Monday, November 29, 2004

And on the off chance that you miss me...
  • Go watch Morrissey's "I Have Forgiven Jesus" music video. I nearly had a religious experience while watching it.
  • Pete Doherty joined Graham Coxon onstage at The Forum. Andrew Kendall took a picture.
  • Top of the Pops is being dumped by BBC1 after 40 years!
  • Make Trade Fair launches new Ever Felt Dumped On? campaign featuring Chris Martin, Thom Yorke, Micheal Stipe, and Colin Firth in a white shirt drenched in coffee. Hott.

  • Friday, November 26, 2004

    Thank Goodness It's, er, Sidewalks!?!
  • MORRISSEY TO RETIRE?!? Nooo! Neverrr!
  • HOLY BOYTOUCHING BATMAN! Peter Doherty kissing fanboy/Ben Bailey from Thee Unstrung. The hottness.
  • Morrissey is releasing "I Have Forgiven Jesus" just in time for Christmas. Loves it.
  • Ms. Dynamite has been cleared of assault charges. Huzzah!
  • Robbie Williams claims to have hooked up with 4 of the 5 Spice Girls. My money would have been on Mel C...
  • I wish Skankster actually existed. Sorta. Actually, no, its prolly best in theory rather than practice. For my sake anyway
  • Yiddish with Dick and Jane. Because learning can be fun(ny).
  • Are you as excited for The Life Aquatic as I am? If so you can take a gander at some 'webisodes' from the adventures of Steve Zissou! (From Chromewaves)
  • The world may be a CREEPY! and CONFUSING! place but AT LEAST IT'S FINALLY FRIDAY!
  • Thursday, November 25, 2004

    I was gonna update... But instead I'm kidnapping my friend and dragging him, kicking and screaming, on a rip-roaring, hospital-rocking adventure... To be followed by some serious shopping. Because I have no clothes - and that's sad... So yeah, I'll be in TO if anyone wants to reach me. Better luck tomorrow.

    Wednesday, November 24, 2004

    Last night I went to a Town Hall meeting and learned an important lesson: "Hell hath no fury like angry farmers!"
  • Have your say on the NME Cool List 2004. Oh and for the record, we would rather shag "Spog (WTF!?!) the drummer from The Music" over "that pouty, foul-mouthed, poo-chucking mucky pup Martin Tomlinson out of Selfish Cunt" ANYDAY.
  • The Guardian re-examines Manic Street Preachers masterpeice The Holy Bible.
  • NYC's Aerial Love Feed is now ROCKETHOUSE. Listen to the new version of Pedestal on their website cos it (still) blows my mind. (From Soviet Panda)
  • Mariah on Fi'ah is taking me on a date (shhh! don't tell her boyfriend!) to see Ron Sexsmith next week. We heart.
  • The Delays played a gig in a fan's living room. Check out Andrew Kendall's awesome photographs.
  • "Marilyn Manson: The College Years.". I wish he was my Prof.
  • Vanity Fair: "What if Paris Hilton Was President?"
  • Oooh and Paris has inspired a new episode of South Park. Obvs.
  • Britney gives thanks in new letter to Mom. Gay (and not even in the cool homo way).
  • "Welcome to backwards world. You’re living in it... Toronto – mild, Southern US and California – snow." Hahahaha... suckers! (From our beloved 10:51am Toronto)
  • Dick Cheney's penis makes me nervous.
  • Tuesday, November 23, 2004

  • Peter Doherty is on the cover of the 2004 NME Cool List.
  • The Music's next single will be "Breakin" and not "Bleed From Within" as originally planned.
  • Andy, one of The Vines managers, says the band will never go back to touring full-time. Everyone's just trying to keep Craig happy and comfortable these days (which is what they should have done from the start).
  • Ozzy attacks burgler!
  • The Darkness bought a farm. WHY!?!
  • This is the best thing to happen to popular music since Whiteney Housten got addicted to crack... Clay Aiken has a damanged vocal chord!
  • Monday, November 22, 2004

    I know I haven't updated but lately it's been one personal crisis after another... And for that I cannot apologize.
  • My friend burnt me a copy of Passionoia and I am obsessed. How did I not hear this sooner?
  • The Stills have a new video for frenchie-french french song "Retour A Vega". The stock footage reminds me of my Mom growing up in Montreal in the 1960's. Special.
  • Liam Gallagher's streetfightin' ways are costing him big cash.
  • Jack White joins Brendan Benson onstage in London.
  • The Vines are NOT splitting. Not yet anyway.
  • Electric Six have a video for their cover of "Radio Ga Ga". It's so wrong.
  • The new Client video for "Pornography" featured Carlos Barat. So hott.
  • Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash.
  • More Cowbell's "Have Yourself A Merry Indie Christmas" CD! We heart!
  • Yo what's up Torontoist?
  • Friday, November 19, 2004

    THIS EXPLAINS EVERYTHING! Craig Nicholls of The Vines has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome!
    "Asperger Syndrome is a neurobiological disorder which causes the sufferer to exhibit autistic-like behavior and marked deficiencies in social and communication skills... People with AS have difficulties with transitions or changes and prefer sameness. They often have obsessive routines and may be preoccupied with a particular subject of interest... Asperger Syndrome has only been recognized by professionals for a few years and those diagnosed with the disorder are often overly sensitive to sounds, tastes, smells, and sights. The person with AS may prefer soft clothing, certain foods, and be bothered by sounds or lights no one else seems to hear or see... These neurological differences may cause odd or unusual behavior. Before diagnosis, those with the condition are sometimes thought of as eccentric, absent minded, socially inept or awkward physically."

    Thursday, November 18, 2004

    Times are tough.
  • Go to Dynasty tomorrow! All the cool kids will be there! (And at PlusOne of course!)
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2004

    Tuesday, November 16, 2004

    Monday, November 15, 2004

    Monday Mourning
  • So, like I was saying earlier, rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard is dead. We'll remember him fondly for...
    - storming the stage at the 1998 Grammy Awards to tell everyone "Wu Tang is for the children!"
    - his 1999 arrest for posession of crack cocaine and subsequent plea that police "make the rocks disappear" (because he felt he was a role model for kids),
    his awkward meeting with Victoria Beckham,
    - all the time he spent on the run from to po-po (to avoid jail and rehab) only to be picked up performing at his own concert,
    - and, most of all, back in the day when he let MTV cameras film him and several of his 13 children arriving at the welfare office to pick up food stamps in a limousine.
    He may not have contributed anything to society but he made us laugh and for that we will miss ODB, a very special man.
  • The recording of Band Aid 20 is complete!
  • Morrissey re-release! With DVD! Christmas!
  • The Music's new single will be 'Bleed From Within' which just happens to be my favourite track from the new album.
  • Scenestars has a hook-up for those in need of discovering Gang of Four.
  • The White Stripes plan to record their new album in the next two months at Brendan Benson's house in Detroit. Oh and apparently they couldn't shut up when talking to The Guardian.
  • The Libertines drama featured on Rolling Stone.
  • Britney Spears has reportedly enrolled in college. I am trying really hard not to laugh as I type this. Especially after reading her Honeymoon poem!
  • George Stroumboulopoulos is leaving Muchmusic to work for the CBC! From 10:51am Toronto.
  • They finally think they've found Atlantis. Took 'em long enough.
  • When bloggers date troubs result!
  • Star Jones got married. Maybe there's hope for me after all.
  • Sunday, November 14, 2004


    Friday, November 12, 2004

    Only have 10 minutes before a date? What Would Valerie Do, you ask? "Moisturize, put on some perfume and change your underwear (preferably into something sexy)!"
  • I will take all the credit for leading Sarah to write the following news feature: "Franz Ferdinand Don't Mind Being Coupled With Morrissey in Gay Fan Fiction"!!!
  • The Killers talk about the new video for "Mr Brightside" in an email to fans.
  • "'Teenage Kicks' brings John Peel's funeral to emotional close". Lots of musicians were present to pay tribute.
  • 1 Year Project = slightly cool, slightly creepy.
  • I'm hosting SWANKERS again tomorrow night. Hope you can make it - for your sake ;)

  • Thursday, November 11, 2004

    Wednesday, November 10, 2004

    Yesterday I saw a girl on campus with an "I HEART SETH COHEN" bag. I wanted to hug her and then steal her bag.
  • Carlos says The Libertines will disband at the end of the year if Peter does not kick his drug habit and rejoin the band. I know what I want for Christmas...
  • Hey remember The Strokes? Take a peak at them in the studio!
  • Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler's new band The Tears have some upcoming live dates!
  • The Smiths: The Musical. WTF?
  • Chromewaves tells us Scissor Sisters are playing in Toronto, January 17th at Guvernment. Should be interesting.
  • 10:51am Toronto has the scoop on the last Mod Club night at Lava Lounge tonight before the move to Supermarket.
  • Oh and The Empires play tonight at The 360.
  • The Delays covering Mazzy Star's "Ride It On" over at Copy,Right?
  • Cat Stevens has won an anti-terrorism award. Well deserved.
  • Nicky Hilton's marriage is officially over.
  • Avril flashes boobies (NSFW). We like her even more now.
  • Could I love Angelina Jolie any more? She's stunning!
  • Everyone I know is pissed off about the new Bernardo/Homolka movie. Me especially... NOT COOL.
  • Life sucks... I NEED MORE COWBELL!
  • Tuesday, November 09, 2004

    Sorry if updates have sucked lately. I've been busy rewriting the English language...
  • Mike Skinner (The Streets) has developed a serious gambling problem.
  • Emo takes over the charts! Run for the hills!
  • My beloved Manic Street Preachers release their new album 'Lifeblood' today!
  • Paul Weller's in hospital with a "severe throat infection" which has forced him to cancel his upcoming UK and Irish tours.
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor is marrying her baby's daddy! We love!
  • Kelly Osbourne is going to appear in the upcoming TV movie "The Muppets' Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Yeah, I'm excited. MUPPETS!
  • Monday, November 08, 2004

    "If he gets a red card for saying a naughty word than you definately get a red card for asking to fist your bandmate!"
  • Muchmusic is airing a special on The Music (performance/interview recorded last week) tonight at 9:30pm.
  • The Libertines 'Boys In The Band' DVD clips.
  • As Jet head back into the studio to record a new album, bassist Mark Wilson has a plan... "I will start my regimen to get extremely fat, 'cause I got a couple months off. I want to be one of those guys who they have to take the front of their house off and get a crane in and put them in the back of a flatbed truck 'cause they're too big to fit in the ambulance. That's my goal in life." ... Consequently, I have a newfound respect for Jet.
  • Robert Smith joined Placebo onstage at their Wembley Arena show on Friday night for "Without You I'm Nothing" and The Cure's classic "Boys Don't Cry". So best.
  • Are Renee Zellweger and Jack White engaged? I thought they broke up ages ago?
  • Only in Canada...
  • PS: I think I can finally admit that I really like living in Niagara... I don't suppose any of you city kids saw the Northern Lights last night? Yeah, I didn't think so...
  • Friday, November 05, 2004

    "I didn't need it (formal training), because I've got the best taste in the world." - Manolo Blahnik
  • 17 Reasons Not to Slit Your Michael Moore.
  • The O.C. last night? SO BEST!
  • Another "Letter of Truth" from Britney. So bad it's good.
  • Kylie and lingerie... an unbeatable combination! Speaking of our favourite pop princess, Kylie will perform at Glastonbury next year!
  • A very respectable source tells me that Dresden Dolls were "awesome" (and The Diddy Bops were "SO cute") at their The Mod Club Theatre show Wednesday night. I ask you, where the fuck was I?
  • There's about a billion things going on tonight (Postmod, Ukula, PlusOne) but all the cool kids (and me) will be appearing at The Mod Club Theatre 1 Year Anniversary Party!
  • PS: We're sorry if we offended anyone by hatin on Bush or expressing disappointment with Ultragrrrl. We're a horrible person. We'll try to play nice in the future.

  • Thursday, November 04, 2004

    "Life is all about ass... Either you are covering it, kissing it, kicking it, or trying to get it!"
  • Dogs Die In Hot Cars are coming to North America! They hit Toronto's Lee's Palace on November 24th!
  • Ultragrrrl has just discovered Johnny Boy's "You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes and You Get What You Deserve". WTF? And she writes a music blog? And she works for Spin magazine? That's pathetic!
  • Ben Folds had recorded a tribute to Elliott Smith which is set to appear on his forthcoming album.
  • Sharon Osbourne has lashed out at Paris Hilton for being a bad role model for children - because she's "only famous for sucking cock".
  • The Action Figure of the future... Well my future anyway!
  • That'd make for some fun times on the playground... Liquid Heroin Found in Fruit Juice Boxes! From Thighs Wide Shut.
  • Canadians take pity and Marry An American!
  • Wednesday, November 03, 2004

    R.I.P. America (1776-2004)
    One thing's for sure... I've never heard so many people relieved and proud to be Canadian as I did today!
    "As you lower the flag draped coffin of your son into a hole in the ground, I'm sure it will bring you great comfort to know that his last thoughts as he lay bleeding to death thousands of miles from home was probably, "At least those gays can't get married."
    10:51 tried to look at the bright side of things. We appreciate that.
    There's a lot I could say but I won't dwell on it... So moving on...
  • The Mod Club Theatre 1 Year Anniversary Party is happening this Friday!
  • Chart reviews Muse's show and Tbone reviews The Futureheads show that took place in Toronto on Monday.
  • Ultragrrrl has pictures of Avril Lavigne dressed up in a Hooters uniform for Halloween! So adorable!
  • Proof that my friends had the best Halloween costumes ever!
  • Proof that I am not the worst driver in the world!
  • Proof that there are other creatures that love the booze more than I do!
  • Anyone wanna come over on tomorrow and watch THE O.C. premiere with me?
  • Tuesday, November 02, 2004

    TODAY IS SCARIER THAN HALLOWEEN. If you live in America I urge you to vote... And er, DON'T vote Bush. Please and thank-you.
  • Indecision 2004 Election Day Blog!
  • The Libertines are taking a break for a few months. Come back Pete!
  • Download Snow Patrol's cover of "Teenage Kicks" in honour of John Peel on their UK/EIRE official website.
  • Chartattack reviews Brian Jonestown Massacre's recent Toronto show.
  • The Tears have an official website. Bitches.
  • Listen to Bloc Party because I like them and you should too.
  • The best pick-up line in the world.... sucks.
  • Quote of the day: "Oh you hate school? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that - its called 'everybody' and they meet at the bar."
  • Monday, November 01, 2004


  • Stereogum has a great post about recent SNL related drama.
  • Morrissey hearts The Dears.
  • Justin Hawkins (The Darkness) fucked up his hand.
  • Kylie might be a single woman again soon!
  • Justin Timberlake to play a character on The O.C.... I think the hearts of teenage girls might just explode!
  • So many good shows tonight...The Music (opening for Incubus) at Copps Collesium, Muse headline at Kool Haus, and The Futureheads will blow minds at Lee's Palace... Whatever you do, go out tonight have fun. Don't let the spirit of Rocktober die!

  • Best Halloween Party evs last night... The best part was when we almost were murdered by a strange man named Stan (he liked me best). But, alas, we survived... I expect pictures will surface in coming days.