I hereby declare that the phrase "CD release party" is officially retired from the English language. Once a term for a one-time intimate gathering of a band's cool friends and loyal fans, with a tray full of cubes of cheese and little hunks of broccoli, or maybe those tiny little sandwiches that annoy Nigel Tufnel, the term has now become a useless label attached to an entire sequence of ordinary gigs following a CD release and bearing little resemblance to actual parties.

Besides, nobody buys CDs any more anyway.