This month I’m looking forward to 2 new releases from 2 of my favourite artists. I’ve already pre-ordered them. One singer’s last CD was four years ago. The other hasn’t released anything since her cover album, nine years ago. But this new release will be the first new material she has released in 26 years! I am eagerly awaiting both. But the excitement is different to what I felt in the pre-Internet days. Back then, a single was released (one song on either side), and I would play those two songs to death in anticipation. Today, songs are leaked, and albums previewed on various web sites. I’m avoiding all that hype and avoiding any posts or reviews on SNS sites and mailing lists to relive the anticipation I once felt.
The Japanese version first appeared in the May 2013 issue of the goodspeed monthly newsletter.