Tuesday, October 28, 2003

The countdown is on... Only 3 days to get your outfit sorted for our 80's PARTY!
And will someone please come dressed as George Micheal. And Boy George. Oh and some Flock of Seagulls hairdos would be nice. SO EXCITED!
I haven’t updated in a while because everything is boring and you only deserve the best...Actually the real reason I haven’t updated is because I’ve been so distracted planning prank phone calls with my new favourite toy, The Jack Black Soundboard!!!
  • Trucker hats were never cool!
  • The StrokesRoom On Fire is out today. We likey.
  • stellastarr*s performance on Last Call with Carson Daly of ‘In The Walls’ will make its on air debut on Thursday, October 30th at 1:30am (EST) on NBC.

  • Elliott Smith Toronto Memorial
    Saturday, November 1, 2003
    Trinity-Bellwoods Park @ Queen/Strachan-Trinity. At the marble gates (the Strachan gates on Queen St).
    5:00 PM
    The Elliott Smith memorial service in Toronto will take place on Saturday, November 1, 2003 at 5:00 PM at the gates of the Trinity-Bellwoods Park (located at
    Queen/Strachan-Trinity). As at the NYC memorial, you are welcome to arrive at any time; earlier or later, to stay for a while or to simply drop by and leave pictures, letters, candles, thoughts and any other fond farewells. Binging a guitar would be lovely. I hope to see you there. Take care and dress warmly, it's getting cooler these days.

  • Beck, Bright Eyes, Beth Orton, Grandaddy are having a tribute for Elliott Smith.
  • And you can watch a lovely video about Elliott Smith here.
  • Friday, October 24, 2003

    Wednesday, October 22, 2003

  • Melody Nelson’s got the new amazing Stellastarr video for “In The Walls”! I’m completely blown away by them as always. I can’t even decide which member of the band whose babies we want to have most. Mmmm. Talented, good-looking, “art fags” (as my girl Lyn would say) from NYC that makes music as I think it should be? How can you go wrong?
  • Fromano (aka Matt Romano) drums in Adam Green’s video for “Jessica”.
  • 28 Days Later is out on DVD now. I’m still scared and it’s been months!!!
  • Joss Stone is pretty fly for a white girl.

  • So Mister Ryan Adams has a new album on the way. It’s called ROCK N ROLL. He looks classic on the cover. You can download the MP3 for the song “So Alive” in the music section of his site. I think he’s trying to sing in a strange faux-Brit accent instead of his usual alt-country twang. The song itself is kinda cheesy in an ‘adult contemporary’ kinda way but it’s very ‘nice’. It’s a grower.
    As for the album, I award him 10,000 points for song titles such as “Note To Self: Don’t Die”, “Do Miss America” and “Anyone Wanna Take Me Home”. Heart. He also gets props for “This Is It” (The Strokes anyone?) and “She’s Lost Total Control” (Joy Division?), “Wish You Were Here” (now come on - this is getting a wee bit silly)!
    What a strange boy... I can barely wait!

    Tuesday, October 21, 2003

  • Ryan Adams: “Contrary to what you may have heard, seen or felt, Ryan does not think Britney is chubby. Thank you.”
  • Robert De Niro has cancer!
  • Even Gwyneth gets sad sometimes!
  • Oldie but a goodie. A goldie! Elijah Wood: "The Stone Roses Remind Me of Frodo Baggins!"
  • “Cold Mountain” trailer. Jack White’s in it ya know.
  • 10,000 points to Miss Alana to finding this picture of Jack White looking ridiculous in a pirate shirt for me to laugh at.
  • Oh and I AM A GOOD DRIVER. The other night my girl Mariah left her life in my hands, sighing, "My seatbelt's on so my shit's taken care of!"
  • Monday, October 20, 2003

    MUAHAHAHAHAH! I really shouldn't laugh - but it's BURLINGTON (not The Great North) for Christ's sakes!!!
    We just wrote a midterm. We feel like laughing. We feel we deserve to go out for a drink tonight (but we’ll try to stick to soda)!
  • Bran' spankin' new video for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s “We’re All In Love”. It’s gorgeous, chaotic, fucked–up and dangerous. We’re all in love with Rob right now. The way he slings that sledgehammer just makes me wanna… er… anyway….
  • The Kills postpone UK shows due to exhaustion. Maybe if VV ate a bloody sandwich once and a while...
  • Say No To CRACK! Say Yes To SCOUTING!
  • Fiona! Everyone’s favourite beautiful, bluesy (and oppressed!) white girl is back!
  • New York Times is pretty decent today. Peaches Saves. As does Mike Skinner!
  • Oh and FYI: Christ Died For Our Dunkin’ Donuts! (We are sooo going to Hell!)
  • Saturday, October 18, 2003

    Nooooo! Hosers will never be cool! I'm already saying Give'r far too much - I don't need this encouragement.
    OK so I heard "Pass That Dutch"... I’m very disappointed! There is no Musical Youth whatsoever! What the fuck gives Missy?!?

    Friday, October 17, 2003

    This is HUGE news. It just made my day.
    Missy Elliott is releasing “Pass That Dutch”, the first single from her 5th upcoming studio album.
    The song alludes to Musical Youth’s BRILLIANT 1982 #1 hit “Pass The Dutchie”! Fuck yeah!
  • The Pete and Carl reunion. I think it’s terribly romantic.
  • 16 Candles… 16 years later… Yep, that’s right. A sequel. 32 Candles.
  • We love Ms. Dynamite! (The singer – not the cheesy NYC groupie.)
  • Hear some foxxxy “Born Slippy” remixes.
  • "Fuckin’ With Ryan Adams". Hahahah.
  • Vote for Cerys Matthews. We want her to win Best Album (for “Cockahoop”) at The Pop Factory Music Awards 2003.
  • The Internet is a great educational tool. Virgins can even learn how to have sex! Enjoy! (You can thank me later).
  • Thursday, October 16, 2003

    AlcoHoroscopes! I wish I had found this sooner! Mine’s pretty accurate…
    Drinking style
    "I'm jusht a social drinker," slurs Libra, "it's jusht that I'm so damn social?" Libra loves nothing more than to party, mingle and relate to everyone. Whether dipped in favor of Good Libra (with Insta-Friend device set to "on") or heavier on the Evil Libra side (they are little instigators when bored), the Scales can really work a room. Charming as they are, Libras are notoriously lacking in self-control, however, which can get them into all sorts of trouble -- including wearing their wobbly boots waaaay too early in the evening, flirting with their best friend's beau or even blacking out the night's events entirely. Oops!
    Trademark cocktails
    Aesthetic Libras like pretty, pouffy drinks like a pink lady or a brandy Alexander. That's the influence of Venus, their ruling planet, which also gives them a horror of crudely named potions like Sex on the Beach. They're fine with "normal" guzzles like apple martinis, but every Libra secretly just wants Champagne, and lots of it.
    Drinking buddies
    Jimmy Carter, Simon Cowell, Ani DiFranco, Janeane Garofalo, Hugh Jackman, Martina Navratilova, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sting, Oscar Wilde, Catherine Zeta-Jones.
  • I found a new favourite… Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce to you Daily Candy!
  • You can listen to The Stills debut album “Logic Will Break Your Heart” on their website. It’s purty.
  • The new Howie Back album won’t be released until 2004 but you can listen to it, for free, in its entirety, ALL WEEKEND (Friday at noon til midnight on Monday) on his website.
  • Duuuude! Ultragrrrl is The Onion online’s featured personal. You can’t get much hipper than that.
  • Everyone’s already reviewed The Strokes show. Read Chartattack’s take anyway.
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2003

    I am now entering Day 2 of sobriety! HOLLA!
    Good ol’ ROCKTOBER. Never disappoints. And neither did
    The Strokes & Kings of Leon who put on a killer show last night.
  • I've fallen back in love with Pete Yorn (again!) since he's made his painfully obvious he wishes he was Jeff Buckley. You gotta respect the man’s efforts. You should watch his beautiful, cheesy and educational music video for "Crystal Village". It's about falling in love...
    ... Oh and last night he played a few choice covers (with Minibar) in Nashville. The setlist was Velvet Underground’s ‘Waiting For My Man’, Elvis Costello’s ‘Oliver's Army’ and my favorite happy song by The Smiths, ‘Ask’. Bless him.
  • How cute is the new NME cover?
  • Montreal punks riot. This makes me laugh for some reason.
  • Bunch of my kinda boys are having a tribute for Gram Parsons on November 15 in London.
  • My University did pretty well in a big new nationwide survey. Brock University came in 2nd place for “Quality of Education”. I plan on using this for validation the next time I'm feeling dumb and people tease me with things like “If you can walk and talk you can go to Brock”. HA! ... And you gotta love this quote: “At Brock, president David Atkinson said there’s nothing “particularly sexy” taking place on campus as far as teaching goes.” No shit Sherlock.

    Monday, October 13, 2003

  • Miss Modern Age is taking a leave of absence. My life will be so empty now.
  • Viva La Bam! Fuck off, he's shit hott.
  • Paris and Nicky Hilton were on Oprah today! Paris' show "The Simple Life" premieres December 2nd, 8pm (Eastern time) on FOX.
  • I have nothing to wear to The Strokes tomorrow. This will be problematic. Send me clothes!
  • Saturday, October 11, 2003

    I’m in the process of what just might be the best weekend ever!
    It’s a constant cycle of getting drunk and hanging over. And there are presents of course!!!
  • Remember back in the day when we didn’t like Peaches? We were so dumb!
  • REM (who suck) covering Interpol (who don’t suck).
  • Julian Casablancas takes young fan hostage!!!
  • It took 'em long enough. After 4 horrible horrible years, Bradford How is finally leaving Muchmusic.
  • I didn’t win Andy Rourke’s bass guitar. And I’m bitter. As a Smiths fan would be.
  • The Thrills video for “Don’t Steal Our Sun” is dork-tastic. We heart them.
  • Everyone has to stop talking about Kill Bill. I feel left out!
  • 'Dirrty’ won Best Single at the Q Awards. Damn right!
  • Wednesday, October 08, 2003

    Pete has been freed from prison and, just hours ago, joined his fellow bandmates onstage at a freedom gig!
    There are pictures to prove it! The boys in the band are back together again!!!

    Tuesday, October 07, 2003

  • John Lydon: The Movie!!! It's coming. My vote goes to Gary Oldman to reprise his role as Sid Vicious (mind you he has aged another 20 years since last time...) and Courtney Love to play Nancy Spungen. Now wouldn't that just be perfect?
  • This is embarassing but WOWZERS! When did crybaby's get so hott?
  • Controversy AlertBBC 6 Music reports that, for the very first time, black artists fill all the top 10 spots on the US singles chart this week. I am elated at this acheivement! BUT, at the same time, I wonder if this "success" is undermined when the majority of songs have such titles as "Shake Ya Tailfeather" and "P.I.M.P.". Is it really a move forward for black music? Why is there only one "Where Is The Love?" in the top 10 and why is it in the lowest position? What do you think?
  • The Master of Procrastination returns!
  • You can buy me THIS for my birthday!
  • Help The Darkness save the planet in NME’s new game. It’s surprisingly fun.
  • Everyone be lovin the Interpolski.
  • YHNR has some new Strokes-y goodness including images and words from their Q magazine cover story.
  • Hear some new British bands. Some may even be good! And while you're at it, take a listen to the new Distillers album ‘Coral Fang’.
  • NYC’s Gawker Stalker: “I am saddened to report that Drew Barrymore and all members of the Strokes are re-banned from Gawker Stalker due to intense over-exposure. Likewise Parker Posey and Ryan Adams.”
  • I don’t wanna do schoolwork. I’d rather learn that “Sharon Osbourne hosted blow-job classes for girls backstage at Ozzfest this summer”. (Thank you Popbitch!)
  • Sunday, October 05, 2003

  • Courtney Love gets arrested for allegedly being under the influence of a narcotic? Imagine that.
  • Those Idlewild boys are good people. They’re playing Amnesty International’s “DJ Saved My Life” benefit on October 17. Bless ‘em.
  • NME reuses that terrible “disco Jackie White” picture. *Shudder*
  • Miss Modern Age has found an awesome link to “Ghettopoly”. Genius.
  • Rumor has it Jackie White and Renee have broken up. Could this be the end with the hot actress/indie rocker trend? I sure hope so!
  • My Grandma’s pal Pink was seen at the Lucky 13 tattoo parlour in Toronto last Friday.

  • Friday, October 03, 2003

    Miss Alana has kindly informed me Bowie has 'Hijack'd XFM this evening. He both agree it's kinda weird he's playing his own songs but it's worth a listen to hear his great radio voice!

    Wednesday, October 01, 2003

  • Steve Lamacq takes a stab at being an Idlewild roadie! (Link from The Modern Age)
  • Interpol Q & A
  • Zane Lowe is an asshole: "It’s great to have so many exiting British bands on board such as Funeral For A Friend, Futureheads, Electric Soft Parade and Snow Patrol. Sadly, new government trade laws now stipulate that we have to 'include the Canadians' so Hot Hot Heat and Billy Talent are tagging along too, but that's fine with me." Thanks for nothing ASS!