Wednesday, June 30, 2004

You know you’re a computer geek when free themed fonts excite you.
  • The Libertines have decided to carry on without Peter Doherty.
    "It is with regret that The Libertines announce they are to continue without singer and guitarist Peter Doherty due to his well-known addiction problems, specifically with crack cocaine and heroin… Peter is and always will be a Libertine and when he cleans up from his addictions he will be immediately welcomed back into the band… This decision is made with love and with no disregard to Peter and his problems. The other members of the band - Gary, John and myself - have come to this conclusion after three recent failed rehab attempts, all of which The Libertines have funded… Peter’s erratic mental state worries us greatly and having him on tour would only compound his problems. We aim to complete all existing tour commitments without him."
  • The Killers new single will be "All The Things That I Have Done".
  • Apparently Modest Mouse are playing Toronto Auguust 4th at the [wince] Kool Haus [/wince]. From Chromewaves.
  • Great new MP3 blog, Scenestars!
  • Douglas Coupland’s attempts to deconstruct the Canadian identity. Again.
  • Tomorrow is Canada Day. Be proud to live in a great country where "double-double" is now in the dictionary!
  • Tuesday, June 29, 2004

  • Pete Doherty was in court this morning where he pleaded “not guilty” to possession of an offensive weapon. And looked adorable.
  • The Thrills new album is called "Let’s Bottle Bohemia" and it drops September 14th.
  • The Music head out on a UK tour in support of the new album this September.
  • Chart's review of The Streets show in Toronto.
  • The White Stripes wanna stop “Nobody Knows How To Talk To Children” a documentary film about the band. More from their official site.
  • Ambulance LTD analyze tunes for VH1.
  • New issue of 10:51am! I recommend Creative Ways (To Blow A First Date) and Conspiracy Corner’s take on The Guiness Party of Canada.
  • NYC’s Village Voice covers Ultragrrrl’s prom this week. From Lindsayism.
  • Kate Moss has a crush on Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand).
  • Mary-Kate a cokehead!?! Shocking!
  • Someone buy me this. Please.
  • Monday, June 28, 2004

    I'm as sick as Micheal Jackson loves children.
  • Glastonbury photos! It seems Wellies were the weekend’s ultimate accessory!
  • Sadly, there was tragedy for Muse at Glastonbury. Drummer Dominic Howard’s father died suddenly on-site just after watching his son’s band perform. So sad.
  • Fahrenheit 9/11 breaks records.
  • "Buy yourself a nice budgie." Morrissey’s NME interview. Part 1 & Part 2. It’s genius.
  • The new Ash video for "Starcrossed" is excellent... And the boy in it kinda reminds me of Gael Garcia Bernal. So pretty.
  • The Music talk about festivals and a video interview with the band at Homelands.
  • Over a million people came out to this year’s Toronto Pride Parade yesterday! Tbonedotcom’s got pictures!
  • Oh and Tbonedotcom also has pictures from The Streets show. It was fucking great (as was the pre-gig poutine) but that kid Mike Skinner needs to lay off the drugs. Seriously.
  • Eww! Frog Baby! From Seanski.
  • Sunday, June 27, 2004

    Friday, June 25, 2004

  • Glastonbury Festival starts today! Bright Eyes played this morning and was joined by Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs).
  • Congratulations to The Killers for entering the Canadian charts at #48 and the American charts at #59!
  • Lollapalooza Bands Reshuffle Summer Plans.
  • DMX was arrested last for night for allegedly trying to steal a car from a NYC airport parking lot.
  • My boyfriend, Napoleon Dynamite himself (Jon Heder), will be on Letterman next Wednesday, the 30th. From Thighs Wide Shut.
  • Fareinheit 9/11 hits theatres today!
  • I’m at The Streets (with Dizzee Rascal opening) tonight at Mod Club Theatre. If you see me say hello.
  • Thursday, June 24, 2004

  • Hotmail accounts are getting super-sized. It’s about flippin' time!
  • Big Boi (Outkast) has been added to Toronto’s Bluesfest! From 10:51am Toronto.
  • The Weakerthans are back in Canada and touring a few local cities. Anyone wanna come check out the Hamilton or St. Catharines show avec moi?
  • Nelly Furtado is a hot independent woman. I heart her.
  • Wow. American citizens are in the same voting predicament as Canadians.
    Stephen Harper (Conservative) = George W Bush (Republican)
    Paul Martin (Liberal) = John Kerry (Democrat)
    Jack Leyton (NDP) = Ralph Nader (Green)
    All the young people wanna vote Leyton/Nader as a matter of principle but their worried that since the race between the other two is sooo close that “the enemy” Harper/Bush could end up as the leader of their country. What’s a kid to do?. Should one take the safe route (and vote Martin/Kerry) OR should they vote for who they feel is the best candidate? Hmmm…
  • New Fiona Apple song "Extraordinary Machine".
  • Hollyblog: A helpful guide to celebrity Web logs.
  • Yay! Paris Hilton is gonna start her first feature film, "National Lampoon's Pledge This!" where she will play a sorority queen. Bless.
  • Wednesday, June 23, 2004

    Tuesday, June 22, 2004

    Miss Valerie's life resumes maximum suckage again...

    Monday, June 21, 2004

  • Toronto’s Pride Week kicks off today!
  • Daily Pete Doherty Update... Just hours after returning for London last Thursday, Pete was stopped, searched and arrested by police for possession of an offensive weapon (a pocketknife). He’s due in court to face the charges at the end of the month.
  • Phish = CRAP. Phish + Jay-Z = AWESOME.
  • Sharon Osbourne is the most important person in rock. I love her talk show.
    I don’t wanna tell you how to vote but I’m going to do it anyway...
  • Micheal Moore says don’t vote Conservative!!!
  • And I just heard Ben Kowalewicz (of Billy Talent) on TV telling Canadian youth to STOP HARPER because voting for him is like voting in our equivalent of George W Bush (who’s bad).
  • Everyone loves Napoleon Dynamite. Especially me.
  • Little kids performing The Polyphonic Spree’s "Light and Day". So adorable. And who woulda guessed that music teacher (the one in the dragon-print moo-moo) was such a fan of indie?
  • AND as if you needed another reason why Nickleback suck ass...
  • Friday, June 18, 2004

    I'm going out to the country for the weekend to visit my best friend evs. It will be amusing. Like 'The Simple Life' but better (i.e. me instead of Paris Hilton). I will visit a farm, I will try to touch a barnyard animal, AND get a picture of myself holding a pitchfork. I will likely go to a BBQ, get drunk at "The Tibby" and sleep in a someone's backyard... I'm bringing my camera and I can guarentee the photos and stories I bring home will be AWESOME!!! Miss me loads! Next update will be Monday!
  • The Illustrated Smiths rules!
  • The New York Dolls triumphant return!
  • Franz Ferndinand sell their millionth album.
  • Tracklisting for the new Interpol album ‘Antics’.
  • Obligatory daily Pete Doherty update.
  • Thursday, June 17, 2004

    Oh Millhouse... "How come you get a social worker? I’M THE ONE WITH STIGMATA!"
  • Attention cheap Torontonians! Andy Stochansky is playing a free show tonight, starting at 8:45 pm sharp, so haul ass to Dundas Square (Yonge & Dundas).
  • James tells me that 'Amazing Grace' a documentary about Jeff Buckley might be premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this September 2004.
  • And if you’re a Jeff Buckley fan you might wanna check out Jeff’s band’s new incarnation The A.M.. Their new single is called Utopia and they’re about to embark on a brief UK tour.
  • Great. Now I look like a liar... Johnny Ramone is not dying after all.
  • There’s gonna be a NEW Duran Duran album! You know you love 'em!
  • Dear Cooper Temple Clause. I love you. I love your hair more. Love Miss Valerie. From KarenPlusOne.
  • Best headline I’ve seen all week! Thanks Stereogum.
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2004

    All I wanna do is go to bed... This will suck... I apologize in advance!
  • Here’s a scan of The Killers article (and pretty photograph) from the new issue of Spin.
  • My love goes out to Miss Sarah for informing me that the schedule for Rock City Festival is up on Bless... I’m definitely gonna be trying to make an appearance!
  • I wanna be a Doctor of Music too! Bob Dylan is being awarded an honorary degree from St Andrew's University.
  • Information on the new Legacy Edition of Jeff Buckley’s Grace!
  • I feel like an asshole for posting this but... Rivers Cuomo on Don’t be hounding him to get on his friends list. Give the boy some space. From 10:51am Toronto.
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2004

    WOW. Working sucks. I never thought it would be relaxing to come home and blog!
  • The Simple Life 2: Road Trip starts tomorrow! It's been far too long...
  • Michael Hutchence must be turning in his grave.
  • Morrissey is NME’s coverboy this week. Check out his handpicked tracks: 'songs that will save your life'!
  • The Music have announced details of the release of the first new material from their, as yet, untitled second album.
  • Chris Martin wrote Embrace’s comeback single "Gravity".
  • Johnny Ramone is, sadly, losing his battling with cancer... but there’s always hope.
  • Listen to the third annual STILL ILL Smiths / Morrissey radio marathon this Thursday the 17th!
  • The real reason Rasputin was so lucky with the ladies...
  • I had a wonderful evening last night... Napoleon Dynamite was even funnier than I imagined and, in addition to free admission, they gave out loads of free swag like cute ringer tees (“GIVE ME YOUR TATER TOTS”), buttons (“VOTE FOR PEDRO”), and lip balm (“MY LIPS HURT REAL BAD”). So best. After all that I headed down Yonge Street (the longest street in the world feels even longer when you're stuck behind 283,746 taxis) and had myself a brilliant time at the Franz Ferdinand show. They were brilliant and sooo charismatic! Alex and Nick were having major guitar-sex and there were loads of boy-touching moments... Sigh. I wish I had brought my camera like all the other nerds. Oh well, I was too busy singing and dancing along with the surprisingly lively Toronto crowd. Apparently, Travis and Mishie were there too but I didn’t get to see them! Go to their sites as they have MUCH better accounts as well as pictures!
  • Monday, June 14, 2004

  • Pete Doherty has fled his rehab program in Thailand. This is his third failed attempt at kicking his drug addiction... It doesn’t look good...
  • 10:51am Toronto officially launched today! Huzzah!
  • Happy Mondays are reforming for a one-off festival preformance at Get Loaded in the Park. How suiting.
  • I don’t usually care about celebrities. Especially those on Friends... But I’m happy that, after a great struggle, Courtney Cox Arquette gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Coco.
  • Sparks performance at Morrissey’s Meltdown Festival is getting rave reviews.
  • My friend and his girl have merged to become one super-entity, ISTOICA, and their website is genius (like them!) and filled with pretty things! Visit!
  • Starting today Ambitious Outsider will be posting the entire Morrissey set (one song at a time) from his June 6th Apollo Theater show in NYC. Bless.
  • Oh and vote for Morrissey as Sexiest Vegetarian!
  • The Killers debut album "HOT FUSS" is released in Canada/America tomorrow! Buy it! Or I’ll kick you!
  • I’m attending the free screening of Napoleon Dynamite before the Franz Ferdinand show tonight. Wont you join me?
  • Saturday, June 12, 2004

  • NME meets The Killers.
  • The Blueprint exemplifies the best use of Microsoft Paint I’ve seen all day.
  • Kelly Jones wears most ridiculous hat ever.
  • Beulah have split.
  • In case you missed it... Canadians can catch Da Ali G Show when it starts airing June 24th on Showcase!
  • Thursday, June 10, 2004

  • Ray Charles is dead.
  • The Killers website got a pretty makeover!
  • It’s been the best year of Jack White’s life.
  • Noooo! Blur, Travis and Robbie Williams have been the victims of fraud. Poor things!
  • WHOA! Every time I visit the Ryan Adams site he’s got some new songs up! Visit now and visit often!
  • Last night’s White Ribbon Concert sounds ridiculously entertaining... and for a damn good cause.
  • Take the Morrissey Quiz!
  • My Dad found this picture of Pete Doherty and asked if I knew him. I told him I was a fan. He responded by saying, "That’s a shame cos HE’S GONNA DIE!" Fuck that negative shit. I’m keeping the faith.
  • I’m blog-crushing. Someone hook me up with THIS BOY. I’m too shy to e-mail him myself. Or make THIS BOY love me. Or THIS ONE...I could go on and on. Methinks my next lovah should be a blogger.
  • Wednesday, June 09, 2004

  • The Vines have cancelled their upcoming tour. I hate to say it but it looks like this might be the end...
  • The Libertines have pulled a few upcoming festival appearances. Carl said: "John, Gary and myself felt that we should not continue with these shows in order to show support for Peter whilst he is recuperating. It has obviously been a very painful period for the band and we wish Peter better more than anything. His health comes first."
  • Britney admits she needs help... It’s tough being a rich, alcoholic, bi-curious slut.
  • Ultragrrrl lives! Bloggers rejoice!
  • Tuesday, June 08, 2004

  • NOOOOOOOOO! Is Ultragrrrl’s Ultrablog really dead? I don’t wanna believe it’s true!
  • 10:51am Toronto officially launches next Monday. We’re already in love because they are so nice and Canadian and they thanked me. Go forth my minions and show them love.
  • I have massive crush on The Others now that I’ve become mildly obsessed with their debut single "This Is For The Poor". Take a peak at this video of the band playing a flash-gig on the London Underground.
  • Pete Doherty reappeared AGAIN in London last night joining the rest of the band onstage at a small club night. Pete and Carl hugged and made up. He shared his plans to return to rehab AGAIN today, this time at the Thamkrabok Monastery in Thailand. We wish him success.
  • Win A Date With Danny Goffey!
  • True Story. Last year I organized a charity Golf Tournament and Dave Andreychuk was one of our "celebrity" players. At one point, after my co-worker pointed out his muscular buttocks, I jokingly pretending to GRAB HIS ASS... It was all very funny until I noticed his wife across the room burning holes in my flesh with her eyes...
  • Free Courtney.
  • Morrissey wishes it were Bush, not Reagan.
  • Get your band some exposure on The O.C.!
  • The Fauxhawk is over.
  • Monday, June 07, 2004

  • I miss Idlewild... The band are currently recording their fourth album in sunny California. In Diary entry #101 (May 25th 2004), Roddy wrote "I had a dream that Dr Dre was a real doctor." J’adore.
  • Ronnie Wood joined The Charlatans onstage in London last night for three songs including two of my favourites, "Just Lookin" and "Sproston Green".
  • Pete Doherty’s friends are 'very concerned' after he left rehab yet again... Let's pray he doesn’t become another Richey Edwards.
  • Thank you God (i.e. Morrissey)! "First Of The Gang To Die" is the next single! B-sides include a song titled "My Life Is An Endless Succession Of People Saying Goodbye". BLESS HIS HEART.
  • The Marble Index: Here Comes Your Band.
  • Sondre Lerche co-hosts The Wedge this Friday the 11th.
  • The Killers are so hott right now! Oooh purty!
  • R.I.P. Glamorama.
  • Sunday, June 06, 2004

  • Jennifer Lopez got married again to Marc Anthony. No one cares anymore.
  • Check out the new video from The Hives for "(Walk) Idiot Walk".
  • I forgot to mention the celebration of Leonard Cohen that happened when I was over in England.
  • The Killers "ooze cute-boy angst". So best.
  • I start my real job tomorrow. Wish me luck.

  • Friday, June 04, 2004

  • The Streets new video for "Dry Your Eyes" nearly made me have to dry my own eyes after watching it. Oh Mike Skinner...
  • Jet pulled out of Glastonbury because of an "illness in the family".
  • NME’s Mark Beaumont wrote a great review of "You Are The Quarry" for those of you that still need to be convinced of Morrissey’s brilliance.
  • As if I didn’t have a big enough crush on Soviet Panda, now he’s gone and put up an MP3 from Hot Fuss, the new album from The Killers (but only for a limited time)!
  • Check out 10:51am Toronto which I'm really digging on. It’s totally gonna be the Toronto equivalent of Gawker - only better, cos its Canadian.
  • I’m making the commute to Red Square tonight. Good company, great tunes and cheap drinks... You can’t lose! Be there.
  • Maybe there is a God? Creed have broken up!

    Thursday, June 03, 2004

  • Photograph of Suede’s Bernard Butler and Brett Anderson reunited... Cue a thousand Britpop kids wetting their pants with excitement.
  • Damien Hirst you are one sick fuck and I love you for it.
  • Best Madonna burn ever... If only there was a fine for speaking in a fake British accent...
  • Check out the trailer for Micheal Moore’s "Fahrenheit 9/11".
  • Low Culture is after my heart... Y Tu Muggle Tambien.
  • Wednesday, June 02, 2004

    Rock City Festival sounds amazing! ... Definately worth the trip to Detroit to see Brendan Benson, Blanche, Detroit Cobras, Greenhornes, and The Dirtbombs for FREE. Thank you to Sarah for the 411!
  • Stream the debut album, 'Louden Up Now', from !!!
  • Chartattack joins the Ambulance LTD buzzwagon: "Ambulance LTD Feel No Connection To NYC Rock". Check them out for yourself at NXNE next weekend!
  • The Manic Street Preachers have completed their new album which is expected to be released this October. Working titles for the album are Life Blood and Goodbye Suicide and some songs expected to make the cut include 'A Song For Departure', '1985', 'The Love Of Richard Nixon', 'Firefight', 'To Repel Ghosts', 'Emily', 'Fragments', 'Askew Road', 'Solitude Sometimes Is', 'Glasnost'', 'Always, Never', 'I Live To Fall Asleep', 'Cardiff Afterlife', 'Empty Souls' and 'Litany'.
  • Jay-Z’s "99 Problems" is one of my current fave tracks... Check the video (there's a Vincent Gallo cameo).
  • Kelly Osbourne’s out of rehab... And, er, working on a new album.
  • This summer’s Tastefest lineup including Jet, Electric Six, The Sights, Blanche and Rooney, almost makes it worth the trip to Detroit!
  • Thank you to Chris Clark for reminding me how adorable these photos of Coldplay walking Apple are.
  • Totally NSFW but its funny... 100 Worst Porn Movie Titles.
  • Tuesday, June 01, 2004

    THANK YOU JEEBUS! The Curiousa Festival is coming to Toronto’s Molson Amphitheatre on August 9th. Bands on the bill include The Cure, Interpol, The Rapture, Mogwai, Muse, The Cooper Temple Clause and more. Thanks so much to Michelle, my belle, for the 411.
    Where has all the Moz buzz gone? COME BACK BUZZ. In the meantime I’ll try to carry the torch...
  • Morrissey calls in sick to Craig Kilborn to go DVD shopping and for drinks at the pub! Could I love possibly love him any more?!? (From Information Leafblower)
  • If you haven’t done so already, go stream The Killers brilliant new album “Hot Fuss” now.
  • Pete Doherty is back in rehab. His mother followed him to France (where he had run off with his girlfriend) and had him admitted to a clinic for his problems with drug addiction. I just hope he lasts this time.
  • Guelph’s folkie-hippie Hillside Festival will feature Metric, The Unicorns, The Arcade Fire, Pilate, Andy Stochansky, and many more.
  • New Rilo Kiley album "More Adventurous" drops on July 27th.
  • It's good to be a blogger (apparently)… First book deals and now Playboy offers? Where do I sign up?
  • If only everyone paid this much attention to their sex lives...
  • The Vice Guide To Friendship, the A-Z of Cute and An Ode To The Fat Friend.