It’s called Things The Grandchildren Should Know, it’s an autobiography, it’s under E’s real name (Mark Oliver Everett), it’s out on the 17th and it’s getting excellent reviews from the critics. In best Amazon.com reviewer style, I haven’t read it but it’s the best book ever.
I want the book even more than I want the Official Girls Aloud 2008 Calendar. Yeah. That much.
This month also brings two double-disc Eels compilations: Meet The Eels, a kind of greatest hits (although the stunning Electro-Shock Blues is under-represented), and Useless Trinkets, a collection of B-sides and other odds and sods. The latter also comes with a DVD. Both go on sale on the 21st, and I’d imagine they’ll be on iTunes then too.
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You see this?Eels are also set to screen an advert during the US Superbowl on February 3, advertising their rarities and b-sides collection, “Useless Trinkets”.
However, due to the extortionate rates for advertising during the much-watched game, the band can only afford a second of advertising time.
Ah. that’s brilliant.
A blipvert! Eek!