Monthly Archives: July 2006


I was just listening to the new Pet Shop Boys album, fundamental. I haven’t totally warmed to it yet, but at least it sounds like the Pet Shop Boys, unlike Release, which I thought was poor.

I now work in absolutely central London which will take some getting used to. Fun so far though.

I have a new record player set up at home and have enjoyed dipping into some records.

It remains the case though that my passion and enjoyment of music have been somewhat butchered over the past 12 months. I’m not happy about this. If you read this and have an idea of a compilation you would really like to have made, let me know. Maybe I can make it for you and get back into doing that kind of thing again.

On the plus side, there is a new Misty Roses release coming out in October! It’s currently being pressed, but you can hear some tracks over at our Myspace page.

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Sorry to have to use this blog as a sounding off point, but can I just say: are a bunch of crooks. I ordered a hard drive. Their courier company apparently tried to deliver it twice, but I was home on one of the days they claimed an attempt had been made, and there was no sign of them. No card was ever left, and whenever I called the courier company (amtrak – who I would also avoid), I just got stuck in a loop of recorded messages – there was no option to actually talk to anyone.

I was pretty relaxed about this – I figured they would get it to me eventually. You would think they would, right? Wrong. They cancelled my order, and then refunded my money MINUS the 6 pounds delivery charge. It’s only 6 pounds. But this basically means I have paid 6 pounds for the privilege of spending a day waiting in at home, making several phone calls, and spending hours on their incredibly irritating website, which has been carefully built to minimize the number of complaints they receive, with the contact forms cleverly hidden behind two or three levels of menus. They have no one you can phone up, which is fine, but it also took 5 or 6 messages before I got anyone to actually write a personal message to me rather than just use a form letter. Needless to say, I still don’t have a harddrive. I really need a hard drive. I kind of needed one 18 days ago when I ordered it. Maybe I should try Amazon?

In the process of my asking for my money back, they have basically accused me of lying. So, just to be clear, do not ever use, because really suck.

Thank you for your time! I will let this go now! Please do the world a favour and spread the word so that no one else wastes their time and money.

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