Item #1: For those of you who like to spot the "signs of the End Times", read the newspaper as if it's prophecy, hunt out the Antichrist, and all that, I have some material for you to prove the End truly is drawing near. If you check my last.fm statistics for last week, you will see that not only did U2 fail to make my top five, or the top ten, the top twenty, or even the top thirty, but they came in at thirty-fourth out of fifty with just four plays in the entire week. Yes, in seven days, I listened to U2 a mere four times. I think that indeed, this is a sign of the Earth's impending demise.
Item #2: I'm off to Melbourne! Flights are now booked - I'll be arriving in the evening on the 23rd of March, seeing U2 and as much of the city as I can on the 24th and 25th, and flying home around lunchtime on the 26th. Those of you in Melbourne, I'm looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible. I'm now working out my Auckland plans - this is proving to be needlessly difficult due to arriving at absurdly late times on the 16th of March (well, really, the wee hours of the 17th). I don't even know anyone in Auckland and my father won't be arriving in the city until around lunch on the 17th, so I'm a bit stuck at the moment. It'll work out though, I hope.
Item #3: There is no item #3. Have a good one!