Man I’m glad it’s Thursday night. Tomorrow (today as you’re reading) is Friday; three-day weekend come on.
Today after work I ran around like a newly-headless chicken, running an errand downtown for a buddy and then trying to get back in time to join some friends for the evening… but traffic and frustration and general lateness made me forgo that friend time. I rolled into the garage around 8pm and decided that, having had a burrito as big as my arm for lunch today, I probably didn’t need any dinner.
With no dinner and no friends and just Keaton and I at the crib, I decided to put on some music and hang out. Fired up the internet and discovered that, lo and behold, the Beatles stereo remasters had leaked in pristine FLAC and the torrent was marked for freeleech. There goes 3+ gigs on the iPod. I’m fifteen hours late to the swarm; but amazingly there’s only two seeds. No sooner had I jumped into the fray than was I at the top of leech pack (glacial seed so closing in on 5,000-strong now). This is the Titanic of torrents… smashing all records. Hopefully I can have them all converted to ALAC and loaded on the iPod for some work listening tomorrow. Woohoo.
And now the songs are just dribbling in… one by one I’m getting to hear the remasters. I started with the ones that’ve hit 100%. “I Am the Walrus” was one of the first. Oh man this sounds good. I hope it all sounds like this. Holy crap I just put “All You Need Is Love” on… the separation and clarity is amazing. Strings. John. Drums. For kicks, I spun the 80s CD mix in pieces alongside… no comparison. I can’t wait to listen to Pepper once all the way through. I don’t have the patience to tolerate the audiophile rantings about the horn being too “up front” or “bright” in the new mix of so-and-so-whatever… this sounds way better than the ’87 stuff to me; limited, compressed, whatever. Sounds spectacular.
Getting late and I have nothing to do aside from wait for this album to finish. Guess I’ll queue up an episode of History Detectives and practice my patience.