Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Yeah, yeah, yeah. I haven't posted in a while, a week, blah blah blah. Whatever.

I'm still going to post the Wolf Parade pictures from last weekend, but I'm here for a special reason. The Decemberists have now leaked the first song off of their forth coming LP, The Crane Wife.

MP3 - The Decemberists: Summersong

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Shine A Light

I've been to a lot of concerts, at a lot of venues, in a lot of cities and in a couple of countries. The one thing I've learned through it all is that you can never expect anything. Band quality differs from night to night and the crowds are never the same. It might be the best show you've ever seen, but the crowd could react as if they were buying prunes at a geriatric convention.

Last night was special. The place was sold out and the crowd was almost as psyched as me to see the show. The band didn't play a tight/precise set, but it didn't matter and nobody cared. I didn't care. It was a great show and more than lived up to the hype in my opinion. Hell, I will go as far to say that it had one of the most enthusiastic crowds I've ever seen for a indie show at the Commodore.

Highlights: "I'll Believe In Anything" got one of the biggest crowd reactions and was the single song I wanted to here above all else. It was... as if I woke from a coma.

Lowlights: As per the show, there really weren't any, but Banks getting her foot stepped on sucked. Hope it felt better today.

A quick picture of Spencer Krug. I'll post up some more photos tomorrow.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Dinner Bells

I haven't been writing very much lately. To tell you the truth, I haven't been home very much either, only spending two nights out of the last ten in the comfort of my own bed. I've sat and started to write, but nothing much comes of it. I have maybe 10-15 new drafts sitting on here unfinished.

Today though is different. Today is the day I've been waiting the past three months for. Wolf Parade is here. I couldn't not write about it.

Fucking ecstatic does not begin to describe my mood right now. I'm so far beyond that it's amazing. Frog Eyes should be a great show as well.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

It's A Celebration

Happy Birthday to my Heterolifemate.

Saturday, August 12, 2006


It's been a long time since I initially hopped aboard the Dane Train. It's been a long and fun ride. Tonight it reaches the end. The pinnacle. The culmination.

8:00 PM at Canada Place, in the CN Imax theatre... I get to see Dane "FUCKING" Cook.

If I don't answer my phone tonight, it's because I died.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Quick Music News And Notes

  • Pitchfork reviewed Swan Lake's "All Fires" and put up another link for you to download it.
  • Just announced: Cat Power is playing two SOLO shows at Richards on Sunday August 27th. I don't think tickets are even on sale yet, but attendance is a must.
  • We Are Scientists and Art Brut at The Commodore on Friday October 6th. Advance Tickets on sale next week.
  • 11 days
  • With a night of sleep on it, I'm completely sold on the idea of going to Seattle for maybe two days. Architecture In Helsinki/Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Shopping and good eats.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Enough About Me

Believing myself to be the greatest human being to ever walk the face of the earth has never been a problem I've found myself having.

I wake up every day and then thank myself for being myself. Then, usually, I here a slight murmur from the apartment above me. A murmur which I understand to be my neighbors thanking me for being me as well.

The point of this? There is none. None, whatsoever.

I have to point out the Architecture In Helsinki/Clap Your Hands Say Yeah concerts being held on October 10th and 11th in Seattle, Washington. I plan on attending one of the two nights and am starting to think it would be fun to go down and stay for at least one night. It will be discussed.


Sunday, August 06, 2006


Because that's the plan. And the plan takes place this evening.

There is no rhyme or reason to what I've been up to the past couple of weeks. I could say that I've been doing the same old shit and I wouldn't be lying, but I could also go and say that my life has been completely different than it has been for some time and it would be the truth as well.

There is a crash gathering planned tonight at a friends place and you're probably invited. I don't know what to expect, but I know a game of strip poker is on the agenda.

How old are we?


When Friendships End, You Still Love Her

November 21st is marked on my calendar. Circled. Highlighted. Framed. Whatever, the point is that I can't wait for it. Not only is it two days after I will see The Decemberists at the Commodore, but it is the day that "Beast Moans" is being released. The album from newly formed Victoria/Vancouver Supergroup Swan Lake.

Swan Lake is Spencer Krug (Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown/Frog Eyes), Daniel Bejar (Destroyer/New Pornographers) and Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes).

Album Info

Download: Swan Lake - All Fires

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Staring At The Sun

I'm learning more and more about less and less

Too say anything else about my life is a lie. I plan to change that. How? Well, tonight re-education starts at the titty bar.

Call me.

Weekly Playlist #5

1. Shapes And Sizes - Islands Gone Bad

2. TV On The Radio - Staring At The Sun

3. The Mountain Goats - Going To Georgia

4. Anemones - Vicious Attack

5. Muse - Knights Of Cydonia

6. Ladyhawk - War

7. The Smiths - These Things Take Time

8. Destroyer - Sick Priest Learns To Last Forever

9. Led Zeppelin - Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You

10. Le Tigre - Deceptacon (DFA Remix)

Friday, August 04, 2006

Stars And Sons

I will walk all over you.

I will love you and leave you.

I will pretend I don't care.

I will never not care.

I will move on and forward.

I will make new mistakes.

I will make the same mistakes.

I will never stop loving you.

I will never stop hating you.

I will wish you were dead.

I will cry when you die.

I will give you my feet.

I will stick up for you.

I will forget you.

I will remember to breathe.

I will remember to be me.

I will write something later.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Shapes And Sizes

Many people have heard of or taken their own "Walk of Shame." In a nutshell, it's the act of walking or returning home in the morning after a night of drinking, debauchery and, mostly, meaningless sex. You are wearing the same clothes you were the night before, but your hair is messed up, you smell as if you spent the night in a brewery and you could often be mistaken for a homeless person. I lovingly refer to this act not as the "Walk of Shame," but as the "Stride of Pride."

Well, this morning I pulled into my parking garage at 8:30 am. I somehow managed to drag what little was left of my dignity with me to the elevator where I was met by about a dozen neighbor's all leaving for work. I must have looked like hell and smelled like an Eastern European stripper who bathed in Jack Daniels.

Now here is the kicker, I was laughing, but I wasn't hung over. I didn't even drink the night before (save for two or three beers over 6 hours of hilarity). Appearances are usually more than they seem. With me, that usually isn't the case, but I have a reputation that precedes me in almost every aspect of my life. Where I live is no different. My neighbor's think I have a huge partying and drinking addiction. After the epic parties I've held here and the years of stumbling in at every hour of the night or day, they've come to develop pretty strong opinions. Opinions that have actually been addressed during Strata council meetings.

I've been warned, threatened, fined and almost kicked out.


I'm over it and over trying to make a coherent post.

I'm heading out. Don't call me. Or do. Whatever.

PS - 17 Days until Wolf Parade. My boner is huge.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Just In Case


I know I should be sleeping, but I'm not. That story is old though and I'm not going to go into it. Tales of sleepless nights have become too much of common occurrence here and I'm going to avoid that. I'm not saying I'll never talk about it again, but I promise I won't tonight.

Talk about work has, for the most part, been the exact opposite though. I have barely spoken a word about what it is I've been doing and how I've been feeling about it. That is something that won't change. I'm not at work right now, so why talk or think about it? Exactly.

With that said, I'd like to know how you're doing. It seems like so long since we've spoken or seen each other. I know I haven't called or been there. I know I've been neglecting you, but I hope that is something that does change. Email me if you want. Comment here. Let me know what's going on and tell me a story.