Saturday, April 30, 2005


After almost 3 years of spending my money on website hosting and writing my own stupid HTML scripts I've decided to move and give myself a break!

Part of the reason for this transition were people's requests that I provide an XML feed, allow commenting, and offer links to individual posts. Blogspot seemed like a natural fit. So here we are.

So Rock Snob is now located at
Please update your bookmarks and links!

You can still visit the old site and I hope to load all the archives on to this site in coming weeks.

So what do you think about the change? Do you still love me?

Friday, April 29, 2005

I adore thee Mr. Modern Laundry! Thanks for showing me and the Brits a good time last night.
  • Tim Burgess played a solo show in LA last night with Starsailor as his backing band.
  • Pete Doherty's ex talks of threesomes with Carl Barat. Imagination. Running wild. Need to take. Cold shower.
  • Jarvis Cocker's Desert Island Discs. He's still The Man.
  • Everyone is posting this link to footage of New Order performing "Love Will Tear Us Apart" live on Jimmy Kimmel. So I'm hopping on the bandwagon.
  • Chromewaves raves about the Arcade Fire. Everyone I know who's been to the recent Toronto shows is raving about their brilliance.
  • Paris Hilton litters! Shocking! Check out the clip "Amy Sedaris on Paris Hilton".
  • What the fuck has happened to my beloved Lohan? Where did she (and her boobies) go?
  • Sex Advice From Bloggers! Featuring Trent from Pink Is The New Blog no less!
  • This belt buckle is equal parts ridiculous and awesome.
  • Thursday, April 28, 2005

    ... and because I'm too busy to remember to take a pill... or wear a patch that will interfere with my tan.

    Are any of you (my lovely readers) familiar with
    NuvaRing? Have you or your girlfriend tried it? Have you heard of any reasons to avoid it? If you have any experience please email me and let me know cos I haven't found a lot of feedback online and it sounds too good to be true!

    You know I love you when I discuss birth control methods with you.

    Wednesday, April 27, 2005

    Smackheads need slaps.
  • Liam Gallagher is the fucking Man!!! Declares "Charlotte Church is the new Liam".
  • Doves have pulled their North American tour :(
  • "Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler are furious they can't declare their love for each other without the press reporting they're in a homosexual relationship." Bahahah.
  • Paris looked stunning at the House of Wax premiere! Why can't we be her?
  • America's Next Top Model spoiler! If its correct, the final 3 have been my favourites all along for being a) drunk, b) cute, and c) mischa barton, respectively.
  • Tara Reid keeps on drinkin (scroll down a bit)!
  • Even though I've never voted NDP I admit that I LOVE Jack Layton and he's got my vote from now on!
  • I was supposed to have moved by now... I still haven't packed. Guh.
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2005

    It's just hit me... I've finished three years of Univeristy! How the fuck did I do that?
  • I'm a nerd and I've only just discovered the genius of The Vicar over at Indoor Fireworks. How have I been in the dark about this for so long?
  • Noel Gallagher says The Coral are "fucking brilliant". How many times have we heard that before...
  • Check out exclusive footage of Idlewild performing "American English" at the Shaw Theatre in London. Realplayer lo / hi. WinMedia lo / hi.
  • Franz Ferdinand show some support for the Green Party. That's hot.
  • New Order say "maybe (drugs) weren't all that bad". Role models!
  • Blur are planning a comeback!
  • And speaking of Britpop, Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson continues to criticize Pete Doherty. I'm not impressed.
  • Dear Pete. Please don't let Kate Moss join Babyshambles... unless she plays tamborine and just shimmies around the stage. Love Valerie.
  • Garbage punk their fans. Clever bastards!
  • Is it wrong that I love Avril Lavigne now that she's become a drunken party girl?
  • George Lucas is making an appearance on The O.C. May 12th - an event that is sure to unite geeks and hipsters forevermore.
  • Party tonight bitches! My fellow atendees should be warned that in addition to tongue-raping you, I will also be bringing the camera and getting all paparazzi-stylez on your asses!
  • I'm moving to my summer home tomorrow so updates might be a little late. Or never.
  • Monday, April 25, 2005

    Son of a peach!!!
  • Smooches to Ross from The Futureheads for ze hook-up to their ridiculously awesome and brilliant show this weekend. Louis XIV were equally mindblowing. There was boytouching and guitar sex. I'm pretty much in love with everybody.
  • Kasabian guitarist Serge Pizzorno got hit my an unidentified flying object while onstage a show in Glasgow over the weekend. He told Radio 1: "It's such a shame the actions of one person put an end to our best gig all year. I would like to thank the fans for all their support. Please throw bras and knickers from now on."
  • Pete Doherty talks about what a dirty slut he's been. I like it.
  • Le Tigre writing songs for Paris Hilton! WHAT!?!
  • Bono jumps on the bandwagon and scolds Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin.
  • Listen to the debut album Cuts Across The Land from The Duke Spirit. They're good kids.
  • I heart Pink Is The New Blog to a sickening degree. Oh and scroll down for (always) entertaining Tara Reid pics.
  • Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie. Gee, who saw that one coming?
  • Here's a Feel Good story to start off the week!
  • The Internet is making us all stupid... so we might as well smoke pot! That's what they're saying here right?
  • Squirrel + Cat = "Squat" + me having nightmares about them last night.
  • All Nintendo fans will agree this is amazing! Thanks Ian!
  • Friday, April 22, 2005

    Dodge & I are the new Ryan and Marisa!
  • Lollapalooza tries it again! Just a one-off this year.
  • Pete Doherty gets into more trouble in London. He, like myself, is a troubs magnet.
  • Chris Martin for Prime Minister? Oh God, he's already becoming the new Bono...
  • New Doves video for "Snowden". Lots of boring slow-motion live shots.
  • Vice have The Music Issue online. Check out "Mogadishu Massive" for shits and giggles.
  • Erin has more Miss Information for you!
  • Why Lindsay? Why do this to me?
  • Breakdancing Transformers. So bad.
  • This gives new meaning to the word Mozfather! Definately something to believe in!
  • My boy MikeD checked out the Louis XIV, The Futureheads, Hot Hot Heat show in Ottawa last night. He reports:
    Steve Bays joked that Louis the XIV and the Futureheads steal the show ftom them every night and I defiantly have to agree. Sure the dude has a bit of stage presence jumpin' around the stage and touchin' fans hands, etc. But all that got old quickly — so did his need to do a pelvic trust type of motion every time he banged a couple keys on the keyboard. But what did him in for me was hockin' a big loogie on the stage as a song was comin' to an end — that's just gross. Bay's vocals were a bit buried in the mix and I was kind of thankful 'cause about two songs into the set I realized how bad some of Hot Hot Heat's lyrics were. The crowd was most responsive to the ol' Make Up the Brakedown stuff and the band obliged by playin' a lot of it. I also came to the realization that I just don't like the elevator stuff—I can see why Dante left.

    The Futureheads on the other hand, had a nice tight set. Not too many theatrics but when you're good you don't need em. The crowd never really stopped bopin' 'round. They even had a really cute moment where the Jaff, the bassist, dedicated Hounds of Love to a couple in the front row who were kissin'
    throughout the set.

    Lastly, I didn't know what to expect from Louis the XIV but I liked what I heard. They were a good opening act before the 'heads hit the stage as they consistently rocked hard especially on the drums. I can't provide much more insight other than that 'cause that was the first time I heard them and my view was kind of limited on the balcony.

    Also I regret to inform you that there was a lack of boy touching. I figured the Futureheads harmony's would have provided potential. But alas their mics were separated far apart thought the stage.

    Thanks Mike. If anyone would care to take me as their date/+1 to the Toronto show tomorrow night then please drop me an email.

    Thursday, April 21, 2005

    "If You Don't Take Me Right Away You Might As Well Fuck Off"
  • Franz Ferdinand have posted some footage of them hard at work in the studio. The video's are suprisingly extremely entertaining as they really have very little to do with the recording process.
  • Rob from The Music's goes on an entertaining diary rant.
  • Kasabian encourages Kate Moss to marry Pete Doherty. Kinda sweet really.
  • For the record, I'm trying to make it work with Blog Boyfriend Dodge. It's hard cos like just cos I don't love "Blue Orchid" doesn't mean I don't love Jack and Meg. And I just can't help but feel that I'm not good enough for him anymore now that he's gone and become a big blog celebrity. Le sigh.
  • A look into the future of Fetus Spears...
  • Lohan's gone blonde and I hate it.
  • Thanks to my friend Ian for reminding me why TATU were so awesome. Not safe for work.
  • My fellow Ontarians, it's a decent night for killing a few braincells in front of the TV... which is precisely how I intend to celebrate the end of my exams... Obviously, there's The O.C. at 8pm (EST) on FOX. MuchMoreMusic is re-airing their special on Glastonbury 2004 at 9pm. At 10pm, TVO is airing a documentary about Nick Drake. Dizzee Rascal's on Jimmy Kimmel, Sparta's on Conan, and The Music are on Carson "I'm a tool" Daly's show.
  • OK, now I have to go write an exam I haven't studied for. That's how much I love you.
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2005

    Sorry about my lack of Internet presence yesterday. I had an exam and then my Internet provider decided to be a total asshat. But I'm here now, better late than never.
  • Pete Doherty and Carl Barat reunited!!!!! BEST NEWS EVER!!!!!
  • The La's have been added to the Glastonbury line-up. Sweet.
  • Chris Martin still continues to kiss Noel Gallagher's ass.
  • But if you're into Coldplay...
  • There's a new Pope. The Sun nails another headline. I think I'd almost prefer this guy.
  • Benedict XVI meets Louis XIV. Hot.
  • I'm so addicted to M.I.A.'s album Arular these days.
  • I got dumped by Dodge at My Old Kentucky Blog in a blog post. I'll get over it.
  • I'm not afraid to admit I'm looking forward to new slutty dance music from Rachel Stevens.
  • Save Keira Knightley!
  • Paris Hilton confirmed split from Nicole Ritchie. The end of an era (of hot sluts).
  • I'm way too enthousiastic about Celebrity Girlfight!
  • Monday, April 18, 2005

    "What do you think?"
    "Oh yay! Oh yay! Oh yay!"
    "Well I guess it's safe to assume you're either a town crier or you liked it!"
    I love Lauren Laverne.
  • I totally despise the new White Stripes single "Blue Orchid". Jack White needs to stop singing in such a silly high voice.
  • Kasabian announce new Canadian and American shows for May. Hurrah.
  • Mike Skinner (The Streets) got kicked out of the Prince's Trust Urban Music Festival on Saturday night for being a drunken fool.
  • Razorlight's Johnny Borrell ditches an entire album's worth of songs. There's perfectionism and then there's stupidity.
  • Pete Doherty's rent-boy past gets mention in a forthcoming book on The Libertines. My favourite bit is the part about him tying up the old guy, robbing him, and later reflecting, "He's probably still there, with an erection, listening to Classic FM radio."
  • I don't want to admit it but I'm really excited about The Used/My Chemical Romance cover of the David Bowie/Queen classic "Under Pressure"!
  • Eels talks witnessing his father's death. Disturbing. Explains a lot.
  • The video for Bright Eyes "First Day Of My Life" (directed by John Cameron Mitchell) makes my heart happy. I really like the goofy boy at the very end!
  • Until tomorrow...
  • Friday, April 15, 2005

    I don't feel like talking much about music today. Get over it.
  • Babyshambles have confirmed Glastonbury!!!
  • The Outfit play tonight at the Poor Alex Cabaret (Bloor & Brunswick behind the Futures bakery), doors at 9, band plays at 10:30. Sounds hot. I'd go if I were you.
  • My Old Kentucky Blog has some fun mash-ups including a great one of Primal Scream VS Kasabian.
  • The Rock Snob*s Dictionary... How did I not know about this?
  • I sincerely believe that The Simple Life will be completely dull without Nicole Ritchie.
  • Tyra Banks deserves an Emmy for her performance on Wednesday's ANTM.
  • When America fucks up, they REALLY fuck up.
  • My role model (and favourite blogger) Erin has launched a new Nerve advice column. And yes, that her in ze nude.
  • Fightin granny's and garden gnomes make for the Feel Good Story of the Day.
  • Still bored? Read NOW Toronto's Love and Sex Guide.
  • Happy weekending babies! And good luck with exams for those sharing in my suffering!
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2005

    I can sleep when I'm dead.
  • Carl Barat, formerly of The Libertines, talks to NME about working on his debut solo album.
  • Bloc Party have a video for "Banquet". The video sucks but the song's really grown on me in recent weeks.
  • Ash and The Bravery are playing The Opera House tonight!
  • And remember that tonight Tyra loses her temper on America's Next Top Model tonight! My vote goes Brittany! And who really cares about Tyra when when we have Janice Dickenson to dispense such wisdom as "She's fat, you're fat, we're all fat!"
  • "Will Kill Cats For Votes!" Oh politicians!
  • "Letter of Fug: Y'all, I'm So Tired".
  • YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST! (Unless you're also up all night!)
    It's official! Britney is preggers! And, most importantly, Federletus is doin fine!
    13.04.05 4:59am

    Tuesday, April 12, 2005

    “Hike up your skirt a little bit, pull down your top and show me a little tit..."
  • Kaiser Chiefs complain about lack of groupies. I'm biting my tongue on this one.
  • Razorlight: the square vase of rock. Ahahaha.
  • Fluxblog has Morrissey's "Redondo Beach" for download. Too bad he's a hater.
  • Britney Spears has been hospitalized. We hope Fetus Spears is okay!
  • Real life Romeo and Juliet-style family fued. But with more guns. (From Modern Laundry)
  • Nike is taking over downtown Toronto with clever advertising. I like "Running for a Cinnamon Bun Doesn't Count".
  • This person hates babies. I don't know how he does it.
  • I hate Mel Gibson. It's easy.
  • I'm writing my last essay of the year tonight. Once I bust out the Red Bull I predict it will look a little like this.
  • Monday, April 11, 2005

    Friday, April 08, 2005

    Sun is shining.
  • Kaiser Chiefs (predictable) favourite albums and singles. I still hate Pitchfork.
  • The Delgados have split up. So did Stratford 4.
  • NME's got the Interpol video for new single "C'mere". Paul Banks looks like shit.
  • I'm more excited about the new boring Idlewild video for "I Understand It" and Roddy's adorably bad teeth. Check it out. WinMedia lo/hi and RealPlayer lo / hi.
  • "Trees Can Fuck Right Off!" declare British Sea Power. From (The Modern Age)
  • Phoenix (with Dogs Die in Hot Cars) have a show at the Opera House tonight if you're looking for somewhere to be. Oh and The Empires are playing Wavelength on Sunday.
  • The Toronto Branch of the Canada Tibet Committee is showing What Remains of Us at the Bloor Cinema from today til the 14th.
  • Sometimes I think my roommate is bad but she doesn't even compare to the suffering this poor guy endured.
  • OK, I'm going to get off the internet and go enjoy a good book in the sunshine. Happy weekending bitches (it's supposed to be a good one).
  • Thursday, April 07, 2005

    I'm still alive. But just barely.
  • Wow. America's Next Top Model was great last night when Janice Dickenson called everyone fat at the end. And I totally loved "Slutty McDrunk" Brittany double-fisting the cocktails. My kinda gal.
  • The new Oasis video for "Lyla". Liam looks better than ever and the girl is gorgeous (but she doesn't compare to our Laila)!
  • Check out Kaiser Chiefs performance at SPIN offices. I'm still in lurve.
  • The Bravery hit back at The Killers. Those Bravery boys are right about the Killers looking like wax figures tho.
  • NME finally jumps on The Organ bandwagon and offers a download.
  • Nicky Wire of the Manic Street Preachers is to receive a lifelong honorary fellowship of Swansea University which he attended in his (much) younger days.
  • Chart reviews Bloc Party's recent Toronto show. We need to teach the indie kids to dance again!
  • I'm still looking for a date to accompany me to Danny Boyle's new flick "Millions" next Wednesday April 13th in Buffalo, NY.
  • I want to be Victoria Beckham and pop out ridiculously attractive children and come out looking even better than ever. Too bad you have to get preggers for the "Mend It Like Beckham".

  • Now you can play tabloid journalist at home with these Nick and Jessica Breakup Mad Libs.
  • OK, I'm off to get ready for my dinner date with the hottest piece of ass outta Tilbury.

  • Tuesday, April 05, 2005

    I'm supposed to be in Toronto right now... I swear I'm on my way right now! Ima comin'!
  • Kaiser Chiefs are returning to Toronto May 29th at The Mod Club. I'm seriously considering postponing my vacation for this.
  • Chart reviews all the Juno winners so I don't have to.
  • The Modern Age addresses the strange addictive power of Louis XIV. I admit that I shamelessly adore their album.
  • Scenestars has the new Ryan Adams track "Cold Roses" for your listening pleasure.
  • Have a listen to Rilo Kiley's live session at XFM.
  • Britney and K-Fed now have their own reality show... Grrrrrreeeeeeeeeat, as if Jessica and Nick weren't bad enough. (I'd like to note that I did enjoy Carmen and Dave's 'Til Death Do Us Part!)
  • You had to have seen this coming... The Official Blog of Fetus Spears.
  • Public Service Announcement: Ladies, after many embarassing "But I thought I was wearing underwear this morning!?!" moments this past week, I have to reccommend you avoid La Senza's string bikini panties with the side clasps (for easy unhooking). Lately mine have been coming undone all over town. Seriously. And NOTHING is more awkward than your underwear falling out your pantleg at the supermarket.
  • Monday, April 04, 2005

    So I totally do NOT recommend waking up at 6am to do yoga. It only makes you want to go back to bed. Seriously. Heed my warning.
  • Sin City is ridiculously fucked up and awesome... my kind of movie. Go see it.
  • Morrissey's new live CD and DVD are out today!
  • Glastonbury tickets sold out in less than three hours! I got mine!!!
  • Coldplay decide on the ugliest album artwork ever. Like, ewww!
  • Jarvis Cocker has taken to the airwaves...
  • Neil Young is recovering from a brain aneurysm. It's the best excuse not to attend the Junos that I've ever heard.
  • Check out footage of the Ian Brown fight! Thanks Gaz!
  • Thank you to Darren for finding and sharing The Tears first gig. He's right, "Autograph" is a beaut.
  • "No sex please, we're from Manchester"... I hope this is a cruel April Fools Day joke.
  • Feel good story of the day: FREE FISHY! I'm pretty much in love with this guy (even with the orange pants)!
  • Friday, April 01, 2005

    "And if for some reason I am tardy, well it's cos I went out last night to party..."
  • Last night we celebrated the 22nd birthday of Miss Robbie, one of my bestest friends in the world! Oh what a night it was!
  • Take a peak at The Killers video for "Smile Like You Mean It".
  • "New York Dolls Singer David Johansen To Speak At NXNE!"
  • Watch The Music perform "Bleed From Within" live at the Liverpool Academy last year... It's quite good.
  • Bernard Butler says he won't be too suprised if The Tears fail. That's not a very good attitude.
  • Idlewild's Roddy Woomble talks about SXSW in his new Diary entry. I love him! AND he listens to Emiliana Torrini!
  • Thanks to MikeD for informing me that LCD Soundsystem (and M.I.A.) are playing Toronto at The Opera House on May 21st. That's hot.
  • Sophie Ellis Bextor's coming back in cartoon form for her new music video. Interesting.
  • I know someone who's gonna be pretty excited the new Muppets version of The Wizard of Oz...
  • Maxim celebrates April Fools Day with Martha Stewert as today's Girlfriend Of The Day.
  • Inadvertently hilarious picture of Justin Timberlake
  • Lindsayism might have found the "ugliest baby ever" (I didn't think such a thing even existed) but Ian's found the newborn with the most natural street cred we've ever seen!
  • Anyone wanna go see Sin City tonight? Lemme know if you're interested!
  • Good luck to everyone like me who'll be trying to get Glastonbury tickets this weekend!