All of the anticipation. Following all of the puzzles and checking the tweets. It was killing me. All of the excitement. I was ready...
So where is the October post of the Secret Codes and Battleships by Darren Hayes?
Uhm yeah, about that. I guess last album I was spoiled. I found the cd locally. I was able to walk into the store and buy it and listen to it on the way home. And I did! Then Hubby really spoiled me by taking me to see Darren in Hollywood. "On the Verge" was practically a theme song while prepared for the arrival of my darling Clover. See I was spoiled. I admit that.
This time around Mr. Hayes is working with an Australian record company to spread the music love. Huge deal right! I was so excited for him and a little selfishly hoping that would bring him to my neck of the woods. They started promoting the record on the other side of the world from me. I was a little disappointed. From all of the reviews the tour was amazing and maybe I am just a bit jealous.
So I go to download the album on iTunes...and it errors on me! It tells me I am not allowed to download it! I don't remember the exact error. All I remember is a blur and then I was mad. It gave me the error for two days! If I wanted the cd I would have to order it from amazon and wait. There was a lot of mumbling to myself and a few WHATs, and an "are you serious".
A total rational person would acknowledge that it's just a technical error. See what I did there? I said "rational" and I admit that I was not. It's like Darren and I were fighting. Except he didn't know it.
So enter a crazy busy life, a three year old and a pumpkin carving incident. Two weeks ago I just downloaded it. Tonight I made it a point to sit down and listen to it! I wanted to sit down and actually listen without doing forty eight different things. I feel horrible. Like the worst fan ever. I think it's totally appropriate that I just got to "Stupid Mistake" as I got to this paragraph. Now I feel even worse!
I did find a vid to sample the album on YouTube.
It is also available on iTunes. I was able to finally download it. I don't know why it gave me an error.
It is an ah-mazing album. I've listened to it twice tonight. In this very moment right now I have to say that my favorites are "Don't Give Up" along with "Nearly Love" and "Explode". I say "right now" because my favorites are constantly changing. I want to mention "Roses" because it's such an emotional song. The message is very clear and important, but I felt that it was also a bit sad. It resonated. It's a great song.
So hopefully this post doesn't make me sound slightly crazy. I have already stated that I am slightly off but I know there is a fine line and I try not to cross over it :)