Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Jenny McCarthy cures autism!?

At this point if my wife say Jenny McCarthy on the street she would probably whip her ass. Autism is a rather touchy subject in our house.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Iron & Wine delivered

I preordered the new Iron & Wine album The Shepherd's dog from SUB POP a couple of weeks ago, it arrived today!!! In addition to the disc it came with a handful of stickers, a button and a single with two unreleased songs, Arms of a Thief and Serpent Charmer. Now I'm wishing I'd ordered the limited edition pack of silk screened art signed by Sam himself. Maybe i'll add it to the Christmas list.

Random Boobs/Meg White

Two of my three best friends will be visiting in the next couple of weeks and they like boobs

and sushi.

In other news there is a supposed Meg White Sex tape floating about the internet and is rumored to be part of Meg's recent breakdown. Check it out here, it doesn't really look like her to me, at least not how i picture her naked.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sunday, September 16, 2007

I just want your dinosaur head

Here at my house we have all been listening to Tegan and Sara's new album The Con quite a bit. My youngest is in love with the song Back in your head. He loves the video but it is a little off putting to hear him yell "Look out for the black guys" or "Oh no, where are all the white guys?" He has also decided that he likes Sara but not Tegan. This has lead to him yelling "Don't look at me" during Tegan's brief appearances in the video. He has actually watched the video so many times that he can give a running commentary when we are listening to it in the car, "the balloons are falling", "they are running down the stairs" etc... He also has a thing for dinosaurs which lead him to rewrite the words into "I just want your dinosaur head". You can't tell me that doesn't rock.
That having been said i think everyone in my family would recommend both the album and the video.

Another note on my kids and music, while getting a band aid for a scraped knee(bicycle crash) for my daughter the other day i could hear her comforting herself by softly singing The Crane Wife 1 and 2 by the Decemberists.
I'm also missing(sniff) the Iron and Wine show in Montreal due to her first soccer game.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Feist @ the Fylnn (aka. the Guitarsenal)

My lovely wife caught the Feist show on Sunday at the Flynn Theatre in Burlington. She said it was a great show overall-and she loved it when Feist invited the crowd up for the encore. The only things she was disappointed about was that Inside & Out wasn't played and the "half-assed" version of Mushaboom. "It was if Feist felt like she had to play it, and nobody really wanted to admit that they were glad she did." Feist has one of the most talented voices in music today. (and G! fell in love with her "endearing sprite-like quality" and "witty on-stage presence")Download - Feist - Mushaboom
Download - Feist - Inside & Out

In other news it appears that Ryan Adams has a seven song Ep coming out soon, see I am Fuel for the scoop.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Damn! hell! crap!

If you haven't seen this great piece in the Onion concerning Pitchfork then check it out here.
Have you seen this post at False 45th? Expect lots more f bombs and photos of tits.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Rufus Wainwright Places Des Arts

After a comedy of misadventures, that resulted in us missing the opener(A Fine Frenzy) and the first half hour of Rufus's show, we finally made it to Places Des Arts.
While we did miss the first part of the show, what we did see was phenomenal! Apparently we heard all of the new album minus two tracks as well as lots of others, including two Judy Garland tunes a folk song and an unbelievable cover of Hallelujah. I'll admit that i fell in love with Wainwright's debut and while my wife has each subsequent release i haven't really paid much attention to them. It appears that I've been missing out. Rufus has an absolutely amazing voice! It didn't hurt that the venue had amazing acoustics, he even sang one song sans amplification. His mother joined him for two songs, including the aforementioned cover of Hallelujah which required a long pause in the middle while they tried to remember the words to the next verse.
This was the first time that i've been to a sit down concert in recent memory. I think the last time may have been Natalie Merchant in the late '90's at the Brady in Tulsa, Ok.

Ben on Ryan

Check out this great article where Ben Harper gushes about our boy Ryan Adams, read it here.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Tattoo ideas

Here are a few tattoo ideas for my wife.