Did you know Portishead is putting out its first album in 10 years? We thought that was a long break. But the B-52s are putting out their first new album in…16 years! It’s called FUNPLEX. Perhaps we are showing our own age, but we always liked anything that ended in -plex. We also always liked BOUNCING OFF THE SATELLITES, but no one else did. What’s that on your head? A wig!
Anyway…The Beat is going to be very distracted over the next couple of weeks by travel, tax returns, the ongoing clean-up at Stately Beat Manor and other personal matters. We’re doing a big vast catch-up day at the Beat, trying to close some of those tabs, as they say. It will be random and ugly and no one will be able to make sense of it. But we’ll all be stronger and wiser when we come out of it.
Speaking of the clean-up, this weekend we did something we never did before…we just threw out a big bag of comics. Threw them out. Put them in a Duane Reade bag and left them in the hall. DCs, Marvels, Image, you name it.
No one took them.