d love to be here in Vancouver working on Dark Matter, but you go where the work is (among the crazy, even long-reach possibilities floated: L.A., Spain, Ireland, even back to Toronto). OR I could just move to Tokyo.
Wait! What? The Stargate reunion is this weekend. Specifically, this Sunday. THIS SUNDAY! This football Sunday with my Snow Monkeys battling it out in fantasy football league action (in not one but two leagues may I add). This Survivor finale Sunday! Hmmmm. Decisions, decisions.
My poor boy isn’t doing too well. He has no appetite and is having trouble keeping his medicine down. This happened back in Toronto and he surprised us by rallying, regaining both his appetite and spirit on his return to Vancouver. Hoping for a second miraculous recovery.