Tuesday, January 31, 2006

losing it

  • The Streets new album 'The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living' is due out in April.
  • Ian Brown to recieve NME's Godlike Genius Award. Well deserved.
  • At a one-off show in Glasgow last night Primal Scream played 6 new songs which were straight up rock'n'roll as opposed to their recent electronic sound.
  • You can now listen to music from Jack White and Brendan Benson's new band The Raconteurs over at their official website.
  • Arctic Monkeys may have to wait up to a year to see the royalities.
  • Radiohead are headling the V Festival this summer.
  • The Coachella line-up has been unveiled. Meh.
  • Inmates say Pete Doherty is "losing it" in prison. Hopefully its just him going through withdrawl.
  • Kate Moss will return to the UK within the next 48 hours to face police. And apparently the Scientologists want to "save" her. Eek.
  • Brokeback Mountain leads the Oscar nominations.
  • AAAAND I'm bored.
  • Monday, January 30, 2006

    stumble home is a haze

  • Arctic Monkeys' 'Whatever People Say That I Am, That's What I'm Not' is now the UK's fastest-ever selling debut album. 363,735 sales in its first week... Not too shabby.
  • Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke of The Smiths reunited at a charity concert in Manchester this weekend and played some of the classics. Sounds like a great night.
  • Pete Doherty has escaped a charge of driving under the influence of drugs because there was insufficient evidence he was at the wheel. He's back in court facing drug charges on February 8th.
  • Because Pete Doherty's stuck in police custody for the next two weeks he wont be able to appear in The Streets new vid for "When U Wasn’t Famous" as planned.
  • My favourite radio station is launching XFM Manchester and have loads of greats including Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets), Guy Garvey (Elbow), Andy Rourke (The Smiths) and Tony Wilson hosting shows.
  • Good news: Morrissey is playing SXSW! Bad news: I wont be there! :(
  • Sugababes will be releasing a cover of Arctic Monkeys "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor" as a b-side. Sweet.
  • Here's a recent Arctic Monkeys bootleg.
  • My Mom heard on the radio this weekend that Melissa Auf der Maur was recently hired by EMI to do AR/talent scouting stuff.
  • Hard-Fi frontman Richard Archer is reportedly dating Scarlett Johansson. If it's true then he's one lucky man.
  • I want it to be the weekend again.
  • Friday, January 27, 2006

    can't get enough

  • Pete Doherty was a arrested for a SECOND time yesterday. They've kept him behind bars.
  • "Jesus" to walk the streets on Manchester singing songs by The Smiths, The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays and New Order. AMAZING!!! I can't imagine a better way to celebrate Easter!!!
  • Dirty Pretty Things UK tour sold out in 20 minutes!
  • Nooo! Grandaddy are splitting! But they're releasing one more album first!
  • Michael Stipe and VV from The Kills are guesting on Placebo's new album, 'Meds'.
  • Paul Weller does NOT want to duet with James Blunt. In fact "he would rather eat shit"! Phew! I was getting worried his tastes were slipping in old age!
  • Noel Gallagher: not a fan of kids. Gee, colour me surprised.
  • Toronto's Winterlicious starts today! Get out and eat!
  • Great... Our new Prime Minister is a pussy.
  • Celebrate Friday with The Hoff!
  • Thursday, January 26, 2006

    is it friday yet?

  • Pete Doherty was arrested again this morning. This has to be his 13739th drugs possession charge in the past month!
  • The Stone Roses' 1989 self-titled debut album has been voted the best British album of all time by NME's writers. The Smiths 'The Queen Is Dead' took 2nd, and Oasis took 3rd with 'Definitely Maybe'. And WHAT THE FUCK is with Arctic Monkeys getting 5th place (higher than Blur, Pulp, The Clash, The Beatles, The Libertines) even though their album was just released this week?
  • Arctic Monkeys refused to perform at next months Brit Awards because they don't like appearing on TV shows - but what does that have to do with an Awards show?
  • I am not having an Arctic Monkeys backlash. Seriously.
  • The sleeve for Morrissey's new album 'Ringleader of the Tormentors'.
  • Roxy Music are back in the studio with Brian Eno, for the first time since 1973!
  • Since Oasis pulled out, James Blunt will be performing will Paul Weller at the Brits. Lame.
  • Stellastarr* have left Sony BMG in the UK.
  • Full details of the new Embrace album.
  • I'm going out to celebrate a friend's birthday tonight so there may or may not be a post tomorrow. We'll all just have to wait and see.
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2006

    kanye west is not the resurrection

  • So yesterday was the most depressing day of the year... which means it can only get better!
  • Last night Liam Gallagher made a surprise appearance at Richard Ashcroft's London show. He joined Ashcroft onstage for "The Drugs Don't Work".
  • Chart reports on the Futureheads new album which I'm eagerly anticipating.
  • Kanye West loves controversy. And I wouldn't be surprised if he actually believed he is the new Jesus.
  • Charlotte Church praises political incorrectness. A girl after my own heart.
  • Apparently the Arctic Monkeys debut album is in hugh demand.
  • Rumours are floating about in regards to possible Reading and Leeds Festival headliners.
  • Tabloid tonight! I wish I could go! Especially since Rebecca from Impromptu will be guest-DJing with the infamous Alana.

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2006

    oh fuck

  • Conservative Leader/robot Stephen Harper is Canada's next Prime Minister. I am both sad and disturbed to say the least. I just hope the opposition will be enough to protect us from becoming the United States of Canada (no offence Yanks).
  • The NME gave Arctic Monkey's debut album 10/10! Thoughts?
  • Kaiser Chiefs lead the nominations for the NME Awards. And Ricky looks absolutely terrible in that photo.
  • My dear friend/fake-husband Alex in Manchester tells me that The Sunshine Underground are a new band you ought to investigate.
  • "London cabbies have an unwritten rule never to pick up Noel Gallagher. Just to piss him off." (From last week's Holy Moly!)
  • Coldplay are playing Canada's Juno Awards this year.
  • Jenny Lewis has announced solo tour dates. She plays Toronto's Opera House on March 16th.
  • All Saints have confirmed a reunion.
  • Lou Reed calls cast of Factory Girl "whores". Sienna can't seem to get a break.
  • Kate Moss is working on a £1m book deal. How very oppurtunistic of her to try to make money out of her drugs scandal.
  • Oh my God! I can now say Tara Reid looks fabulous without any trace of sarcasm!
  • I know its ages away but I'm already looking forward to seeing Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette"... If only for the New Order soundtrack.
  • Monday, January 23, 2006

    don't vote blue. please.

  • I urge all Canadians to educate yourself and get out and vote today!!! Unless of course you're planning on voting Conservative - in that case you should just stay home ;)
  • Last Friday Charlotte Hatherly announced she was leaving Ash to pursue her solo career. "After nine years Ash and Charlotte Hatherley have mutually agreed to part company. The decision is completely amicable and they wish each other the very best for the future".
  • Stereophonics have been forced to cancel their upcoming European support slots with Oasis due to a family illness.
  • The Flaming Lips have confirmed the tracklisting for their forthcoming album 'War With The Mystics'.
  • Broken Social Scene are worried about the Canadian music scene. I heard their Toronto shows this weekend were AMAZING.
  • Morrissey is filming his new video today in Piazza Navona in Rome. The theme is apparently very 70's and very Pulp Fiction.
  • When Franz Ferdinand met Gorillaz...
  • Kate Moss will face police about her cocaine use/abuse. I don't think she has much choice in the matter. And, to be fair, Mick Jones has been questioned too.
  • Bon Jovi's plane skidded off the runway in nearby Hamilton, Ontario (Canada) on Saturday. Unfortunatly the band were fine and no perfomances were cancelled.
  • Emo boys seem to enjoy kissing one another. I'm not complaining.
  • VOTE OR DIE! ...Whatever that means...
  • Friday, January 20, 2006

    give me a kiss or three

  • Pete Doherty has been charged with possessing heroin, crack cocaine, morphine and cannabis. Babyshambles UK tour starts tonight.
  • Take Your Medicine has Arctic Monkeys covering "Love Machine" by Girls Aloud. I can't help but laugh.
  • Arctic Monkeys could become the fastest-selling debut rock album in recorded history. Uhh, don't know about that.
  • Ms Dynamite has been fined and orderd to do community service for assaulting a police officer at the beginning of the month.
  • Hosh Homme (QOTSA) and Brody Dalle (The Distillers) had a baby! Their first child, a girl named Camille, was born on Tuesday.
  • The Darkness' new member is NOT the missing Ritchie Edwards (of Manics fame). I must confess that I'd rather believe he was dead than have him alive and in The Darkness.
  • Ray Davies admits to being shocked by the Queen's bad language. It almost makes me feel a bit better about my own filthy mouth.
  • And lastly... A whale has been spotted in the Thames in central London. WTF?
  • Have a great weekend everyone and all you Canadians better remember to get out and vote on Monday!
  • Thursday, January 19, 2006

    i want an asimo!

  • Watch "Who are The Smiths?" Genius!
  • Coachella Festival line-up leaked? Sounds killer as always.
  • Arctic Monkeys album title comes from the 1960 cult-classic 'Saturday Night And Sunday Morning'. Apparently Morrissey has seen that film over 100 times which to me just seems excessive.
  • Franz Ferdinand singer Alex Kapronos admits to verbal abuse from local prostitute.
  • The Spice Girls reunion rumours continue! I can only hope!
  • In blogging news, Perez Hilton is being sued by Colin Farrell for sharing the Irishman's sex tape... C'mon, it's not like we all hadn't seen it already Colin!
  • Hondo's new robot ASIMO blows my mind. Plus its a pretty good dancer too! (Link from my favourite person, MM.)
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2006

    back in action

  • I'm virus-free again thanks to Nerds On Site and my trusty credit card! Sorry for any dodgy e-mails that the virus caused me to unknowlingly send! Obviously I had no control over the situation!
  • Babyshambles have extended their UK tour. Go see them live before Pete gets sent to jail!
  • Chart talks to Jenny Lewis.
  • More details on that episode of The Simpsons featuring the White Stripes.
  • The Subways will soundtrack the new Rimmel commercials starring Kate Moss.
  • Kate Moss's new boyfriend has (er, had) a girlfriend. Not cool.
  • Steve Coogan's still tight with Courtney Love. Brave man.
  • Mischa Barton wants for everyone to know when she’s on her period. I’m amazed that skinny bitch even gets a period.
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2006


    If you've ever emailed me and you've recently recieved an email from me DO NOT OPEN IT! It's the virus attempting to spawn! I hope I can get this sorted out quickly but I imagine I might be out of commission for a while!

    i wish i was an indie-lympian

  • "Brokeback Mountain" and "Walk The Line" were big winners at last night's Golden Globe Awards. I was pretty thrilled when Rachel Weisz won Best Supporting Actress for "The Constant Gardener".
  • Pete Doherty has bought THREE Jaguar cars in the past month which is remarkable considering all the money he's losing by not turning up to gigs (although I must admit that being arrested is a good excuse). Sigh.
  • Morrissey's full UK tour has been confirmed. It's MASSIVE.
  • Graham Coxon says he will never reunite with Blur. What a suck.
  • Top Of The Pops "Indie-lympics" is a quick and entertaining read.
  • You can listen to Julian Casablancas talk you through The Strokes new album 'First Impressions Of Earth' track-by-track over at XFM.
  • Built To Spill will return with a new album in the spring.
  • Fluxblog has an acoustic mix of Sugababes "Push The Button". I still prefer the original because I do luv me some cheesy dance beats.
  • Frances Bean defends her "cool Mom". Uh. Okay. I guess every child just feels compelled to love their mother... even if she is Courtney Love.
  • Monday, January 16, 2006

    we love the white stuff

  • After experiencing what has thus far been the most snow-free Canadian winter of my lifetime, I am happy to announce that there is a fine dusting of the white stuff outside (in the Niagara region anyway)! Run to your windows and take it all in before it melts!
  • Pete Doherty managed to get arrested again over the weekend. At least it's something he's really good at.
  • The White Stripes will guest star in an episode of The Simpsons. And Meg's right, the Lisa episodes are pretty boring.
  • Morrissey's UK spring tour dates have been announced. He better be planning on crossing the pond shortly thereafter!
  • There is a new'ish Morrissey Q&A over at True To You. Lots of animal-rights ranting so my Mum would be proud.
  • Torr has a link to the new Placebo single "Because I Want You" and I have to agree that it's pretty disappointing.
  • I just saw the Arctic Monkeys new music video for "When The Sun Goes Down" and boy is it odd!
  • British Sea Power have lost a member. Keyboardist Eamon Hamilton left the group to focus on his other job being singer in Brakes.
  • The new Elefant single "Lolita"... I don't think I like it.
  • Lots of awesome people are playing shows in Toronto the first week of April! Art Brut are at the Horseshoe on April 1st, Beth Orton's at the Carlu on April 6, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah hit Lee's Palace on April 8th. I love life. Thank you For The Records for making my day!
  • Hard-Fi frontman Richard Archer is mad at the Brit Awards for leaving Sugababes and Girls Aloud out of the the Best Pop Act category. It doesn't seem right to me either.
  • It's kinda old news but, incase you didn't already know, Chris Martin (Coldplay) and Gwyneth Paltrow are expecting another child (with a silly name).
  • Kate Moss will be celebrating her 32nd birthday today with a low-key dinner party.
  • And because I guess some people don't like Kate Moss... The Mosstril 5000
  • It seems Britney Spears has traded in Kaballah for Hinduism. How trendy of her.
  • I saw Brokeback Mountain yesterday (very exciting for a fan of boy-touching like myself) and it was incredibly beautiful. I really recommend it.
  • Um, I love cheeseburgers. That is all.
  • Friday, January 13, 2006

    early bird special

  • Kula Shaker have reformed! I can honestly admit I loved those hippies back in the day!
  • Oh and All Saints are a said to be planning a comeback. Don't pretend you're so cool that you don't remember them.
  • Damon Albarn is working on a solo album. Yawn.
  • Ms Dynamite assaulted a police officer.
  • Kylie's cancer-free!
  • Preston from The Ordinary Boys is the favourite to win Britain's Celebrity Big Brother. Without having seen it I'm pretty sure Maggot from Goldie Lookin Chain would have my vote.
  • Kaiser Chiefs lead the Brit Awards nominations! That's ma boys!
  • Kate Moss has been hanging out with her daughter at Disneyland and dirty dancing with Lohan in New York.
  • While I was away Pete pleaded guilty to drug charges and made a habit of not showing up to his gigs. Oh Pete. But it should be noted that James caught Babyshambles in London on Monday night and "it was fucking incredible".
  • Some good Toronto shows have gone on sale lately such as Belle & Sebastian at the Docks on February 25th, KT Tunstall at the Mod Club on March 1st, and Arctic Monkeys at the Phoenix on March 21st... But what about the next month? How will I fill that?
  • Right, well, I think that's enough for today, have a great weekend everyone!
  • Thursday, January 12, 2006

    i'm back on canadian soil

    I'm back from my holiday in the sun!
    ... And all I have to show for the past week is a killer tan and oodles of freckles.
    I missed the Internet and blogging (because I'm a massive nerd) so its good to be back.
    I'll give you a proper update tomorrow... I just need a day to catch my breath.

    Tuesday, January 03, 2006


    Hey kids! I'm just getting ready to leave on my vacation tomorrow... I'll be spending the next week in Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) and I'll be back and blogging by the end of next week! In the meantime, please visit the other awesome blogs and sites I've linked to! Take care everyone!

    Monday, January 02, 2006

    happy new year

  • Happy New Year everybody!
  • There's not much in the news these days...
  • My Mom directed me to this cool article about Canadian music making it big in 2005 ... "The secret is that hipsters are Canadian. Shhhh, don't tell anybody."
  • Fans of UK indie music might be sad to hear The Special Needs have split. I really liked their single "Francesca".
  • Kate Moss has a new (20 year old!) boyfriend. One would imagine Pete Doherty's not taking it too well.
  • Victoria Beckham and Geri Halliwell are hanging out again!
  • The Canadian rip-off of The O.C., "Falcon Beach", begins airing this week. I won't be watching.
  • BBC has "100 things we didn't know this time last year ".