X Marks the Spot (XBloome) Easter Egg - XBloome: "Embrace life!" barcode

On the backside of the album "X marks the spot" [1] from the band "XBloome", there's a barcode in the lower-right corner, just like any other CD.

Usually, barcodes on music albums are EAN codes [2], but not this one: When scanning this barcode with a scanner that supports "Code 128" [3] it reads:
"Embrace life!"

Additionally, the number below the barcode is a proper EAN: "9 783895 844294", but from a different product: This EAN refers to a book called "Das Leben ist kurz" (="Life is short") by Jostein Gaarder [4][5].

This is very likely to be related to an accident by one of the band members, as mentioned on their website [6]:

"Unfortunately, the release of their new CD "X marks the spot" had to be postponed a bit, because of an accident of a band-member."


== References:
[1] http://www.xbloome.com/drupal/album/x_marks_the_spot
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Article_Number
[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_128
[4] http://www.ean-search.org/perl/ean-search.pl?q=9783895844294
[5] http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/3895844292/zanox_101128733-21
[6] http://www.xbloome.com/drupal/node/180

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Contributed By: Roger Wilco on 08-17-2012
Reviewed By: David Wolf
Special Requirements: Barcode scanner supporting "Code 128"
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P.B. writes:
I think the phrase "embrace life" might also be related to one of their songs. In "keep on", there's a part where she sings: "I'm loving and embracing life!".
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