Saturday, March 29, 2003

Why I Adore Phil Datsun by Miss Valerie

Because he was so charming last time I saw him and he was equally lovely and darling last night!

Because we both share excellent taste in music (The Hellacopters, Whirlwind Heat, Soledad Brothers, Brendan Benson, etc.)

Because I think he has a fantastic, lanky, indie-licious body and I like the way he fills out tight lowrider pants and when his "boy hips" and treasure trail are exposed as a result.

Because he changed outfits THREE times over the course of the night and he wears swank, ska-tastic sneakers when his toes need a break from the band's standard boot.

Because there's something so sexy about him flat on his back and/or contorting his body into incredible positions whilst playing guitar.

Because I loved when he noticed me, grinned maniacally and puckered his lips while onstage... Awww. I could just melt.
The Onion: Do you think your record could save lives?
Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat): "Yes, obviously. Just think about how many lives we've already saved by discontinuing our pyrotechnic pub tour."

  • Even though he's a bonafide idiot, I think in this circumstance that Liam Gallagher is absolutely correct!
  • Pete Yorn's back with his first single "Come Back Home" from his new album, Day I Forgot. Check out the accompanying music video shot mostly in and around Pete's home and neighborhood. It was filmed over the course of three days in March and the vid shows Pete doing "everyday things" (i.e. no Winona) such as making music, eating pizza and watering the flowers. Charming.
  • So I was just reading Roddy Woomble's most recent diary entry when I realized that he seems to be the epitome of everything that is good and true about indie artists... And I just can't resist a boyish, shy, Scottish, art student. Bless his heart.

  • Friday, March 28, 2003

  • Rock n Roll Motherfuckers!: The phrase that best summarizes last night’s brilliant gig courtesy of The Sights and THE DATSUNS!
  • This one goes out to you Alana… And all my other hipster-style anorexic friends... (To the tune of Hot Hot Heat’s “Bandages”) “Sandwiches, Sandwiches, Sandwich-e-e-es”
  • Thank you for allowing me to get that out of my system.

  • Interpol sold out. Already. And for hair gel?
    From Popbitch: “Interpol have signed a deal with LA Style hair gel for $10,000 and a free lifetime supply.”

    Tuesday, March 25, 2003

    Monday, March 24, 2003

  • March sucks. Listen to “French Diplomacy” by Boy to lift your spirits.
  • I’m not ashamed to admit that THIS has completely taken over my university life.
  • War just keeps getting dumb and dumber. Hot Hot Heat have been censored by the BBC.
  • Did anyone else see the guy that accepted Eminem’s Oscar last night? Am I the only person not surprised that Weird Al is the man behind Em’s music?
  • Thursday, March 20, 2003

  • MAKE LOVE, NOT WAR! Happy Steak and Blowjob Day!
  • Bush and his stupid war aren’t worthy of my mention sooo I’ll leave you with the immortal words of Arlene Lorenzo in Dick: “War is not healthy for children and other living things.”

  • Tuesday, March 18, 2003

  • Ryan Adams quit smoking last week, lost at Battleship to Matt Romano, bought a cute stripey top, and finished reading "You Are Being Lied To. Atta boy!
  • Longwave's CD came out today... We like them. They're pretty. Be a doll and make them rockstars.
  • So I checked out a few local bands this weekend. All were great (i.e. not emo). I was pleasantly suprised. A Newfound Interest In Conneticut, The Stares, and The Postage Stamps. All were foxxxy as well.
  • The Music Don't Suck Live! Speaking of which, the boys are the musical guests on Letterman this evening. If you don't already watch the show, tune it tonight to check out Rob bustin' a move all over national tv!
  • Monday, March 17, 2003

    Oh my! Laura was so right when she pointed out the eerie similarity between Crispin Glover and Carlos D of Interpol . FREAKY!
    Here's a recap of the past week: Procrastination, work, embarassment, sleep, more procrastination, more work, McDonalds, McProtests, excessive drinking, drunken escapades, hangovers, being "The Condom Fairy", rock shows, psychotic driving, lashing out at friends, sleep, more procrastination, hard work, apoligizing to friends, green beer... Oh and now I can add "intense fear of war" to the list as well. Nice.

    Thursday, March 13, 2003

    THIS is amazingly funny! Learn what to do (and what not to do) in case of an emergency! Example: "If you are trapped under falling debris, conserve oxygen by not farting." Classic.
    Double my pleasure.
    1. Pete Yorn (my whisky-swigging, Winona lovin’, boyfriend) is releasing his sophomore album, Day I Forgot, on April 15. Buy it. Pete could use the money… for booze.
    2. Graddaddy (the band that started the “trucker hat” trend and makes trailer trash so damn charming) will be opening for Pete Yorn’s show in Toronto on May 7. I hope to see all you sad, pseudo-shoegazers there.

    Wednesday, March 12, 2003

    Ladies and Gentlemen… Genius O’ The Day = Avril Lavigne: "I'm getting more famouser by the day!"
    And I still haven't gotten over her "I'm a Sid Vicious for a new generation!" comment... (Strong desire to make evil comment. Must resist urge.) ... So instead I'll leave it to Popbitch to destroy her!

    >> Avril Lavinge is as dumb as a box of hair <<

    Understanding words is too complicated Poor Avril Lavinge. She gave up her education to be a teen pop millionaire and now she's finding life a bit complicated. Interviews have been going badly because she doesn't always understand the questions. So her label has hired an interpreter to help - for interviews with US journalists. In English.

    (FYI: The words Avril has had most difficulty with recently? "Mutate" and "Defiance".)

  • Fuck Hair cut his hair. We have lost out beloved 7th member of the Brock University branch of The Cooper Temple Clause. A tragic day indeed. If you could only see the shock, frowns and sadness on all the young, indie girlies faces. Although he no longer has his namesake hairdo, and is now just Fuck and/or Hair, we shall always remember him fondly as “Fuck Hair”.
  • Flying sheep's head fractures fan's skull at Norwegian death metal concert… Yep, you read that right... Still I bet my day was worse!

  • Monday, March 10, 2003

  • I love this kid and you will too!
  • What’s happening you ask? Well, TV’s looking so good I can’t see myself leaving my dorm… forever!
    Tonight: Coldplay’s on Conan. Tomorrow: The Datsuns on Conan O’Brien, The Coral on Last Call. Wednesday: The Streets on Jay Leno, Geri Halliwell on Conan, and TATU making out all over Last Call with Carson Daly.
  • Muchmusic offers up The ABC’s of CMW!
  • So The White Stripes are one the most beloved bands at the moment and they are preparing to release their most anticipated album yet… So you gotta appreciate the timing on this one: Meg broke her arm! (I think its kinda funny that even the foxxxiest drummer in the US of A, can wipe out on a patch of ice!)
  • OMIGOD! I’ve waited years for this… IDLEWILD are coming back to Toronto on April 18th! Hells yeah!
  • Saturday, March 08, 2003

  • It’s coming. March 20th. Steak and Blowjob DayShow him you care.
  • Nick, I know the other Strokes don't wanna hurt your feelings but you are not Jeff Buckley! … I still love you.
  • ICK! Now advertisers aren’t even trying to hide the fact that they’re selling sex. Disgusting! (Oh and by the way, the actual merch is also available in red!)
  • Interpol are so pretty it hurts. Hey pretty boys! I wanna be your girlfriend! (Link from The Modern Age.)
  • Thursday, March 06, 2003

    Longwave were the special guests on XFM’s Music:Response tonite! I expect most of you ‘alleged’ hepcats were already aware of such events. Thanks for telling us… Ya bastards!

    Wednesday, March 05, 2003

    To all you Americans... I'm sorry...
    On behalf of Canadians everywhere I'd like to offer an apology to the United States of America. We haven't been getting along very well recently and for that, I am truly sorry.

    ... I'm sorry we called George Bush a moron. He is a moron but it wasn't nice of us to point it out. If it's any consolation, the fact that he's a moron shouldn't reflect poorly on the people of America. After all it's not like you actually elected him.

    ... I'm sorry about our softwood lumber. Just because we have more trees than you doesn't give us the right to sell you lumber that's cheaper and better than your own.

    ... I'm sorry we beat you in Olympic hockey. In our defense I guess our excuse would be that our team was much, much, much, much better than yours.

    ... I'm sorry we burnt down your White House during the war of 1812. I notice you've rebuilt it! It's very nice.

    ... I'm sorry about your beer. I know we had nothing to do with your beer but, we feel your pain.

    ... I'm sorry about our waffling on Iraq. I mean, when you're going up against a crazed dictator, you wanna have your friends by your side. I realize it took more than two years before you guys pitched in against Hitler, but that was different. Everyone knew he had weapons.

    ... And finally on behalf of all Canadians, I'm sorry that we're constantly apologizing for things
    in a passive-aggressive way which is really a thinly veiled criticism. I sincerely hope that you're not upset over this. We've seen what you do to countries you get upset with.

    Thank you.

    (Courtesy of Rick Mercer for
    This Hour Has 22 Minutes, CBC Television)

    Tuesday, March 04, 2003

    I'm still alive! I swear! Sorry for the lack of music industry excitement... I just can't be bothered to make the boring news sound interesting! Bah! Some things worth noting are:
  • "Rock ‘N’ Roll Report Cards" from CMW are in!
  • Sam Roberts is playing at Seventy Seven (in Steeltown) Thursday night. Be there or be square.
  • Brock Press ran a a feature on OK Go last week!
  • Fuck Hair likes Interpol!
  • Sunday, March 02, 2003

    Saturday, March 01, 2003

    Bert and Kelly broke up! It's about freakin' time!