Friday, December 30, 2005

goodbye 2005

A few of my favourite things in 2005.

Favourite Singles of 2005.
Amerie – 1 Thing
Antony & the Johnsons - Hope There's Someone
Arcade Fire – Wake Up
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Art Brut - Emily Kane
Babyshambles – Albion
Babyshambles – Fuck Forever
British Sea Power – Please Stand Up
Cardigans, The – I Need Some Fine And You, You Need To Be Nicer
Client – Pornography
Coldplay – Fix You
Death From Above – Romantic Rights
Futureheads, The – Hounds Of Love
Goldie Lookin Chain - Your Missus Is A Nutter
Gorillaz – Dare
Guillemots - Made Up Love Song #43
Hard-Fi - Living For The Weekend
KT Tunstall - Other Side Of The World
Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot
Kaiser Chiefs – Oh My God
Kanye West – Gold Digger
Kill City – Hooligans On E
Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk Is Playing at My House
Lady Sovereign – Random
Louis XIV – Finding Out True Love Is Blind
M.I.A. – Bucky Done Gun
Maximo Park – Apply Some Pressure
My Chemical Romance – Helena
Patrick Wolf – The Libertine
Spoon - I Turn My Camera On
Stars – Ageless Beauty
Sugababes - Push The Button
Tears, The - Lovers
We Are Scientists – The Great Escape

Favourite Albums of 2005!
Art Brut – Bang Bang Rock and Roll (#2)
Babyshambles – Down In Albion (#4)
Brendan Benson – Alternative To Love
Broken Social Scene – Broken Social Scene
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Emiliana Torrini – Fisherman's Woman
Franz Ferdinand – You Could Have It So Much Better
Gorillaz – Demon Days
Idlewild – Warnings/Promises
Kaiser Chiefs – Employment (#1)
KT Tunstall – Eye To The Telescope (#5)
M.I.A. – Arular (#3)
Maximo Park -
A Certain Trigger
Rakes, The - Capture/Release
Spoon – Gimme Fiction
Subways, The – Young for Eternity
Sufjan Stevens – Illinois

Albums I missed but think I would have liked.
Antony And The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
Dogs – Turn Against This Land
Kanye West - Late Registration
New Pornographers, The – Twin Cinema
Tom Vek – We Have Sound

Favourite New Canadian Band (My Boyfriend Got Me Into): Wolf Parade
Favourite New American Band (I Got Myself Into): The Decembrists
Favourite Workout Song: Black Eyed Peas, “My Humps”
Favourite Pop Singer: Rachel Stevens
Favourite Bad Role Model: Charlotte Church
Favourite Guilty Pleasure: Kelly Clarkson
Favourite New TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy
Favourite Movie: The Constant Gardener
Favourite Gig: Glastonbury 2005

All in all, 2005 was alright.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

because i'm bored

  • Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson insults Australian culture by insinuating that all of it can be learned from daytime soaps. He's being sarcastic I assume.
  • There's a new book about The Libertines called "Bound Together" written by NME editor Anthony Thornton.
  • Boadwee's "Why I Love Pete Doherty" post brings joy and sunshine to my heart.
  • Pete Doherty's made some New Years resolutions to kick drugs and win Kate back.
  • Kate Moss is the only woman in the world who can make a snowsuit look hot! I could make loads of cheeky remarks about how she loves the white stuff but I wont. On account of it being the holidays and all.
  • I saw King Kong yesterday and it was fucking SCARY. And totally awesome of course.
  • Tabloid was amazing last night. All the cool kids were out (including K-OS and members of Broken Social Scene). Good times.
  • I'm going on holiday for a week and I was a little nervous about how I'd look in a bikini... Until I saw these recent Tara Reid pictures. Thanks for making me feel better about myself Tara.
  • Sunday, December 25, 2005

    happy christmas!

    Friday, December 23, 2005

    last post on the bugle

  • I think everyone else has already gone on Christmas vacation because I can't find any music news today!
  • There is, however, a great article in The Guardian today about the "grassroots revolution in the record industry".
  • Toronto kids, pick up a copy of this week's Xtra and on page 27 you'll find Michael K's lovely Morrissey tattoo. Bless.
  • This is the coolest bus I've ever seen.
  • OK, that's it for me kids, I'm officially going on my Christmas vacation now! I will make one more post before the new year with some of my favourite albums and singles of 2005!
  • HAPPY HOLIDAYS! All the best to you in 2006 and thanks for your readership this year!
  • Thursday, December 22, 2005

    return of the king

    Wednesday, December 21, 2005

    the king of karaoke

  • #2! I'm so proud!
  • NME's Countdown to Christmas! I love looking back at Glasto pics from June!
  • Elton John got married! And to a nice Canadian boy! Bless!
  • Sugababes founding member has quit the band... No worries, the band will continue on as they have already found a replacement!
  • Gwen Stefani is preggers! It's so great because she's gone on and on about wanting a baby for so long!
  • Kirsty MacColl's mother still wants justice for her daughter's death. So sad.
  • All I want for Christmas is for Tucker Carlson to be shot.
  • Tuesday, December 20, 2005

    don't call it a comeback

    Monday, December 19, 2005


  • Pete Doherty has been arrested for driving under the influence. Fuck! He's like totally incapable of going a week without fucking up... In 2006, I resolve to get over him.
  • Time magazine named Bono one of the "Persons of the Year". WTF? He looks so mean and menacing on the cover!
  • Morrissey has answered more questions from fans and proves he is still the coolest rock star on the planet (cooler than Bono anyway).
  • Pitchfork have their chosen their top 50 singles of 2005. Its a decent list but the highlight for me was Art Brut taking both 14th and 15th place.
  • The following is just stupid... And therefore funny.

  • Thursday, December 15, 2005

    woohoo! i'm on christmas vacation!

    Damon Albarn for Make Trade Fair.
  • Damon Albarn gets dumped on to support Mark Trade Fair. Lookin, er, not-so-good.
  • Ian Brown dumps on Chris Martin because he's Ian Brown and because he's fucking awesome.
  • Ozzy dumps on our Pete. Um... Pot. Calling. Kettle. Black.
  • Joy Division are writing new material.
  • I miss my computer already :(
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2005

    school's out!

  • What the fuck? KT Tunstall played in Toronto a few days ago! Who knew?
  • Listen people, you can't have a Smiths reunion without Morrissey!
  • Paul Weller says he will not reform The Jam. Ever.
  • Jenna Bush and Interpol share(d) the same coke dealer.
  • I'm just now finding out about Under The Radar's "Canada issue" with lots of pictures of pretty Canadian musicians.
  • Gotta go hand in my final paper!
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2005


    I should be studying for the exam I'm going to fail tonight but this news excited me... My beloved Cerys Matthews joined The Pogues onstage in Cardiff last night for "Fairytale of New York". I can't imagine anything more perfect.

    Monday, December 12, 2005

    all my trials

  • Stylus Magazine's Top 50 Singles of 2005. Pretty damn good list.
  • The Decemberists have signed to Capital Records.
  • Ian Brown walks offstage after being pelted by plastic bottles. But he returned and finished the set... What a trooper.
  • Arctic Monkeys announce tracklisting for their debut album 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not'.
  • Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys keeps badmouthing Pete Doherty and The Libertines. I'm not impressed.
  • Check out Pete Doherty's sweet ride.
  • Kate Moss is the best dressed woman of 2005 according to a recent poll... I like Kate but were they polling CRACKHEADS by chance?
  • Scarlett Johanssen manipulates her breasts in painful-looking ways. Jaysus. Give em some space to breath!
  • I finally saw Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire over the weekend. I thought it was awesome but really scary!
  • This Candybar Doll Maker is hours of fun. Check me out.
  • I have my final exam tomorrow and my final paper due Wednesday. Then I'm back with a vengence on Thursday.
  • Friday, December 09, 2005

    love travels at illegal speeds

  • Today's a sad day... so it's just a short update.
  • Thanks to Ian for sending me this article Pete Doherty and Babyshambles in the New York Times!
  • Graham Coxon is releasing a new album, 'Love Travels At Illegal Speeds', in March and...
  • Blur are set to start work on a new album this month.
  • Franz Ferdinand 'Making The Album' podcast... Oh and here's a link to the band's cover of Air's "Sexy Boy" which I found kinda disappointing.
  • Richard Ashcroft looked very dishy at his comeback show.
  • I have an exam tomorrow morning I should start studying for so that's all folks. Have a good weekend.
  • Thursday, December 08, 2005


  • My girl Nicole won America's Next Top Model last night. Fuckin right!
  • Arctic Monkeys debut album will be called 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not'. It's being released in the UK on January 30th 2006.
  • We Are Scientists are playing the Horseshoe in Toronto on January 14th.
  • Today marks the 25th anniversary of the murder of John Lennon.
  • I'm gonna be school-core for the next week. Deal with it.
  • Wednesday, December 07, 2005

    music's supposed to make you want to fight or fuck

    Monday, December 05, 2005

    i'm losing it

  • Pete's headed back to jail and he knows it.
  • Dirty Pretty Things are working on the new album in LA.
  • The Modern Age has uploaded the new Strokes album, 'First Impressions of Earth' which I have no interest in.
  • The Vicar has posted his top 15 albums of 2005. I'm very pleased to see my Emiliana Torrini on the list! (By the way, has anyone else noticed that like, every episode of Grey's Anatomy features a song by her?)
  • Incase you missed it last week, Gorilla VS Bear has an MP3 download of U2 and Arcade Fire covering "Love Will Tear Us Apart".
  • Stereogum has the new Beth Orton single "Conceived" and new tracks from Gemma Hayes and Jenny Lewis.
  • Lady Sovereign and Cadence Weapon put on a great show Saturday night!
  • That's it for today kids. I gotta concentrate on my finals.
  • Friday, December 02, 2005


  • Pete N Kate are doneski. If he sells her out I'll be fucking pissed.
  • Harry Potter has AWESOME taste in music. And I sorta find him attractive in a forbidden/illegal kind of way.
  • The "astonishingly well pitched" KT Tunstall will provide guest vocals on the new Travis album. Her album is one of my favourites of 2005.
  • Kaiser Chiefs have revealed their "mystery illness" was Hepatitis A. Pussies.
  • This week's Holy Moly! has stupid contract clauses...
    #1 - The Kaiser Chiefs had it written into their contract that whenever they say the word 'sunshine' the people who they are with from the record company have to stop what they are doing and smile. They've only tried it once and it was in the middle of an argument with the record company - and they did it, they all stopped and smiled!"
    #2 - In Blur's contract it says that if drummer Dave is seen in public wearing pyjamas, EMI have the right to terminate.
  • Paris Hilton tracks on MySpace = WORST THING EVER.
  • Lady Sovereign show tomorrow night at Revival! I'm excited!
  • Happy weekending my pretties!
  • Thursday, December 01, 2005

    pete doherty keeps life interesting