Sunday, January 30, 2005

Life is Hell. Mainly due to the only toilet in my apartment being broken. Life is shambolic. Back in two days.
  • This is the greatest TV I’ve seen in a long time!
  • Speakin of tele, how come I didn't have any warning about the new season of The Simple Life: Interns starting last week!? I almost missed it!
  • Stripper mauled in African Lion Safari makes international news. Loves it.
  • Man trapped in avalanche drinks 60 pints of beer and pisses his way out of the snow...
  • Friday, January 28, 2005

    I'm not leasin' it, I'm OWNIN' it!
  • Gemma Clarke has quit position as drummer of Pete Dohery's Babyshambles. Here's why.
  • Ryan Adams returns with a vengence in 2005...
  • You can check out the video for the Stereophonics new single "Dakota" over at the band's official site (in the Media section). The song's just okay but at least Kelly finally got his hair cut.
  • Remy Zero broke up.
  • Fellow blogger Mishie is DJing her own night, POPSCENE, next Thursday. She's a doll so I encourage all to check it (and her) out.
  • Rich bastards fight over who's got more cred: Fox News or CNN. BAHAHAHAH.
  • The world of science fucking terrifies me.
  • PEOPLE ARE MONKEYS! This urban jumping thing is actually a movement called "Le Parkour".
  • I used to be really into activism so I was relieved to learn yesterday in an email from Canada Tibet Committee (Toronto Branch) that Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, a Tibeten monk who was sentenced to death after an unfair trial has had his death sentence "lessened" to life in prison... It's a start to say the least.
  • Thursday, January 27, 2005

    Today the world marked the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Everything else seems petty in comparison...

    Wednesday, January 26, 2005

  • The Duke Spirit have a new video for the single "Lion Rip". They're good kids (i.e. attractive, talanted, sweet, good kissers) and their singer Leila is super fuckin sexy.
  • In case you've been living under a rock, go download some Graham Coxon over at Scenestars because it's really fuckin good.
  • The new series of the Ashlee Simpson show drops tonight! And yes, I do seriously consider this crucial news!
  • Paris Hilton love notes... Who needs brains when you have alooks and a bazillion dollars to fall back on.
  • Only in Canada!
  • Tuesday, January 25, 2005

    Why the Hell is Richey Edwards on the cover of this weeks NME? Have they found him or something?
  • Pete Doherty claims he's in love with Kate Moss AFTER A WEEK! You know its serious when he says he'll give up crack for her... AHAHHAHAH!
  • Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell talks to Chart.
  • An inquiry has revealed that over 500 Charlatans fans contracted "Winter Vomiting Disease" during a gig last year in Scotland. Sick!
  • My Old Kentucky Blog has a link to The Killers "Mr. Brightside EP". Have a listen because it's impossible to not like The Killers. Seriously.
  • Watch Charlotte Hatherley's cameo-filled video for "Bastardo" because she's fucking awesome.
  • Hot Tour Alert! The Waking Eyes, The Marble Index and Boy are heading across Canada this February!
  • Coachella Festival has a new website with a few acts including Rilo Kiley, Bloc Party, the Bravery, Fiery Furnaces, French Kicks, British Sea Power, the Futureheads, M83 and Ambulance LTD confirmed for this years event.
  • I heart Angelina Jolie despite her lame-ass "rainbow of children" philosophy!
  • I shouldn't laugh but the headline just killed me... I am so totally going to Hell.
  • Rock And Roll Confidential = Still funny!
  • Why won't it stop snowing in Niagara? It's been like this for a week now. I'm tired of digging my car out. I took a picture from my balcony on Saturday afternoon. It's the best I could do considering by Saturday night there was such a big snowdrift on the balcony I couldn't open the door.... Oh Canada...

    Monday, January 24, 2005

    After spending all weekend indoors I'm a little nervous about actually having to leave my apartment.
  • It is officially the most depressing day of the year.
  • Bez won Celebrity Big Brother! Woot!
  • The Tsunami Relief Concert in Cardiff, Wales over the weekend was a great success! Franz Ferdinand are planing their own in Glasgow!
  • I have twelve hours of class today so I'm no rock'n'roll fun BUT I do have news about a Tsunami Benefit Concert happening at the Reverb on Friday (January 28th). My friend Lindsay Haig is one of the many talanted artists contributing to the silent art auction happening at the event. If you're interested more details can be found here.
  • Friday, January 21, 2005

    "Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen - they are just like panda bears, everyone's watching them, waiting to see if they'll survive." - Claire Danes (from Popbitch).
  • Today in school we watched DANGER BAY. Does anyone else remember Danger Bay? If so, are you brave enough to admit it?
  • I just discovered My Old Kentucky Blog yesterday when Dodge dropped me a line. I wish I had known about this sooner. We likey.
  • Chart have announced The Waking Eyes , Boy and The Flairs are amoung the many acts being showcased at Canadian Music Week.
  • Adam Green is big in Germany whereas my fanbase resides primarily in Japan.
  • Scenestars has the best song ("Portions For Foxes") from the newest Rilo Kiley album available for your listening pleasure. Just like Jenny Lewis, baby I'm bad news.
  • Why? Why would you do that Nicole Richie?
  • Christian conservative groups are issuing a "gay alert" for SpongeBob. Jesus Christ, if I lived in a fucking pineapple under the sea, controversial homosexual affairs would be the last thing on my spongey mind.
  • Another O.C. spin-off!
  • I totally need Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease workout video. Someone. Anyone. Please.
  • Thursday, January 20, 2005

    I'm the new Jesus.
  • Today I lunched with superhero and former blogger Lyn Kenney today. She's ridiculously hot and you wish you were her.
  • I fucking wish I was there at the NME Shockwaves NME Awards Tour instead of hibernating in a small apartment in Canada.
  • Ian Brown lashes out at John Squire and plans a Greatest Hits collection for later this year.
  • Listen to new albums from Feeder, The Others and And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead over at NME.
  • Check out The Futureheads new video for the Kate Bush classic "Hounds of Love". It's fun.
  • This film, "Nine Songs" sounds awesome... Check out the trailer!
  • Dynasty goes down tomorrow. Go and party hard on my behalf.
  • This is old but still good. Napoleon Dynamite does Letterman's Top Ten list. Hot.
  • I really love getting the T-Shirt Hell newsletter. This week they justified their Brad and Jen break-up tee: "... I hope he did leave her for Angelina Jolie. I mean, Jennifer Anniston is nice, like a new Mercedes S Class is nice. She's elegant, expensive, and if your friends saw you with her, they would think you were doing pretty well... But Angelina Jolie is like a Ferrari, but a rental Ferrari. You know you aren't the first, you know you won't be the last. Sure, it's dirty, the backseat smells of semen, it has a few dings in it, and a hell of a lot of miles on it. But it's still pretty sexy and you want all of your friends to see you in it. And best of all you could let your friends ride in it and not worry about it. Next week I'll explain why Courtney Love is like a Greyhound Bus pass." Awesome.
  • Wednesday, January 19, 2005

    I have the best Professor ever. Today she tried to teach English majors about semiotics by demonstrating, These are two chairs... Not a "CHAIR" and a "SNUFLU" ... She also taught us that French dogs do not say "Le Woof" ... University makes me laugh.
  • NME has more details on the Ian Curtis biopic.
  • Ultragrrrl gives Idlewild some much-deserved praise and encourages everyone to check out their new video for "Love Steals Us From Loneliness".
  • The Kaiser Cheifs new video for "Oh My God". Awesome.
  • Canoe reviews the Scissor Sisters recent live assault on Toronto.
  • The Osbournes have arranged a charity single to benefit Asian tsunami victims. The cover version of Eric Clapton's "Tears In Heaven" will include Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne, Elton John, Gwen Stefani, Pink, Velvet Revolver, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Rod Stewart, Andrea Bocelli and Robbie Williams. GAY.
  • Napolean Dynamite meets The Postal Service. (Thanks to Duarte for the link.)
  • Portishead have almost completed their new album after an 8 year hiatus.
  • I still love "Unconditional" by The Bravery so you should go download it from Scenestars.
  • Basement Jaxx are releasing a awesome collection of their singles! The tracklisting is killer! They are, without a doubt, the fucking best dance act around these days!
  • Newsweek takes on homoeroticism on The O.C. They even talk about "HoYay!" meaning "Homoeroticism Yay!" to describe awkward glances or sexually ambiguous dialogue between guys. Loves it.
  • The Gay Bomb... Still funny after all these days...
  • Oh and please don't use my cell phone number when calling for cabs in Toronto. I don't live there but if I ever do I'd like to be able to get a cab if need be. (And yes, I am mad about the cabbie calling my cell phone at 3am to tell me he has what he thinks is my cell phone.)
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2005

  • Morrissey is set to release a live CD and live DVD 'Who Put The 'M' In Manchester', filmed at his homecoming show at the Manchester MEN Arena last May (which I attended and will continue to brag about until the day I die).
  • Chart reviews last week's Razorlight show in Toronto which I wasn't cool enough to attend.
  • Chris Martin blah blah blah.
  • The Cult of Carlos D. On an urban magazine. Disturbing.
  • Ikara COlt broke up. Shitty.
  • No Glastonbury Festival next year after Michael Eavis decided it's time for a break.
  • Good night to stay up late... Interpol are on The Late Show With David Letterman (CBS) and Elefant are on Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC).
  • Angelina is the new Jennifer. She's so hot... He should be so lucky.
  • Sometimes when I'm bored I like to look at pretty girls and wish I was them.
  • Sometimes when I'm sad I look at pictures of Bill Gates to make me smile.
  • Friday, January 14, 2005

    According to television reports, Micheal Jackson wants to fuck people in the back. Consider yourselves warned.
  • Belle and Sebastian have been voted the best Scottish band of all time in a public poll beating out compitition from Idlewild, Travis, Primal Scream, Franz Ferdinand, Snow Patrol, Teenage Fanclub, and the Cocteau Twins.
  • Franz Ferdinand singer Alex Kapranos is to give a lecture on Scotland’s contribution to modern music in Edinburgh next month.
  • The Killers are on the cover of the new issue of Spin and even though Brandon tries really hard to look like his idol Morrissey, he just ends up just looking like a goon.
  • NME Faces of 2005.
  • British boy-band Busted have split. I deserve an award for my amazing alliteration abilities.
  • Geri Halliwell is being paid £500,000 by a playboy to be his date at a posh ball. Billionaire Dickie Lugner, 72, has coughed up the whopping fee to have the former Spice Girl’s company at Austria’s world-famous Opera Ball in Vienna. Dickie — whose previous dates include the Duchess of York, Pamela Anderson, Sophia Loren and Grace Jones — said last night: “I chose Geri because of her wonderful smile.”
  • Join the campaign to stop Star Jones!
  • This 4-year old German girl's #1 hit song is good shit! Sing along with me now... "Schnappi Schnappi Schnapp"...
  • Wednesday, January 12, 2005

    Tuesday, January 11, 2005

    I spent Monday mourning.
  • Nina Gordon's "Straight Outta Compton" cover is the best thing ever.
  • mclusky broke up. I really liked them. As my girl Jaggerism said, have a game of falco vs. the young canoeist in their honour.
  • The Unicorns broke up too but I never really liked those weirdos (but I will give them props on the pink capes).
  • The Music + Kasabian = BEST TOUR EVER.
  • Franz Ferdinand lead the nominations for this years Brit Awards. I hope the Libertines win one of the two awards they're nominated for so that Carlos and Pete can reunite, accept the award together and make-out onstage. Hey, it could happen.
  • The "Live Aid style" tsunami releif concert being held in Cardiff at the end of the month has already completely sold out. I wonder if the Manics will sing their single "Tsunami"...
  • Noooooooo! Not Jonathan Rhys-Meyers!!!
  • Unintentionally hilarious magazine cover!
  • For my fellow heathens, Jesus Dress Up!
  • Friday, January 07, 2005

    Thursday, January 06, 2005

    “10 bucks for condoms??? Fuck that! Here's some saran wrap!"
  • Carl Barat’s forthcoming operation is to remove a tumour behind the ear." The hits just keep on coming with that guy.
  • Stream the new Doves single.
  • Rebelski? Best name evs.
  • Brendan Benson reveals the details of his new album 'The Alternative To Love'.
  • The O.C. returns tonight!!! And my girlfriends The Donnas are on The Late Late Show.
  • Thank fuck someone finally fired Tucker Carlson. I fucking despise that smug bastard.
  • I'm DJing SWANKERS this Saturday Night at Red Square. You should come.
  • Elephants! Yeah!
  • “10 bucks for condoms??? Fuck that! Here's some saran wrap!"
  • Carl Barat’s forthcoming operation is to remove a tumour behind the ear." The hits just keep on coming with that guy.
  • Stream the new Doves single.
  • Rebelski? Best name evs.
  • Brendan Benson reveals the details of his new album 'The Alternative To Love'.
  • The O.C. returns tonight!!! And my girlfriends The Donnas are on The Late Late Show.
  • Thank fuck someone finally fired Tucker Carlson. I fucking despise that smug bastard.
  • I'm DJing SWANKERS this Saturday Night at Red Square. You should come.
  • Elephants! Yeah!
  • Wednesday, January 05, 2005

    If I knew I was gonna see so many pretty people today I would've worn more make-up.
  • Carlos Barat speaks to the NME about the demise of our beloved Libertines.
  • The Guardian profiles our boy Pete Doherty. (From 10:51am Toronto)
  • Scissor Sisters had the bestselling UK album in 2004.
  • One of these things is not like the other. Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and, er, Jerry Lee Lewis are all to be honoured at this year's Grammy's with Lifetime Achievement Awards.
  • Broken Social Scene are holding an Asia Earthquake & Tsunami Relief benefit concert on Tuesday January 25th at Lee's Palace with 100% of proceeds going to the relief effort. YOU SHOULD GO!
  • NME offers up a download of Snow White's new single "It's Not Art It's Paedophile Porn" which includes the brilliant lyric "I'm bored and somewhat detached / I've got good hair and I smoke lots of crack". Too bad the song itself is shite.
  • Ashlee Simpson got no love at the Orange Bowl. Our girl got booed to the max.
  • My girl Sarah over at Chart reviews 'The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou'.
  • Jude Law's engaged. That sucks. Not that I had a chance or anything.
  • The new series of The Simple Life has Nicole and Paris working in a morgue. WORST IDEA EVER.
  • Adam Brody (aka "Seth Cohen") high school pictures emerge! Not suprisingly, not so hot!
  • Remember back when Robbie Williams endorsed drugs? That was so awesome!
  • Attention fellow Southern Ontarians! We're supposed to get a shedload of snow tonight so stock up on booze, find a cuddle bitch and cross your fingers for a Snow Day tomorrow!
  • Tuesday, January 04, 2005

    Back to the office...
  • NME reports Cardiff Millennium Stadium is set to stage a 'Live Aid' style tsunami benefit concert.
  • UK artists including Boy George and Sir Cliff Richard to record and release a charity single "Grief Never Grows Old" for the victims of the Asian tsunami.
  • CHART staff picks 2004. And Torontoist Albums of the Year. I'm working on my "Best of 2004" I swear!
  • Scenestars has a hot new look and a load of great new downloads! Go forth and discover greatness!
  • Fellow Brock students I hope to see you at Isaacs tonight for k-os. Doors are at 9.
  • The Charlatans have a newly mixed intrumental track, "Alles Klar", available for download on their official site.
  • The Donnas take on Ashlee Simpson. (From Stereogum)
  • Britney Spears has been inpired by CSI to quit pop music and become a forensic scientist. Oh Britney, how we've missed you!
  • Vincent Gallo Does Paris Hilton. Hot.
  • Entertaining celebrity-related snippits of SNL's Weekend Update in the past year or two.
  • Deep Thoughts from Supermodels!
  • Monday, January 03, 2005

    We're baaaack... vengence will follow...
  • The Brits this year will feature an award for the best British song since 1977 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the awards. Listeners of BBC Radio 2 have determined the 25 songs that made the shortlist.
  • Linkin Park finally did something that didn't suck... by creating Music For Relief, a charity to help for musicians and their fans to donate money to help aid tsunami relief efforts in Southeast Asia.
  • Pete Doherty survived playing 4 gigs across England on New Years Eve.
  • The Killers played a gig in LA on New Years Eve which included the flashing of breasts.
  • Speaking of breasts, why can't I be Lindsay Lohan?
  • Is anyone else who saw Napoleon Dynamite like 7 months ago confused and annoyed by everyone suddenly quoting it? (Particular in the form of MSN names!) The humour is waning people!
  • University resumes tomorrow. Which means my procrastination = more blogging! Yay for you!
  • Saturday, January 01, 2005