I would like to start off by welcoming everybody to 2008. Congratulations to all of us for making it through another year. 2007 was really a great year full of amazing new releases. We are just about through the really slow period at the end of the year and getting ready for some great new releases again. There were some great DVD's out at the end of last year. The Deluxe brief case version of Blade Runner
sort of made up for the lack of any decent music new releases. I really can't stop looking at it. I have opened the brief case more times than necessary but I just can't get enough of it. It was my big Christmas present to myself and I really do
love it. The Final Cut version of the film looks fantastic. I have only watched the Final Cut version and about half of the main documentary so far. But what I have watched already of this documentary is really amazing. But I am sure that I will be talking all about my love of Blade Runner very soon.
Last week only had one new release. The new Radiohead
album "In Rainbows" finally got its real release on CD and vinyl. The music new releases don't really start up again until next week. We have the new Magnetic Fields
album out next week and then the amazing new Cat Power
out the following week. New albums by The Mars Volta
, The Mountain Goats
, Vampire Weekend
, and Dolly Parton
are also right around the corner. I still have not seen the movie Juno
yet, but hopefully I will get to see it this week. I have heard great fantastic things about it. The soundtrack, featuring the songs of Kimya Dawson
from The Moldy Peaches
, comes out today. I am still not sure why these labels are putting out the soundtracks weeks after the movies have been out. But that is the way it is. The Golden Compass
soundtrack featuring Kate Bush
will finally see a street date in another 2 weeks. But as always, we can count on the DVD's to keep us excited about new release Tuesday.