Friday, April 28, 2006

today sucks

  • I'm still a little tired and a lot sad after my final University big night out/slumber party (yeah, that's right, I said slumber party) with my friends last night... But I promised you a post and you're gonna get a post...
  • Primal Scream's "Country Girl" video is the sex. Seriously. THE (WHITE TRASH) SEX.
  • New pics of Pete Doherty shooting up and, more shockingly, injecting heroin into an unconscious fan. Police are investigating. Send him to jail already.
  • Glastonbury Festival will be bigger and better than ever next year with capacity being increased by 20,000. Can't wait.
  • For the locals, some Hillside Festival performers (including Feist!) have been announced.
  • You can download a new live Morrissey track (which is refreshingly good - compared to the new album) from Torr. And no, I still haven't forgiven him.
  • A track featuring Chris Martin's guest vocals on Nelly Furtado's new album has been removed by Coldplay's label. That's so weak.
  • NBC's jumping on the power of blog buzz and looking for America's Next Top Internet Band.
  • Trailer for "Strangers With Candy".
  • This game is addictive and fun. I play it and pretend its good practice for real life.
  • Have a great weekend everyone!
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2006

    tell me there's no goodbyes

  • Britney's pregnant again. Or so they say. If I were her and I wasn't pregnant already, I'd be getting pregnant now, if only to avoid the awkward "I'm not prgenant, just fat" explanations.
  • Kylie Minogue's been hanging out with Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) in New York. More collaborations seem likely! Hurrah!
  • The new Primal Scream song "Country Girl" is killer.
  • Pitchfork has reviewed the new Artic Monkeys EP "Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?". I don't know if I'm going to bother.
  • Stereogum has a new Sufjan Stevens song from the new album 'The Avalanche: Outtakes And Extras From The Illinois Album'.
  • Take Your Medicine had posted a gorgeous Snow Patrol track featuring Martha Wainwright. It might just be my favourite track off their new album.
  • The Streets next single will be "Never Went To Church". It's about his father if I remember correctly.
  • Popstar Poetry has a clever parody of The Streets.
  • For those of you heading to Coachella this weekend... Have a brilliant time you lucky bastards!
  • I'm in St Catharines for the next few days spending time with my friends sooo I'll be taking a "personal day" tomorrow (there will be no post). I hope you understand and manage to amuse yourselves with the plentitude of links on the sidebar. I'll try my darndest to have a new post for you on Friday afternoon.
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2006

    hell is the dentist

  • Muse are planning to release their comeback single "Supermassive Black Hole" on June 19. I'll be looking forward to their new album.
  • The Subways have been forced to cancel their US tour for health reasons.
  • NME gives Dirty Pretty Things debut album 'Waterloo To Anywhere' a glowing review.
  • Richard Ashcroft sends Pete Doherty a warning: "If there's any drug addled rock star out there listening, all you're going to be is a picture on a T-shirt in five years time on some poor kid who thinks you were cool".
  • Here's YouTube footage of Gnarls Barkley performing "Crazy" on TOTP. Stunning. (Thanks for the link Vanessa!)
  • Some news and details about a solo album from Emily Haines (Metric). It's expected release is late September.
  • Perez Hilton is bringing back Sophie Ellis Bextor. She is equal, if not better, to Kylie in my opinion.
  • Snoop's working on a novel - for the ladies.
  • The message was "peace" in a recent pay-per-view seance with John Lennon. Bwahaha!
  • Wes Anderson and Jason Schwartzman's made an ad for American Express.
  • If you're feeling political and/or purposeless today then might I suggest the Candle Light Vigil for the Panchen Lama happening this afternoon from 4 to 6pm outside the Chinese Consulate. I wish I could be there myself.
  • If you want to treat yourself (as you should), might I recommend Istoica for some eye candy.
  • Speaking of treats, go get your free Ben & Jerry's ice cream!
  • Monday, April 24, 2006

    when i'm this still you are my life

  • Sorry for the delay... Blogger hasn't been letting me update since 11am.
  • The 2006 Ivor Novello Awards nominees have been announced. Coldplay lead the nominations.
  • New (old) Libertines tracks are said to have surfaced online. Since I'm too lazy to chase it down myslef if anyone could point me in the right direction that'd be grand.
  • The Guardian talks to Carl Barat (of Dirty Pretty Things and, of course, The Libertines) who is far more interesting than his former bandmate and best-friend Pete Doherty these days.
  • "Pete Doherty the key to our future" from the (nasty) Calgary Sun.
  • Am I the only person who doesn't give a shit about the Smashing Pumpkins reforming?
  • Pitchfork interview the very buzzworthy Gnarls Barkley.
  • Chart reviews Ladytron's recent show in Toronto.
  • If you ever needed a reason to go see The Sounds live, this is it.
  • New film about Leonard Cohen executive produced by Mel Gibson. Seriously.
  • Orlando Bloom: sexy bitch AND Kasabian fan.
  • Mick Jagger refused to give up his hotel suite for US President George W Bush. Respect.
  • Being a funk after completing my degree, having no job and/or money, and having all my friends move away, I listened to old Manic Street Preachers almost non-stop this weekend. They really were a fucking great band back in the day. Listen to a happy-sounding sad song (er, remix) and experience the awesomeness for yourself.
  • Oh yeah and someone got murdered in my neighborhood Saturday night.
  • Friday, April 21, 2006

    can't get out of bed

  • The Queen is 80 today but, more importantly, Iggy Pop turned 59 today. What a fox. Bahaha.
  • Pete Doherty is totally a dumbass. He was charged by police (again!) just afters after leaving court yesterday afternoon. He's now out on bail. Again.
  • Camden Crawl, the UK's first festival of the year, took place in London last night. Wolfmother, Dogs, The Automatic, Larrikin Love, The Paddingtons and The Slits played and crowds were treated to secret headliners - Dirty Pretty Things, Futureheads and Supergrass. Sounds like a great night.
  • In Captain Obvious news... Coldplay and Jack White are really rich.
  • If you're an Embrace fan you can check out their World Cup anthem "World At Your Feet" on The Sun's podcast.
  • You can download a live version of Arctic Monkeys "View From The Afternoon" for free today only.
  • Michael K told me about this band from Montreal called Malajube and said that I should check them out. I'm glad I listened cos boy does that kid have good taste. Check their MySpace for tunes or read about them featured in both Now and Eye this week.
  • I finally got a chance to listen to the new Sound Team album 'Movie Monster' that the lovely Jax sent me (bless her heart). It's really quite good and you can download some of the album's best songs for yourself on their official website.
  • This week's Holy Moly mailout is chock full of awesomeness.
  • Gamekillers is on Comedy Network tomorrow at 10pm. Like I said, check it out, it's hilarious. Otherwise check out Young and Sexy at The Drake followed by Don't Be Shy... Whatever you do have an awesome weekend! DO IT FOR ME!
  • Thursday, April 20, 2006


  • Pete Doherty's not going to jail (even though he should). He has however been given 2 years probation, ordered to go to rehab, and has been banned from driving for 6 months. Sigh. The saga continues.
  • Speaking of the Devil, Pete Doherty is planning a Johnny Cash-style prison gig for his former prison buddies.
  • New music from the Kaiser Chiefs is online. Thank you YouTube.
  • The Rakes are planning a gig in a London kebab shop. That's genius.
  • For the records tells me that The Charlatans are coming back to Toronto (at the Phoenix) on May 22. I love seeing them live - if only to see Tim Burgess do his little tongue flicks as he sings. Sigh.
  • Take Your Medicine's picture is featured in the NME's how-to for making a podcast.
  • Mick Jagger's is negotiations to have a role in a new TV pilot. Sounds pretty pathetic to me.
  • Matthew McConaughey saves cats from being burned alive. And he smokes dope. So that makes him an appropriate Hero Of The Day for all you wasters out there celebrating 4-20.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2006

    sorry i'm late!

  • The Stooges have reunited and are working on a new album (with Steve Albini and Jack White producing). I'd check them out if they were to tour just for Iggy Pop's onstage antics alone.
  • Gnarls Barkley's debut album St Elsewhere can be streamed from their MySpace as of this Friday. It's getting some pretty awesome reviews.
  • You gotta respect Franz Ferdinand for not selling out.
  • Islands (formerly The Unicorns) launch their North American tour tonight. They roll into Toronto on May 19th.
  • Badly Drawn Blog has a glowing review of last night's Elbow show in TO.
  • A lot of covers of Leonard Cohen's classic "Hallelujah". Jeff Buckley did it best. No contest.
  • Q Magazine has determined the 50 Worst Albums. Ever. (Or at least until we hear the Kevin Federline album.)
  • The Sun thinks Liam Gallagher looks like a troll. THE HOTTEST PIECE OF TROLL ASS I'VE EVER SEEN.
  • In case you've been living under a rock, Tomkat spawned yesterday. Poor kid.
  • Last night I was fortunate enough to check out a preview screening of Gamekillers. If you haven't seen the commercials yet, check em out because they're a good indiciation of what the show's like. If your sense of humour is anything like mine than you'll be laughing though the whole show because, as my date and I determined, everything is so painfully funny because it's true. All in all, I think it's a very clever campaign, a very funny show, and I had a very good night out so I have nothing but good things to say (for once). Gamekillers airs this Saturday at 10pm on the Comedy Network. Trust me, you'll love it - or at the very least you'll have a good laugh!
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2006

    happy as annie

  • Toronto Sun's review of the Death Cab & Franz Ferdinand gig last night in Toronto. Kids, you have to be stupid to like Death Cab over Franz... Really.
  • Pete Doherty's signed up to participate in the Celebrity Soccer Six tournament. Kaiser Chiefs and Goldie Lookin' Chain are among the 160 other celebs participating.
  • In case there are any emo kids reading, Bright Eyes is heading on on a mini-Canadian tour in the beginning of June.
  • Interesting Morrissey item for auction on eBay (with a kinda interesting story behind it).
  • Speaking of the devil, Morrissey returns to Manchester tonight.
  • Torr has The Editors doing an acoustic cover of Gorillaz "Feel Good Inc.". It makes me laugh my ass off.
  • Everyone loves Gnarls Barkley's video for "crazy". It is pretty fucking awesome.
  • You can stream the new album from The Streets on MySpace. My feelings are mixed.
  • Watching Dial-A-Fetus is 2 minutes well-wasted.
  • Monday, April 17, 2006

    jesus sings!

  • Props to MikeD for directing me to YouTube for footage from Manchester Passion. Sigh. Wish I was there and singing along with Jesus.
  • Trainspotting author Invine Welsh directed Keane's new video for "Atlantic". Uh, why?
  • The White Stripes are being sued by a Detroit producer.
  • Speaking of, The Modern Age has a link to Jack White's Coca Cola commercial.
  • Rock Insider has The Kooks covering Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" live. Bless!
  • Indoor Fireworks has new music from The Stills. Still whiny but good.
  • The Sun interviews (if you can call it that) Carl and Didz of Dirty Pretty Things.
  • Pitchfork talks to Karen O. Like I care about her cat?
  • Mischa Barton is starring in a sexy new ad campaign for Bebe.
  • Gwyneth and baby Moses Martin. She looks so bloody plain.
  • This is the best exam-study procrastination I have seen in a while.
  • Sunday, April 16, 2006

    i am the resurrection

    The Manchester Passion was a big success on Friday. The re-enactment of the bible story featured songs by Joy Division, New Order, Morrissey, The Smiths, The Stone Roses, and Oasis... AND Tim Booth of the band James played Judas. Fucking awesome. How I wish I could have been there!

    Does anyone know where I can watch video of this?

    Anyway, you can read more about it here and here.

    Happy Easter kids.

    Thursday, April 13, 2006

    freedom will soon be mine

  • I am on the slowest computer imaginable. So this will likely be short.
  • Recent photographs of a recovering Kylie Minogue in Italy. She's fabulous.
  • The Guardian talks to The Zutons. I really like their vibe.
  • Arctic Monkeys new video "View From The Afternoon".
  • has an interview with Bobby and Mani of Primal Scream.
  • Jack White's project The Raconteurs is more than just a side project.
  • Popbitch reports, "Mary, the inspiration for the Scissor Sisters song "Mary", died of a brain aneurysm last week. The band are distraught."
  • The Streets and Lady Sovereign are playing The Phoenix on June 23rd. Sweet.
  • Oh my God. This ad is sooo very wrong! I feel bad even posting it!
  • I'm moving out of my apartment tomorrow (Yay! No more psycho bitch roommate!) so I wont have time to post tomorrow. Have a Happy Easter... even if the Easter Bunny Hates You.
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2006

    ready to go

  • Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream) wants everyone to know he's not a Nazi.
  • Arab Strap have been robbed! That sucks but who the hell keeps $6000 in their purse?
  • Torr has the new Keane single "Is It Any Wonder?" if you're into bedwetting.
  • Yeah Yeah Yeah's recent Toronto show got killer reviews.
  • Kylie Minogue for Glastonbury 2007? I hope I hope I hope!
  • I can't believe I forgot to mention it but I'm actually quoted in Don Baird's article 'Morrissey v. The Canadians'! I can't tell you how much joy it gives me to be quoted as saying, "that's fucking retarded"!
  • Preston of Ordinary Boys is already engaged again(!) to his fellow Celebrity Big Brother housemate/homewrecker. Idiots.
  • Ewan McGregor adopted a Mongolian orphan girl. This is relevant because he is awesome and all Angelina-Jolie-like.
  • Turn off the volume if you want to enjoy this video of Paris Hilton singing "Happy Birthday" to Hugh Hefner.
  • The Queen is one hella interesting lady. What a life.
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2006

    sidewalk serfer girl

  • Musicians like The Magic Numbers, Maximo Park and Jarvis Cocker are expected at the London screening of the "Glastonbury" the film tonight.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin named their baby boy Moses... after a Coldplay song. Weak.
  • Blur drummer Dave Rowntree helps design a new animated comedy show.
  • Gorillaz will play their last shows in Vegas before splitting.
  • The Guardian on the mysterious Tory passion for Morrissey.
  • Spoon are starting work on the new "wild" album soon.
  • Chart reviews Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's recent Toronto show.
  • More than half of the British TV audience watched Coronation Street last Friday. That's insane! Meanwhile, Canadian audiences (myself included) have to wait another 8 months before we can watch Mike Baldwin kick the bucket.
  • Martha Stewart and Lil Kim in... "Lockdown"!
  • Is it just me or does my blog really suck lately?
  • Monday, April 10, 2006

    catching up

  • Pete Doherty shooting heroin. What a winner.
  • Babyshambles quitarist Patrick Walden has been jailed for assaulting his girlfriend. Douche.
  • Morrissey tops the UK album charts.
  • Speaking of, CBC has a ridiculously easy Morrissey quiz.
  • Sonic Youth to appear on the season finale (May 9) of Gilmore Girls.
  • The Raconteurs shall henceforth be known as The Saboteurs in Australia.
  • Stereogum has a new old Sufjan Stevens song "The Avalanche".
  • Audiovant has podcast interviews with Tapes 'n Tapes and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.
  • Pitchfork's got an interview with Neko Case.
  • Feist's started work on her next album which will feature "a lot more guitar".
  • Toronto Sun's very brief review of Beth Orton's show in Toronto last week.
  • Terrible interview with Mike Skinner (The Streets) about the new album.
  • Bez is releasing his own unofficial World Cup anthem.
  • Liam Gallagher's lookin fit. Ow owww!
  • Apparently, Gwyneth Paltrow gave birth to a baby boy over the weekend.
  • Will Ryan Atwood start hanging out on Queen West now?
  • Friday, April 07, 2006

    the last day :(

  • Such a dreary day! How appropriate for a mild hangover and my last day of university ever!
  • Primal Scream premiered some of their new album in London last night.
  • The Guardian has a feature on The Raconteurs.
  • Dmaon Albarn is set to split Gorillaz.
  • Courtney Love's written a song about Pete Doherty.
  • Kate Moss is allegedly paying off Pete Doherty and company to stop them from spilling her secrets.
  • I want something funny to laugh at. Someone hook me up.
  • Thursday, April 06, 2006

    the end of an era

  • Eminem is getting divorced from his wife Kim. Again. Gee, and I thought those two would last forever.
  • Pete Doherty's still dillusional and claiming Kate Moss will marry him this Fall in Scotland.
  • Mike Skinner (The Streets) breaks stuff at a glitzy bar. But pays for it. Which makes him a good person?
  • The Flaming Lips show in Toronto a few days ago got glowing reviews! Anyone go to the Hard-Fi show at the Phoenix last night?
  • New leaked Kevin Federline track, "Snap". It just just keeps getting better - and by better I mean worse.
  • That's it for today. I've gotta go hand in my last academic essay ever and CELEBRATE!
  • Wednesday, April 05, 2006

    smart as hell

  • Toronto's Olympic Island Music Festival (June 24th) featuring Broken Social Scene, Feist and Bloc Party has major potential for awesomeness.
  • Thom Yorke (Radiohead) thinks the music industry are "a bunch of fucking retards". Now now, that's hardly politically correct.
  • Ian McCulloch of Echo & The Bunnymen is facing assault charges.
  • Pete Doherty likes to buy/steal Burberry.
  • Sufjan Stevens is spawning. Which can only be good.
  • Leaked tracks from The Raconteurs. I like it.
  • Richard Ashcroft on Regis & Kelly. Great performance and a funny interview. (Link from Torr.)
  • Go listen to "Angst In My Pants by Sparks over at Indoor Fireworks. Classic tune.
  • "Wot's He Sayin'? British pop reclaims its accent." (CBC)
  • Why is everyone becoming so well-behaved these days? First Liam Gallagher hires a personal trainer and now Charlotte Church has quit smoking? WTF?
  • And since when do terrorists listen to The Clash and Led Zeppelin?
  • Tuesday, April 04, 2006

    find my way again

  • Sorry for the delay. My body is refusing to conform to Dalight Savings Time.
  • I managed to resist buying tickets to the Carling Weekend (Reading & Leeds Festivals) but it was hard with a line-up like that.
  • Babyshambles guitarist Patrick Walden was arrested yesterday for drunk driving. Monkey see, monkey do.
  • Franz Ferdinand to makes an album of Sparks covers? Uh, that might be a bit much.
  • New Order's Peter Hook not too happy with Embrace writing the World Cup song for England.
  • Gorillaz show at the Apollo was a bit of a mess. Shame.
  • Some guy who hates Canada is releasing an album here today. I'm not buying it.
  • Chart's picture and review of the Art Brut show.
  • The Flaming Lips have a sold-out show at the Phoenix tonight.
  • This random blogger is right, Grandaddy's The Soptware Slump is a perfect spring -or anytime, for that matter- album. Listen to "The Crystal Lake".
  • Monday, April 03, 2006

    form a band

  • Art Brut blew minds again on Saturday night. Words couldn't do it justice.
  • What did everyone think of the Juno's last night? Broken Social Scene (especially that foxy Feist) were brilliant. I thought Black Eyed Peas were actually better than Coldplay. Everything else was just kinda *meh* to me.
  • Gnarls Barkley has set a new record with "Crazy". It's the first single to reach #1 based on download-only sales. The song was also prominantly featured in Grey's Anatomy last night.
  • Sufjan Stevens won the New Pantheon Award for 'Illinoise' beating out Arcade Fire and Antony & the Johnsons.
  • Noel Gallagher loves ABBA. Seriously?
  • The Guardian: "The Songs That Saved My Life." One man's obsession with The Smiths.
  • The line-up for the Reading and Leeds festivals are announced tonight in the UK. Tickets go on sale 15 minutes later. I'm so tempted...
  • I've been so messed up since the clocks went forward so here are some songs about clocks!