Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
maybe everybody's already checked this out, but i just heard it for the first time and... oh my god. i guess we have to scrap all the shit we've been recording for our new album, because these geniuses did it first. bummer.
"all the minitials are in that band... name."
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
just a friendly reminder to go out and see SPORTS at the biltmore on saturday night, thay have a brand new record called DRUMHELLER that will be available for purchase. i've heard the album and can guarantee you that it rules. beautiful vinyl and artwork courtesy of this guy:
scott august is a living legend.
if you're clueless and are like "who the fuck is sports?", let me fill you in:
SPORTS is ryan and darcy from ladyhawk plus danny from jaws and scoundrels. i think maybe ladyhawk's life coach steve hubert may be joining them on bass these days. it's mostly ryan's songs, which are awesome. ryan used to have a band back in high school called alpha bmx that was WAY better than anybody else's band (definitely better than my old band filler), probably because they had actual songs instead of just jammy inarticulate angst. god, i've known these dudes for a long time... anyway, they are also playing a few shows in ontario (oh, and montreal) with quest for fire in the next few weeks. check myspace for details.
p.s. i know it looks like the worst piece of shit ever, but i am so fucking pumped to get as stoned as humanly possible and go see a matinee of 2012 tomorrow! come on, cusack? total global destruction (albeit computer animated)? how can it suck? BURN BABY BURN!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
i'm in a total daze.
i blame the plump blueberry-sized ball of black east coast hash i procured from a devil named dave.
friday night biked through the monsoon to the eldorado to see needles & pins, was successfully vaccinated for beach-punk influenza. hangover. saturday drank with the toronto kid, saw his band $100 play at the bourbon to drunken jocks and birthday girls, was barcode scanned and fingerprinted on entry. hangover. sunday watched x-files, went to the ALF house (animal liberation front? the people alien?) saw the dire wolves, fear of tomorrow, jen "legs" jefferys (played one of my songs better than me) and $100 part deux. the basement floor made my feet numb. hashover.
i've been yelled at by paranoid schizophrenics all day. some days my job sucks.
then some guy on the internet called me a shitbag because i'm not a vegetarian. all i could say was sorry.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
toronto's best band $100 will be playing here on saturday night at the bourbon (i know, weird venue) and they are also playing a house show on sunday, not sure where, but i'll try to keep you posted. it's their first time playing here in vangroovy, so come out and get drunk with me. we'll just cry and cry and cry...
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
in other news:
SPORTS is finally about to release their ruling debut album "DRUMHELLER" (on vinyl!) and are going to be playing a few shows to celebrate. if you live in vancouver, be sure to come out to the biltmore on saturday, november 14th and pick up a record. other than that, they're playing with quest for fire in toronto on the 19th at sneaky dee's, montreal on the 20th at the green room and ottawa on the 21st at zaphod's. be there or regret it until your dying day. they don't get out of town much.
Monday, November 2, 2009
so, how was halloween?
there were actually a bunch of great shows going on this year including the mighty black mountain playing a rare local gig with the equally mighty bison (or bison b.c. if you wanna be a dick about it). but alas, i slept on that show and didn't even think about buying tickets in advance until the show was hopelessly sold out. i mean, i probably could have charmed my way in, but i prefer to use my powers for evil. i'm sure the show was totally bananas. i heard rumours of our label heads being there and for some reason the thought of bumping into them in a crowded bar in a state of drooling intoxication filled me with anxiety bordering on terror. i have all kinds of dumb issues. actually, i was so fucking hung over from the saviours/bogus tokus show* at antisocial the night before that it was physically impossible for me to even get droolingly intoxicated (believe me i tried).
anyway, instead i went and checked out my pals poco john and danny's nirvana tribute band fecal matter. i never got to see nirvana back in the day, they were supposed to headline lollapalooza in 94, but kurt felt that daily life with the pressures of global superstardom and a crippling heroin addiction was a bit too much for him. go figure. so watching a nirvana tribute band with a bass player dressed as ronald mcdonald in a basement space full of people going completely batshit was the next best thing. kurt would've been stoked. i even got to crowd surf.
*saviours rip. all i can say about bogus tokus is that living here in vancouver in a post-s.t.r.e.e.t.s. world is hard, but bogus tokus is making it all just a little bit easier. thanks boys.