Song in my head:
"What a Wonderful Puddle" by Braid
NME reports that Queen is reforming with Paul Rodgers from Free and Bad Company on lead vocals. I don't know if the guys knew it or not, but April Fool's Day is not in December.
So I read the side-chapter in Everything about how the Manics never made it in America. There are great arguments as to why this is however I find Price's sentiments about the size of the American-based fans a little misleading. I know quite a few people that know who they are and all of their records have been released in the US (though some were belatedly released after the rest of the world got them). But Price's feelings that this band that wanted to look like Duran Duran but sound like the Sex Pistols could never hit the top of the charts in America is pretty right-on.
My Christmas shopping is done and I didn't have to endure any crises trying to find anything. I had to order a couple of things online but everyhing else was found around here. I'll be having an early Christmas again this year but the thing that counts (regardless of which day that it's celebrated) is that I get to spend time with my family and give/receive gifts.