Archive for October 2008

Hottest Bands in Canada

October 31st, 2008

Alright so there is this great blog called iheartmusic that puts out this list every year of the “Hottest Bands in Canada” as determined by journalists, music fans, and fellow bloggers. Somehow this year I got asked to submit my top ten list, and the results were just published! In the end, only three of my bands made the list, but hey, that’s still pretty darn good. Go check it out dummy!

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Seriously Great Photography

October 31st, 2008

I bought a cell phone with a glorious 0.3 megapixel camera. Here is a photo I took tonight at a concert that I attended by myself ’cause I ain’t got no friends in the city.


Needless to say, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

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Soundcheck #11: Jason Collett

October 28th, 2008

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Soundcheck #10: Shad

October 24th, 2008

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Kazoo Festival

October 22nd, 2008



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My First Radio Show

October 22nd, 2008

SSS Radio Show

I made this poster for a radio show I did for a year in college called Snowsuit Sounds. I hosted the show with my friend Derrick (that’s him in the background). I’ve always liked this poster, it’s a shame I don’t have a particularly high quality version of it anymore. I really nailed the colours here, dontchathink?

I actually just got off the phone with Derrick, I hadn’t talked to him since August. We had a good chat, covered the usual topics. I tried to convince him to come play a show in Toronto, he told me about the Best of X-Files: Season Three VHS he planned on watching tonight. He told me about a new blog he’s started keeping about Red House Painters. He always has tons to say.

Man, I have really fond memories of doing this radio show with Derrick. I’m not sure if anybody besides our friends ever listened, it didn’t matter. For two hours every Monday, I got to hang out with one of the funniest, most interesting people I know, just goofing off, playing music – Derrick introduced me to a lot of artists that I now love (Owen, Paul Westerberg, Bruce Springsteen, and the aforementioned Red House Painters, just to name a few). Driving home from the station in the dark, maybe getting some drive-thru for Derrick, chatting some more in his driveway. I remember telling him I planned on moving to Toronto once I graduated. Well, I’m in Toronto now, and things are going great, but a part of me misses those Monday nights with Derrick.


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No Frills P-Lot

October 21st, 2008


Hey Taytay,

So glad you came to chill, I’ve attached some pics of your lil stumble, hope you get a kick out of them.

Your pal,
Friendly C

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I’m Exhausted

October 17th, 2008

Geez, I really need to learn to pace myself, all that blogging last night left me exhausted and in bed until 11:30 AM! That’s my entire morning, gone! Oh well, I’m up now and I’ve got plenty to look forward to today.

Have you seen this?

“good ideas are like pumpkins. if you’ve ever planted a pumpkin patch, you know that pumpkins don’t need a lot of attention and/or watering. pumpkins have the innate ability to take over regardless of what has been planted around them.”

This blog is like a pumpkin! Go see Attack in Black/Shotgun Jimmie/Ladyhawk on tour this autumn! I’ll be seeing them in Toronto in the middle of November. Should make fer a good blog post!

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Pop Montreal

October 6th, 2008

Here are some photos from my weekend in Montreal:



Alden Penner



Group Photo

That green hat has got to go.

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