air conditioning season begins
the war against the sniffles
only happy when it rains - occasionally
I love rainy, grey days like this. This morning the rain was so loud it was like waking up in a tent.
James Dean Bradfield, frontman of Manic Street Preachers, releases his debut solo album 'The Great Western' this summer. I'm looking forward to hearing the first single because he has a really lovely voice.
Clor have split up. That didn't last long.
Skatterbrain has "Pull Shapes", the awesome new single from The Pippetes, avails for download.
Metric have created their own music festival, "Dog Day Afternoon" with tour dates in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal this July. Other bands making apperances include Fiery Furnaces, Holy Fuck, Secret Machines and Electric Six.
Here's a live version of Art Brut's brilliant "Moving to LA" that I meant to post a few days ago.
People are very confused about the new
Britney Muse single "Supermassive Black Hole".
CBC examines the trend of run-on song titles. Bands guilty of the charge include Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, Sufjan Stevens, Of Montreal, and The Flamng Lips.
Ashlee Simpson won't fess up to her recent nose job.
Vice: The Comic Issue.
get me away from here
I missed the season finale of Gilmore Girls (with a guest appearance from Sonic Youth) last night. Who saw it? Did I miss much?
Britney has confirmed she is pregnant with her second child. I was secretly hoping she was just getting fat.
Radiohead have cancelled their show in Amsterdam tonight "due to an unexpected and sudden family bereavement".
NME's 'Heroes' issue (out now) celebrates Kurt Cobain, Liam Gallagher, Morrissey, Pete Doherty, David Bowie, Ian Brown, Joe Strummer, John Lennon, Dave Grohl and Alex Turner. Speaking of those "heroes"... David Bowie is curating a new music festival in New York scheduled for May 2007.
Ian Brown wants to do a prison tour. How original.
Pete Doherty's blood paintings go on display in a London gallery today.
Mark E Smith (The Fall) is fucking crazy. Halfway through their current US tour he fired his drummer, bassist and guitarist, recruited new bandmembers and carried on with the tour.
The Zutons new video for "Valerie". It's weird (like everything The Zutons do) and there's a prison break so I give it my thumbs up.
Dodge has music from The Rakes so go listen to it (if you haven't already).
A grime soap opera. Loves it. (Thanks Dart)
Is it strange that I love watching bad music videos as much as good ones?
nothing beats a $4 weekend
my terrible, awful, no good, very bad, week is almost over
fix my life
Rumour has it that despite Keith Richards recent release from hospital, he's due back for surgury to treat a small brain haemorrhage. A spokesperson for the band didn't confirm or deny this. I wouldn't worry though, he's Keith Richards - nothing can kill him! Speaking of people who miraculously haven't died despite mass drug consumption... David Bowie's taking a sabbatical! His reason? "I'm fed up with the industry. And I've been fed up for quite some time." Expect American influences (like Bruce Springsteen), not British ones, on the new Killers album. Noel: "I wanted to kill Liam - Again". When I grow up I want to be a Gallagher (will settle for "drunken lout"). Gorillaz are writing an "autobiography". So, since they're a fake band doesn't that mean they can pretty much make up anything they like? The Superficial has the best commentary. Ever. Maybe the guy at the movie theatre was on to something when he said I looked like Kelly Clarkson. But only when she's brunette, chubby, and looking slightly rough. If you live in Toronto and you are
a) selling an old cell phone for very cheap,
b) working for a company that's hiring in the Communications field, and/or
c) know of a decent one-bedroom apartment for rent (June 1) in central Toronto,
please get in touch with me.