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From the desk of the diskant Overlord – 27 May

Posted: May 27th, 2006, by Marceline Smith

Things I can’t shut up about at the moment:

Nintendo DS Lite
I have almost pre-ordered one twice now but the Friday launch date and letterbox size/grumpy postmen scenario makes me think getting one delivered is not the best option. If I have to spend the launch weekend knowing my new DS is at my work or at my delivery office I will probably cry (or claw my way into either building). Obviously Animal Crossing will be my first game purchase. I’m currently deciding between Wario Ware and Zoo Keeper as my second. The choice would be easier if I could work out where the hell I put my GBA and games when I moved house. Sigh.
[Update – I found them under the stairs! WarioWare still rules.]

The program too, but mostly the Music Store. It’s like eBay to the power of Amazon. Not only can I pick up random pop songs I hear on the radio and continue to avoid having to purchase CD singles to get the remixes or b-sides, I can buy just the good (PSB produced) half of Dusty Springfield’s Reputation album and Girls Aloud videos. At 79p a track and with a credit card tie-in that beats even PayPal for the illusion of free money, they’ve even got me buying stuff twice – once on vinyl for the house and then MP3s for my iPod. Pure evil genius, I tells you. In a similar vein, I am in awe of PlusDeck, a cassette player for your PC so you can convert tapes to MP3. I want one of these rather badly – make a Mac version!

Crowded Teeth
These all involve shopping, don’t they? Crowded Teeth make wonderful Tshirts, hoodies, patches etc. for girls and guys and I am loving them. I have already bought Tshirts with bunny flowers and bears going Grrr! and now she has a SALE on I have succumbed and ordered more. Fuzzy apple prints!

Current listening: Dusty Springfield, Gay Against You, Econoline, Otterley, Pet Shop Boys, :(, Park Attack.

diskant interview slackness stats: Interviewees: 2, Me: 3

Marceline Smith

Marceline is the fierce, terrifying force behind diskant.net, laughing with disdain as she fires sharpened blades of sarcasm in all directions. Based in Scotland, her lexicon consists of words such as 'jings', 'aboot' and 'aye': our trained voice analysts are yet to decipher some of the relentless stream of genius uttered on a twenty-four hour basis. Marceline's hobbies include working too much and going out in bad weather.


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