If you get it, get the bonus edition. It only costs $9.99 (American) and for the three bucks over the standard issue you get the full live-set cartoon that was played behind the band during the original tour on DVD. Personally, I expected that cartoon to be released at a later date as its own box set with a cost of $15-$20.
From perusing the vile facespace page so I can listen to the music I legally purchased already and won't get for another week in my grubby little hands, the music is really good. Laser Cannon Deth Sentence is the one that just keeps pulling me in. I Tampered with the Evidence at the Murder Site of Odin is pretty killer too. But really, there aren't any flat-out duds. The continuity with Murmaider II is nice, while still retaining its own identity. Basically, another good release. While I won't comment too much on the general sound until I have my actual good copy, the crappy web versions sound a touch clearer than the previous release. The "Nathan Explosion" voice stands a bit more out in front and there's better separation between everything. Brendon stepped it up a bit I guess.
I'm almost more excited to get ahold of that bonus DVD. That live show cartoon was awesome, and I've been dying to get a good copy of it.
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I've been trying to get myself out to the shop for about a week and a half to push the airbrush testing but somehow I either have something to do, or the weather doesn't cooperate. Yet again, I need heat in the shed. But if I put in heat, my "slam open a window and have a hug fan suck the fumes out" approach to airbrushing probably won't fly and I'll have to get an actual paint-booth setup of some kind. Not sure if that'll work with detail work anyway, since all I've ever done in the past is painting surface areas and minor shading on things were nothing precise has to happen. I guess we'll see if I can get an evening without other things going on and a temperature/humidity combination outside that doesn't result in splatter-ball.
Had some weird cold thing last week that's all but left me at this point. All that's still with me is this nagging cough that just will not go away.
Pup2 had some funny hip/back leg problem a couple nights ago. So bad I had to run her into the emergency overnight pet hospital. We lucked out and got the doctor that's also the pet chiropractor in town. Didn't even know there was such a thing, but she was able to go through bone-by-bone pretty quickly and determine it was a soft tissue problem, which was a relief. Some pain-pills and she slept it off overnight and acted much better the next day.
Mrs. NFB is now convinced the pets should all be lined up for a chiro visit. $60 a pop x (2 dogs + 3 cats) = um, no. Maybe the pups, as Pup1 has slammed her head into more walls and fence-posts than is probably healthy for the neck/spine, and Pup2 is all about stretches/massages/cracking joints. But kitties? Good luck getting them to hold still for it.
Starting to get cold now. Morning rides to work are starting to enter the "toss on extra pants" stage. The evenings aren't exactly warm, but the nights it isn't windy are so relaxing. Sounds like we're supposed to have gusts up to thirty-five miles an hour tonight during ride-home time. That should be fun.
Need to schedule my "take a day to tour" day soon, or I'll miss my chance. Hard to figure out this time of year. I don't mind riding in rain, I don't mind riding in cold. I'm not real fond of the idea of riding in rain if it's below forty degrees outside, which is a possibility at this time of the year. An entire day in that doesn't sound like a great time.
The boss went from writing Zippy up for the same sort of things that drive BB and myself crazy about him to defending him no matter what he does again. Consequently, we've went from thinking it isn't so bad to thinking WTF more and more often. While his official stance is, "I want to keep you guys happy," his practical stance is, "leave him alone, he's trying." Except, he's not actually trying.
The nice thing is, HR now has a record of the zippyfail that could be useful for future possibilities. Honestly, the job is pretty decent if not for the constant scramble BB and I have to do to clean up the constant cloud of destruction following Zippy around the building. We've started instigating, "you do it, you fix it" policies. We will offer him advice, we will not just take over for him any longer. That's helped some. We still want to destroy him, but we're more willing to do it deviously rather than outright at this point. Progress.
Home life is golden. Mrs. NFB had some weird outfit on last night that got me all sorts of WOOHOOed. Sort of a naughty librarian thing going on on top with a see-through nightie type thing on the bottom, and then when I told her it was getting me worked up I get told I have some really weird fetishes. Still, any excuse will do.
You'd almost think we still like each other or something. I thought that was supposed to stop before you hit the ten year mark? We're like a month and a few days away from that point, so I suppose there's still time.
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