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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Sonic Youth's Destroyed Room

Not only is Blogger down, but it's down with a new and interesting error page. It's as though it's called in sick with an exotic and mysterious X-Files type rash rather than with a cold.

If the poor dear's Servlet New Frontend is currently unavailable, then it's currently unavailable. I just wish I could bring its Servlet some cups of hot tea to help it recover.

This is an attempt to post-by-mail; hopefully these words will eventually show up on the site. I'll edit the post to improve the formatting when Blogger is back online and, naturally, when I'm back at ye olde computer.

Sonic Youth's forthcoming rarities compilation was about as quick-and-dirty as this post. The collection will be called The Destroyed Room: B-sides And Rarities and will be released December 11. Beyond that scant information, the album is a mystery, but the group has a wealth of tracks to draw from, including their cover songs such as "Ca Plane Pour Moi" and "I Know There's An Answer", many instrumental and experimental tracks, and numerous songs for compilations. Until The Whitey Album's reissue this past March, that would have made perfect material for Destroyed, but the Ciccone Youth songs should no longer qualify as rarities...

A couple of possibilities for the album:

Sonic Youth - Ca Plane Pour Moi (available on Freedom Of Choice)

Sonic Youth - Kim Chords (available on the UK edition of Sonic Nurse)

Sonic Youth Tour Dates:

Dec. 8-10 Somerset, UK - Nightmare Before Christmas
Dec. 11 and 12 - Brussels Belgium - Les Halles
Dec. 13 - Paris, France - Zenith
Dec. 15 - Den Haag, Holland - Paard Van Troje
Dec. 16 - Berlin, Germany - Fritz Club

edited to add: Blogger's message on the outage:

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Wow. Ok. So it hasn't been Blogger's weekend. Blogger was down for a little over three hours this evening, due to the near-simultaneous failure of a critical component and its backup. This outage also impacted the loading of many Blog*Spot blogs, which rely on Blogger for a CSS file.

We apologize profusely for this outage. Blogger should be working as normal now. The new version of Blogger in beta was not affected.

Nice try on the Beta Blogger thing, guys. Last I heard, it's had more than its share of problems too.


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