I work 12am-8am. When I clocked out, I was paged to the boss’ office. I was laid off 2 years ago and I returned to work after 3 months. The back-pay settlements were issued in March (mine was LARGE!) but I received another check from my boss this morning. Seems that there was an oversight and I was owed a little more.
So what do you do when you get “free” money?
You blow a little!
Went to the record store and picked up a few CDs and DVDs…..
1. Dio – Holy Diver Live DVD – $11.88
The DVD companion to the 2 CD set. The DVD keeps to the original order of the setlist while the CD was rearranged for editing puposes.
2. Alice Cooper – Live At Montreux 2005 CD/DVD – $13.88
Can’t beat a CD/DVD combo for under 14 bucks! The DVD has 27 tunes, the CD cuts out 8. Alice is great live so this should be good.
3. Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey (2 DVD special edition) – $19.99
Sam Dunn’s documentary discussing Metal’s origins, history, and culture. Supposed to be real good, many rave reviews.
4, 5, and 6. Motorhead – Orgasmatron, Rock’n'Roll, and Another Perfect Day (2 CD Deluxe editions) – all 3 for $13.88 each = $41.64
I’m saving the best for last. After going through major completist withdrawal, and fearing the hole that would be in my collection, I went out and bought…..
7. Def Leppard – Yeah! (Target version) – $10
8. Def Leppard – Yeah! (Best Buy version) – $10
9. Def Leppard – Yeah! E.P. (Wal-Mart exclusive) -$6
I know, I know…..I caved. I put a ban on the CD because a covers album wasn’t what I was looking forward to, even though we knew it was happening for the past 2 years! I’ve read good reviews and bad alike but I had that nagging desire to hear it for myself. So I went out and bought all 3 versions. I will not be buying the Japanese version as those 2 bonus tracks (American Girl and Search & Destroy) are on the Wal-Mart E.P.
Hopefully now my curiosity will be satisfied with a decent album. If not, there’s always Motorhead!