Thursday, November 30, 2006

assorted foot trauma

exhibit 1.A - me v. tiger bar

What's with the feet this week?

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


six feet under is dead to me. that is, I've caught up and it's finally over for me.

it's interesting that HBO's official synopsis of the series finale leaves out the now somewhat infamous closing sequence...was it the right fit to close the show? I think so. Melodramatic? Yes, but this was a show that spent so much time on the cold, unromantic nature of death that maybe it was okay to go out with some schmaltz. just as it's tough to end a feature, it must be really tough to end a series, and many favourites got it wrong over the years. I think alan ball got this one right.

Friday, November 24, 2006

No Cars Go

a new version will be the first single off the new album.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

let's make a deal

Lots of deals going down over the next couple of weeks. I love this stuff! Now, if only I could tell you about them.

Thursday, November 16, 2006


MYSPACE, as discussed in an upcoming New Pollution editorial has really changed things. The context of the editorial primarily involves the music world and how all artists, live and defunct, seem to be devoting more time to their myspace pages than their actual websites.

And then there's the issue of friends. Who's in your Top 8? On personal pages, myspace can often act as sort of a press agent...'X and I have broken up, clearly, as she's been booted from my Top 8 and my status is now 'divorced'' can all be read into a simple profile change.

This can also play out in the musical myspace world as well, as Rough Trade closes in on a relationship with Basia Bulat, they've earned top friend status on her myspace. Bulat plays saturday at the drake with the always-raucous adam brown.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

"Herrrrrrrrrre's Royalties!" -Paul Anka

I've just coined a new term:

blog riche

Use it.

Monday, November 06, 2006

a pair of queens

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seeing both Marie Antoinette and The Queen last week was entirely coincidental, but ultimately drew up comparisions as I was watching the latter, and I can only imagine the future raft of undergrad film school papers to come comparing the two.

MA sees the (somewhat) unlikely casting of Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartzman as the unlikely young queen and king of france. Schwartzman is a particular pleasure in conveying Louis XVI at his meekest, both with his advisors and with his wife, and the audience takes in the extent of their uncomfortable union. MA heavily parallels Lost In Translation in creating an insulated, insular world of the female lead, which frankly doesn't have a lot going on in it. Coppola finishes the rather limited plot on yet another abrupt ending, which though not necessarily a bad thing, reinforces that she's not very good at goodbyes.

The Queen boasts a much more familiar story (I do admit to having looked up the MA backstory in detail on after the film), with an all-too-familiar cast of public characters. This creates some difficulty in the first third or so of the film as suspension of disbelief is a little tough to come by-is that really what they were doing? But after a while, you settle in and get very comfortable with Mirren's performance, and by the time she's viewing the flowers outside of Buckingham, it's a pretty close estimation of reality-well, I think.

It's funny to question the truthfulness of The Queen's events, when actually the events of MA are much more fantastical, but because they occured so long ago, I'd tend to take it more at face value. huh.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

I (heart) rankings

THE POLL which participated in and run by the friendly matthew over at iheartmusic is now up.

I guess I misunderstood the terms of said poll as I thought it was about records, not so much the artists themselves, so we see acts on there like Arcade Fire, whose LP of course came out over TWO years ago now (I'm pretty milatarisitc on these things, even tearfully disqualifying Spiral Beach due to theirs being a late '05 release...). This is not meant as a dig at matthew or of those polled, but one must wonder if anything fell through the cracks...kudos to matthew to working hard on assembling our thoughts and ramblings

so here's what I put:

10 you say party! we say die! - hit the floor
9 henri faberge & the adorables - s/t
8 final fantasy - he poos clouds
7 glissandro 70 - s/t
6 cadence weapon - breaking kafaybe
5 land of talk - applause cheer boo hiss
4 they shoot horses, don't they? - boo hoo hoo
3 the golden dogs - big eye little eye
2 all of your friends - EP2
1 malajube - Trompe l'oeil