Hey, it’s been a long month, but remember that $80 In Rainbows “discbox”? The slicked-up set stuffed with bonuses like the vinyl version of the album and the fancy artwork and the second CD denied to those who paid (or didn’t pay) for the In Rainbows download? The one that was supposed to be mailed off in early December? Yeah, that one. Were you holding off because you assumed the second disc would be all over the Internet the minute FedEx made its appointed rounds on Dec. 4? Well, a Radiohead fan somehow managed to get his discbox early, which means it should be…minutes before it hits the blogs, right? Excited now? Well, hold your horses, sez Rolling Stone.
Before you go venturing to the Pirate Bay or What.cd to download the second disc, don’t bother. w.a.s.t.e., Radiohead’s own merchandiser, has already contacted Spuff and requested that he (or she) not upload the second disc, forcing a board full of bemoaning AtEasers to wait another week for their own discbox. w.a.s.t.e. also asked Spuff “for the order details so that the dispatch company could be bollocked!” So that’s how the Brits use “bollocked,” interesting. Even though Spuff has stated he will respect and honor w.a.s.t.e.’s request to not share the second disc with others, he did offer a consolation to the message board crew in the form of pictures of the discbox and a description of some of the bonus disc’s tracks.
And now people still have to wait a whole seven days before they can steal everything on the discbox that isn’t made of paper or petroleum? Boooo. On the other hand, what are the odds this postal cock up would send the errant discbox to the one honest person left on the Internet?