Music:Hey Now What You Doing - New Order - Waiting For The Sirens' Call
The Radar Still Works
I haven't been paying attention to release dates lately. I'm busy. I'm not getting paid to write about music anymore. I'm in word mode. But that sleep-suppressed part of me that still remembers, for example, that June 24, 1999 -- a Tuesday, naturally -- marked the release of Pavement's last studio album Terror Twilight, it made its presence felt tonight. After my visit to Urgent Care I was irresistibly drawn to ZIA on Oracle and then to the New Order bin. I honestly thought their new record was coming out in a month or two. Yet there it was, in all its first-day-out glory. Whether I end up liking it or not -- and it seems worthy of a thumbs-up so far -- I'm delighted to know that I haven't gone totally numb to the provocations of consumer desire.