No, I'm not back yet. I'm flying down to Sydney for two days before making my way back to Canberra, at which point normal posts will resume.
That said. A lovely person called Geoff (who'll be on my CECCOD panel, not too late to get on it!) sent me the Lena PH album and I have been loving it a lot. If you like umlauts and Swedish disco, I recommend it. Ironically, there are no umlauts in the title of this one. Lena Philipsson - Det Nya Europa
Also, another CECCOD panelist, Andries, made me ridiculously happy by sending me a new Natalia single. Who needs p2p applications? Anyway, this is a great big soulful disco number, with the emphasis squarely on disco. Rather fittingly for someone who was on Belgian Idol, this sounds like a great big crowd-pleaser perfect for a future such contestant. Natalia - Risin'
Lastly, I've buried the hatchet with the label who shall not be named, after pleasant, cordial, productive discussion with another person at the label. Hooray for that, then. TO CLEAR UP: There is NO ILL WILL on my part toward that label whose name starts with F.