Hey all! Welcome to another installment in what is rapidly becoming my not-so-regular regular Wednesday post! Snippet Wednesday! Yes, the double "regular" was intentional.
Happy Leap Day, everyone! Is it true that what happens on a Leap Day doesn't count in real life since Leap Day isn't really a day? Hmmm...
ZOMG!! Vampire Weekend will be headlining this year's Pitchfork Music Festival!! There are two reasons why I'm sooooo excited about this: 1) I've been looking forward to seeing them for a few years now but haven't done so yet, and 2) It means they're close to releasing a new album! Oh happy day!
Mark your calendars and clear some freezer space in anticipation of March 6! Why? Starbucks re-releases their ultra-limited 40th anniversary Tribute blend coffee that day! This is due to the fact that MANY Starbuckians sent in a boatload of messages to Starbucks' corporate offices begging for its return. And they listened! But it will, once again, be limited time only. So buy some extra beans and freeze them. I know it's not ideal to freeze beans, but when it's limited edition like this, what choice do you have? The baristas at my local Starbucks have already forgiven me my intent to freeze them. They agree it's the only way.
Hugo is out on DVD! I am so looking forward to watching this movie again. And it looks like at least one of the major movie studios is finally listening to fans... although the BluRay/DVD combo pack comes with an UltraViolet copy, the sticker says it also has an iTunes-friendly digital copy included. By the sound of things, this is in addition to the UltraViolet copy. Check them yourselves... the DVD has an UltraViolet-only sticker, while the combo pack has a dual sticker featuring both. Good news since UltraViolet blows chunks.
I only wish I could close out this post with as much joy as all my other Snippets contained. Sadly, I cannot. I have to wish a solemn rest in peace to Mr. Davy Jones, the lead singer of The Monkees, who died today of a heart attack at the age of 66. I love the music of The Monkees and grew up watching the show (in syndication, mind you). I also saw The Monkees play live about 15-odd years ago for one of their anniversary tours. He was quite the showman. Davy, you will always be our Daydream Believer.
Adios, peeps. My monthly New Year's Resolution update is coming tomorrow.