Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Fall Listening Schedule

August 28


September 11
Animal Collective Strawberry Jam
Hot Hot Heat Happiness Ltd
Simian Mobile Disco Attack Decay Sustain Release
Kanye West Graduation

September 18
Akron/Family Love Is Simple

September 25
mum Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy, Let Your Crooked Hands Be Holy
Stars In Our Bedroom After the War

October 2
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Magic
Sunset Rubdown Random Spirit Lover

October 9
Band Of Horses Cease to Begin
Beirut The Flying Club Cup
Fiery Furnaces Widow City
The Hives The Black and White Album

Other Autumnal Releases...
Be Your Own Pet, British Sea Power, Cursive, Daft Punk's live album, The Mars Volta The Bedlam In Goliath, Tapes 'N Tapes, The Weakerthans, Wolf Parade

Monday, August 20, 2007

Lock Up Your Rats

Fishers are real.

I saw one. The other day while driving 30min outside of Kingston, Ontario, I saw one scamper across the highway. Too fat to be a fox and too boring to be an armadillo.

Also known as "fisher cats", these weaselish devils have been told to snatch up household cats and eat out the stomachs of cattle while they sleep.

Yamma Mamma!

They also apparently have a cry resembling the screams of a tortured human baby. Sources say they can jump down out from trees too, so watch your back next time your searching for the porn you buried behind your cabin last summer.

And yes, this is Reason no.188 why sprawl is a very bad thing. The day I hear of a fisher in my neighbourhood, is the day I move to far away.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Weekend Songs

We're nearing the end of summer, so here are some sticky treats
that will make you feel good about summer's past and future.

Animal Collective is every summer noise (late night streetcars, the ice cream truck song, heat bugs, echoing fireworks) tickled and tangled together with melody and jam - This is a new one from their new one - Chores from "Strawberry Jam". Due out Sept 11. [Future Buy]

Spoon is classic rock for the summer nowist. I can't remember a band with three such consistently catchy singles off three such consistently awesome albums. Scary-happy thing is, I think this new album might be better than the last two. If you haven't heard The Underdog off "Ga5" yet, then your summer might extend until October. [Now Buy]

The Stills is summer hammock music for amateur astronomy clubs. Still in Love Song is off their 1st record when they were overrated. Check out their new album, "Without Feathers", which is totally underrated. That shit's some of the most enjoyable easylistening rock since "Full Moon Fever".

Have a sticky and sweet weekend.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Hudson's Rap Album Sells 78 Copies In First Week

"Pioneer Press -
Timberwolves guard Troy Hudson's first rap album, "Undrafted," sold 78 copies in the first week after it was released on July 17."

I wonder why...

Maybe we should ask these guys?

July 18, 2008

Mark the calendar.

It seems I'm a bit behind all of this. But, "The Dark Knight" - the sequel to the impossibly perfect "Batman Begins", is filming in Chicago right now and they've released a teaser and a bunch of photos. Enjoy.... (And yes, that's Maggie Gyllenhaal replacing Kate Holmes as Rachel Dawes - yes, phew).

The Batcycle, newly dubbed "the Batpod"

Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent (ie. Two Face)

Heath Ledger as The Joker

Joker (Joker's Gang?) in Disguise

Joker and Rachel Dawes