Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Brazilian Girls & Boys

It's "International Day" here today on my blog! Some very diverse stuff I've been listening to lately. Today's post covers 2 artists, 1 from the US, and 1 from Brazil. It also includes mp3s in 4 different languages: English, French, German, and Portugese. I guess I'm going "global" today...

I love when the Current introduces me to new music... Case in point, Brazilian Girls, who've had their tune "Homme" in rotation (if you can call it that) over the past couple of weeks. I was immediately hooked and tracked down their self-titled record. The album is outstanding. A little background on the band... Brazilian Girls are not from Brazil (they actually hail from Brooklyn, NY), neither are they girls, except for the multi-cultural lead singer Sabina Sciubba. Sabina speaks around 5 different languages and her diverse backround is very evident in the band's music. Musically they're a mixture of house music, electronica, world music, samba, pop, etc., it goes on and on. They really don't fit well into any genre. All you fans of Thievery Corp and the Verve Remix Collections will definitely love this band! I know I do.

mp3: Brazilian Girls - Homme
mp3: Brazilian Girls - Don't Stop
mp3: Brazilian Girls - Pussy
mp3: Brazilian Girls - Die Gedanken Sind Frei (Thoughts Are Free)


Bonus mp3s:
Continuing with the Brazilian theme of the day. As promised here are a couple of tunes from the excellent The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Soundtrack...

mp3: Seu Jorge - Life On Mars (David Bowie Cover)
mp3: Sue Jorge - Rebel Rebel (David Bowie Cover)


Seu Jorge really deserves his own post in the near future...

Make sure you check out the hilarious quotes from the movie here (even if you haven't seen it)!

"Son of a bitch, I'm sick of these dolphins."

Monday, November 28, 2005

Weekend in review / misc...

(Photo, from left to right: Chester, Sigfried, Ringo (aka Rock 'n' Roll Dog)

For those of you in the US, I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving holiday and enjoyed the long weekend! Unfortunately I had to work on Friday... sometimes (not very often though) it's not a good deal to work in the banking-bizzz. Here's what I was up to this weekend:

Friday, after work, I picked up my parent's dogs (Chester, Sigfried - pictured above) as my Mom was leaving for NYC and my Dad wasn't going to be home a lot due to a theatre production. Yes, I dog-sat from Friday through Sunday! Fun stuff, I tell you, three male territorial dogs... I actually did enjoy having them around my house though... After I picked up the dogs I headed over to Memory Lanes to try to win some free Spoon tickets (you can't buy tickets). Do you think I won anything? Of course not... I was pretty pissed off, and let the organizers of the event know (they only gave away 10 pairs of tickets in 2 hours), what a joke! After the "Spoon thing" I just returned home as to take care of the animals. We did sample some new music together though...

Hmmm, Saturday, did nothing too exciting. I thought about going to the Echo and the Bunnymen show, but decided not to. I cooked some Wiener Schnitzel, and watched a couple of movies instead on my cable: The Life Aquatic..., and The Aviator. I thought both were excellent. Martin Scorsese rules. Best thing about the Life Aquatic... the Portugese versions of David Bowie tunes! I absolutely loved it, watch the movie for more info...

Sunday, ate more Wiener Schnitzel (I made enough for an army). I cleaned my crib. Watched some football and HBO. My Dad picked up Sigfried and Chester. Not very exciting, huh? The weather sucked...

To finish up the post for today, let's have some fun, here's some great 80's mp3s I found while going though my CD collection! I'm still mp3ing all of my music and albums... I'm up to 40gigs and 3/4 done (I think), however my desk is still a complete mess. Here are some tunes, unless you're a big "80's head" you may not be familiar with, (they were really big in Europe, though, where I grew up):

mp3: Malcolm McLaren - Double Dutch
mp3: Mike Oldfield - Moonligh Shadow (Extended Version)
mp3: FR David - Words

Life Aquatic tunes to come tomorrow...

Friday, November 25, 2005

Rogue Wave / The Hopefuls - live @ Triple Rock 11/23/05

(Photo: Zach Rogue and myself after Rogue Wave's performance 11/23/05 @ Triple Rock)

All photos from the Rogue Wave / The Hopefuls gig here. Slideshow here.

For a change it's really easy to sum up a live show. 2 words, "absolutely brilliant"! A couple of random thoughts and observations on the evening:

  • I've seen local band The Hopefuls live about 5 times now and they're still great. Their set consisted of about 1/3 new material, which sounded really (and I mean REALLY) good. They are definitely one of the top local bands. I believe they even had a bigger crowd than Rogue Wave!

  • Rogue Wave was fantastic! I also had a great time hangin' with the band after the show.

Sorry, I'm out of time. If I don't talk to you, have a great weekend! I'm off to score some free Spoon tickets and to dog-sit my parent's 2 dogs...

The Hopefuls

mp3: The Hopefuls - Let's Go (right click - "save target as")
mp3: The Hopefuls - Imaginary (right click - "save target as")
mp3: The Hopefuls - Holiday (right click - "save target as")
mp3: The Hopefuls - Motobike (right click - "save target as")
mp3: The Hopefuls - Drain the Sea

Band Website:
My Space:

Rogue Wave

mp3: Rogue Wave - Publish My Love (via La Blogothèque)
mp3: Rogue Wave - Love's Lost Guarantee (via La Blogothèque)
mp3: Rogue Wave - Everyday (Buddy Holly Cover) (via La Blogothèque)

You Ain't No Picasso has an mp3 of Rogue Wave covering Nirvana's "On a Plain".

Band Website:
"Secret" My Space:

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Hard-Fi / Radio 4

Did we all watch the American Music Awards last night?! In case you didn't see it, you didn't miss much. The highlight of the show for me was the performance by the Eurythmics (they peformed a greatest hits medley of 3 songs)... Annie Lennox still has an amazing voice. Low-lights of the show were Lindsay Lohan (can't sing) and Hilary Duff (who I believe was lip-syncing and therefore probably can't sing either). Also, a message to the directors of all music awards shows: Can we please not "MTV" the live performances?!!! They don't have to look like a music video (visual effects etc.)... just watching the artists perform live is entertaining enough...

I'm a bit short on time today, therefore just a brief post. Continuing on with my "best of 2005":


Hard-Fi's debut album Stars of CcTV crossed my desk in late July of this year. They hail from Middlesex, England. For me the album went largely unnoticed until a couple of months ago when one my my buddies sent me an email stating to "re-explore" the CD. I'm very glad I did, now I can't stop listening to it. They sound a bit like the Happy Mondays meet Daft Punk meet The Specials meet The Clash.

This song is definitely going on my "best of 2005 mix-cd". It's hard not to get up and dance to it (and I don't really "dance")...

mp3: Hard Fi - Cash Machine

Radio 4

Since we're on the topic of danceable rock n roll music. One of the most infectious tunes this summer came from NYC's Radio 4. Again, it's going on my 2005 mix CD. Ahhhh, I miss summer!

mp3: Radio 4 - Absolute Affirmation

From the album: Stealing of a Nation

OK, I think that's it for today. Make sure you check out the top Canadian bands as voted on by Canada's top bloggers!

I'm taking the rest of Wednesday and Thursday off from any computer work. Can't wait for the Rogue Wave / Hopefuls show this evening.

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving! I shall return Friday.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Weekend in Review / Interpol - Remixes

People always assume my weekends are crazy?! Yet, my last weekend was very uneventful and filled with just meeting up with family and friends. Unfortunately I didn't make it to any of the shows I meant to. Rogue Wave on Wednesday is definitely one I'm counting on though...

One of my favorite albums from 2004 was Interpol's Antics. Well, guess what, now they're bundling a 2005 re-mix album with the CD. Here's a tune from the album:

mp3: Interpol - Not Even Jail (daniel kessler remix) (follow link)

Bonus mp3s of the day:

mp3: Pet Shop Boys - Someday (from "West Side Story")
mp3: Pet Shop Boys - London (Genuine Piano Mix)

Friday, November 18, 2005

This weekend

(Photo: Detroit Cobras)

Here's what's up this weekend:

Friday: Lots of good stuff going on. Detroit Cobras @ Triple Rock. The Clientele @ 400 Bar. Spoon Ticket Giveaway @ Big V's. Hmmm, haven't decided yet what I'm doing... Right now it's between the Cobras and The Clientele...

mp3: Detroit Cobras - Last Nite (Strokes Cover)

Saturday: Vicious Vicious @ Turf Club.

Sunday: I should probably get back to this project! Then again this is going on @ Minneapolis Convention Center...

Have a great weekend!

Johnny Cash

Since his movie is opening today, and I love Johnny (I've posted this one before I think):

mp3: Johnny Cash - In My Life

RIP in my friend... "We'll see you all in hell, damn your eyes"...

Thursday, November 17, 2005

My trip to LA

Classic! These guys and gals look like they belong in a bad hip-hop video!

All photos on Flickr here. Slideshow here.

I love LA! I have to say I had a great time in the City of Angels. Here's what happened. My sister Victoria lives there. My friend Tommy, who I grew up with in Vienna joined us there with his girlfriend Veronika. Can 4 people get along like that? The answer, yes!! Here's what we did (in chronological order):

  • Checked out Queenvick's apartment. Very interesting...
  • Went to Hollywood Boulevard, looked at the "Stars", and bought souveniers. (In the rain on the first day).
  • We scored free tickets to the "Craig Ferguson" show. Amazing how Hollywood shows are made... even better, My Morning Jacket was the band we saw... amazing...Went to a Hollywood "Meet and Greet". For a Michigan Horror Movie Producer/Director... very interesting to say the least.
  • Sang Karaoke (spelling?) at the Barney's Beanery in West Hollywood. The ladies sang "99 Luftballoons (in German), and Tommy and I sang Stevie Wonder's "I just called to say I love you" (see mp3 earlier post). Classic! The crowd was diggin' it (I think???).
  • Drove up to the Hollywood hills and acted like we belong there! Even though we were in a Honda Prelude...
  • Had some "Crepes" in Santa Monica.
  • Bought "cheap tourist wear hoodies".
  • Went to "The Grove" (which is right by @#$! Farmer's Market). Tommy bought an iPod. I'm still very jelaous!
  • Took a trip to Universal Studios. I highly recommend "Shrek - 4D"!
  • Went hiking in Griffith Park, which was amazing! Got some great shots of the "Hollywood" sign!
  • Spent some time and had a really great meal at Venice Beach.
  • Saw Jeremy in "Frazzle" @ the Victory Theatre. Great show!
  • Had a few drinks at "Encounter" at LAX.
  • Tried to go to Brendan Benson @ Spaceland. Unfortunately by the time we got there it was sold out. Bummer...
  • Toured Melrose Avenue (great shopping!) and had a great lunch @ the Vienna Cafe( Wiener Schnitzel for breakfast is good!).
  • Walked a mile or two, then took a tour of the Beverly Hills and Belle Aire Mansions.
  • Witnessed a "real live" Hollywood premiere @ the AFI film festival. Yes, I saw famous people!
  • Went to Amoeba records! I could spend a day in this store...

"Thanks" go out to the following people:

  • My lovely sister Victoria for putting us up and for just being her!
  • Tommy and Veronika for being just the way they are... We'll definitely have to get together somewhere in the world in '06!
  • Jeremy (thanks for putting us up the last night), Nate, Hal, Greg, Will, and Victoria's roommate Cassy...

One of the best vacations I ever took...

Even though I love LA, I think I'm still moving to NYC next year!

I just thought of one thing... Victoria, we never went to Cher's house as you promised?! Pretty disappointing, ...sniff!?...

Well, here's an mp3 for everybody to make up for it:

mp3: Cher - Just Like Jesse James

P.S. Inside joke: "Beverllllllllllllly"!!! And where's the "Korean chick"? "She's not that hot"!???

What I'm listening to

A few weeks back I got rid of my "What I'm listening to" links list in my right side-bar. Reason is, I don't have time to update this list every day, and I listen to way too much music. So, since a couple of people have asked me about this, here's my list of what I'm currently sampling; I'm serious, these are all the "new" albums sitting on the desktop of my PC (sorry there are not in alphabetecial order and are missing hyperlinks, there's just too many):

Editors -The Back Room
Ashlee Simpson - Autobiography
Ashlee Simpson - I Am Me
Athlete - Tourist
Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin
Gorillaz - Demon Days
Robbie Williams-Intensive Care
Sugababes - Taller In More Ways
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
Starsailor - On The Outside
Babyshambles- Down In Albion
Pulp - Hits
Danger Mouse - Grey Album
The Prodigy - Their Law-The Singles
Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Roy Orbison - All time greatest
Bee Gees - Number Ones
UB40 - The Very Best Of 1980-2000
Madness - Divine Madness
Beck - Guero
Ben Folds - Songs For Silverman
Natalie Imbruglia - Counting Down the Days
Edith Piaf - The very best of
Robbie Williams - Live At Knebworth
Eurythmics - Greatest Hits
Dwight Yoakam - The Very Best Of Dwight Yoakam
Roxy Music - The Best Of
Eminem - Dont call me Marshall
The Hold Steady - Almost Killed Me
Arctic Monkeys - 17 Tracks
Eels - Blinking Lights And Other Revelations
Morrisey - You Are The Quarry
Johhny Cash - American IV - The Man Comes Around
Bright Eyes - Fevers And Mirrors
Tegan & Sara - So Jealous
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
John Lennon - Working Class Hero
Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
Metric - Live It Out
Blink 182 - Greatest Hits
Neil Diamond - 12 Songs
Supergrass - Road to Rouen
My Morning Jacket - Z
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
Kanye West - Late Registration
We Are Scientists - With Love And Squalor
The Rapture - Echoes
Spoon - Girls Can Tell
The Frames - Burn The Maps
Ladytron - Light & Magic
The Walkmen - Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone
Atmosphere - You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having
Nina Simone - The Best Of The Colpix Years
Simply Red - Very Best Of
Simply Red - Simplified
Liz Phair - Liz Phair
Liz Phair - Somebody's Miracle
Hot Hot Heat - Make Up The Breakdown
Cat Power - You Are Free
Madonna - Confessions On A Dance Floor
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Elbow - A Cast of Thousands
Test Icicles - For Screening Purposes Only
The Cardigans - Super Extra Gravity
Aqueduct - I Sold Gold
Nina Simone- Anthology
Goldfrapp - Supernature
Elbow - Leaders of the Free World
Bob Mould - Body of Song
Atomic Kitten - Greatest Hits
Underworld - Lovely Broken Things
Aimee Mann - The Forgotten Arm
Sia - Healing Is Difficult
Abba - Gold
Of Montreal - Sunlandic Twins
Deerhoof - The Runners Four
The American Analog Set - Set Free
Dire Straights - Private Investigations - Best Of
The Fiery Furnaces - Rehearsing My Choir
Brendan Benson - The Alternative To Love
Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway
DangerDoom - The Mouse & The Mask
The National - Alligator
Brian Wilson - Smile
Bright Eyes - Motion Sickness
Rilo Kiley - More Adventurous
New Order - Singles
Annie - Anniemal
Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Take Them On, On Your Own
The Cribs - The New Fellas
Hard-Fi - Stars Of CCTV
Kate Bush - Aerial
Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
The Fray - Reason
22-20's - 22-20's
The Wrens - The Meadowlands
The Paddingtons - First Comes First

EDIT: Of cource, I forgot a couple:

Gorillaz - G-Sides
Spacemokys vs Gorillaz
Groove Armade - 5 albums
Thievery Corporation - 8 albums (Merci Adam)
Amusement Parks on Fire - Amusement Parks on Fire ( I love this CD!)
The Sopranos - Music From The Original Series
The Sopranos - Peppers & Eggs (2CDs)

This is NOT my best of 2005 list (as some of these are older). A couple of brief notes:

If I had to chose 5 albums from this list to recommend (to the random music listener) it would be these:

1) Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
2) We Are Scientists - With Love And Squalor
3) Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll
4) The Cribs - The New Fellas
5) Hard-Fi - Stars Of CCTV

Wolf Parade will probably go down as my "favorite show" of 2005. Their gig @ First Avenue 7th Street Entry was simply amazing. Here's a tune for you which almost gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it; yes, it's that good, and it will definitely wind up in my top tunes from 2005 (probably in the top 5):

mp3: Wolf Parade - I'll Believe In Anything

Most of the other albums are pretty amazing as well. Yes, you can tell I have a "sweetspot" for cheesy pop music. Cum on, you know one of my favorite bands of all time is The Pet Shop Boys, right (and I'm straight)!?

Also, make sure you check out the "Top bands in America 2005 list" as compiled by the top mp3 bloggers. "The National" at No. 2? No White Stripes? Voice your opinion on the site! Ahhhhh, I love lists...

If you have any questions on the albums let me know and I'll respond in the comments!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Back from LA

I've made it back in one piece from one of my best vacations ever, L.A., California! I'm still unpacking, here's a tune that brings back memories from my trip:

mp3: Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You

Way more stuff to come...

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

World Leader Pretend live @ Quest Ascot Room 11/7/05

My buddy Brody was kind enough to hook me up with a ticket for last night's World Leader Pretend show @ Quest Ascot Room. Amazing show, to say the least! Think of a band that sounds like Starsailor meets U2 meets Coldplay meets Spoon. They're about the nicest guys from New Orleans...

But don't take just my word for it. You can read way more about them here via the "power mp3 blog" You Ain't No Picasso. He's also got a couple of mp3 for you which are well worth your time.

Is it more photos and/or even slide show you want?! Yes, I have that as well for you here! These turned out really well for a change (in my opinion)...

I'm off to the LA tomorrow (actually later today). I'll be back next week... I should perhaps start packing now!

mp3: The Raveonettes - Ode to L.A. (follow link)

Locals: Have fun @ the Shout Out Louds and Magic Numbers gigs this week! I'm sure you'll miss me?!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

The scoop today...

First off, let's comment on the picture above. I'm really into Liz Phair at the moment! No, don't worry, not the music. Yeah, I know, once again I have a problem... It's good to see a picture of a sexy young lady on my blog for a change. You can check out more on her site (or Google her name). Damn, very hot... arguably the sexiest woman in rock 'n' roll, Stellastarr*'s bassist comes close though.

Local band, Tapes 'n Tapes, has created quite a buzz on the mp3 blogs. Amazing, considering their new album "The Loon" just came out last week. You can read all about the band and download some of their mp3s at the official site, MfR, and GvB. "Insistor" is a really great tune. HowWasTheShow has a review of their CD release party @ Turf Club from last Friday. Unfortunately I missed the event as I was @ The Go! Team show and the Revolver Modele show @ Varsity Theater. One thing is for sure, they'll have a great crowd for their next gig, 12/17/05, @ 400 Bar with Vicious Vicious.

It's not too often this happens. One mp3 that "blew my socks off" today, Metric "Poster of a Girl"! Wow, I guess it must be the French lyrics in the background. I have the album, quite good I have to say. Yet another show I missed during "Rocktober"... Here's the track:

mp3: Metric - Poster of a Girl (via Veritas Lux Mea) - highly recommended!

While I'm at it, here's three other great mp3s:

mp3: The Go! Team - Ice Storm (via tmwsiy*)
mp3: The Go! Team - We Listen Everyday (via tmwsiy*)
mp3: Spoon - Everything Hits At Once (via The Bubble Death) (follow link)

I started experimenting with posting my concert photos via Flickr. Check it out, you can find pictures of The Go! Team here, and the opening bands that evening here. Not the greatest pictures of all time. I think I have to take a course in "Rock n roll photography" next! Check out these... I'm so jelaous, those are so good. Then again, that's one of the top mp3 blogs on the planet; perhaps I just need a better camera...

In personal news I conveniently forgot to mention yesterday... Yeah, the "quitting smoking" isn't going so well; actually it's not going at all. I started again about a month ago. Me bad, I know. I'll plan to quit again soon; perhaps "quitting number 4" will be the lucky one. We'll see... be nice to me on the comments, ok?!

I'll be making some changes to the site this weekend. If it looks all different, hopefully in a better way, don't worry, still good old me... updates to come soon!

Have a great Friday ya'll!

P.S. I have 58 new albums on my desktop which I'm trying to check out while posting this... crazy, I tell you! I'll post what I'm listening to soon.

P.P.S. One more great mp3 for you, from one of my favorite bands of all time... Did you hear?!Jarvis Cocker is going solo (I'm so excited):

mp3: Pulp - Razzmatazz

OK, one more, I think (maybe) I have her out of my system now:

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Here's what's up...

Photo: Myself and good friend Vieng checking out The Go! Team from the First Avenue balcony, 10/28/05.

Ok, personal update time; I haven't done this for a while as my schedule has been "hectic" to say the least. Here's what's new and a few other "ramblings", in no particular order (at all):

  • I'm heading to sunny and warm L.A., California, next week to visit my sister Victoria (Queenvick), and to meet up with good friends Tommy (Indiana Tom) and Veronika. Can't wait... unfortunately I'll be a week early for the Arctic Monkeys' gig, however, I'm sure we'll find lots of other great things to do. I probably won't blog from there as a vacation from looking at a computer screen may be in order for me...

  • As mentioned above I've been really busy at work; it's been like that since October of 2004, actually! It's all good though... working with new technologies and doing new things keeps me happy (for the most part).

  • As you can tell from my blog and previous posts... I'm seriously into music; yeah, to the point that some people would almost consider it a "problem" or an "addiction"! It's all good though... looks like the fall/autumn concert season of great shows is almost over. I'll have more time to devote to this site instead soon! Has anybody downloaded any of the mp3s I put out there? They're good stuff...

  • My dog Ringo, aka Rock 'n' Roll dog, just turned 2 years old last month. You'd think he would have mellowed out a bit. Fat chance! Still good old Ringo... he's doing really well, however, he really needs a haircut! He looks like a little "hippie dog"; then again I need a haircut as well...

  • I'm still "mp3ing" my whole music collection. I think this has been taking me a month now! Between CDs, mp3CDs, and mp3s... I can't tell you, it's sooooo out of hand! I'm finally getting there, though. By the end of November my music collection should be all digitized and ready for an mp3-device (such as an iPod for example). I still can't believe I don't have an iPod! Crazy, huh?!

  • Are you using Bittorrent yet? If not, you're missing out... Thanks Adam!

  • Are you using a) the Firefox browser, or b) a "Blogroll" yet? If not, you should! I use Bloglines... I love it; however there are many other similar products available. Trust me, it will change the way you surf the web (and perhaps turn you into an "internet addict" like me).

  • I can't believe it... I'm going to be an uncle in about 2 months! My sister-in-law and brother are having a baby in two months. Everything is going well... it's going to be a girl. That reminds me I should check to see if they've decided on a name yet... Personally I like "Sinéad"...

  • In other "family news"... My cousin Melanie is getting married to Tom one month from tomorrow, 12/3/05! I'm looking forward to the festivities in Fargo... Now if I could just get my shit together and mail back the RSVP!

  • Thanks to my buddies/co-workers Anglopheliac and Dan for providing with me with so much new music!

  • I'm sorry but I just can't get into Sufjan Stevens or My Morning Jacket! Am I missing something here??? I have both of their albums, but just don't get it. Do I need to be under a controlled substance (like Floyd) to properly enjoy this? They're both decent... however, I know both will wind up in the top critics' lists for 2005 (Sufjan will be No#1 on many). Let me know... I'll take the Arctic Monkeys over both any time (I'm fueling the hype once again)!

  • Are you bored reading this yet? Yeah, so am I. I'm going to post some mp3s instead. Thanks for reading my blog! As always, don't be affraid to comment! Bloggers like that... trust me, it gives us feedback... So if there's anything on you mind please let me know.


Johnny Cash - In My Life (Beatles Cover)
Notes: Simply amazing!

Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
Notes: You like the Libertines, right? You like the Strokes, right? If you're only going to download one song ever from this blog, this is the one! Trust me... it was the number 1 single in the UK last week...

Arctic Monkeys - Scummy
Notes: Their next single in the UK...

M.I.A. vs New Order - Bucky Monday
Notes: Just for you Brian and Mia!

JayZ + DJ Danger Mouse - What More Can I Say
Notes: From the Grey Album. Just for you Metalfan! Awesome (you shall like the whole album)...

Have a great day! Don't take life too seriously, ok! "It's all just a game we play"...


One more great picture! Did you know they make Corona in a can? Yes, they do. My buddy Matt demonstrates:

Matt loves Corona!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Can't lose

Photo: Constantines joined by Broken Social Scene & Thunderbirds Are Now! 10/30/05, First Avenue.

No, I didn't get trampled at a show, I'm still alive! Wow, what a weekend, unfortuntately I don't have time to summarize these last few days at the moment. So, I'll just give you this post for now, way more stuff to come later.

Last weekend was amazing. Here's the live bands I saw: Melodious Owl, The Grates, The Go! Team, The Deaths, Revolver Modele, Thunderbirds Are Now!, Constantines (& Broken Social Scene), The Hold Steady. And that's just Friday and Sunday! I didn't even go to Broken Social Scene on Saturday night... luckily the band showed up and guest-performed during their Toronto buddies' Constantines' set Sunday...

I have to sort through my 300 or so pictures... In the meanwhile, sit tight...

mp3: We Are Scientists - Can't Lose

P.S. Two great shows I missed this weekend (in addition to Broken Social Scene): Marah, My Morning Jacket. Did any of your readers go? Lemmeknow...