Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
i saw a girl in the shoppers drug mart yesterday that i had a major crush on at summer camp when i was a kid. i remember trying to muster up the courage to talk to her all week, but i never did. i only ever found out that her name was karen. it was weird, i was just standing there in line and looked up and saw her walking towards me. it was like time stopped, i recognized her instantly. i doubt she recognized me. it was like 20 years ago and she was probably completely unaware of my burning love for her in the first place. oh well.
how random is that? i'll probably never see her again.
anyway, she's still MAD CUTE and i'm still totally crushing...
i'm sorry, but i fucking hate it when people sit down on the floor at shows. it's not fucking story time at the public library. maybe if you're watching some quiet little mouse music (not that there's anything wrong with that), ok, but in the case of the above video it's fucking DANCE music. the feelies are basically a JAM BAND (just kidding?).
it's like a couple weeks ago i went to the new blim location in chinatown to watch NO KIDS and everyone was sitting quietly and politely in chairs or on the floor in a 10 foot radius in front of the band before they started. no big deal, right? so nick steps to the mic and tells everyone to feel free to stand up and come closer. myself and my good buddy "the boogieman" jordan daniel move up closer to watch the band (which is also dance music, b.t.w.) and after a few songs i feel a tap on my leg, i look down and some dude is like "um, do you guys mind sitting down?" and everyone is looking at us like we're transient thug rapists. seriously. we moved to the back and all, but as you can probably tell, we weren't stoked. i'm obviously still pretty bummed. fucking nerds.
Monday, June 21, 2010
i watched this thing on youtube today called "world's scariest ghosts: caught on tape" which made me feel depressed for some reason. it actually had some pretty freaky shit in it. i don't know, ghosts are kind of depressing, i guess.
maybe it's just the weather that's got me down...
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
i was just thinking about the time when yo la tengo played in kelowna at a night club called side effects (or was it side fx?) to maybe 10 people. i was underage at the time, but somehow managed to sneak in. i remember it as a great show, but i'm sure they were bummed. in fact, i remember seeing them again later that summer on the side stage at lollapalooza and a friend of mine went up to them after and told them she had seen them in kelowna, i think they said they hated that place. fair enough.
i remember ira kaplan going off on an acetone organ solo, headbanging on his knees. i had never seen anything like that before.
i have literally not heard one note off any yo la tengo album since electro-pura came out in 1995. painful is still a great album.
side efx (?) was a funny place, they had an actual fucking cage on the side of the stage for you to dance in if that was your thing. it was briefly a teen night club as well, no one over 18 allowed. how weird is that? let's get our moms to drop us off and just go and drink pop and listen to tupac. nowadays it would be a fucking bloodbath, i'm sure. those were simpler times. kelowna actually had a string of teen night clubs for a while, places with names like "heartbreakers" and "jailbait" (just kidding), it was a scene...
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
um, what the fuck?
burton apparently fancies himself a bit of a celebrity impersonator.
i stumbled upon this last night looking for the video for "fine state of affairs" and had my mind completely fucking blown. there was more, but i don't know how cool it is for a white guy from winnipeg to paint himself black and pretend to be fats domino or chubby checker. i guess it was the seventies? still, pretty funny shit...
Monday, June 7, 2010
ah erin gray, perhaps my first true love...
how fucking amazing was that b.c.v.c.o./transmolecular/sipreano show at the planetarium last night?
i was sitting there in my seat, staring at the giant outer space lazer mindfuck on the ceiling and thanking god i didn't actually do those mushrooms in my freezer. i would have lost my fucking marbles. i almost did anyway. easily one of the best and most memorable shows i've ever seen and the perfect end to a punishing weekend of music waste shows.
as a local music fan, i've gotta give props to cam reid and all the other people who put on music waste every year. still the best and cheapest way to see every up and coming local band in vancouver at one time. cool venues, too.