Friday, March 27, 2009

Fridays Rockin' Roundup - Home Ownership Edition

It is finally official. Cathy and I closed on the house that we have lived in since we got married 3½ years ago. Tired of getting hit by the tax man every year for more and more money, we knew it was time to invest in a sanctuary. We bought the townhouse from her father, and the best part is that we did not have to move, because we already lived here. That makes everything a heck of a lot easier.

So now, the home is ours and we have some decorative redesign ideas. We’re still meeting halfway as to what we want done and when we want it done by, but we have a 30 year (fixed) mortgage, so we have plenty of time to finalize our decisions. I’m thinking a huge stereo, surround sound, entertainment system for the living room that would knock your socks off. She just wants to take down the wallpaper and have the house painted. Like I said, we’re working toward meeting halfway.

And while I was swimming in mortgage paperwork, legaleze, and bank certificates, here’s what’s been happening in the world of music:

The first few American shows of U2s 360° Tour go on sale Monday at 10:00 AM. I’m not sure what to think of the pricing structure. On the one hand, there are a number of tickets available for $30. On the other hand, they are for the worst seats in the house (way, way upstairs). Tickets go up from there and top out at $250. Once again, the working man does not get access to the good seats. If you’re interested, get your tickets here:

A 40th anniversary Woodstock concert? Let’s just hope it doesn’t have the same catastrophes as the 30th anniversary did. Perhaps people have gotten over greed. This is still in the planning stages, but could become something tangible soon. Check out the story here:

Want some free Jane’s Addiction and Nine Inch Nails music? In anticipation of their upcoming tour (which unless I travel for, I’m going to miss), NIN and Jane’s Addiction have launched a website. You have to register to get the free music, but that’s not a big deal. Get your freebie here:

Perhaps to coincide with the re-release of Ten (in three different formats), Pearl Jam has given their website a complete makeover. It looks pretty cool and I especially like the videos featured on the front page. I just hope they will have a new album out this year.

And finally, it was announced that Anthrax will be performing at Rocklahoma. The lineup just got all the more interesting with this addition.

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