Saturday, August 26, 2006

drunk and disorderly

"New York City... Sucks!"
Yeah I said it (while drunkenly heckling Misshapes at Don't Be Shy last night)... And I stand by it.
New York City is fantastic but I also like when it stays where it is and doesn't infest Toronto in the form of a massive scenester entourage clad in ridiculous costumes and lounging on "reserved" couches.
Also, I didn't think Misshapes (shown here hawking backpacks) were that great... They played some killer tracks but they also killed the sound on more than one occasion and, even worse, played the Snakes On A Plane song... Which I believe speaks for itself.

But yeah, aside from that, great to see a few of you there!

6 Comments:

Anonymous jon. said...

good on ya.
i'v been running a club now for 12 years and i have owned it for 6. its hard work. we've been doing nigths like mishapes at my club long before jarvis cocker made hit redcords...

i havent got any calls from the 'new music'
fuck much music.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I LOVE YOU.

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What killer tracks did they play and also what crap songs killed the night. I'm curious because i couldn't get in so I want to know what I missed?

4:37 PM  
Blogger Rock Snob said...

jon. - Haha, thanks!

Rebecca - Thanks doll!

Anonymous - From what little I remember there were some mashups (New Order/Kylie), Scissor Sisters, and "SexyBack" - but most of the good tracks they played were ones I hadn't heard before!

9:53 PM  
Blogger The Fresh Young MikeyD said...

I imagine the technical difficulties were due to a lack of familiarity with the equipment set-up. So I'm willing to cut them some slack there. Overall I was pretty staisfied with their set. It's not easy to play Vitalic, De-Lite, Justin Timberlake, Suede and Kylie all in the same set and still keep the dance floor filled. Given their notoriety it was pretty much guaranteed that the floor would be full much of the night but hey they've earned that with the willingness to take some risks and play tunes they think are good even if they are mainstream. I'm glad somebody's wiling to risk alienating the cooler-than-thou snobs (those types are too busy crossing their arms anyway) and play something outside of the usual range of acceptable tunes in a given genre.

That being said you're spot on about the reserved couch privileges being a bit little much—I wouldn't have granted them nor would I have asked for them. Speaking of couches I cannot for the life of me comprehend why at that venue they crowd dance floor with them. On three occasions someone nearly took me out after tripping over one of those benches. I understand the need for a spot to sit down and rest but keep the seating along the walls and far away from the dance floor.

Anyway enough about The Mis-shapes because the person who really deserves some serious praise for the evening is Pascal. She played the best set of the evening. Deadwood and Heartbeat earned her a special place in my heart.

As much as I liked the music and enjoyed seeing people dancing with no regard of how they might look I prefer a less higher profile event and venue where I've got more freedom to move. But with Pascal putting on sets as good as she does makes it awfully difficult for me pass-up the monthly even if the venue isn't a favourite.

10:18 AM  
Anonymous iva! said...

you were there?!?! oh valerie...it's been far too, faaaar too long! i too was in attendance, however spent most of my time in the space between the bar and the stairs down to the dance floor. there really wasn't much room elsewhere and lord knows everyone was "too cool" to dance or anything. c'est domage re: the lounged out, coked out turds. eff that noise.

2:21 PM  

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