Wednesday, October 28, 2009

October 31st plans?

Where else to be this Saturday than Top of the World's annual Halloween jam! We usually do it at Babylon, but this year we're moving to Ritual Nightclub over on Besserer downtown. Bit of a bigger space (two levels), hopefully not as crammed! But I don't doubt all the cool kids will find their ways their! $5 with a costume, $20 without! Dress up and come have a drink. Get there early, as I'd suspect there'll be a line!

DJ Illo and Drastik will be spinning, while some other someones I am not familiar with will be doin' their thing in the lounge (I should probably be more informed). The flyer says Scotch Bonnet Soundcrew, feat. Ray Ray. Couldn't find an accurate myspace link. SAWRY!

COOME COME COME! You'll see me there - I sort of like to party...


I haven't blogged in quite a while. Sorry for the lack of interest in the internet and music, etc. Hopefully this should make up for it.

In preparation for Halloween, and in true harvest nature, I spent last Sunday Carving pumpkins, making candy apples, and roasting pumpkin seeds!!
Pumkpkin carving!!!
Sticky, delicious candy apples! Homemadeeee
Pumpkin seeds!! Crunch crunch!
Final product! Owl, and drinking orange juice from cartons??! FUN!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

run away

I never liked Camera Obscura too much, but something has drawn me to them more over the past month, and now I want them all the time.

Sad, sad love is how I would categorize their music.

I Need to find someone to travel with; run away with. I'm going to fall in love with adventure, and go places with him.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Heartbroken Innocence

Can someone please go take me to see this, already?..

I'm so sad.

You know what I love?

On a day like today, when you're hungover as hell, and your vision's blurry as fuck, you really can't do much more than to laugh at yourself.

Biking to school today, I couldn't help but smile. I am seriously in love with autumn. I love how the wind was blowing all the leaves down and my tires were biking over piles and piles of yellow and red and orange.

In mentioning things I love, I'd really like to say there is nothing that makes me more happy than my bicycle, named, not after, but inspired by, Ringo Star. Riding Ringo, every day. Ha.

I also love my camera. I got photos back from my trip to Paris from fucking ever a go. Holding a photo of the fucking eiffle tower made me so excited, I couldnt help but smile to myself. Fuck, I want Paris so bad right now.

To conclude of this, I love Slingshot Dakota. They are so simple, and frivolous, and lovely with saddness. The epitimy (spelling?) of everything I feel right now.

I think I'm going to go take some photos outside right now. I want to just sit in a pile of leaves and never, ever move.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bright Lights

Can't stay focussed.
Heart, heart, heart. Nothing makes sense and I'm so selfish.
Listen, listen to childish noises.

Neon Indian - Should Have Taken Acid With You

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sugar Daddy

Alex McGill is my best fweind in da world. She is almost my complete opposite, but I love and adore err'thang about her! WOOT!

An Often Occurance

runny nose,
knows bleeds
gushed from the veins of a true believer –
hopeless romantic;

raining on our skin
pressed together
through bones
holding possessions;
so superficial.

running legs
bloody elbows
gushed from the veins of a storymaker –
hopelessly lost;

imaginary love slept
through ticketed acoustic sets
got to get up to find meaning
laying face down on concrete;
so deceiving.

that's a sleepwalker's nightmare

In love with a banjo

I adore folk music. I love banjos, and fiddles, acordians, harmonicas, and those little drums that you play with the softs sticks? You know what I mean! Indie folk/folk pop/brit folk would probably be my favourite type of music. Ha - I hate categorizing music. Too difficult.

Among The Cave Singers, and The Wooden Sky that I have recently blogged about, here are some other musical acts that get me stompin' my feet 'round the farmyard. (what?)...

Just stumbled across this British act Mumford and Sons. I think I might have a new music crush. Sigh..
Mumford and Sons - Little Lion Man

(The Dodos aren't quite folk, but this song strums a pretty folky chord in my heart of music.)
The Dodos - Walking

The Tallest man on Earth - Pistol Dreams

Basia Bulat- Gold Rush

Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines


Someone commented on my last post suggesting I check out Air's new track Sing Sang Sung. I don't mind it. I find light, poppy music like that kind of .. what's the word? Empty? Spacey? Blegh? Wish I would think of a better word to describe what I mean. I actually don't mind this track too much, but I wouldn't hit up their new album. I think I actually have some tracks from them from their last album in '07 (was it?)

UM this song has the same title as this track by Peggy Honeywell also called Sing Sang Sung. However, it is quite different. Check it!

Peggy Honeywell - Sing, Sang, Sung (it's her myspace 'cause I couldn't locate a track file)

While I'm here, allow me to post some more tracks I'm into. There is no purpose or point behind these selections, other than pure interest.

Discovery - So Insane

The XX - You've Got the Love (Florence and the Machine cover)
The XX - Basic Space

Sunday, October 11, 2009

In Between days

I'm totally stuck on a kick where I can't stop listening to The Cure. Over, and over and over again.

I'm not going to bother posting any songs cause I feel like I've been blogging about them for the past few posts now.

OH Drake just came on. haha - get into it.

Saturday, September 17 - 500 Days of Summer playing at the Mayfair. I know this movie has been out for a while, but I never go to the movies nor do I have TV so I have no idea what's going on anymore. But I finally watched the trailor for that movie, and I'M SO EXCITED TO GO SEE IT! I love tragedies. Hah.


I want a cigarette and a back rub.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wednesday Night Playlist


Just ate perogies (spelling) with Brad. I love sour cream - can it be constituted as a snack if you eat if off a spoon?

I also love to eat these songs off of a spoon. MMM delicious!

I know they're not all new, but you need to listen to them, and turn tha fawkin' volume up, bahd.

The Almighty Defenders - Bow Down and Die

Gang Gang Dance - House Jam (HotChip remix)

Japandroids - Wet Hair

The Presets - My People

Crystal Castles - Alice Practice

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Japan, Japan!

original photo cred: Paul LeCdm

Listened to old Japanther today cause they were underneath the Japandroids on my iPod. SO decided to search them and see what they've been up to - anything new?

Check it - it's pretty rad, super catchy and dancey, like er'thang else they got pumpin' through my speakers.

I'm always a fan of covers, so here ya' go! (sorry I couldn't find a better link)

Speaking of The Cure, this is probably one of my favourite songs by them:

The Cure - Close to Me

FUCK YAH! Another Cure cover. I may have blogged about this band a fucking long ass time ago. WHY? They're rad and weird, and I was into them for a while. I like this song. Mellow out and listen after you've danced you hearts out from the two previous songs.


Hell, Bloody Hell

So this track wasn't leaked before the release of their album, Sainthood, and it was hard for me to wait, but here is the first single!

Tegan & Sara - Hell

They will be one tour in the early year - and they've lined up two nights to play at the Bronson Center here in Ottawa. BUT me finks I will go to Montreal, fanks! Ef the Bronson Center.
What else can I say here to distract me further from homework? Hmm...
WELL! My bikeride home tonight was awesome! Post- rain, kind of chilly, all bundled, and a nice cool breeze while I got all warm and sweaty under my knit sweater. OOOO FALL! Love, love, love.
I'm quite restless right now, I'll go find some more music and post something else for you kids.

Remember this?

I used to be obsessed with Saosin (pre-Anthony leaving)!

This is quite a funny little cover that I stumbled upon when searching for some Tegan and Sara (I think this was post Anthony?). Who doesn't love to hold their best friend while this song plays? DO IT!

Saosin - Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper cover)

While we're on the cover kick, here's a Springsteen cover by my favourite duo, Tegan and Sara.

Tegan & Sara - Dancing in the Dark (Springsteen cover)

KAY work time now! BYEEEE

Monday, October 5, 2009

It's definitely fall

I was walking outside yesterday, and it was just then that I realized how many leaves there were on the ground. It made me very very happy. I want this weather to stay fo' evah, evah.

Here are some of my fall time jams:

The Wooden Sky's new album rules. They're on tour with Elliot Brood right now.

(when they played at Canteen in Ottawa this summer, there was a similar vibe - a bunch of people crammed into a small art gallery, listening to the band play their tunes. It was sooooo nice)

Check out Elliott Brood's myspace, and then go see them play at Mavs in November!

The Rural Alberta Advantage - Edmonton


Friday, October 2, 2009

New, new, nouveau

Don't ask why I'm up at this hour. I don't even know what 8:00 in the morning is.

But while I am up and restless, I decided to post The Joy Formidable's new single, Greyhound in the Slips.

You can go to their myspace to download the single:

While I'm here, I might as well talk about the Great Bloomers. I've heard of these guys before, but never actually listened to their music. These guys are from Toronto, and I'm down with their sound. I think they are on the same label as The Wooden Sky, and our little drummer friend, Kip, from The Wooden Sky, also played with them for a bit. FUN.

Lastly, I'm going to see Japandroids this Saturday night. I forget where the venue is, but I'm excited!

And I'm not going to school...