Afternoon all, it's been twelve hours that have delivered two surprising bits of news for me. First of all - I'd like to start by saying I was very shocked to hear of the sudden death of James Gandolfini, aka Tony Soprano. I've never seen The Sopranos (yet), but I know plenty of people who have. And they've all commented on how brilliant the show was, and how good of a character Tony Soprano is. In fact, they've all recommended it so highly to me that only two nights ago I decided that it would be the show I'll watch next once I'm up to date with Dexter. I'm due to start it in about two weeks actually. I was (and still am) very much looking forward to watching it. Although obviously it'll be rather bittersweet viewing in light of his sad death. And as this is a music blog, I must admit that Woke Up This Morning by Alabama 3 is my all time favourite theme song to a tv show. I listen to that song so much, I was listening to it yesterday only. It's very sad and shocking indeed - 51 is no age to die. Needless to say, I'll be keeping his family, friends and colleagues in my thoughts today.
The second rather shocking piece of news is for Clash fans, particularly those in the UK. Even further still - for those disgruntled by the price of Sound System. Today - Amazon have dropped it price rather significantly from £111 to £77. If you pre-order it now and it goes back up in price again, you'll get charged £77. Their policy basically is that whatever the lowest price is between a pre-order being placed and the dispatch of the item is the amount you pay. I was going to wait for the boxset and see if my local record store got it in and compare prices nearer the time, but £77 is just so good. To be honest, I don't think it'll go any cheaper and certainly not in my local record store. So as of 30 minutes ago Sound System is on pre-order for me. I'm even more excited now than ever for it now that an actual purchase has taken place. I'd advise UK fans to take advantage of it if you wanted Sound System but weren't comfortable with the original price
I wasn't going to write a post until later as Thursday is my busy day, but these were two events I felt I needed to make an exception for. Hopefully, I'll be back later as I still need to share something I watched last week.