Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I used to love Hefner. So much so that whilst in London I discovered 2 solo CDs by the drummer and purchased them. I remember listening to them a bunch when I worked as a video editor at Merrill Lynch.

Merrill Lynch was the worst place I ever worked -- I had to be in at 7:00am which means that I had to be up at 5:30am. No matter what time of year it was, the sun was not up yet when I left for work in the morning. I would sit down on my barcalounger and have a cigarette while checking up on the weather, heart racing and hungover. The most sleep I ever got in an evening was 6 hours, and that assumed I went to bed early (which I hardly ever did). I would routinely get 3 or 4 hours of sleep a night and then spend the entire day wishing I was dead. Then I would go home, take a nap, and do it all over again. I was eventually fired because I had a "bad attitude".

You would have a bad attitude too if you went from transcriber to lead editor and were also forced to take on new responsibilities that had nothing to do with your job because several different departments were trying to claim "ownership" of your project. Meanwhile I did not see a single raise. Corporate politics!

I want to mention the fact that Ant has lots of inserts in it and somehow over the years some of the ink from said inserts made its way onto the actual disc (luckily this hasn't noticeably effected the audio). This is one reason why homemade packaging might look nice, but isn't an ideal solution for long term storage. Luckily that is one service this project is providing -- access to archival material that might be lost otherwise. My copy is #18/100, so there aren't very many of these floating around. You have to assume some copies were lost or destroyed, so how many actually remain?

Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, 2 CDs by Ant.

Ant (Fabulous Friends)
1. Where Happiness Begins
2. The Queue To Your Heart
3. Your Heart Got Bored

Cures For Broken Hearts (Fortune & Glory)
1. You've Lost Your Appeal
2. Tongues
3. The Cure For Broken Hearts
4. Fly On Your Wall
5. Spoil

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