Tuesday, December 28, 2004

I encourage all of you to make a small donation to help with earthquake and tidal wave relief in South East Asia (if you can afford it). I feel really good that I did and I hope it becomes the hip thing to do. If you can just spare a few dollars (like whatever you'd spend on fast food in the next week or two, or, even like 5% of whatever you got for Christmas)... I just think if you ever needed a reason to give to charity, this is a good place to start...

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

I'm exhausted so I'm going to be taking a well-deserved break for the next few days... You'll live.
  • An entertaining Christmas message from Coldplay!
  • Peter Doherty on the news (instead of just being in it) "baring his soul".
  • It's not too late to show someone you care!
  • My all-time favourite Christmas song...
  • Seasons Greetings from me to you!
  • Tuesday, December 21, 2004

    Saturday, December 18, 2004

  • WTF?! Interpol's new video for "Evil" is, er, interesting... WTF is with the puppet?
  • The very beautiful and talanted Emiliana Torrini has a new album, Fisherman's Woman, due out at the end of January. I heard the album last night and it's simply stunning - not unlike Emiliana herself.
  • I plan to share some of my favourite Christmas songs with you in the next few days so check back often (downloads will be limited). I'll get you off to a great start with a recent cover of an old classic: Tom Jones featuring Cerys Matthews (Catatonia) "Baby It's Cold Outside".
  • Friday, December 17, 2004

    "The answer is always Margaret Atwood"
  • Chart gave The Music's recent Toronto show a glowing review! It's nice to see them getting the praise they deserve!
  • Morrissey is heading for his fourth Top 10 single of the year with "I Have Forgiven Jesus". If he makes it, he'll be the only artist this year to acheive it. Buy your copies by Saturday!
  • The Thrills make their holiday gift picks over at Chart.
  • The fantastic Howie Beck is playing tomorrow (Saturday December 18) at The Rivoli (Toronto). Tickets are only available at the door (9:00pm) and you are encouraged to bring donations for the Daily Bread Food Bank.
  • The Xfm Review Of 2004.
  • The "Love Shack" has burned to the ground. Tragic.
  • "A Conversation Between Me and Pop Sensation Lindsay Lohan, In Which She Speaks In Song Titles From Her Latest Album." Awesome.
  • Paris Hilton claims she is "too lazy" to have sex. Loves it.
  • Please raise you hand if you cried during last night's episode when you realized the spirit of Chrismukkah was alive and well in The O.C.!
  • Big thanks to all my friends that have helped me through these past few days. You know who you are. <3
  • Thursday, December 16, 2004

    I cheered when "Miss Eva the Diva", the shortie tough-girl/secret-crybaby (like me!), won America's Next Top Model last night! FUCK YEAH!
  • Peter Doherty has "completely lost it"... again.
  • The Adventures of Morrissey :)
  • The Killers have launched a new e-card for "Mr. Brightside". The band will also be on the cover of Spin Magazine's "Next Big Thing" issue next month.
  • The Music have announced details about a special expanded version of their album Welcome To The North.
  • The Others have a Christmas game on their official site! It's totally addictive!
  • Paris keeps getting hotter (i.e. sluttier)!
  • Yo, Dave Matthews, I hate you! (PS: I read this book as a child. It's a tearjerker.)
  • Ashlee Simpson's dad isn't cool with his daughter playing an edgy lesbian.
  • The Fug Girls go after those Harry Potter kids. With amusing results.
  • Always the "dude", never the girlfriend. (Link from fellow dude, Lyn Kenney)
  • Dear friends, please don't die this Christmas! (Or any Christmas for that matter!)
  • "Tampax have decided to replace the string on their tampon with tinsel... just for the Christmas period." Ahahaha. (From Popbitch).
  • Wednesday, December 15, 2004

    Just a quick one before I have to head off to my weekly America's Next Top Model party.
  • This just in... The Music make Alana's vagina explode. In a good way. For serious. Last night's show at the Kool Haus was brilliant so I hope some of you kids were present to bear witness to the blessed event!
  • Doves talk about their new album 'Some Cities'.
  • Erasure singer Andy Bell has revealed he is HIV-positive in hopes he can help educate young people about HIV and AIDS.
  • An autopsy concluded that ODB died of an accidental drug overdose.
  • An amazingly silly and slashy Libertines fanvid (right-click, save-target-as).
  • Ashlee Simpson is now officially one of my girls.
  • Promo pictures for The Simple Life 3. So hot.
  • Lohan Freestyle!
  • Tuesday, December 14, 2004

    Someone's baking brownies.
  • Carlos Barat of The Libertines has formed a supergroup called The Chavs also featuring Charlatans singer Tim Burgess, Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows and Primal Scream keyboardist Martin Duffy.
  • Peter Doherty tries to win over Kate Moss. Fails. Plays banjo.
  • More Babyshambles drama. When the band were taping a TOTP performance for "Killamangiro", an audience member yelled to Peter "So how much crack have you had?". Peter was offended by the comment and thus dove off stage and wrestled the man to the ground. AMAZING.
  • The Music are playing at Kool Haus (Toronto) tonight. All the cool kids will be there.
  • Glastonbury Festival is replacing the Dance Tent with the John Peel Stage.
  • Someone should tell Paris Hilton that Kabbalah is so over.
  • I Love Lohan!
  • Keep up the good work Brock ladies!
  • Monday, December 13, 2004

    Friday, December 10, 2004

  • Canada's Supreme Court has given the federal government the green light to legalize gay marriage. YAY!
  • James Brown is confident he will win his battle with prostate cancer.
  • Happy Holidays from The Strokes!
  • Much luv to The A.K.A.s cos this shout-out was due long ago!
  • Paris Hilton accepted the Big Catchphrase of '04 award for "That's Hot" at the VH1 Big in '04 Awards last Wednesday night. Where's the love for Nicole?
  • The O.C. HLA explained. I hope I can expect lots more boytouching between Ryan and Seth when the ratings drop!
  • Everyone's freakin out about the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory trailer!
  • Biggest. Poutine. Ever. Nathan Phillips Square. Tomorrow. 2pm. If I didn't have an exam tomorrow I would be there myself. POUTINE!
  • The NAC in St. Catharines is screening DiG tomorrow night at 7 & 9. I hate exams.
  • My former roommate and Eurotrip backpacker Lyn Kenney has a blog. She's a fucking hero.
  • IT'S VIDEOS LIKE THIS THAT MAKE ME PROUD TO ME CANADIAN! Footage like this should make Americans ashamed of the IDIOTS they let speak on behalf of their nation on international television. (Spanks to Laura and Ian for the link!) Oh and I will personally donate delicious homemade baked goods to anyone who kicks Tucker Carlson in the nuts!!!
  • Thursday, December 09, 2004

    The best part was when I accidentally ripped off my own underwear...
  • A crazed gunman when on a shooting spree at a heavy metal concert last night in Columbus, Ohio. The death toll is now at 5 including Damageplan and ex-Pantera guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbot.
  • Charlotte Hatherley's new video for "Bastardo" can only be amazing! It features cameos from Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead), Lucy Davis (The Office), David Walliams (Little Britain) and Lauren Laverne (XFM and formerly of Kenickie) amoung others. AWESOME.
  • New New Order album in early 2005!
  • Bono plays news journalist for the BBC. Ugh, just go away man.
  • AWESOME PETER DOHERTY JOKE over at Pop Justice. Not really funny but... Yeah, who am I kidding, it's awesome...
  • Yesterday's Oprah on "He's Just Not That Into You" was life-changing for me. I am now a believer!
  • Toronto offers some good times on the cheap for broke students like myself. Dig it.
  • "BLOG" is Websters #1 Word in 2004!
  • Still bored? Watch animals in the zoo cam-whoring it up!
  • Wednesday, December 08, 2004

    "Without Anna Nicole Smith the world would just be boring." - P Diddy
  • Oh Ashlee Simpson... How I've grown to love thee...
  • Kasabian cover Prodigy's fantastic "Out Of Space" as a B-side on their "Cutt Off" single. I can't wait to hear it.
  • Damon Albarn collaborates with Dennis Hopper? What the shit?
  • Torontoist offers up a "Mixtape for University Students or Drug Addicts". Babyshambles is on it. I heart.
  • Listen to Idlewild cover Gang of Four's "I Found That Essence Rare" over at Chromewaves.
  • 31 Flavours of Morrissey!
  • For the Yanks, How to Pass as a Canadian Abroad. From (Garage Dream)
  • Swankers is happening this Saturday with a super-hott guest DJ!
  • Tuesday, December 07, 2004

    Sick... Tired... Listening to Ashlee Simpson...
  • Happy Hanukkah kids!
  • Marianne Faithfull collapses while having a seizure in Milan.
  • The Killers have been nominated for three Grammy's... and so did Franz Ferdinand!
  • Dig on the new video from The Marble Index for their new single "Not So Bright". It's their best song.
  • Stereophonics introduce their new drummer. I miss Stuart.
  • The Manics have taken on a 2nd guitarist for the first time since Richey Edwards disappeared over 10 years ago.
  • Dig on the new video from The Marble Index for their new single "Not So Bright". It's their best song.
  • Babyshambles were kicked outta XFM's Winter Wonderland show after they arrived 2 hours late. Leave it to Peter Doherty to be fashionably late.
  • Mike Skinner's (The Streets) sister got obnoxiously drunk while at dinner with Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin and spilt wine on Mr. Coldplay. So they left. Good story.
  • Paris Hilton has covered David Bowie and John Lennon's classic "Fame" and Blondie's "Heart of Glass" for her debut solo album...
  • And even classy broads like Paris can't resist the Mickey D's.
  • Kelly Osbourne VS Britney Spears' new puppy. So wrong.
  • Hot Lesbian Action coming to The O.C.! So excited!
  • The West Wing is filming in nearby small-town Dundas, Ontario this week. God knows why. (From 10:51am Toronto)
  • If you're considering some holiday romance be sure to first consult Manhattan Transfer's "Women To Avoid and Stephanie Klein's "Men To Avoid"!
  • Friday, December 03, 2004

    Blogging makes me laugh...
  • Carlos D has herpes. For serious.
  • Presents! Goldie Lookin' Chain's Razz Weed Xmas Tree.
  • Victoria Beckham decided to try to play nice and end her feud with Geri Halliwell.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow + Chris Martin + Apple = Love. So cute.
  • Closer is out in theatres. Hott.
  • In case you missed the Paris Hilton episode of South Park... "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset"!
  • Dynasty at Supermarket next Friday December 10th!
  • Thursday, December 02, 2004

    "Can I do a bit of tambourine like Linda McCartney?"... "No. Leave."
  • Holy Comprehensive Gig Guide for Toronto this month Zoilus! We thank you!
  • The Ordinary Boys have launched an advent calander on their official website for fans! Lots of goodies there! And the band is looking for a replacement drummer too!
  • Babyshambles are scheduled to play 4 (FOUR!) gigs on New Years Eve in 4 (FOUR!) different cities! Very ambitious - especially considering the trouble Pete Doherty has just showing up to ONE of his band's gigs.
  • Chart have a feature on Idlewild, "A Best-Kept Secret No Longer".
  • Pitchfork hearts my beloved Cerys Matthews! Huzzah!
  • Poll names Best Cover Versions.
  • Everyone should leave Drew Barrymore alone.
  • The Paris Hilton inspired episode of South Park aired last night.
  • OMG! So best! McRorie! One Man live! From Ultragrrl who also directed me to...
  • The Rainbow Plucking Orgy! SO WRONG!

  • Wednesday, December 01, 2004

    24 hours are just not enough.
  • You can now "listen" to the NME Cool List. It's suprisingly cool. (Yeah I've been brainwashed.)
  • You can now watch The Music's new video for forthcoming single "Breakin'" online. It features our beloved Toronto.
  • The Zutons played the reopening of New York's Museaum of Modern Art. And tore it up. Literally.
  • Idlewild talk about recording the new album due in March, Warnings / Promises. The first single will be "Love Steals Us From Loneliness". I can hardly wait.
  • For the Records reviews Badly Drawn Boy's recent Toronto show.
  • New Coldplay album in March!
  • Bored? Make your own nation. Mine's called The Awesomeness. Naturally.
  • The Killers are playing in Toronto tonight. I'm not going (insert *gasps* here). Instead I'll catch them on The O.C. tomorrow (Thursday) night and watch their strange new video for "Mr Brightside" on the I-net. Because I'm lazy.
  • Tommy Douglas is the Greatest Canadian. We heart him and our free healthcare.
  • "Pig not degraded by televised sexual experience, British watchdog rules". (From Bedders)
  • OMGParisDyedHerHairCanYouBelieveIt?