Yesterday at Costco I beheld the Super-Size Me treatment of Bruce Springsteen's Darkness On The Edge Of Town. The only thing that stopped me from throwing it into my cart was a preternatural awareness of the expenses we're facing as a family on the downward slide into Christmas.
Then I thought back to my zeal for Donald Fagen's boxed set, and how that finally played out. I looked again at this fab bit of packaging and thought, "This is something I'd really love . . . to borrow." I am not dropping hints here. I'm just sayin': my culling instinct isn't done with me yet. And the more I relieve my sagging book-and-music-and-video shelves, the more prone I am to recognize those objects which are unlikely to sustain my interest once the initial "wow" factor has worn off.
Anyhow: Patterson Hood has some deep thoughts (followed by some cool downloads) on the Darkness box (which he was probably comped with) over here.