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Easter egg woes - Her Most Regal Majesty, the Queen of Snark
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Easter egg woes
Bah, looks like I missed them being cheap. I think stores may be selling them on to discount shops these days.

In music news, go piracy. Not because it's a good thing in and of itself, but because it's scared the music industry into offering good deals on some classic albums. Picked up Lou Reed's "Transformer" for six quid in HMV (it fell below my impluse purchase threshold) and have been enjoying its bizarre mix of styles quite a lot. It's surprisingly accoustic in places, given Bowie producing. It seems that there was in fact some music other than Tubular Bells released in 1972 that didn't suck.
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lanfykins From: lanfykins Date: April 20th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
They were still cheap at the Abingdon Tesco just yesterday.

I know, I bought two...
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: April 20th, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Pah to you and your fancy schmancy motorised personal transportation.
lanfykins From: lanfykins Date: April 20th, 2006 10:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh.

Duc d'Or eggs, Bendicks eggs, Cadbury's eggs - still an entire aisle full of 'em.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: April 20th, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am now officially sulking.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: April 20th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I note that Hotel Chocolate have some stuff, but their discount is down 20% on previous years, and their eggs aren't exactly good value for money even at discount prices, despite being highly yummy. Not sure what Palms in the Covered Market did with their eggs. Needless to say, they seem to have vanished without trace.
bellinghman From: bellinghman Date: April 20th, 2006 10:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lots of eggs in Royston Tesco.

Sadly, all Princess Barbie or something. Bright pink and totally unbuyable.

As for Transformer - that is one of the greatest albums ever. Or was that a little because of when it originally came out?
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: April 20th, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I'm definitely talking about Lindt eggs as minimum acceptable quality.

As I said, I think that the early 70s was actually an exceptionally fallow period musically. Prog. rock was kind of bimbling along, but had lost a lot of its focus, but really, there didn't seem to be much innovation going on - almost as if everyone had been burned out by the creativity of the sixties. Everything ended up sounding pretty generic as a result.
lanfykins From: lanfykins Date: April 20th, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Focus?
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: April 20th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Erm, yeah. Focus may be the wrong word. It felt as though a lot of the prog rock scene were just coasting at the time, being derivative of themselves almost.
lanfykins From: lanfykins Date: April 20th, 2006 11:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ironically...

Prog rock in the early 1970s had plenty of Focus. They were releasing some nice tracks ;)
the_mendicant From: the_mendicant Date: April 21st, 2006 08:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Go to www.hotelchocolat (or look on ladies loos) they're selling easter eggs off very cheap apparently!
karohemd From: karohemd Date: April 21st, 2006 10:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Hotel Chocolat sale but as you say, still quite pricey.
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