Thanks Ben. It's wonderful that you're doing this. I hope you and your girlfriend sell your home quickly and have a smooth move.
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Thanks for the kind comments.
All things being equal we should be in our new flat by 11th of June.
We are moving 75 seconds up the road to a much bigger flat in the same street.
Dan one of the things we are currently discussing is splitting the TV and hi-fi.
My own flat should sell by Wednesday but it is a nervous stressful time as many of you will know.
Albert the pile of music to review is rather large but hopefully this labour of love will not get too much bigger before it is on here.
Whatever happens Audiogon will be updated with photo's and opinionated views once we are in and settled.
One of the things that has preyed on my mind during this time is my inability to post as much on here and tackle this in the fashion I would like.
Ben, your priorities seem spot on to me -- focus on home and hearth first. We all enjoy your musical insights and the breadth of knowledge that you have, but please don't feel anxious that other things are getting in the way of you sharing that with us right now.
I have a number of managers reporting to me. The other day, one of the best told me that she is constantly worried about her ability to manage. The managers who aren't worried are not doing as well. It seems to me that the very best, in anything, are internally driven and constantly strive toward the next level. Ben, I'd wager that even if everyone in Audiogon were to write you a note, you'd still worry about not posting as much as you'd like. But, speaking for myself, I'd encourage you not to let this prey on your mind right now.
Once you've moved and you're settled, please do let it prey on your mind because we all want to hear from you ;-)
The Wilco album I believe is due on June 6th which I reported in my March news,however that is a UK date perhaps it was due sooner in the US/Canada.
I haven't heard anything else but they have a habit of putting their dates back
Apparently there is a download version kicking about (not a practise I take part in,honestly)and the intial reports on the music was that it was a little flat and aimless.
However reports now state that it is something of a sleeper.
A common complaint is that the experimental side of things is getting a bit tired certainly it has been a factor of their music for years now and I must admit that they do sometimes seem to veer off in aimless extended outro's.
There's a large percentage of their serious admirers who wish they would keep it simple.
Ozfly thanks,it was my aim to have something done by early April but events took over but yes I will keep the focus on the move till things are settled.