I’ve gone a tangent to do a clear out of stuff in my flat and am starting to only make sound purchases that are truly worth the investment. I want to start saving up cash and reducing my carbon foot print. I know, who am I? Times are a changing.
Last Fall, I saw the Gorillaz at the ACC. It has to be on my list of Top Ten favourite concerts of all time. Members of The Clash, De La Soul, Damon Albarn - pure magic. I have been eyeing this Gorillaz Escape to Plastic Beach Tour Program for a while now and found one on ebay.co.uk a month or so ago. If you are a fan of the Gorillaz – this is an investment purchase. It chronicles the tour, there are great interviews and photographs also included.
Now, one book I didn’t buy was Pearl Jam Twenty. It is retailing for $40 CAD on amazon.ca. Sure I checked out their emotionally raw show at the ACC back in September; but its not enough for me to spend the money on this one. Instead I borrowed this from my local library.
Here is a description from amazon.ca:
“Published in celebration of Pearl Jam’s twentieth anniversary and in conjunction with Cameron Crowe’s definitive documentary film and soundtrack of the same name, PEARL JAM TWENTY is an aesthetically stunning and definitive chronicle of their two decades as a band—by the band itself.
In 1991, Pearl Jam’s debut album, Ten catapulted the little-known Seattle-based band into superstardom. Then, at the height of their popularity, the band shunned the spotlight, refusing to shoot videos or do interviews. Even as Pearl Jam’s studio albums continued to be critically acclaimed and commercially successful, selling over 60 million albums worldwide, the inner workings of the band—their day-to-day routines, influences, and motivations—remained unknown even to their diehard fans.”
The photographs, diary, historical retrospective is lovely. For the price point (it’s currently selling for close to $25 on amazon.ca) it’s a great deal. But for me a semi fan? Neh – carbon foot print saved.
Yours in fashion,