Saturday, May 31, 2003

  • I had loads of fun last night! I love Toronto! And Toronto loves me! I won wristbands to NXNE from Chart! Yay!
  • I saw Bend It Like Beckham tonight and fell madly in love with it. I highly recommend it! Jonathan Rhys Meyers was absolutely beautiful. I think my heart stopped beating for a good minute when he appeared on screen wearing that white shirt. Dear lord. I’m certain that his cheekbones could cut glass. And those eyes! That mouth! Such a pretty boy… You can rest assured he’ll be in all my unpure thoughts as I eagerly await his portrayal of Noah (*sigh*) in Prozac Nation. Bless.
  • Friday, May 30, 2003

    Stellastarr* have sold their souls to RCA. We can look forward to a full-length in the fall.

    Tuesday, May 27, 2003

  • John Lydon is the keynote speaker at NXNE. For those of you fortunate enough to attend please send me all the gory details!
  • Noel Gallagher remains a genius... Talks about his admiration for Kings of Leon and The Coral and his mixed feelings about The Vines and Radiohead. Respect.
  • Field Day Fest is up in the air. Sounds like it isn’t gonna happen after all.

  • Sunday, May 25, 2003

    The Libertines are so easy to fall in love with. It’s true...
    And I’m completely certain (now, more than ever) that they are the epitome of everything that rock’n’roll should (and could) be.

    The Babyshambles Sessions were recorded in recent weeks (May 2003) in New York. The songs (demos, new, old, covers, etc.) were recorded onto 3 discs – of which only one copy of each exists. Peter gave the discs to a complete stranger in the lobby at the Chelsea Hotel and asked her to share the songs with the fans. And she’s done just that. You can hear/download the 40 tracks and read the story

    I recommend you check out The Libertines shambolic covers of The Coral’s fantastic "
    Dreaming Of You" as well as the indie classic "Who’s Got The Crack?". Adam Green's on there too with his own (surprisingly good) version of "What A Waster".
  • The New York Times warns of the perils of blogging.
  • Blogumentary: a documentary on blogging. Watch the trailer!
  • Meg White goes yachting with Beck! Bonus points for looking hott while doing so! Link from The Modern Age.
  • We expected more from Miss Modern Age... She's only now just discovered the joys of Boy Touching.

  • Friday, May 23, 2003

    It’s no secret that I am incredibly fascinated with Vincent Gallo. We’re involved. His new film, ‘The Brown Bunny’, which some are calling “the worst film to be screened at Cannes”, is the subject of controversy - particularly in regards to a scene containing “graphic oral sex”. No one seems interested in Gallo’s justification of such explicit sexuality as a instrument of his exploration of love, sex, and relationships. No one’s listening. Listen to what he has to say. And if you can sit through some boring stuff about a French Canadian film you can see another part of the Press Conference where Vincent gets feisty and starts tearing into Winona Ryder. Watch it HERE and be sure to watch the expression on Chloe Sevigny’s face! Fucking genius!
    Happy (Belated) Birthday Moz! You’re still beautiful after all these years...

    Thursday, May 22, 2003

    Today we shall learn something and the internet will help us on our quest for hipster-related knowledge!
  • A Guide To Indie Rock Hair Styles. It’s so bad it’s good.
  • The VICE Guide To Being Totally Crushed Out! The story of my fucking life! They’ve even included “Mixtape Recommendations”… Oh dear. I’m so sad.
  • Nerve’s 20 Things Not to Do With Your Cellphone When You're Drunk! Somebody said this is funny cos it’s so true and they couldn’t be any more right! I regret to admit that I have so been there - Hell, I practically LIVE there.
  • Tuesday, May 20, 2003

    Thursday night, don't go to bed! Stay up late and dance to the rock'n'roll sounds streaming from your television set. 11:30pm : Liam Lynch on Letterman / 12:30am : Longwave on Conan / 1:30am : The Sounds on Carson Daly.

    Monday, May 19, 2003

  • Yea. So to demonstrate the depths of my adoration for Jake Gyllenhaal, yesterday afternoon I watched Bubble Boy! And liked it!!!
  • But for if you’re in need of a “sad loner/hopeless romantic” fix than dig Moonlight Mile and bless his heart.
  • Oh and in other non-rock related but still rockin’ news: Prozac Nation is coming soon. Not soon enough!
  • Bwahahah. "Zoloft for everything".
  • Sunday, May 18, 2003

    I saw Sully last night. They have a really great sound and their singer has a fantastic voice and stage presence. She’s girly, bratty and sexy - and apparently she’s Sam Roberts’s girl! Hott!

    Thursday, May 15, 2003

  • Fake review of the new Strokes album?
  • The new Ryan Adams record is being described as “incredibly too depressing” by the folks at Lost Highway. How nice.
  • "Interpol will play a surprise role in the season finale of Friends. Tune in tonight at 8pm E.T. to find out how."
  • Wowzers! Watch the cute indie boy dance! He busts out some electroclash-y moves! + he has fuck hair + likes Jeff Buckley + I'm in like with him!
  • Wednesday, May 14, 2003

    The Wedge girlies, Hannah and Kristine, went to Coachella. Dig their anecdotes and sketches.
    The Wedge girlies, Hannah and Kristine, went to Coachella. Dig their anecdotes and sketches.
  • Everyone cool is at The Underground in Steeltown tonight to see Thom D’arcy do double-duty in The Carnations AND All Systems Go. Both bands open for Sianspheric and Adam Franklin (of Swervedriver fame)... And as for me? I'm not cool. I am going to watch Jackass: The Movie for the millionth time and fantasize over sexxxy Bam Margera. I'm all about the cheap thrills!
  • Mike Myers loves Toronto. And for publicly declaring that, Toronto loves Mike Myers even more! Bless! Spread the gospel!
  • So, rumor has it that our local politicians are thisclose to having The Rolling Stones play a FREE concert in Toronto this summer to boost our post-SARS economy. It seems the Stones (and management) are all for it! One slight problem though: they said they (the band) need $10 million to make it happen. So, as we speak, Toronto reps are trying to convince the federal gov that it’d be money well spent… Read more. I don’t even know what I think about this. This country baffles me.
  • Word is The Datsuns have been quarantined in Brisbane, thanks to their drummer Matt returning from their Singapore trip with a bad cough. From Popbitch.
  • Saturday, May 10, 2003

    The ABC's of a Friday Nite in Steeltown. Good times indeed.
  • Apparently the music news/gossip mill has come to a grinding halt for no reason. Have no fear for tomorrow I shall make wild accusations and start my own rumours to bring the biz back to life! Hurrah! In the meantime, amuse yourself with No Sloans Allowed: The Definitive Anti-Sloan Site. It’s a site that was built with the intention of criticizing Sloan but, in the process of making the site, the webmaster has become a fan of the band, thus defeating the purpose. Whatevah.
  • Whoa! Chartattack have been reading my thoughts (or my blog!) lately. Today's news story: "The Marble Index Hit The Road". Word.
  • Nada Surf are on Conan tonight... They have the power to make you wanna fall in love. Bless.
  • Friday, May 09, 2003

    What: Tonight's Plan of Attack.
    Who: The Marble Index.
    Where: The Underground, Hamilton, ON. 9pm.
    Why: Why the fuck not?
    Wallet Damage: $12 $15 at the door.

    Thursday, May 08, 2003

  • The music biz has been real boring lately. The best thing indie kids can think of to talk about is Steve's haircut. Current hipsters are debating if he looks more like Chris Martin (Coldplay), Hamilton (The Walkman's frontman) or an older Haley Joel Osment. There hasn't been so much unnecessary drama since Fab went under the scissors! DUMB!
  • TIMMAH is unwell. Damn that "mystery illness" for impeding your good looks and guitar sexin' ways. Get well soon hun!
  • Tuesday, May 06, 2003

  • All you fellow vampires should check out the great late-night TV this week. Carson Daly may suck but his musical guests don't! Last night Stellastarr* were on and looking/sounding foxy, tonight it's Jesse Malin, and tomorrow is Idlewild.
  • Oh and on Friday I'll be setting my VCR to catch The Libertines on Letterman and Yeah Yeah Yeahs on Conan. Wheee!
  • Our boys in The Music (er, one of 'em anyway) are on the cover of the NME this week! Hurrah!
  • Monday, May 05, 2003

  • Even though we're still mad at Mr. Bright Eyes, Conor Oberst, for cancelling his Toronto gig we're secretly very happy he isn't dating Winona Ryder because we secretly have a crush on him! But *shhhhh* it's a secret!
  • Yes we all love The Libertines but can someone please get Pete a stylist! Why Pete? Why???
  • Saturday, May 03, 2003

    Well that was weird... I just heard "On Your Side" by Pete Yorn being used in a Red Cross commercial on CNN. That's an interesting pairing...

    Friday, May 02, 2003

  • Mansun have broken up... and a thousand swankers burst into years.
  • If you think your life sucks try being a seven year old boy pregnant with his dead twin brother's fetus!
  • The cat's out the bag... The "strokesighting" page that I made for obsessive Stroke-stalkers was deemed worthy of reference on yhnr. Right on.
  • Canadian music doesn’t suck! Here are three good reasons why…
  • The Stills have signed to VICE Records (679 in the UK, Warner worldwide)! The boys are working on the upcoming album in Montreal and expect its release in the fall.
  • The Carnations are going on tour again! Yay!
  • I heart The Dears. “Lost In The Plot” is one of the bestest songs of the year thus far and, if you haven’t had the privilege yet, you can see/hear it here on their website. Bless.
  • Rumour has it that Fabrizio Moretti (The Strokes) is going to make a cameo in Charlie's Angels 2: Full Throttle. Sleeping with the producer has really paid off! He is reported to be playing a whacked-out karate instructor!?! In other "Fab & Drew" news, "the couple were asked to leave a Broadway show after being caught in the act in the venue's bathroom". Classy.

    Thursday, May 01, 2003

    SARS hits Toronto music biz… Fuck ‘em. Here’s my take…
    Dearest Bright Eyes,

    You are emo and, surprisingly, I didn’t hate you. Why would you ruin everything by canceling your gig in Toronto?

    Is it because of a virus that’s killed 20 people (almost all elderly) when 10,000 people die every year from influenza (yes, the flu)! Is that true Conor Oberst? Are you really just a pussy who’s afraid of germs? If so, I am not impressed.

    Same goes for the rest of you... Especially Maya Angelou and Aretha Franklin – I expected more from you ladies!
    Cameron Crowe on The Backstage Pass!
  • It can’t be true!!! Is Craig giving up Coke?
  • Jack Sabbath’s in rehab. Gee, who saw that coming…
  • The original Fuck Hair, Didz from The Cooper Temple Clause is a stone fox. Watch him kick the arse of "Slimpy" (a.k.a. Idiot TV Presenter) on NME! The best bit is where he mumbles something about finding the wrestling "sexual"... MARRY ME DIDZ! Yay! Let’s Kill Presenters!
  • Old news: Meg White's yearbook photo.
  • I failed you this month. I allowed school (and bloody exams) to interrupt my hectic blogging schedule... Never again!