Monday, February 28, 2005

“WHITE CHICKS WAS ROBBED." - The only thing that was remotely entertaining about last night's Academy Awards.
  • OSCARS = WORST EVS. Not even worth talking about. Props to my Mom for noting that Renee Zellweiger looked like one of my special edition Barbie's in that red dress.
  • Morrissey has reportedly signed a $2M book deal with Penguin to publish his memoirs!
  • I'm a little nervous about Ian Brown's show at The Mod Club tonight after seeing footage of his New York gig on Saturday Night... Still fingers are crossed. In the meantime, read a recent Q & A with the Monkey Man.
  • Andrew Kendall took fantastic pics of Kaiser Chiefs this weekend at the Camden Barfly! My obsession is reaching epic proportions!
  • Teenage Fanclub are set to release their new album Man-Made.
  • Mel C teaming up with Franz Ferdinand? WTF?
  • My Old Kentucky Blog has found a few tracks from the never-to-be-release Fiona Apple album. :*(
  • The Others continue their spree of guerrilla gigging! At one point drummer Martin Oldham even grabbed Masters' megaphone and screamed: "This is your drummer speaking please move back to the wall otherwise I will die." But this only brought further cheers and laughter from their fans who continued to crowd surf and crawl up the wall bars leaving singer Masters to start collecting mobile phones, car keys and train tickets lost during the riotous set.
  • Things have been quiet on the Pete Doherty front... The Guardian's still keeping the flame alight!
  • We love Brendan Benson and the fact that someone posted some tracks from Lapalco : You're Quiet and Tiny Spark.
  • For Ian... Muppets Overtime. A short film that pays tribute to Muppet creator Jim Henson.
  • Isaac sent me a very cool, very short film he finished called 'Fidel'. It's one of the most highly entertaining shorts I've seen!
  • Liquid Generation's Paris Hilton Interactive Sidekick.
  • Friday, February 25, 2005

    Thank you Mandarin for your delicious and affordable lunch buffet that is currently fuelling this bloated blogger.
  • Everything today is doomed to suck in comparison with last night's episode of The O.C.. Seriously, how can anyone top the ironic, self-relexive, upside-down, Spidey-style Seth/Summer kiss!?!?! Everyone who's anyone is talking about it today! And I can't wait til next season when Demi Moore plays Summer's Mom!
  • "Kasabian Send Out The Attack Dogs" over at Chart.
  • Kaiser Chiefs! Oh My God! Out Now
  • Charlotte Hatherley has the best taste in music evs... well besides me.
  • Kasabian play Toronto tomorrow night while The Music are in London (Ontario, obvs).
  • Mary Kate needs to eat a sandwich! Or ten!
  • I don't even want to THINK about the Fred Durst sex tape but I've provided you with a link if you're a masochist.
  • I'm sorry New York hipsters but your scenester-haven is no longer an underground hotspot for the indie elite once Hilary Duff shows up! Welcome to the mainstream bitches.
  • The Starbucks Glossary for my yuppie friends.
  • Do you suffer from The Paris Syndrome?
  • TORI SPELLING... I dont think I need to say anything.
  • Thursday, February 24, 2005

    The "I Love The NME" Edition! (Now with 200% more posts about boobs!)
  • Go download Babyshambles anthem "Fuck Forever" because it's been my personal theme song all week. Oh and give it a chance cos it's a grower...
  • And, incase you didn't already know, you can download loads of Babyshambles MP3s over on the official site. And no, I am not being paid to endorse Pete Doherty.
  • Jack White and Brendan Benson make "Detroit's answer to Nevermind"!
  • The Tears talk about new single "Refugees" (for which I provided an MP3 link a few days ago).
  • Edwyn Collins has been hospitalized and is in serious condition after suffering a brain haemorrhage. He had that really cool song "A Girl Like You" and recently produced Little Barrie's debut album.
  • Go listen to clips from the NME Awards Winners CD... It's got Kaiser Chiefs "Na Na Na Na Naa"!
  • It's O.C. night! I predict major drams (as always)!
  • Bounce Beyonce Bounce!
  • And speaking of titties... The Sun answer's that age old question: What fruit are your boobs? NSFW. Oh and I'm a melon.
  • Wednesday, February 23, 2005

    This is the modern way. Faking it every day.
  • Morrissey the Snowman.
  • WTF is wrong with Ryan Adams?
  • Incase you haven't heard Babyshambles yet, go download "Killamangiro " over at My Old Kentucky Blog.
  • Renee Zellweger is now dating Damien Rice. Proof that dating musicians is as addictive as eating Lays potato chips.
  • Idlewild's "Love Steals Us From Loneliness" gets released today. Roddy Woomble talks to XFM about how the song's not as depressing as it seems. You can listen to the band perform live right now on XFM's Music: Response (2-4pm EST)!
  • New O.C. mix to look forward too! Quite good!
  • Maybe there is a God? Blink 182 are on an ‘indefinite hiatus’!
  • Lindsayism offers up some entertaining contributions for Please Link Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Blogging. God, us bloggers are nerds. Speaking of which...
  • I know this blog is supposed to me trying to impress you with how hip I am but... I saw Shark Tale last night and not only did I love it but I cried like a baby! It was the first movie I've rented with my "Little Sister" that didn't make me want to claw my eyes out (Sleepover, First Daughter, etc.)!
  • Remember to watch Ian Brown (f. Noel Gallagher) on Late Night With Conan O' Brien tonight!
  • Tuesday, February 22, 2005

    Oh I'm so clever - but clever aint wise.
  • It's not Suede but it's a decent substitute! Download The Tears new single "Refugees" because Brett Anderson + Bernard Butler reunited = Love.
  • Pete Doherty is back playing with Babyshambles! Let's here it for the boy!
  • And Pete's former best-friend/band-mate/lover (okay, I made that last one up), Carlos Barat, has inked a million pound record deal for a solo effort! We can expect an album at the end of the year!
  • Arcade Fire childrens singalong! Way to be out past your bedtime on a schoolnight kids! (From Ultra)
  • Rememember Longwave? I loved their 2003 album The Strangest Things (but wasn't too impressed with their last effort) buy, yeah, anyway, they are releasing a new record called There’s A Fire on RCA in May. It's been produced by John Leckie (Pink Floyd, Stone Roses, Radiohead) and you can download new song "River" from the band's official site.
  • Tonight The Outfit and The Empires play the Horseshow Tavern and there's NO COVER! If I wasn't such a sleep-deprived pussy I would totally be there!
  • I'm still totally fucking obsessed with Kaiser Chiefs... For The Records has a review and some pics up. Does anyone have the album in advance? Anyone wanna hook a girl up? WE HEART YOU!
  • Paris made me change my number!
  • Disposible urination funnel... er, WTF? (From Ultra)
  • Sunday, February 20, 2005

    Happy Birthday to one of most insane people I know... Ladies and Gentlemen, give it up for Miss Alana!
  • The 2005 NME Awards recently went down and I couldn't be more excited about the winners! Finally an awards ceremony that actually acknowledged TALANT!!!
  • Pete got out of rehab today and says he's finally clean. His Mum's proud (and so are we).
  • The Thrills have their new video for "The Irish Keep Gate-crashing" up on the official site.
  • Insane boytouching on MTV Germany. Hot.
  • Another Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) yearbook photo has emerged giving hope to tons of equally dorky emo kids.
  • Check out the trailer for "House of Wax - is it just me or doesn't Paris Hilton come across as a decent actress?
  • Some of Paris' personal bizznazz is up on the net... Including her ADDRESS BOOK... AND DIRTY PICTURES!!! Awesome!
  • irony gone too far...
  • Saturday, February 19, 2005

    Bah! Late for class update!
  • The Feds are all over the Paris Hilton shit so if you wanna see it you gotta go here now. (Thanks Duarte).
  • Hunter S Thompson committed suicide.
  • Thursday, February 17, 2005

    Lurkology 101
  • "Cat Stevens Wins Libel Suit Against British Press". Good for him!
  • Bernard Butler and Brett Anderson played their first high-profile show as The Tears in London last night.
  • Kid Rock got arrested at a Nashville strip club. Is anyone suprised?
  • My Old Kentucky Blog has lurked out some Kasabian (and a load of other great stuff) for your pleasure! He's our new favourite.
  • Scenestars has some Girl Called Eddy and Paul Westerberg. They're so nice like that.
  • Fluxblog has a fun Johnny Boy "You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve" remix.
  • My friend Christian-without-the-Christ and I are gonna become mainstream hardcore/emo kids. Because it's so hot right now. I figure Ultragrrrl's hook-up for the new My Chemical Romance video for "Helena" is a good place to start. Plus the video is major drams.
  • I am convinced Britney and Kevin Federline are a match made in Heaven. In the worst possible way.
  • And to celebrate O.C. night: The many moods of Mischa Barton.
  • PS: I will never become a hardcore/emo kid but no offence to those who are... It takes all sorts...
  • Wednesday, February 16, 2005

    Every day I love you less and less...
  • OK. First of all let me just say that THE KAISER CHIEFS are the fucking future.
    I haven't had as much fun at a show as I did last night in a very long time. I really hate the hype surrounding this band but I think in this case it is totally deserved and they can really deliver the goods! Genius band, brilliant style, phenomenal showmanship and mind-blowing, awesome tunes!
    I woke up this morning exhausted from dancing and thrashing about as much as I did... I can only imagine how Ricky feels EVERY DAY after putting on that kind of performance... MY MIND IS TOTALLY BLOWN.
    Oh and if any girls wanna fight me for Peanut you can meet me by the playground after school.
    Support came from The Golden Dogs (who I'm really starting to like), High Dials and Uncut.
  • BRMC have signed a new record deal.
  • If you haven't heard it yet (shame on you) then go forth and download a live version of Kasabian's fantastic "Club Foot". (Link from Soviet Panda)
  • You can stream the new Doves album, Some Cities, over at NME.COM.
  • Basement Jaxx win a Grammy and get dropped by U.S. record label days later... WTF is up with that?
  • Chart's got favourable reviews for The Zutons and Keane.
  • Former Libertines Pete and Carl reunite tomorrow! I hope they kiss and make-up... and make out... and... OK, I'll stop.
  • I don't know how much I've mentioned The Long Knives but I really think I should more often as I liked them ever since my girl Alana played them for me on a sweltering summer day last year. Anyway, I couldn't be happier to learn that they're on MySpace too and you can listen to their music and shit. It's fucking fantastic. It's like the bastard child of all my favourite bands and is, therefore, fucking awesome. It's mos def worth checking out kids.
  • Kings of Convenience are on Carson "I'm a tool" Daly tonight.
  • Paris Hilton 'too tired' to party". NOOOOOOOOO! NEVER!
  • Modern Laundry entertained me this morning with the Toronto Star equivalent of my infamous "Gibsonary".
  • Monday, February 14, 2005

    Alone we stand, together we fall apart.
  • Britney Spears opens her yap about Valentine's Day and various other things that bore me.
  • X-tina's engaged.
  • Bloc Party's debut album Silent Alarm drops today! You can get a taste of all the tracks over at the band's official site.
  • The Stills released my favourite song by them as a single! Dig the new video for "Love And Death". Highly apprpriate for V-day.
  • Zuton's buzz over at Chart. Did anyone see them open for Keane last night?
  • Stereogum has compiled a shetload of free music for your fine ass!
  • Last night's Grammy's were a pile of shit (as usual) and don't deserve to be talked about... with the exception of Jamie Foxx singing, Franz Ferdinand being brilliant (looking fantastic), Jack White accepting the award with Loretta Lynn, and Joss Stone blowing everyones minds.
  • Kate Moss officially dumped Pete Doherty.
  • You gotta be careful when out playing in the underwater "gnome garden"! On another note, why would anyone want to go in a lake named Wastwater which makes me think "waste-water" which I imagine as being filled with poop? Regardless, thanks to Richard for the awesome link. I do love me some garden gnomes.
  • I want My Old Kentucky Blog to be my fucked-up, blog-style Valentine.
  • Hilarious text message insight over at Torontoist.

    (Will give you a proper update later.)

    Friday, February 11, 2005

    I would like to wish the beautiful Miss Laila a very Happy Birthday... I think all of us can agree that this day has been a long time coming! Love ya dollface!
  • Emiliana Torrini has a new official website! Loves her.
  • Liam Gallagher + SpongeBob SquarePants = Best Photo Op Ever!
  • Police are investigating a mass suicide pact that was to occur on Valentine's Day involving 32 people from America and Canada. People, its just a Hallmark holiday, it's not that bad.
  • Arthur Miller is dead.
  • Low Culture examines "The Wide-Sweeping Cultural Impact of SSRI's"... on Winnie The Pooh.
  • There was a full-blown riot at the opening of England's biggest Ikea store yesterday! Further proof that people are crazy for reasonably-priced Swedish furniture!
  • Thursday, February 10, 2005

    Hooligans on E
  • Brit Awards on being shown on CBC tonight for my fellow Canadians. You can get a run down of the winners here. I'm more than disappointed that not a single award was given to a black artist... Even Best Urban Act went to "white bread Devon country girl Joss Stone". Dizzee was robbed! Not awesome!
  • Gotta love the magic that happens on the last night of a tour!
  • Chris Martin gettin' all Sting on us.
  • Check out ze new Boy video for "Up In This Town".
  • I really dig LCD Soundsystem's "Daft Punk Is Playing At My House" and instead of watching the video just turn the volume up, get off your ass and dance.
  • I'm groovin' on the new Gorrilaz track "Dirty Harry! Go download it now over at Stereogum!
  • So it seems that Prince Charles is marrying that horrible looking wench Camilla. At least the kids are cool with it anyway.
  • Paris Hilton's having a bithday party! Speaking of which, did anyone else die of laughter at last night's episode of Simple Life: Interns? I fucking love that Nicole Richie.
  • You know its gonna be trouble when the headline is "Aaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!".
  • Wednesday, February 09, 2005

  • OK so I got a lot of enthousiastic response to yesterday's link to that plump foreign kid singing the funny song. Stereogum tells us it's a Dutch kid singing Ozone's "Dragostea Din Tei". Go forth and download so you too can be like the coolect guy ever.
  • Jack White has revealed he almost became a priest. Can you imagine? With that voice!?! Anyway, he's interviewed by Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes tonight.
  • Emiliana Torrini is the best singer you've never heard. You can download "Lifesaver" off her new album Fisherman's Woman for free but only for a limited time! Do it!
  • Go download the new New Order single "Krafty" over at Scenestars! NOW!
  • The Onion has some saucy "Love Coupons" for you to give your special someone. Or a complete stranger - because that would be much more entertaining.
  • Grape Stomping gone horribly horribly wrong.
  • Jolie Homewrecker. From the genius dudes who brought us "Lohan Freestyle" (aka "Big Ass Titties").
  • Tuesday, February 08, 2005

    Monday, February 07, 2005

    Friday, February 04, 2005

    I would like to wish Sarah a Happy Spirit Journey Formation Anniversary!
  • Pete Doherty is out of jail on bail after being charged with blackmail and robbery.
  • Morrissey has pulled out of a duet with Robbie Williams at the Brit Awards. Tis a pity.
  • Kylie Minogue, New Order and the White Stripes are confirmed for Glastonbury.
  • Go watch Charlotte Hatherley's video for "Bastardo" again. It bears repeating.
  • Brendan Benson gets some love over at Scenestars! Go check it out! Oh and he's coming to Toronto (Lee's Palace) on April 11th.
  • Sophie Ellis Bextor's getting married to her baby's daddy!
  • Everyone's reminding me to check out CBC Radio 3 Sessions and with good reason!
  • Pitchfork's 100 best singles of the decade so far... #24 all the way baby!
  • This girl with a LiveJournal killed her mother. So unbelievably not cool.
  • University students abusing prescriptions drugs? WOOT WOOT!
  • Nothing makes me happier (especially on a Friday) than Peter Pan...
  • Thursday, February 03, 2005

    Same shit, different pile.
  • Pete Doherty's been arrested in London. Again.
  • Today's Popbitch claims that Vines frontman Craig Nicholls was spotted at The Music's gig in Sydney last Friday, "wearing one leather glove like Michael Jackson".
  • R&B Singer Houston Gouges Eye Out After Apparent Suicide Attempt. Sick.
  • Hilary Duff's a slut. Obvs.
  • Nicole Richie is so hot right now.
  • Go see Mishie DJ tonight! I wish I could make it!
  • Fuglyiest Ugg Ever!
  • Wednesday, February 02, 2005

    Slow news day...
  • British students may soon be learning Britpop in school. Lucky bastards.
  • Thanks Chromewaves for the Ian Brown show info. I'm mos def going. And since I need to practice leaving the house again I'll prolly check out Kaiser Chiefs at Revival on the 15th and then The Music at Centennial Hall in London on the 26th.
  • Ash are coming back to North America this spring and hit Toronto's Opera House on April 13th... with The Bravery! Yay!
  • This guy rules!
  • Tuesday, February 01, 2005

    Richey Edwards went missing on February 1st 1995... I still miss him... I just hope he's happy whevever he is.
  • Today the Manics and Richey's family remembered him in a private ceremony.
  • I heard Ian Brown is coming to The Mod Club on February 28th! Can anyone confirm this?
  • Bloc Party have launched a game to celebrate their debut album Silent Alarm.
  • Ed Harcourt's got a new hard rock band. Yes, you read that correctly.
  • Chart give Boy some love.
  • My girl Sarah reviews (my secret crush) Don McKeller's new film "Childstar" for Chart.
  • Someone sent me this link outta nowhere... Might be of interest to someone somewhere.
  • I love Rhys Ifans!
  • You've got to be fucking kidding me.
  • Paris Hilton is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend with musical guest Keane! (From Modern Laundry)
  • In case you missed it last night, CBC Newsworld is re-airing "Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire" tomorrow (Wednesday) night at 10pm (ET). It's brilliant and heartbreaking.
  • Gotta love a Mexican prison!