Sunday, April 30, 2006

Monday, April 24, 2006

I took this quiz...

Looks like I am a pretentious indie fuck!!

"You're an Indie Pop Kid. You like songs about relationships and the prettiness of nature. You're sentimental, but not certainly not emo. Oh, and if you aren't an English Major, you should be.

4563 other people got this result!
This quiz has been taken 151867 times.
3% of people had this result."

...and for the record, I do have an English degree.
You wanna try?
You know Yer Indie. Lets Sub Categorize.


adieu mon amie.
be you in the pocket of some Chinese gramma, or some cracked out toothless twenty something, I hope you at least make someone else smile...

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Life is just a Fantasy

I have been listening to much Final Fantasy of late. I can't get enough really. It could be bordering on the obsessive, but I'm not willing to fully admit it. I have been counting on Zoilus to keep me abreast of all his comings and goings. Go there to check out interviews and such. Here is Pitchfork's take on the whole Final Fantasy phenom.

I just love the music, and for anyone else who thinks that the indie rock can get a little boring sometimes, this is for you. There is so much to listen to, and it really gets the mind working. I can totally hear his "composition" training here, and I must say that I was blown away to find out that he taught HIMSELF to play the violin in university.
Um, WOW.
It's not an easy listen at all, and there is plenty of diversity there, though some might think that it all sounds the same. Not true.
Just to get you really hooked, here is another one.
I sure hope that he comes to Vancouver sometime soon. I will be there...
...unless I jam of course.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Happy Easter to everyone

This is a drawing done by my friend Carrie Walker. She's a fantastic Vancouver artist who has a nice spread in the latest Bordercrossings magazine. You'll have to buy a copy though, 'cause their webpage doesn't seem to be updated.
She gave it to me because it reminded her of my daughter. We often trade things, and I just love it. Though it's not on the wall, it has been sitting out with us for at least 2 years now. I move slow on some things.

Friday, April 14, 2006

I cannot tell a lie......

I jammed on the Destroyer show. Sold my ticket to my neighbour. They are gonna revoke my indie rock card!

I just couldn't face the idea of the next morning. I know......I'm a loser why don't you kill me!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

This Night

It's finally here. The moment Vancouver has been waiting for. Well, I had been waiting for last Saturday night, but hey, it's always good to have a few things to look forward to. After much waffling and jesting about selling my ticket to the highest bidding beardo, I am gonna get gussied up and hit the town. To the bar with the nastiest loo that I will venture into.....ack, but enough about that. Who thought there'd be a day when I'd miss the Starfish Room.

So I'm trying what Ian suggested about the music thing. In keeping with the spirit of all things Destroyer, this song is one I obsessed about recently mostly for the guitar line. I don't know why I love it so, but I do tend to focus on parts little parts or what have it's an old favourite...Sublimation Hour
I hope this works. Let me know. I know it's not ideal....but I'm still a rookie.

I'd better have a nap!

Monday, April 10, 2006

across the tracks

The other day I was walking through some nasty stuff en route to get an overpriced coffee at a generic yet addictive franchise, when I noticed some guy in a station wagon cruising me. It's pretty bad when you are obviously walking a dog, yet some creep thinks that you might be working the streets. So as I became aware, I took a good look at him and started to laugh to myself.
It was Tubbs Tattsyrup, from the League of Gentlemen.

Of course I was no longer spooked, 'cause the guy was too funny with his big curly wig and super oversized lady glasses. Yoshi and I just laughed to ourselves and continued along our ramble.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

that would be good

It's nice to see the Battles getting so much love. It's been a long time without 'em.

Go over to popsheep and check out their site. I have to learn how to post songs from my own 'puter. I'd like to put a song on here...'sigh.

You CAN go see a pic of their last show here.

On another note, it's been a busy morning. Street theatre, the police, and a woman with a cat carrier were all involved. Plus, I just saw some really ruff lookin' lady pluck every flower from the garden across the road. Grrrrrr.
Thankfully, we have a cocktail date at 4:30 that accepts toddlers. m hm....!

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Vancouver's shitty drivers: keepin' the stereotypes alive!

So my child is not yet 3, and she has already been hit by a car while riding in her bike trailer enroute to daycare. It happened on the bike path. How fucking stupid! I don't understand why cars need to compete for space on the bike path when there are so many other streets in the city, but there they are; racing for the lights, looking for a short cut, and downright not respecting the rights and safety of cyclists and their cargo...aka, children.
The moron who hit my husband and child was stopped at Templeton high school, and almost hit the cyclist in front of my husband. Then, still confused as to who would have the right of way, he accelerates into my husband and daughter. Does this guy have a license? He certainly doesn't understand the rules of the road.

The whole route was disrupted while firetrucks and police officers arrived on the scene. I believe that it was better that this happen to my husband, as I would have likely dragged the old man from his vehicle and induced some bodily harm. The attitudes of some drivers in this city really pisses me off. Especially as I am a pedestrian for work during the day, and I can't even cross with a green light safely. I would rather j-walk across 6 lanes of traffic and a cement divider than trust that cars will obey the signals at an intersection.

I guess I just needed a rant, but really, it's a great headache. Now my husband has to run all over the city pricing and estimating for the ICBC nonsense, and his bike, less than a month old, has a bent frame and other issues. ARRRGH!

*damn, I wish this thing had grammar check!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Too Posh to Push

I heard this phrase on the radio today and it keeps resurfacing in my brain. arrgh. no comment.

I saw these two old Chinese ladies around some knitting that I put outside, and I was trying to see what they were doing.
At first I thought it was some kids, so I was gonna tell them to take a hike, but as we got closer, it became evident that they were two Grandma's with their matching backpacks and hats. Not trucker hats, though they also are very popular amongst the senior set around here.

It got me thinking about setting this stuff free out there. I like to see it around, but don't know how to say adios. Like that excellent piece at the corner of Main and Union that was just stucco'd over one day. And to think that I had planned to liberate it. Another can of worms for a person that knows no etiquette about such things. was a great painting just mounted onto the side of a building, and there was a matching one on the other side of the building. They were awesome, but when they did the half assed Reno, they just stucco'd right over the two of them. bummer.

Some boring business owner decided that it would be better to paint over this gorgeous mural. boo to them!

Have fun at the Pink Mountain Tops tonight!
Can you do that dance?

Sunday, April 02, 2006

saturday night.....

the battles played an amazing show at The Railway Club last night. It was a great night out. Saw so many folks, and even took in an opening a Lucky's beforehand.

The Battles had a completely new lineup, but no unfamiliar faces, and they rocked it out for sure! It was mostly new material, except for maybe one song that I could tell. Though the Espresso martinis had taken hold by that time.
It was impossible to miss Chloe Sevigny and Stephen Rea in the bar. All around, a great night! Even with the loss of an hours sleep!