Wednesday, November 30, 2005

up all night... again

  • Wow! Absolutely nothing of interest is happening today!
  • Sadly, no one was at the airport to welcome Pete Doherty back to Albion. Poor thing.
  • Matador has released an MP3 of "Another Sunny Day" by Belle & Sebastian for fans wanting a taste of the new album.
  • Chromewaves' MP3 download this week is The Magic Numbers covering Beyonce's "Crazy In Love". I still definately prefer the Snow Patrol cover with the bad rapping.
  • Some poor girl in Quebec got the kiss of death from her boyfriend. (From Boadwee)
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2005

    waiting for pete doherty to die?

  • Woohoo! I have been added to the list of Top Pop Music Blogs! Check out the full listing here! Sweet!
  • Uh oh! Pete Doherty's already checked out of rehab...
  • Big thanks go out Heather who referred me to Revolution In The Head which has posted a song by The Indelicates called "Waiting For Pete Doherty To Die". Obviously I don't want to like it... but I really do! It's a good song!
  • Dear Kate Moss, please don't ruin my favourite Christmas song of all-time ("Fairytale of New York") or I'll be very sad. Thank you.
  • The Gallagher brothers are at it again...
  • If you wanna discover some new music you might want to play around with this little gem. I've heard it referred to as "musical crack" before.
  • Still bored? Check out 18 Tricks to Teach Your Body.
  • Monday, November 28, 2005

    as if i haven't slept

    Thursday, November 24, 2005

    you fucking love it

  • Razorlight and Futureheads cleaned up at the 2005 Muso Awards. Always nice to be recognized by one's peers.
  • Franz Ferdinand played a secret gig in Glasgow last night. Sigh. How much do I miss Glasgow...
  • Alan McGee says the Dirty Pretty Things album is already "a classic". I'm already awfully fond of the song title "You Fucking Love It".
  • I don't want Pete to leave Albion!!! Rumour is that he's moving to America with Kate Moss. Boo.
  • Jenny Lewis' solo album, Rabbit Fur Coat, has leaked!
  • Dodge, Gorrila VS Bear and Torr have already compiled their lists of the best albums of 2005! Keeners!
  • Nick and Jessica have split. Finally!
  • Canada's trying to ban 50 Cent from playing. I normally would strongly disgree with this kind of censorship but given the current circumstances in Toronto I think it might be for the best.
  • I didn't make it to Tabloid last night on account of the driving conditions. What happened?
  • Popjustice offers a few words on bullying.
  • I don't think I'll have time to update tomorrow so I'll just wish all the Yanks a very Happy Thanksgiving now! And everyone else - have a great weekend!
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2005

    the brits have their say

    the kid

    I feel sorry for the kid already. Thoughts?
    brit, kev + the kid

    Tuesday, November 22, 2005

    gin in teacups and leaves on the lawn

  • Ladies and gentlement, as promised... The 33 hottest bands in Canada! I think its an excellent list - especially since all 10 of my nominees made the cut. Respect to Matthew at i (heart) music for all his hard work in compiling the list.
  • Yessss! Pete Doherty flew to America on Saturday and checked himself into rehab at The Meadows clinic in Arizona where (ex-?)girlfriend Kate Moss was recently treated. He's choosing her over drugs! It must be love!
  • Pete Doherty is no longer #1 on the NME Cool List - Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys is. I think Liam Gallagher got robbed.
  • Idlewild have left their record label EMI/Parlophone. It should also be noted that frontman Roddy Woomble recently got hitched - which kinda saddens me because I used to have a massive crush on him (at least until I met him).
  • Franz Ferdinand play "imtimate gig" at children's hospital. Bless'em.
  • Thierry's famous. He appears in the new BRMC video right after the the first chorus and plays with his hair. It's a very pretty cameo.
  • Yesterday I came across this bad Morrissey comic and felt obligated to share.
  • Whoa! All my really really ridiculously good-looking girlfriends better apply to be Canada's Next Top Model!!!
  • Monday, November 21, 2005

    i'm in a wide open space

  • Morrissey answers 15 questions from his fans. (Link from Torr)
  • Paul Weller is receiving the Outstanding Contribution to British Music award at the 2006 Brit Awards.
  • Super Furry Animals refused to sell "Hello Sunshine" for use in a Coke commercial. Part of me really respects them for this... and part of me thinks they're crazy for not taking the easy money.
  • BRMC have a new video for "Weight Of The World". It was shot in Toronto during the bands show at the Phoenix, on September 24th.
  • Thanks to Matt who informed be that Mansun are releasing a greatest hits collection next year and it features a DVD of all their singles plus backstage and live footage over their career. Sweet.
  • Gary Glitter has been arrested in Vietnam for kiddie-fiddling. So much troubs.
  • David Bowie to star in a movie opposite Michael Caine. Interesting.
  • I really need to focus on school for the next few weeks so I'm warning you that updates might be sporadic until mid-December. I'll do what I can.
  • Friday, November 18, 2005

    i will keep you on my mind

  • Pete Doherty has digitally removed his former manager James Mullord from the new Babyshambles video for "Albion" because Pete's convinced Mullord was the one that sold the Kate Moss cocaine pics to the tabloids.
  • Speaking of... Kate Moss looks absolutely stunning in this shot from the 2006 Pirelli calander. (NSFW)
  • Courtney Love talks to The Guardian about trying to get her shit together.
  • This made me laugh. (From this weeks Holy Moly!)
  • Stereogum claims Rumble Strips are the new Arctic Monkeys. Thoughts?
  • If you like Suede/The Tears you might be interested in this interview with Brett and Bernard. Personally I found it rather dull.
  • The new Harry Potter film comes out this weekend so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Jarvis Cocker's cameo. Apparently, his voice is also very recognizable.
  • How cute were The Subways on The O.C. last night?
  • Do you live in New York City? Are you willing to let me crash on your couch/floor on New Years Eve? If so please email me!
  • Thursday, November 17, 2005

    popular culture no longer applies to me

  • Belle & Sebastian have unveiled the new album's tracklisting. In the meantime you can check out a clip of Belle & Sebastian concert special taped for BBC Scotland. (Link from You Aint No Picasso)
  • The Flaming Lips are back with new music. Follow the NME links because I'm too busy to do it myself.
  • Nada Surf roll back into Toronto on March 11th.
  • In case you missed it yesterday, a bunch of bloggers compiled a list of 'The Top 40 Bands in America Today'... I can assure you there's a Canadian edition in the works.
  • I swore I saw a nipple! And it seems I wasn't the only one! Mischa Barton really did have a nipslip in last week's episode of The O.C.!
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2005

    in the future when all's well

  • Morrissey has announced the tracklisting for 'Ringleader of the Tormentors'. The song titles are brilliant as ever... Ex. "In The Future When All's Well", "I'll Never Be Anybody's Hero Now", "To Me You Are A Work Of Art", etc.
  • There are new rumours of a Smiths reunion at the ‘Manchester V Cancer’ show in the new year organized by ex-Smiths bass player, Andy Rourke.
  • Kaiser Chiefs have been struck down with a 'highly contagious and rare virus'. Ew.
  • Supergrass are kicking off a North American tour February 6th in Toronto!
  • Travis are working on their new album.
  • Ozzy has written a musical about Rasputin.
  • Chart has a review of the Arctic Monkeys gig in Toronto.
  • Stereogum directed me to a remix of Spoon's "I Turn My Camera On" that a certain boy I know might like.
  • Big thanks to Thierry who informed me of Chromewaves posting the best link ever... Corey Feldman performing on MuchMusic's Electric Circus back in 1993. It's so bad it makes me feel good about myself.
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2005

    dirty dancefloors and dreams of naughtiness

  • Arctic Monkeys did not disappoint last night. The band put on a killer show and, for once, I wasn't the only one dancing! There were drunken louts, singalongs to unreleased songs, and good times all around. Shout outs to fellow bloggers Rebecca and Dart who I caught up with at the show!
  • Morrissey's describes his new album as “the most beautiful, perhaps the most gentle, so far”.
  • Chart has reviewed Art Brut's recent Toronto show.
  • Pitchfork didn't totally destroy Babyshambles in their review of 'Down In Albion'.
  • In case you don't have it yet here's the new single from The Strokes, "Juicebox".
  • The Beastles mash-up!

    Monday, November 14, 2005

    go art brut! go!

  • I saw Art Brut last night and they totally blew me away.
    Some of the highlights:
    - After the lyric “Stay off the crack” we were told to stay away from Pete Doherty because “he’s a bad man”.
    - The bass amp caught on fire during the third song.
    - Eddie led a Q&A session for 5 minutes while the smoke cleared.
    - Eddie went out in to the audience for “Modern Art” walking around the Lee's Palace screaming “Modern art makes me want to rock out” without a mic.
    - Everyone who attended has to form a band. Or Eddie will come back and be very disappointed in us.

  • - The band look like they're having incredible amounts of fun onstage and their enthousiasm is contagious.
    - They're all very lovely people.
    - At the end of the night I was coerced into having
    a picture of me and Eddie Argos and Ian from the band taken.
    Anyway, the moral of the story is that Art Brut are fucking brilliant. If you have the chance, go see them.
  • Tonight’s the Arctic Monkeys show (so if you're going and you see me there say hello) and for those of you not going I’ll make sure you hear all about it tomorrow.
  • Friday, November 11, 2005

    thank your gramps

  • If you remember one thing today let it be this.
  • Awesome news! Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order), Mani (Stone Roses/Primal Scream) and Andy Rourke (The Smiths) have joined together and formed a supergroup called Freebass! They're currently looking for a singer!
  • There's a new Franz Ferdinand video for "Walk Away" and Goldie Lookin Chain have a new promo for "R'n'B".
  • Alex Kapranos has been hyping up the Franz Ferdinand slash fic community on LiveJournal. Too funny.
  • Gorilla VS Bear has an indie rock mixtape to get you in the holiday spirit... Even though it is only mid-November.
  • Pete Doherty's convinced someone has stolen his passport to keep him away from Kate Moss. More proof that drugs make you paranoid.
  • Oooh and just a reminder that the "Who the Fuck is Pete Doherty?" documentary is airing tonight on MuchMoreMusic at 6pm, 10pm, and 1am (EST).
  • Who needs an iPod?
  • Thursday, November 10, 2005

    such a pretty boy

  • Glastonbury and T in the Park won big at the UK Festival Awards 2005. Right on. 30,000 voters can't be wrong.
  • Babyshambles talk you through the new album.
  • Coldplay have announced new North American tour dates for Spring 2006. Richard Ashcroft will support on various dates so cross your fingers that Toronto is one of them.
  • Richard Ashcroft confirms details about new album 'Keys To The World' which will be released in January.
  • I almost forgot... until I remembered! I promised you kids a link to The Futureheads new single "Area"! Hurry! Limited number of downloads!
  • Ian Brown's releasing a DVD of his music videos and taped TV perormances. Yawn.
  • Goldie Lookin Chain have taped an appearance on the British soap opera Hollyoaks.
  • Fergie from the Black Eyes Peas has landed a role on The Sopranos. I think she'll fit in with the other strippers nicely.
  • OMG! Pete Doherty in drag. He's so purty.
  • (I deleted my rant about my bitch of a roommate.)
  • Wednesday, November 09, 2005

    don't be hatin

    Tuesday, November 08, 2005

    steal my records

  • Embrace have finished their new album 'Exploding Machines' and it's free of shit singles written by Chris Martin.
  • Richard Ashcroft's playing a comeback gig in London this December.
  • Ray Davies is releasing a solo EP and then a solo album.
  • Watch video of Ryan Adams playing "Come Pick Me Up" on Letterman a few days ago. Damn that's a good song. (Link from Scenestars)
  • The Vicar has made a post about my beloved Emiliana Torrini. I recommend you check out the XFM session version of "Heartstopper". She's so lovely.
  • Kate Moss quitting the London party life? I doubt it!
  • Okay, Kate Moss isn't solely responsible for this mess... London loves the coke! (Link from Modern Laundry)
  • Holy shit! I need to see Jarhead. Not safe for work and/or "straight" boys that are uncomfortable with their sexuality.
  • Paris Hilton only has one look.
  • Monday, November 07, 2005

    if only dirty weekends could last forever

  • The Futureheads new song "Area" has gone straight to #1 on the NME charts... and I haven't even heard it yet. You can read all about it here.
  • Roger Daltrey (The Who) has joined the "Pete Doherty is wasting his life" campaign. But he did give praise to Arctic Monkeys and Kaiser Chiefs. Bless.
  • Hate on him all you want but Robbie Williams has been named the most successful musician in the UK so far this century. Coldplay and U2 can suck it!
  • Don't do it Lohan! The novelty of Uni wears off by the fourth year and then it just destroys your social life and crushes your soul.
  • Is it just me or was Kate Moss looking much hotter hooked on the crack?
  • I think I'm going to have to go see Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic if only for the song used in the trailer. (Link from Thierry)
  • I gotta go learn now... Fuck.
  • Friday, November 04, 2005

    friday never comes soon enough

    Thursday, November 03, 2005

    it's just like she's in another world

  • There is nothing interesting happening today. Really. Even Pete Doherty's been boring lately.
  • Belle & Sebastian have announced a tour of UK and Ireland starting in January.
  • Jack White has confirmed he's written the song for a new Coke ad.
  • The MTV Europe Music Awards are going down tonight is Lisbon. Hopefully there will be lots of drama to speak of tomorrow!
  • I tried but I just got nuthin today kids!
  • Wednesday, November 02, 2005

    sfa ok

    Tuesday, November 01, 2005

    rock never dies

  • Torr has posted a new message from Morrissey about the new album!
  • Franz Ferdinand are releasing a cover of Air's "Sexy Boy" as a B-side. Sexy.
  • Jarvis Cocker is a poet! He's also working on songs for his debut solo album!
  • Check out the girl who Pete Doherty's allegedly been cheating on Kate Moss with.
  • Chris Martin eyes a duet with Celine Dion. Let's hope it's all talk and no action!
  • Spoon are playing a show in Toronto at the Phoenix tonight!
  • Who the fuck is Mischa Barton's new boyfriend? And, more importantly, is this a joke?
  • Canada's Prime Minister Paul Martin has taped an appearance on "Corner Gas". Our country's awesome like that.
  • Buy Vincent Gallo's sperm on eBay. It's a bargain.
  • It's only Tuesday and already this week is killing me. At least my nose hasn't been bitten off my a seal. Yet.