Welcome to the second month of the HMO Challenge 2013! In January I allocated myself a £50 budget to spend on music and music DVDs. I spent £58. Not a great start but not a complete disaster either. For February, once again, I gave myself a paltry £50 to play with. It’s a short month after all.
These How Tempting posts are supposed to be a list of the albums and DVDs that are tempting me the most and therefore mostly likely to be putting a dent in the budget. But I have to come clean. The February budget is already gone… and then some.
So there isn’t any point in doing a list of tempting music this month, given that I’ve probably bought it all already! There is only one notable release still to come in February and that’s Darkthrone’s The Underground Resistance. It’s one of the most exciting new releases of 2013 and, according to Darkthrone’s Fenriz, “torn from the wombs of the Riders of Rohan of Metal”. Indeed. Thankfully, this hugely anticipated release won’t be out until the 25th so if I can just hold off a week it will be a March purchase and I can avoid pounding February’s budget into complete submission.
Mind you, there are still a couple of weeks of February to go and plenty of interesting stuff left over from January that I didn’t buy back then. Temptation abounds! So far this month I’ve already picked up 20+ discs of music including: a box set from some Rock legends, a couple of Richard Thompson albums, an excellent out-of-print CD from one of my favourite UK Metal acts and a cheap compilation from a great American power trio.
Join me at the beginning of March to find out how I get on!