Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Who would have thought A-ha fans would be so defensive and mean!

Like seriously, I just asked a geniune question people!
Oh and newsflash to Europeans - very few people in North America have heard anything from A-ha since the 80's so give me a freakin break for wondering why they're winning an award.


Monday, October 30, 2006

devil's night

on a personal note


First of all my car died on Friday night at a super busy Toronto intersection at rush hour in the rain. Nice. Also nice was waiting for a tow truck from CAA (which didn't in the entire 50 minutes we waited there) while people screamed, honked and swerved around me until a cop arrived and escorted me and my smoking car to a nearby garage. Then the garage didn't have the part to fix it (it's been back-ordered for 6 weeks) so I have to pay to rent a car until GM decides to make/find more of the part. Booo!

Also shitty was attending a fun Halloween party on Saturday night where, despite only technically consuming 3 drinks, I was OFF MY FACE and resulted in the 2nd worse hangover of my life.
I was dressed up like a Studio 54 patron ("70's coke whore") and my date was "Princess Diana". At the party I encountered a "Mod Wolf" (see here) and also Kenny of Kenny vs. Spenny fame who posed for a picture with me where he looks so unhappy it makes me question what I did/said to him in my drunken stopor. Good times.

Yesterday I was so hungover I couldn't leave bed until 3 p.m..

In short, I am awesome. My weekend was not.

I will give you a proper post later.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

thanks hydro one!

  • There was a power outage today in North York and after 3 hours of "working" in the dark and with no phones or power, I got to go home early... THANK YOU HYDRO ONE FOR SUCKING AT DOING YOUR JOB!
  • Kate Moss isn't preggers with Pete Doherty's baby... as demonstrated in this picture of her drinking with Pete at a recent party. The Superficial said it best.
  • Liam Gallagher's been making fun of "posh lightweights" like Pete Doherty and that guy from Keane for going to rehab.
  • Is it just me or doesn't this sound like a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon? Today I was mocked at work for saying I thought it would be fun!
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2006

    babies, weddings and violence

    I'm trying to make a list of 10 Canadian bands that were awesome this year... Any suggestions?

    Monday, October 23, 2006


  • Sorry I disappeared at the end of last week... I forgot to mention I was away at a conference but I'm back now :)
  • The new Lily Allen video for "Littlest Things" is very boring.
  • Thom Yorke admits his favourite Radiohead song is "How To Disappear Completely" from Kid A. He reckons "it's the most beautiful thing we ever did".
  • The Guardian talks to Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell.
  • CBC looks at The Killers (and other bands) growing facial hair for artistic credibility.
  • Kaiser Chiefs have spent the past 6 weeks recording 22 songs to consider for their next album.
  • Girls Aloud had some harsh words for Pete Doherty last week like "I guess that if you like brown teeth and mouldy fingers, he's your guy". Those mean-spirited (yet talanted and physically attractive) bitches!
  • I went to the Toronto Raptors FANFEST yesterday. Worst organized event I've ever seen (in terms of orchestrating the massive crowd) but once I was inside the ACC after lining up with thousands outside in the cold rain everything got significantly better and it was, dare I say, fun!
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2006

    mod wolves! ahahaha!

    Tuesday, October 17, 2006

    "know thyself"

  • Chart reviewed Art Brut's recent show in Toronto.
  • The Klaxons have announced 5 shows in the US. I dont care that they're not coming to Canada cos I'm not really into the new-Rave thing anyway.
  • Pitchfork gave Malajube a very kind (and deserving) review.
  • Since everything else is boring today I feel I should mention that my new favourite show is The Girls Next Door (I heart Holly and Bridget) and I have been listening to Regina Spektor's "Fidelity" way too much the past few days.
  • Monday, October 16, 2006


  • Hey did anyone see Art Brut over the weekend? Tell me what I missed!
  • Jarvis Cocker played Guest Editor for The Observer yesterday. Interviewed other famous people.
  • New video from Oasis for "The Masterplan". Might also be of interest to fans of L.S. Lowry's style of painting.
  • Q Award nominees have been announced. Lily Allen VS Arctic Monkeys? My vote's for The Kooks!
  • Young, famous Americans turned up to see Lily Allen play L.A.
  • Elton John has too much free time.
  • Scarlett Johansson has signed a record deal!?! WHA?
  • Speaking of the lovely miss Johansson... Bill Murray turned up at student party in Scotland. And did the dishes. Talk about life imitating art.
  • It's that time of year again to offer up suggestions for Halloween costumes... PLEASE HELP and/or give me a good excuse not to bother dressing up this year.
  • Thursday, October 12, 2006

    why is it snowing in October?

  • It's snowing. And I didn't even wear a coat today. Shit.
  • Brett Anderson has completed work on his debut solo album. It's due out in early 2007.
  • Gruff Rhys from the Super Furry Animals has a new side project.
  • Karl Lagerfeld wants Cat Power to be the new face of Chanel. Somehow I don't equate Chanel's elegance with Chan Marshall's alcoholism and mental instability.
  • Stereogum posted a bizarre/enjoyable mash-up of Lily Allen and the Stone Roses. Nice.
  • Pitchfork drinking game. For the haters.
  • ... and bizarrely, now the sun is shining!? Only in Canada...
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2006


    My girlfriends are coming down to party and celebrate my birthday with me this weekend and they like top 40 music and stuff... And I don't go to any clubs/bars that play that kind of music... Can anyone recommend a club/bar we might like that isn't like 25+ or cost more than $10 cover?

    23 is the new 22

  • Thanks for the kind birthday emails/wishes kids!
  • David Bowie will voice a new character on SpongeBob SquarePants. I’m totally serious.
  • The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins has quit the band because it makes him do lots of coke. Good call.
  • For those of you who don’t have my boyfriend hooking you up with episodes of Extras... here's Chris Martin's cameo which I enjoyed. You can find the whole episode on YouTube.
  • Broken Social Scene are so cute they make me wanna barf.
  • Oh CNN… the more you try… the more I hate you.
  • Monday, October 09, 2006

    getting old sucks

  • I saw Lily Allen on Sunday night. She looked adorable, she sounded brilliant... but unfortuantely because the whole thing lasted no more than 40 minutes, I was left feeling slightly cheated. Good show... but the way I was drinking I was kinda hoping it would go later than 10:30pm.
  • Last week Babyshambles cancelled the rest of their UK tour so that Pete Doherty can dedicate more time towards rehabilitation from his drug addictions.
  • Hot Chip are coming!
  • Idlewild have announced the title of their new album. 'Make Another World' is due out in February 2007.
  • Google bought YouTube for OVER A BILLION DOLLARS... FOR A WEBSITE... Fuck, I can see the appeal for advertisers but wouldn't that kind of money be better put to use like saving AIDS orphans or something?
  • I'm not posting tomorrow because I'm taking another day off to relax on my birthday.
  • Friday, October 06, 2006

    sometimes i lie

  • Snow Patrol owe Grey's Anatomy a thank you card! Speaking of, did anyone hear Lily Allen, The Pipettes and teeny bit of Regina Spektor's in last night's episode? I was in TV heaven!
  • I forgot to mention earlier this week that Morrissey has announced two shows around Christmastime in Manchester. Sigh. I remember when I used to be cool and go see Moz in Manchester... back before he hated Canada.
  • Stereogum said The Killers were "actually funny" on Kimmel. I wouldn't know cos I'm a square that goes to bed by 10!
  • This link is pretty much the only reason I bothered posting today. Just thought it was funny.


    Thursday, October 05, 2006

    is it turkey time yet?

  • I’ve decided I’m not going to post tomorrow because it’s a long holiday weekend here in Canada and I want to get a head-start on DOING NOTHING.
  • New weird video from The Raconteurs.
  • Noel Gallagher’s playing a solo acoustic charity show because he’s not as mean as he’d like you to believe.
  • Some tracks from that compilation for the littlest of indie kids have popped up online. Here’s the official site.
  • I’m so excited to see Lily Allen on Sunday! I have such a girl-crush on her!
  • I know I’m a bit slow in posting this video but... I just can't resist!
  • Wednesday, October 04, 2006

    oh what a dreary day!

    Monday, October 02, 2006

    this maid needs a maid

  • See Vous Play was awesome last night! I really enjoyed Les Brestfeeders and Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton (man, that girl's got issues)! You can check out live sets from all the acts on the CBC Radio 3 website.
  • Nuit Blanche was a massive success this weekend and despite me being a sleepy drunk after a delicious dinner at Lee I managed to witness a few of the events from up close (drunkenly walking into a random gallery) and afar (i.e. passing out on the cab ride to our next destination).
  • Yo what’s with all the damn school shootings? SCARY!
  • The Guardian lists the 20 best record stores in the UK.
  • Dirty Pretty Things played a show at an art gallery and Liam Gallagher turned up.
  • The Futureheads have cancelled their US tour cos their singer Barry has tendonitis.
  • Suck it Longoria!