Thursday, August 31, 2006

  • give this guy a job
  • New ambitions. photography at Collage next year. Maybe.

    Job interview next Wednesday…woo!

    Wednesday, August 30, 2006

    the sky is not falling in

    unemployed but earning money through plumbing. step-dad.

  • week in pictures
  • Sunday, August 27, 2006

    all we have

    All we have is the life in front of us and the perspectives we choose to gain from what interests us the most.

    Saturday, August 26, 2006


    "If you have been rejected many times in your life, then one more rejection isn't going to make much difference. If you're rejected, don't automatically assume it's your fault. The other person may have several reasons for not doing what you are asking her to do: none of it may have anything to do with you. Perhaps the person is busy or not feeling well or genuinely not interested in spending time with you. Rejections are part of everyday life. Don't let them bother you. Keep reaching out to others. When you begin to receive positive responses then you are on the right track. It's all a matter of numbers. Count the positive responses and forget about the rejections."
    - Meeting people is easy Radiohead DVD

    Wednesday, August 23, 2006

    links...4 of 'em

    I was trying to help my friend put a speaker system into his new car when it started to rain heavily so we decided not to bother but leave it until it stops. It looks like it is not going to stop for some hours yet. So now i don't have much to do apart from piss about on the pc where i've found some great links that i feel you should see. Enjoy.

  • I found this list for the 200 greatest songs of the 1960's over at Pitchfork. It is a great great list and a fantastic read. The 60's are still, for me, the best decade for music.
  • This is my myspace page so add me people!
  • Monday, August 21, 2006

    Corinne's review of V festival 2006

    v festival. what a mish mash of cultures and sounds.

    it was obvious that radiohead were going to be the best thing about it, and it was going to be one dickens of a show, but i also enjoyed watching bands that i didnt like too much, for example 'The Feeling' who did this beautiful song about alcohol called 'rose' but you say it like rosay. i dont know how to do accents. i also enjoyed watching razorlight. they are actually really good. that bloke on drums. the power of that voice. jonny took his top off, which i thought was a bit pointless, but there we go. the songs are good, but he didnt say what they were called so im going to get the new album.

    on sunday, ohmygoodness. magic numbers were their usual boring selves. get the moaning out of the way. The divine comedy were quite good, they did that national express song and the new one about being a virgin or something, but they also did a cover of nelly furtado's maneater which was totally random, and at the end the guy goes "dont ask". at that point we were at the tshirt stall and i got a beck one for later, which subsequently got covered in mud. anyway, magic numbers were on before bloc party, we got closer for them. kele was good with the crowd, everyone was dancing around. apparently matt got a satsuma chucked at his head, i didnt see that. i dont think they did any new songs at all. they did 'two more years' and most ones off the album. like eating glass was excellent.

    then was the big one. Keane. i was anticipating a good show after i saw these weird pipe things being wheeled onstage, and at least 4 keyboards and really really posh drums. lol... first tim rice-oxley came on and played 'the iron sea' which is just him on the weird keyboard with the synths. i thought it was good, nobody else did. then tom and richard came on to rapturous applause (not) and they played everybodys changing which got an ok singalong. ...... im not going to go through all the songs because that would bore you but tom was good at introducing the songs, he said a bit about what various ones meant to them like 'A bad dream' which is about this guy who flew in a plane in the war. i cant remember what else he said. lol. excellent set tho, they played crystal ball so i was happy. and somewhere only we know, that had to be the highlight.

    Beck. americans eh. crazy sense of humour. i dont think the crowd really got it, but never mind. mmmmmmmh. it would take me ages to explain it all but basically there was a puppet version of everyone in the band and a mini stage with the puppeteers behind doing the mouths and the dancing. there was a 'puppet cam' and a video of the puppets going around on the rollercoaster and in the toilets and trashing radiohead's dressing room which was really funny. the voices especially. excellent acting... but. the songs were amazing. the band, just no words for how good it was musically. they played the ones the crowd were most likely to know like 'E-pro' and 'Girl' and they played a few from the new album. probably did some from odelay but i dont have that album so i wouldnt know. beck on his own did some covers, first of creep and then something else i knew but i forgot now. and then something else. but the rest of the band were sitting at this table eating, and eventually beck went over and they did a song.. with them like making drum noises out of things. that was good. i was impressed by that as well.

    Radiohead. we waited, what was it. 45 mins from beck ending to them coming on. i was tired, my legs hurt..etc. and i needed a drink. but its radiohead, come on. but they did eventually. and everyone went crazy. for the first few i was in the pit with all the sweaty men which was horrible, but i got pushed back a bit and i had more space there. my favourite ones they played were pyramid song and idioteque, but paranoid android got i'd say the best response from the ppl around me. i feel crap for not remembering everything. in the first encore they did 'you and your army' which was really good, thom working the audience. the screens at the back as well. the blokes laughing at thom's face. the beer cups and bottles landing everywhere. 'creep' was, i dont know how to say. it was amazing because its radiohead and... lets be honest. the lyrics are fantastic. but i was a bit... well they gave in didnt they. but i think they enjoyed it too.
    i left feeling numb. it hadnt sunk in, and it still hasnt. it was a great weekend though, no doubt about it. went so quick. i didnt see everyone i wanted to, i missed most of Rufus Wainright's set. he's easy to get to a gig to see tho. i might do that.
    peace out V.

    Arcticle on anti-heroes in cinema

    Tuesday, August 08, 2006


    Sunday, August 06, 2006

    Button, we love you!

    This is too good not to be mentioned.

    Jenson Button had his first F1 victory today on his 113th attemp; it was possibly the finest moment of this season which topped off a great race.

    Saturday, August 05, 2006

    Albert Hammond Jr. goes solo

    At last, some Strokes-ish news:

    Albert Hammond Jr. from the Strokes is heading out on his own and releasing a solo album but hopefully he is not leaving the band.

    The album is entitled yours to keep and is due out in the UK on October 9th. There are many guests involved including, Sean Lennon, Sammy James Jr., the Strokes manager Ryan Gentles, Kweller and a few more.

    The tracklisting:

    01 Cartoon Music for Superheroes (Goodnight)
    02 In Transit
    03 Everyone Gets a Star
    04 Call an Ambulance
    05 Blue Skies
    06 Back to the 101
    07 Bright Young Thing
    08 Scared
    09 Holiday
    10 Hard to Live in the City

    The video below is for In Transit and was on the Strokes fan club dvd. The singing on it is pretty distorted and it is not perticularly great but the song it self is really cool. It will most likely be cleaned up a bit for the album.

    no more death from above

    Canadian dance-metal punks Death from above 1979 have officially broken up. I thought Keeler’s message was really nice, and for those of you who actually liked this band it’s a shame.

    i know its been forever since i wrote anything on here. im sure by now most of you assume the band isnt happening anymore since there are no shows, no work on a new album, etc. well. i wanted to let you know that your assumptions are correct. we decided to stop doing the band... actually we decided that almost a year ago. we finished off our scheduled tour dates because there were good people working for us who relied on us to make a living and buy christmas presents and pay rent etc. we couldnt just cancel everything and leave them out to dry... plus i think we wanted to see if we would reconsider after being out on the road. our label was really hoping that we would change our minds, so they asked us to keep quiet about the decision for at first. well, its been quite awhile now and we are still very sure the band wont happen again, so i guess its time to say something.

    we started as a punk band with pop aspirations and we met every goal we set for ourselves. a few weeks ago, the album finally went gold in canada and that was the final mark i really wanted to reach.. it was my goal to see how big we could become without ever compromising or changing what we did right from the start... and now i know. we did way more than i ever expected and i like to think the fans (you?) enjoyed it as much as we did.... watching us sneak our way onto network tv, big festivals and sports arenas... playing music that most people assumed only belonged in basements and dirty rock clubs. we played our first show in a living room on long island for about 12 people and played our last in the calgary saddledome for 12,000. ha! what more could i have ever asked for? ive been in lots of punk bands over the last 15 years and i played every basement, squat, hole and alley from here to eastern europe. dfa79 was the first time i ever really played on a stage, yet i really didnt change what i was doing from what id been doing in the past... hell i was even using the same amplifiers!

    i never would have imagined that the wall of noise i love so much could have come this far. to see my silly elephant trunk idea become so popular... im sure its the greatest piece of graphic design ill ever do.over the last 3 years of touring, sebastien and i had grown apart to such an extent that the only real time we spoke was just before we would play and during interviews. we both changed so much that the people we were by the end of it, probably wouldnt have been friends if they were to meet for the first time again. its a totally normal function of growing up. like how your high school bf/gf that meant so much to you would probably be the last person you would date at 30, ya know? thats where we got to. its not sad.

    it would be more sad if we stopped changing and growing and kept playing the same songs for 40 years like the rolling stones. for me that would be a nightmare.

    it would be more sad if we stopped changing and growing and kept playing the same songs for 40 years like the rolling stones. for me that would be a nightmare.

    thank you so much for your support from beginning to end. thanks ache records for giving us that first 325 dollars and thanks last gang for taking us the rest of the way. thanks to everyone who came out to our shows, wrote letters just to say hi, baked cakes and made your own t-shirts. i kept everything you gave me. thanks so much to the kids who came really early to see us when were were opening for bigger bands... that meant so much to me.

    i hope i have been a positive example and not a bad influence and i really want you to know that when you stop me on the street and i dont know what to say, its not because i dont appreciate you, its just not something ill ever really get used to.
    thanks again

    j f k