Monday, August 30, 2004

For those who love boys and rock'n'roll...
I've been celibate for many many months now... I had supressed my sexual desires so much so that I felt certain that such a thing was non-existant...
And then I discovered
rock'n'roll slash fiction... It's like boy-touching taken to a whole new level...
Now, less than one week later,
I'm a full-blown slash addict and my sex drive is back with a vengence...
So to celebrate, I would like to present to you...
My Top Five Favourite Rock'N'Roll Slash Stories...

1. This is what I lost my slash virginity to. It's my favourite... Morrissey/Franz Ferdinand rent-boy scenario!
2. Yummy Suede/Libertines slash goodness... Bernard Butler & Carlos Barat love affair.
3. Carl and Peter (The Libertines) slash with some leather and mild sado-masochism... *dies*
4. Blur (Damon Albarn and Graham Coxen) slash!
From teenage boys to blow jobs and tea.
Alex James and Jarvis Cocker build a fort (and get it on)!
Honorable Mentions
Libertines (Peter/Carl)... Elevator sex!
2. Morrisey/NME slash!
3. Libertines (Peter/Carl)... In a swimming pool!
4. Mike Joyce/Andy Rourke (The Smiths) slash!
5. Libertines (Peter/Carl)... Before the fame!
Guns don't kill people, rappers do.
  • Reading and Leeds went down in all its muddly glory over the weekend. The Libertines performed without Peter, White Stripes covered Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 50 Cent was bottled and booed offstage, Super Furry Animals brough back the yetis and were joined by fellow Welshmen Goldie Lookin' Chain, Har Mar stripped during Ash's set, Franz Ferdinand were dashing in Dior, and Morrissey arrived at the stage door by limo so as not to soil his lovely outfit. We love him. He opened his Reading set with "How Soon Is Now?" and played all the favourites in addition to giving his seal of approval to The Ordinary Boys. Bless.
  • The Killers "All These Things That I’ve Done" is the new #1 on the NME Chart.
  • Check out this fantastic video interview with the adorable Libertines' bassist John Hassall.
  • Fluxblog has an entertaining play-by-play of the horror of last night's 2004 MTV VMA's. Thanks to the Fairy Godfather (without the "fairy", "god" and "father" parts) for the link.
  • Posh and Becks are officially expecting Baby #3.
  • We heart Vincent Gallo. But not enough to send him naked photos. Sorry luv.
  • Julian Casablancas' "girlfriend" deleted her blog. AHAHAHAHAH.
  • Paris Hilton's "Confessions of an Heiress". Love her.
  • You're fucking kidding me. "Pamela Des Barres is looking for a few wondrous groupie girls for her new book, "She's With the Band...". Please email her if interested.
  • This Friday I better see you at Plus One bitches.
  • Sunday, August 29, 2004

    Tonight's MTV Video Music Awards made me want to throw my television out the window, gauge out my eyes and chop off my own ears...
    The Good
  • Beautiful women... Gwyneth Paltrow, Paris Hilton, Xtina, Gwen Stefani and Beyonce were platinum perfection.
  • Handsome men... P Diddy, Jay-Z and Fonzworth Bentley were dashing.
  • Mandy Moore and Marilyn Manson gave Beyonce & Jay-Z some stiff competition for Best Couple when they introduced The Polyphonic Spree together.
  • Kanye West's performance (because I can't resist a gospel choir). Honorable mention goes to Alicia Keyes whose performance made up for her horrible hair.
  • It was bittersweet when Jet won and the boys dedicated the award to Nic and Chris's father who recently passed away.
    The Bad
  • That horrible "rap" number with Fat Joe, Lil Jon, etc. Peter Panda said it best: "lean back, fall over, and die".
  • The Battle Of The Bands with Jet (who won, in my eyes, if only for their hott dancers), Hoobastank (OH MY GOD WORST PERFORMANCE EVER) and some other fuckin punk/emo shite band whose name is not even worth mentioning.
  • Ashlee Simpson in general.
    The Ugly
  • Usher DISGUSTS me. I find him irritating in every possibly way. And I never ever want to see his fuckin abs writhing in fake rain ever again. WORST.
  • Jojo.
  • Jessica Simpson sings like she's trying to poop. It's painful. She should just prance around like the dumb blond bimbo America knows and loves... And stop trying to be a singer by butchering Robbie Williams song!

  • ... Sooo to conclude, I wasted four hours of my life so I could tell you how shite the VMA's were. You love me long time.
  • Friday, August 27, 2004

    I just spent my afternoon getting sun-kissed, lounging by the pool in my white Bond Girl bikini and reading wonderfully filthy Morrissey/Franz Ferdinand slash.
    This is the life. I highly recommend it.
    All is good in the world because I AM GOING TO SEE MORRISSEY in Rocktober! Best birthday gift to myself evs!
  • Pencil this into your schedule. Next Friday September 3rd, Plus One at dN Lounge (233 Roncesvalles, Toronto). My girl Alana will be DJing. I will be there (getting my drink on) so come out and dance with me!
  • Here's hoping it's a very muddy weekend for the lucky fuckers at Reading and Leeds!
  • I try to avoid television but yesterday's Oprah interview with Gwyneth Paltrow was phenomenal! She just oozes class and elegance. And what a tear-jerker... "I wanted you to see Paris for the time with a man who will always love you, no matter what." WAAAAHHH.
  • Mansun release their last single ever, "Slipping Away", next month. Tear.
  • Scarlett Johansson is so hott. Too bad the fur she's wearing is nott.
  • Travis singles collection due in November.
  • I'll admit it, I'm gonna be sad when the Olympics are over this weekend... On the upside, there will be no Alexandre Despatie to remind me of my sexual frustration. So I guess its for the best.
  • Embrace played a secret flash gig in London’s Leicester Square last night before running off to avoid being arrested. That might just be the most rock'n'roll moment of their careers. Sadly.
  • A Valerie Movie. Another reason to fear falling in love.
  • Is this Julian Casablancas' secret girlfriend's secret weblog?
  • If the world's ending then did everyone forget to tell me? The Friendster Movie.
  • Sneaky Dee's second annual indie-rock prom happens this Saturday night.
  • Still bored? Worship appropriately.
  • Thursday, August 26, 2004

    The world loves us and is our bitch.
  • Toronto's back to its normal wonderful self after a scary morning yesterday.
  • I heart Kings of Convenience.
  • Napoleon Dynamite soundboards... SWEET!
  • A "completely uninformed guide to the MTV Music Awards."
  • At The Music after-party I met a boy I liked named Dylan Young. He writes for Now. Does anyone know him? If so, somebody hook this girl up!
  • What the shit!?! My dream boyfriend Farnsworth Bentley has officially changed his name to FONZworth Bentley. THE FONZ!
  • The only thing better than Queer Eye itself would be the Fab 5 making over Gene Simmons!
  • Nemo is my anti-drug.
  • Wednesday, August 25, 2004

    Life keeps turning up the awesome. There is talk of me having a British night at my beloved Red Square once a month. It's not confidential, but I've got potential...
  • I finally updated upcoming concerts!
  • This year's nominee's for the Shortlist Music Prize include, er, pretty much all of my favourite albums of this year so far (i.e. The Killers, Muse, The Streets, Franz Ferdinand, etc.)
  • This year's Toronto International Film Festival will blow minds. It boasts 328 films, including 100 world premieres and 81 North American premieres. So best.
  • Kings of Leon on their new album A-Ha Shake Heartbreak. Lovin the title.
  • After King Monkey's cameo in Alfonso Cuaron's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the Y Tu Mama Tambien director has returned the favour by offering to direct one of Ian Brown's videos.
  • Download some new Libertines, Rilo Kiley and Mooney Suzuki over at Large Hearted Boy.
  • Just incase you need another reason to hate Dave Matthews Band!
  • Who the hell did Brandon Flowers make-up? I'm terrified! SO WORST!
  • Britney keeps amazing me. Not only does she have horrible personal hygiene but when she picked up her Dad from rehab earlier this week, she looked amazingly shitty.
  • I'm always on the look-out for new role models like this one... Tipsy Good-Time Gal Struts In Stilettos.
  • Watch Napoleon Dynamite at the X-Games!
  • Still bored? Play Chicken Pong!
  • Tuesday, August 24, 2004

    I am insatiable but sadly, like all good things, my weekend has finally come to an end... I would send my thanks to anyone who did anything and everything for me these past few days. Mad love goes out to my girls Laila and Alana for the pleasure of their company and for providing me with cozy beds to rest my drunken head. Respect to my favourite DJ ever who kept me dancing last night. Props to everyone who gave me drinks, bought me drinks, drank with me, told me to stop drinking... LOVES IT.
  • I'm speechless. Last night THE MUSIC WERE BRILLIANT. Their performance made my hair curl. Seriously.
  • ... And if you haven't seen it yet, take a look at the new video for Freedom Fighters from The Music.
  • Robbie Williams reignites the fued with Oasis in his new book Feel.
  • How could Kylie abandon her hot pants and stilettos!?! She IS hot pants and stilettos!
  • Primal Scream and Spiritualized join forces. I can imagine the conversations between Bobby Gillespie and Jason Pierce already... "No mate, my body is waaay more destroyed by years of drug abuse than yours will ever be!"
  • The debut album from The Marble Index hits stores today!
  • Morrissey tickets for the Toronto show go on sale this Friday.
  • Killer remix.
  • For Toronto fans of The Cure... Cure Fest 2004.
  • Suddenly I'm very interested in the Olympics.
  • Celebrity Dress-Up Fun.
  • Monday, August 23, 2004

  • Dust off your dancing shoes and prepare to shake your tits and bits to the hits if you're one of the fortunate few who, like me, will bear witness to The Music at Mod Club Theatre tonight.
  • OH NO! Pete Doherty's been attacked! Read his account here. Poor lamb!
  • Andrew Kendall takes lovely photographs like this one of Brandon Flowers or last week's court appearance by Peter Doherty where he looked charming-as-hell... Like a crack addict playing James Bond. We heart.
  • Hey, have you streamed the new Libertines album yet?
  • BRMC talk cock.
  • Pete Yorn's not-so-subtle seduction techniques. Eerily familiar.
  • Artist, actor, director, writer, musician, whore... Vincent Gallo does EVERYTHING!
  • Just when I thought I couldn't love Paris more...
  • Yo, I'm buying this.
  • Be the coolest parent on the block... Pimp the children out this Halloween. "Child Ho"? Are they serious?
  • If you read one blog (besides this one, OBVS) let it be this one. Because it's just like my life. Only funnier.
  • Friday, August 20, 2004

    So today is my last day at work... It’s bittersweet to say the least...
    They took me out for lunch at a haunted restaurant ("Elegantly Wasted" was playing when we walked in – it’s the ghosts way of offering up a vision of my future) and my boss and co-workers presented me with gifts and a lovely bottle of red wine... Maybe it hasn’t been so bad after all...
    Good times are ahead. Tonight I’m hitting the town with the girls you love to hate (because they’re prettier than you) and tomorrow I’m on the scene again with Dane who warns, "I hope everyone who needed to do anything in Toronto gets it done before Saturday night, because Valerie and I plan on burning the place down with our hot party cannons and boo-yah grenades." The boy knows his shit... Consider yourselves warned...
  • The White Stripes on the verge of splitting?
  • The Thrills new video for "Whatever Happened To Corey Haim?".
  • ... so there’s still hope.
  • Ian Brown’s back motherfuckers. And he’s got a strange new Techno/Monkey style.
  • Uh, we forgot to mention Morrissey’s touring other cities besides Toronto... We just don’t care about those places, that’s all.
  • And just because Manchester rules ok.
  • Le Tigre on heading out on tour this fall. They’re at Guvernment in Toronto on October 25th.
  • Is Victoria Beckham preggers? I didn’t even think anorexics got their periods?
  • I haven’t caught Olympic fever yet but now that althletes are dressing like rock-stars (see Ian Thorpe) I think I oughtta make the effort to check it out. Props to my girl Laura for the eye candy.
  • OK. Time to start cleaning out my desk... FUCK YEAH!
  • Thursday, August 19, 2004

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!! My ghost of good fortune has just informed me that...
    October 12th at the Hummingbird Centre!!!

  • Carl Barat is not a big fan of crack cocaine. We like that... Crack is whack yo! Winners don't use drugs kids!
  • Paris found Tinkerbell.
  • New Interpol website for Antics.
  • Speaking of Interpolski, they get their props in X-1's "New York Is So Cool". Check it.
  • Placebo have announced the tracklisting for their forthcoming singles collection, Once More With Feeling: Singles, 1996-2004.
  • Britney the Moose. But a very cute moose. Makes all the boy moose go MWAAAAAAAAAAAAH.
  • Props to my boy Shaan, a fine drinking partner and one of my many Red Square boyfriends, who is laying off the sauce. Respect!
  • Oh and by the way, I've decided that Lindsay Lohan is my hard-parting role model for the weekend. No word yet on whether my twins will make an appearance.
  • Today is my last day at the motherfucking Bingo Hall Hell... You'll get a proper update later tonight if the old Bingo bitches haven't crushed my spirit.
    If Drinking was an Olympic Sport I'm pretty sure I'd take home the Gold medal this weekend...
    Anyway, back to your regularly scheduled bullshit...
  • The bestest game EVS. Serious. And seriously addictive.
  • I would never endorse something so politically incorrect... So I'll let my friend Susan do it... HERE.
  • I'm officially lame. I'm on Dogster. Fuckin' shoot me now.
  • Don't go here. It's a trap, yo.
  • Didn't like the glares of your coworkers following that last one? Well excuse me Princess!
  • Wednesday, August 18, 2004

    Countdown to Unemployment... 2 days...
  • Loves it! The Killers new video for "All These Things That I Have Done"!
  • And check out this hilarious old picture of The Killers before they were cool.
  • That’s just what the pervs need: justification. Turns out, porn is good for you.
  • Happy news! Mark your calanders cos The Stills hit the lovely Mod Club Theatre on October 2nd.
  • Sad news... Paris Hilton is still missing her beloved chihuahua Tinkerbell. The reward has been increased from $1000 to $5000 for her the safe return of her pet/child.
  • Even sadder news... Jet have pulled out of V Festival this weekend after the death of Nic and Chris Cester’s father.
  • Robbie Williams is dating another Valerie... Poor subtitute...
  • I don't like Growing Up Gotti as much as I like the theme song, Lil' Kim's cover of "These Boots Are Made For Walking"... So best... Listen here.
  • Tbone informed me of what might be THE BIGGEST, BESTEST(?), MOST-EXPENSIVE MOVIE EVER, a remake of War Of The Worlds directed by Steven Spielburg and starring Tom Cruise.
  • Liquid Generation's Mary-Kate's Crack-Man game.
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2004

    Countdown to Unemployment... 3 days...
  • The Music have a new website!
  • Pete Doherty showed up in court this morning and changed his plea to guilty, which means he could face jail time for possession of an offensive weapon.
  • The Killers just finished taping their appearance on "The O.C." earlier this week. The band performed "Mr. Brightside" and "Smile Like You Mean It." The episode will air December 2nd on Fox.
  • Oh and check out Brandon Flowers on the cover of this week’s NME! Little birdies tell me "Mr. Brightside" himself has been dating the really really ridiculously good-looking Kiera Knightly!
  • Bad News: Franz Ferdinand have been forced to remove the track "Tell Her Tonight (Paul Sings In German!)" as the B-side of their forthcoming new single release "Michael". Good News: The band have made it available as a free download from their website.
  • Britney Spears' next single will be "My Prerogative", a version of Bobby Brown's 1988 hit. NO ONE CARES!
  • Rilo Kiley’s new album More Adventureous hits shops today and its already proving to be quite buzzworthy. We heart them.
  • Xtina looks super-fantastique in the new issue of Jane.
  • Take me to KROQ’s Island Invasion and I will love you forever. And/or possible bear your child.
  • The Brown Bunny In 50 Words and A Poem for Nicky Hilton Meister on The Day of Her Nuptials.
  • Still bored? Laugh at Jacksons.
  • Monday, August 16, 2004

    Countdown to Unemployment... 4 days...
  • More gossip on Nicky Hilton’s shotgun wedding!
  • Soundtrack to my weekend: Rachel Stevens, "Some Girls".
  • The Darkness admit to eating disorders.
  • The first single from the new Manic Street Preachers album Life Blood is called "The Love of Richard Nixon".
  • Launch features The Libertines this month so check out a few videos from the dirty pretty things.
  • Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is being treated for throat cancer in London.
  • We love Scenestars cos they provide the best of the very best. Check out downloads for Texas "Say What You What" (so best and underrated), The Libertines "Can’t Stand Me Now", and Stellastarr* "No Weather". Mad props to them.
  • Paris Hilton is offering a reward for the safe return of her missing pooch Tinkerbell... I hope she gets her baby back... Especially since Paris is "bracing herself for further embarrassment" after sex tapes of her and Nick Carter (ew!) were reported stolen from her home... Well, when will that girl ever learn: either stop making sex tapes or start locking your doors!
  • Excuse me but when did George Clooney get so incredibly hott? And why did it have to happen right before he has to get fat and bald? Life is so cruel.
  • And how cute is Diego Luna promoting "safe sex" for cats and dogs? The answer? TOO CUTE.
  • I saw the trailor for this new movie Open Water a few weeks ago and the premise alone had my mind racing for days and, now, to learn it’s based on a true story just terrifies me! So naturally I have to see it! Who wants to be my movie date? I’ll even let you hold my hand.
  • NICKY HILTON GOT MARRIED! ... I guess my wedding invitation got lost in the mail... or something.

    Friday, August 13, 2004

    The Friday The 13th Edition.
  • I miss the Blackout. Happy 1-Year Anniversary.
  • Razorlight have created a hotline for fans to call and chat with the boys in the band. Best idea evs?
  • Karenplusone informs us that Muse have been pulled from all forthcoming Curiosa dates after bassist Chris broke his wrist.
  • The Marble Index are touring local cities and the UK in support of their self-titled album dropping on August 24th. The album release party hits The Underground in Hamilton on August 28th.
  • Chris Martin... In the Hamptons... Surfing!?! WHAT!?!
  • Minnie Driver hearts The Boss. Methinks our lovah Pete Yorn had a hand in this.
  • It's Free Music Friday over at 10:51am Toronto!
  • Is your name unsexier then mine?
  • Julia Child has gone to the great big kitchen in the sky.
  • Wiener Dog is a lesbian.
  • Ex-Americans... Better than the real thing. From Ultragrrrl.
  • Thursday, August 12, 2004

    Today I am pleased to announce that, not only am I taking the day off of work tomorrow (whooo! long weekend!), but that I have also decided to end my contract a week earlier than planned (next Friday the the 20th will be last day - I'm going to party like partying was my new job that night!)... So who's gonna buy me the first drink?
  • Ash have released a statement in regards to the death of fan Sean Kennedy following his disapearance after the band’s recent Sydney concert.
  • It should be noted that I can’t hardly wait to hear Nancy Sinatra sing "Let Me Kiss You". And her new album sounds fab too!
  • Liam Gallagher’s son Gene is becoming a littl hellraiser just like Dad. Oh and apparently, it was Shaun Ryder who ate all the pies.
  • Interpol’s album cover for Antics. Most boring evs?
  • Chart has a review of the Curiosa Festival in Toronto on Monday and a few photos.
  • T-SHIRT HELL keeps right on top of current events...
  • Andre 3000 was voted World’s Best-Dressed Man beating out stiff competition from the delightful Jude Law... My vote could only have gone to Andre’s friend, the one and only, Mr. Farnsworth Bentley.
  • Elliott Smith’s "Fond Farewell"...
  • Fellow literary nerds might appreciate this discovery of hundreds of pages of Philip Larkin’s poetry.
  • Sofia Coppola has cast Jason Schwartzman as Louis XVI and Kirsten Dunst as his wife Marie-Antoinette for her next project.
  • Blowjob advice gets pulled from Cosmo cover... But doesn't everyone already know that beej advice is what Cosmo's all about?
  • If you’re still bored I recommend to read these entertaining prison interviews with "Party Monster" Micheal Alig. Part 1 and Part 2.
  • Wednesday, August 11, 2004

    I'm experiencing technical difficulties with my server... Meh! I'm too busy being distracted by the AMISH people outside my office! AMISH IN THE HAMMER!
  • Ian Brown talks about his decision to perform Stone Roses songs at his solo live shows and says that there’s less chance than ever of the band reforming.
  • Robbie Williams has revealed his obsession with David Beckham – and particularly his hair. Upon meeting the footballer Robbie wasn’t sure whether to "shake his hand or lick his face".
  • Hey Ray Davies! Just cos you had a stroke doesn't mean you're excused from having a mullet! Feel better! Love Miss Valerie.
  • The Lonely Life of Howie Beck. Don’t be lonely baby, call me!
  • Happy Mondays Plan Reunion Dates? Who cares when you’re as distracted as I am by how fuckin’ horrible Shaun Ryder looks these days!
  • Shaun's ugly mug also made Something Awful's list of their Top Ten Worst Rock Stars. How did Morrissey and Liam Gallagher get in there? :(
  • Rumour has it Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz are engaged. Props to the Trousersnake for scoring a way hotter fiancee than his ex Britney.
  • Hey Rachel Stevens, when has the "porno girl" look ever been a good thing? It’s not "kitsch and cool" – its cheap and slutty!
  • Yo when did Nicole Richie start giving Paris Hilton a run for her money? So hott.
  • Five things you must abandon immediately"... I agree with everything except the cutesy truncated words. WHATEVS for life motherfucker! OBVS!
  • This picture of the uniforms for the Vogue Soccer Team is everything you'd expect and more.
  • Tuesday, August 10, 2004

    Lock up your little brothers... I'm baaa-aack...
  • I've received a lot of inquiries in regards to my "nature rambles" lately. For more information on my new hobby please consult Kenickie's Evening Session Interview for more of my many inspirations (i.e. classy shoes)!
  • Get a sneak peak of the new video for "Freedom Fighters" from The Music!
  • The Duke Spirit, the awesome (and incredibly good-looking) band I met and befriended in Manchester, will release their debut album "Cuts Across The Land" on October 11.
  • Good news! The Killers play The Opera House on Monday, October 11th (the day after my birthday)!
  • Sad news... The body of 22-year-old Ash fan Sean Kennedy, who went missing after the band’s recent Sydney show, has been found. The police statement reads "Sean Kennedy’s body was found around 7.30am today in Cockle Bay at Pyrmont. A post mortem examination will officially determine how Mr Kennedy died, however initial inquiries indicate there are no suspicious circumstances."
  • Kemado Records has a blog chock-full of MP3 goodness.
  • Kylie and Olivier... I just like to look at them... Sigh... Other couples like Drew and Fabrizio appear both greasy and troubled.
  • The Others new single, "Stan Bowles", is a tribute to Peter Doherty. Sigh. And speaking of the devil, Mister Pete Doherty was a no-show in court today for his weapons charge. Poor lamb has a "severe case of gastroenteritis".
  • Spin Doctorate: Learning How To Be A DJ... I'd rather go to school to learn that over Communications theory anyday!
  • I like Sondre Lerche. He's a delicate flower.
  • Chart reviews Saturday’s Olympic Island Festival.
  • "Honey, meet your new wicked stepmother Britney Spears..."
  • Geri Halliwell looked gorgeous on her birthday! We're gonna look just like her when we grow up.
  • Best headline evs. Nick Carter beat me up... And all I got was this lousy ferret.
  • Curiosa Festival in Toronto was a blast yesterday... The Coopers were brilliant, The Rapture had me dancing, Interpol were impressive, Muse were blistering (by far the best band of the day), and The Cure were disappointing...
  • You can read about my adventures in Blogger-spotting here.
  • Karen has interesting Curiosa news... "robert smith has arranged for a makeshift studio to exist backstage at all the gigs; and the artists have been encouraged to take time out and contribute songs based on specific guidelines set by bob. at the end of the road, the resulting compilation will be released, with proceeds going to charity. it will be awesome, because as ive said a million times, the bands of curiosa are some of the most exciting and talented the world has to offer at the moment."
  • More later...
  • Monday, August 09, 2004

    Everyone who's anyone is going to Curiosa today. I'll update tomorrow I swears.

    Sunday, August 08, 2004

    This post is for Stephan the (hott) 15-year-old volunteer I met at Children’s Festival today (and who called me a paedophile!) that I want to hook up with my sister (or so I keep telling myself). I mean it kid, you’ve got major rock’n’roll star potential... You already have the attitude... Plus it doesn’t hurt that you look like Bright Eyes...
    Send me an email and I’ll give you girl advice and make you a mix CD to introduce you to the genius of The Smiths and various other essentials.
    PS: You’re a jerk. And I like it.

    Saturday, August 07, 2004

    I almost forgot...
  • I'm Rick James, bitch! And now I'm dead.

  • Friday, August 06, 2004

    Happy Weekend'ing my babies!
  • Happy Birthday to my girl Geri Halliwell and blogger-extraordinaire Uncle Grambo!
  • Good news! The Libertines (sadly, sans Pete I assume) return to Toronto on October 15th for a show at The Opera House.
  • Justin Hawkins goes after theives... with a shovel.
  • Franz Ferdinand almost get busted at the border for smuggling... an orange.
  • Oh and since everyone but me was at the Wilco show, you can all review the glory here and here. Fuck, I might as well offer up a Modest Mouse review from Wednesday night while I’m at it.
  • A backpacker’s gone missing after an Ash gig in Sydney last week. Lets hope they find him safe and sound and he’s just that he’s been partying a little too hard to call home.
  • In honour of Beulah’s last gig ever last night...
  • Hey ladies sluts! Apparently Julian Casablancas might be back to banging groupies after calling off his engagement.
  • Hamilton’s Gage Park is playing host to the worst-named festival ever, "Festival of Friends", this weekend. If you’re kicking around town I recommend you check it out out. Howie Beck is playing RIGHTHISMOMENT, Matthew Barber performs tonight at 7pm, and you can catch The Marble Index tomorrow at 7pm. Dig it.
  • Read an interview with my fabulous friend Ms. Meghan Shirley just because I love her.
  • The Blueprint’s Guide to Making Out. Part 1 and Part 2.
  • Sex Advice From the Unemployed.
  • Thursday, August 05, 2004

  • Blood: Its in you to give, motherfuckers. Seriously, if more people gave blood then I could give it less often - and really, who wants my crappy vodka-tinged blood? I'd rather some healthy person gave blood in my place! I'm nervously rambling cos I'm giving after work today... Hopefully I won't get in trouble like I did last time when I spontaneously burst out into a horrible rendition of The Distillers "Drain The Blood" to make my friend laugh and relax her a bit. I rule!
  • Pete Doherty vows to keep touring (whilst managing to be the most beautiful rock-star fuck-up since Richey Edwards). Sigh. And now he’s announced a free show Saturday to make up for the gigs he cancelled! What a nice guy!
  • Ahahah... Look what theives did to Justin Hawkins’ car. Oh those wacky crack addicts.
  • French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson has died at the age of 95.
  • Marilyn Monroe had a lesbian affair with Joan Crawford! Poor thing!
  • The Skank has the last two episodes of The Simple Life available for download in case you missed it. I’m not too proud to admit that I cried when Paris got back on the horse.
  • This was gonna be Paris Hilton’s first single but now it's not. And it's, like, surprisingly not horrible (it's not quite good either). From Ultragrrrl.
  • The very boring Keane are playing Toronto (at Guvernment) on September 21st. French Kicks are opening. From Chromewaves.
  • New Bjork song... Yawn.
  • Oh St. Catharines, so much to answer for... Sam Roberts is playing this year’s Event In The Tent and Sum 41 are performing at Brock for O-week.
  • I totally share Lindsay’s thoughts on The Boyfriend Pillow. It's just beyond pathetic.
  • And I’m sharing my favourite song of the day, Sleeper’s fantastic "Lie Detector" just because I heart you.
  • Wednesday, August 04, 2004

  • Interpol frontman Paul Banks tells NME how the pressure of making the band’s second album Antics almost gave him a nervous breakdown.
  • Check out some acoustic versions of songs from The Killers.
  • Pete Doherty apologized for skipping his own gig... Then disappointed fans by failing to show at his musical partner, Wolfman’s show the next night.
  • How pathetic is it that I am jealous of Morrissey’s billion-year-old hott ex-girlfriend Linder Sterling.
  • Turin Brakes have almost completed their third album. We can look forward to its release in early 2005.
  • Some people think Vincent Gallo might be pushing it a wee bit too far with his new billboard for The Brown Bunny. Personally, I feel it just reinforces what a genius he is.
  • An article on how the Brits love their booze appropriately titled "Inelegantly Wasted". Perhaps in the future I can use this as an excuse to justify my behavior?
  • The power of The O.C.! We can look forward to appearances from The Killers, Modest Mouse and The Walkmen next season! Yay!
  • Borat mania is sweeping the bloggin world... Borat in Britain and Borat in America.
  • Will Ferrell’s AWESOME commercial encouraging Americans to vote!
  • "... It's not right for young lungs to be coughing up blood..." – For Laila, Feel Better Soon Luv!
    I’m gonna be a little late updating today... Just escaped a meeting and, despite my brave efforts, have been sentenced to an afternoon of hard labour at the goddamned Bingo... So, in the meantime why don’t you read some tour diaries from the boyfriends in Elefant and Idlewild.

    Tuesday, August 03, 2004

    Wow. The only thing worse than going back to work on a Monday is going back to work on a Tuesday after a long weekend. Especially after a wonderful weekend like the one I had. Thanks to all my lovely friends, old and new, who made me a very happy bunny.
  • I heart The Mod Club Theatre and you should too... Beautiful club, beautiful people, beautiful music. What more could you hope for? I has a brilliant time there Saturday night (my first time, I'm ashamed to admit) and I recommend that all my friends and readers anywhere in the vicinity of Toronto visit and just try to not fall in love.
  • Fiji Rock Festival sounds like a good time. Shame that Morrissey fans were disappointed when The Man himself never showed (there was a misunderstanding I believe) and a Smiths tribute band preformed instead.
  • The artwork for The Music's new album, "Welcome To The North", has been created by design legend Peter Saville, who most famously created the sleeve for New Order's "Blue Monday" single. See it here.
  • The Beta Band have decided to split after 8 years.
  • Whatevs says Vincent Gallo's "The Brown Bunny" is indeed buzzworthy. Anyone wanna check out the screening in Buffalo on September 10th?
  • Yo I hate Nick Cater for beating up Paris Hilton. She's still achingly (no pun intended) beautiful! MTV claims an S&M themed photo shoot for Rolling Stone, not Nick Carter, caused the bruises... But how does that explain the fat lip?
  • Pete Doherty’s gone AWOL. I’m just happy he’s back in the news!
  • The Guardian examines rock-stars hell bent on self-destruction. For the record, we still heart them.
  • Chris Clark’s Best of the West (Part 1). Props to him for showing The Organ love!
  • The Strokes plan to release a live album before Christmas.
  • OMG! Kylie walked out on Olivier Martinez! Scandal! Kylie inists that while they haven’t split, their relationship is in period of difficulty.
  • Ali G’s Borat brings out the anti-Semite in Rednecks... (Warning: Offensive content.) This is actually downright terrifying when you see the Rednecks singing along to "throw the Jew down the well" and realize that Borat (Sacha Baron Cohen) himself is Jewish! Yo scary!
  • I finally got around to updating upcoming shows! Go Team Me!
  • Oh and if you haven't seen The Dreamers yet then, well, you suck... And if you saw it and didn't like it then Yorgoes and I won't be your friend anymore. Sorry, we have to maintain a certain level of good taste.