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I've just sent off a few packages, two of which were Back Catalogues which DELIGHTFUL people had bought from The MJ Hibbett & The Validators SHOP (30 quid for five CDs, can't be bad can it?). I'd had to RESTOCK the City Warehouse (NB second drawer down in my desk at work), and discovered something fairly AMAZING - there's only about 15 copies of "This Is Not A Library" and only EIGHT of "Milk & Baubles" left in stock! LAWKS!

The primary message here is, of course, if you want either of these, you're probably best getting them in SOON. It also means I'm going to have to change the Back Catalogue PACKAGE fairly soon (soon-ish anyway, i don't sell THAT many copies). Obviously "A Fridge Full Of Nice Things" will be coming into it in the New Year, and in an Emergency i can always include The Live Album (which i've now BOOKED IN to RECORD next week at Orange & Blue, by the way), but it's going to be a bit STRANGE to lose them after so long. What shall I do when they're gone?

If things go well with the new album i guess i MIGHT re-press "This Is Not A Library", maybe, but I'm coming round to the idea that "Milk & Baubles" will NOT be coming back in it's present form - it will instead be the first CHUNK of "Warriors Of Nanpantan II: Validators On Patrol" (working title)! I've got quite excited about this, not least because TODAY i sent off something else which will probably end up being on that same album, at some point in THE DISTANT FUTURE. This was the finished CD of "Zipcodes", my American CASSETTE which I've been on about for ages. I've been listening to it this week and though it really ISN'T of the same SONIC SUPERIORITY of the Cornwall Sessions, i actually think it's rather NICE. I'm still pleased with it, so off to POPGUN it goes. We'll see what RAOUL thinks later!

So yeah, it was a GOOD THOUGHT to think that I've ALREADY got some stuff ready for this DISTANT POSSIBILITY - chuck in "The Advent Calendar Of FACT" and we're halfway there already! And as I say, it was also quite STRANGE to think of SELLING OUT of CDs - i got used to it when all the VINYL went, because SO MANY of those were just given away and/or "lost" by our old distributors, but this'll be something else altogether. We've never "re-pressed" ANYTHING before, it's RATHER exciting!

posted 6/9/2005 by MJ Hibbett

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