- No, I don't have it yet [surprise, surprise!]: am holding off getting it for myself so that it will be an easy gift at the end of the year for whoever wants to give that to me :-) [Ditto for the Animaniacs Vol 2 that's coming out Dec 5th 2006, teehee!]
This year's nominees [based on this Yahoo! article]:
- Van Halen
- Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
- Patti Smith
- Dave Clark Five
- The Ronettes
- Joe Tex
- The Stooges
[If you are curious who has made the cut before, you can click HERE for past inductees]
- "To be eligible, artists must have issued a first single or album at least 25 years prior to nomination."
[Okay, so technically his debut was a duet with Stoney in 1971; either way, he is definitely eligible from that perspective!]
And looking beyond the release date: Bat I alone has sold over 35 million copies worldwide; Bat I is one of only two albums that have never exited the Top 200 in the UK charts; and Bat I is also the biggest-selling Australian album of all time.
Sure, he's had more misses than hits since Bat I, but he's certainly got staying power :-) And hey, Bat II was a huge commercial success *and* considered one of the best comeback albums evah!
And his fan base is NOT just aging bikers, okay?
Anyways - I discovered a fascinating writeup on Meat over at wikipedia, so anyone who wants to read more about him just click on over there. I am reminded that I do want to pick up a copy of his autobiography one day.. preferably at another concert and get it autographed by the man himself?? Oh, on a related note: it seems that his health insurance refuses to let Meat perform more than 1hr 45m as a result of his on-stage collapse 3 years ago... gee if I'd known that before going to the concert last year, might have helped me not feel the whole thing was too short! :p
I've been awake since about 430am; it's now almost 8am. Will be hitting the gym soon. Followed by meditation. Then cleaning out the kitty litter box. Shower. Food. and *then* start catching up with some errands and tasks that have been on my to do list for a week :p
[one of them: a thank you email to HW in London for the excellently hilarious wedding gifts - thanx gal!]