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Crappy Valentine’s Day 2023

Posted on February 14th, 2023 by administrator

On January 30th of 2007, just in time for Valentine’s Day that year, a single edit of “Michelle” from The Forever Syndrome LP was released. Included as a metaphorical B-side – because compact discs only have one playable side – was the non-LP track “Say It In Japanese.” This was obviously a cynical marketing ploy to encourage people to buy the single as the full LP version of “Michelle” is the best version.

While The Forever Syndrome has long been available on streaming services, the “Michelle/Say It In Japanese” single remains stubbornly out of print and artificially obscure. Thus, the annual Valentine’s Day tradition of offering both songs as MP3 downloads for 24 hours persists. Click the link below and feel the…love?

Michelle/Say it in Japanese cover art

Michelle-Say It In

Crappy Valentine’s Day 2022

Posted on February 14th, 2022 by administrator

It’s the time of the year again…Valentine’s Day. It’s the day where people pass around candy hearts to say, “I love you” and candy hearts to say “please me mine.” Here at the department of all things Illusion of Joy, we don’t comfort you with lies. We do, however, open up an MP3 download for the “Michelle” single with non-LP track “Say It In Japanese” for 24 hours every year.

Michelle-Say It In

Crappy Valentine’s Day 2021

Posted on February 14th, 2021 by administrator

Way back in 2007, right before Valentine’s Day that year, a single edit of “Michelle” with non-LP track “Say It In Japanese” was released. Pretty much ever since then, every Valentine’s Day, there’s a 24-hour window where one can download MP3s of the two songs (which can’t be found on streaming services). The time has come again for that window to open.

As for the original CD single, it’s long out of print. You might be able to find it in a dollar bin somewhere (though searching online is recommended due to Covid). Click away…

Michelle-Say It In