Yesterday evening caught The Mermen playing an acquaintances private birthday party at a place just about 5 minutes from my house, Rockridge Improvement Club here in Oaktown. Great instrumental surf rock, it's been about 18 years since last time I saw them but they are still fantastic. Fun instrumental cover of Rockin' in the Free World as the encore. Tonight listening to the 2003 remix of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars from the Five Years vinyl box. First listen to the remix. I have no idea why this exists (except cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching), the original album is perfect as it is, and this alternate version isn't really illuminating and is mostly disconcerting. Taking a great album and making it still good, but less interesting, for no real reason... At the least the box still also has the original mix, because this one is pointless.