Thursday, December 29, 2005
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Sometimes I think this cycle never ends......
|Ok listen up!..I`ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about starting my own Broken Social Scene ...so basically what I wanna do is compose an album and get as many people as I can to contribute to it...so let me know if your in...and whatcha wanna play....Now as promised its time to hook ya up with some awesome tunes....First ya gotta check out Mike Trike...which is a CD that was given to me from Patricia for Christmas...and its right up my ally...smooth and chill harmonies..beautiful guitar work, and it was made in his apartment over the course of a yr...So if your a fan of Elliott Smith or Teenage Fanclub then Mike Trike is the man for you....Enjoy...|
Mike Trike - House Burned Down
Mike Trike - Into This Couch (F`in awesome song!!)
Mike Trike - Valet
Now on to some Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!...which I`ll admit I was a little late on this band...it wasn`t until I read a lot of top albums for 2005 and noticed that CYHSY were in all of them, then I download the album...glad I did..here`s two of my favs....
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! - In This Home On Ice
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! - Upon This Tidal Wave
Also I decided that my Gift Certificates would go to towards the Death Cab For Cutie DVD - "Drive well and sleep carefully"...which I`ve watched about half now and am loving it...why did I wait this long to pick this up? ...qlso I got one of these for Christmas...so now no one can break into my Laptop.....haha suckers....CN
Monday, December 26, 2005
Hi...How are ya?? ..Etc
|Not a lot to talk about today...a lot to show ya though...I have a collection of shots that were taken from our Gig last friday at the Salt Lounge...So Here They Are...(thanks to all who contributed)|
ok well there`s the shots...also in the music news our good friends at N.I.R. have composed there list of top 25 songs of 2005 so go HERE to check it out...stay tuned for tommorrow`s update cause I`ll have a lot of MP3`s to share with ya since I scored some amazing music at Christmas....CN
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Upon This Tidal Wave Of Young Blood
Saturday, December 24, 2005
Friday, December 23, 2005
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
First the mic, then a half cigerette...singing Cathy`s Clown...
I got really excited when a friend of mine told me that Hollywood was going to make a Back To The Future part 4....which would be awesome btw....anyway`s Micheal J Fox had already been talked to and had said Yes....so I needed to find out if this was %100 true...so I went right to www.bttf.com (a Back to the Future fan site) when I got home and learned that this information was false...which sucks...but the website did say that they never said that they wern`t making a Back To The Future 4 though.....who knows...go HERE to read...Ever wonder what song was #1 on your birthday...we`ll know you can....go HERE to find out...Turns out Blondie`s song Call Me was #1 on my birthday...which has been featured in a million comercials over the yrs...so I`ll leave ya with the track
Blondie - Call Me
I`ve finally had time to fiddle around with the sidebar over the last couple days...so it should be alot nicer for you Internet Explorer users....your welcome...Now I know most of you remember the good old days when Baseball was good...so you`ll be happy to know I`ve figured out why Baseball has been shit for the past 10 yrs...Its because of players like Johnny Damon, who reciently signed with the damn Yankee`s...Lets just give em the world series trophy now and get it over with..I mean the guy was doing well in Boston had tons of fans but then packs up and leaves as soon as a buck is dropped in front of him (ok it was more the $1...more like 50 million)...so if u wanna know why baseball sucks its cause the players don`t give a shit about the game all they care about is the money and people know this and don`t wanna see players being payed a zillion dollars to hit a little ball...that and were tired of seeing the Yankee`s in the World Series...CN
Goldspot - Rewind (PLEASE, PLEASE ...DOWNLOAD THIS SONG...You won`t reget it)
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Someday you will be loved....
So me and my buddy Paul decided to go out on a mission tonight to find the Bobnoxious Christmas CD which is becoming quite popular...They had the CD release party at Call The Office on Saturday and I herd it was a packed house...So when we got to Grooves and found the CD was sold out, we wern`t that surprised..Thankfully Bob himself came in earlier and dropped off some DVD/CD`s....so Paul picked it up and me being the Pirate head that I am...I had a burnt copy in no time...So i`ll leave ya with some tracks....so get your Heavy Christmas Spirit on...
Bobnoxious - Ho Ho Ho
Bobnoxious - Merry Christmas
After that we watched (which felt like the longest comedy ever) Bad News Bairs...which had some funny parts but was overall a dud...Now...sorry back to Music...Chart has relased there Best Of 2005, Overlooked, But Not Unloved...go HERE to check that out..and also yesterday was Tuesday new release day, in which nuthing good came out....we`ll except for the new Ryan Adams disk (Ryan not Bryan)...its very alt-country but also very alt- GOOD so here`s some of my fav tracks from that....the album is called 29...and it is his last of 3 albums this yr
Ryan Adams - The Sadness
Ryan Adams - Night Birds
...now I dug up some old concert tickets from my collection...so i put together a little collage (Click On The Picture To See It Better)...CN
Sea Of Green??
Monday, December 19, 2005
Don`t be cross this sick I want.....
|Hilarious Alert!!!....Ok I found the most funniest website that I`ve ever come across in a long time..Its about this guy who tries to get away with just about everything when it comes to signing for his credit card slips...go HERE to check it...Seriously its jokes...Music now...I `ve been on a Live Music kick lately so I`m gonna hook ya up with a few Live tracks...some are great quality and some are shit but they sound friggin awesome in headphones.|
Death Cab For Cutie - Title and Registration
Rogue Wave - Medicine Ball/ You
Elliott Smith - Christian Brothers (highly recommended)
Trail Of Dead - How near how far
In other music news The Spyes had rehearsal tonight. So I thought I`d take my camera for some photo`s...and Yes The gig is this Friday at the Salt Lounge...So come out because were gonna try and play some different songs and possibly a new one...I don`t know exactly what time were playing at but come between the hrs of 8pm-2pm and you should see us play....ok jokes aside I believe were going on around 10-11..The Populars are going to be playing as well which is exciting...concidering I`ve been listening to there music for awhile...and they just finished touring with The All American Rejects...so that`s kool...why there playing with us at The Salt Lounge I don`t know but hopefully it will bring out a crowd..I`m gonna leave ya with the cutest dog alive...his name is Ewok...and he`s just a little ball of furr...he`s Susie and Dennis` new toy....and if there not carefull I might just steal him as my new toy....jk...CN
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Time travel is lonely!!
Attention all music artist with the last name Van, I`m interested in buying your CD`s....WTF?? U say...not a problem....I just bought two CD`s this weekend, one was a CD I ordered a few weeks ago called Infiniheart by the quiet lad Chad VanGaalen, and the other is the latest from John Vanderslice...Pixal Revolt....See both of there last names start with Van...I`m leaving ya with a few tracks from both albums I highly recommend the download of all...also if you check out www.johnlavanderslice.com there is a whole Live set available for download...
John Vanderslice- Peacocks In The Video Rain
John Vanderslice - Exodus Damage
Chad VanGaalen - Blood Machine (also SOD)
Chad VanGaalen - Traffic
also speaking of live concert The Spyes are going to be playing at the Salt Lounge this Friday (December 23)...so If your in the London area and are bored come and see me bang my ass off on the skins.. Take at look at this logo (New York Golden Blades)....This is my pick for worst Hockey Logo....what`s yours???..The good people at Bushparty have come up with the worst hockey logo`s of all time....so go HERE to check it out....Picked up a few new DVD`s over the last couple days...The first one was which I got at a Christmas gift exchange and the other one was E.T.Life Aquatic With Steve Zisso...which is a personal fave...Me and Patricia watched a pretty good documentary tonight called My Date With Drew...which is about this guy (Brian Herzlinger) who gives himself a little over $1100 and 30 to have a date with Drew Barrymore....It was actually quite funny and as it turns out this guy isn`t a creep at all..actually he`s quite a likeable guy....so rent that one next time your at Blockbuster....now for a Kitty shot!!...Cheers..CN
Chad VanGaalen - Blood Machine
Thursday, December 15, 2005
You can`t have Chris with out a little Makaa
(Jay looks Shocked...and so am I) Its funny because I remember attending the Sloan concert 2 weeks ago and The Drink was not a packed house at all. So I was really surprised today when I found out that the Halifax 4 some are opening up for The Rolling Stones in Boston....Mmk no offence... I`m the biggest Sloan fan on this earth, but when did Sloan start selling 1 Million records?? Good for them though...ohh and after they open up for the Stones they head over to Spain and tour Europe for a few months...Who is there booking agent...God perhaps?? Like wow opening up for The Stones and then off to Europe for a few months just goes to prove my point...London is the worst place for supporting music... So do you know what you can do to help?? You can support London bands starting with mine..Apparently The Spyes are playing a gig on Friday the 23 of Dec....Now this isn`t %100 yet but keep in touch with Neileslife for updates on that..and to finish off the Music news I thought I`d add a special link for ya...its for all the Elliott Smith fans out there...The site is called Trash Treasury, and it contains tons and tons of live Mp3`s, Video`s and Interviews...so go HERE to get your fix.....Last night me and Patricia and Mike went to see King Kong at Silvercity...not a bad film actually..I must say a majority of the film was quite entertaining..the only problem is that it took a few weeks to get to the end...Seriously it takes at least an hour for them to reach the island...and with a lack of dialogue sometimes you can feel the length of the film...all in all I must say I was quite impressed with The Kong its just too bad it took a few hrs to meet him..CN
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
All this talk of what it costs...the history books have left it out...
Man I must say that I am really enjoying the fine acoustic recordings from Jose Gonzalez. Jose`s music could be compared to all the "Quiet Is The New Loud" sounds out there like Elliott Smith, Kings Of Convenience, Hayden. He has that one person ability to have his music carry you with just his Mexican Guitar and his voice. So i`ll leave ya with a few tracks that you should download.
Jose Gonzalez - Crosses
Jose Gonzalez - Slow Moves
Jose Gonzalez - All You Deliver
Now while I was browsing threw Chartattack today I noticed that they did a concert review of the Gwen Stefani concert that I attended last week. So go HERE to read about that...also cleaned up the sidebar a little for ya..So if you miss a song of the day now you can download them from the sidebar as well now......and yes I`ve revamped my MySpace account...which can be found HERE... now just an personal update...we (My band The Spyes) had our first practice tonight...We worked on some oldies as well as a few new songs....all in all the sound was good ....the problem is , is that I brought my camera to document this rare event and I forgot to take some pictures. We don`t practice too often...and it seems like we play an average of about two or three gigs a year so I was hopeing to grab some photo`s and I didn`t...but have no fear I`ll make it up to ya by showing some older shots of us jammin and an old Mp3 as the SOTD. also gonna try something new as well. I was digging up old footage when I came across us playing the Juicy Fruit theme song..so go watch that video..CN
THE SPYES - Juicy Fruit (theme song) **VIDEO**
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
I love who you are, love who you ain`t, your so Anne Frank.....
Its an early post for me....I was going to post last night but I was too tired so I thought I`d grab a Tea and write an entry for ya today...Lots of fun stuff to show ya today..First things first..I`m really obsessed with making dolls..So I decided I`d make one of me ...hope you enjoy...to make your own click HERE...Now once you have created your doll its time to download some great music...and since I was in a Hip Hop mood the other day I`ve decided to leave ya with some of my favourtie hip-hop tracks....
OUTKAST-So Fresh, So Clean = This is probably my favourite hip hop song of all time...I just love the beat.
BEASTIE BOYS- So Whatcha Want? = This song reminds me of grade 9 in high school...It also reminds me of the 50 pairs of ADDIDAS Campus that I`ve owned through out the yrs.
BONE THUGS N HARMONY - First Of The Month = BJ used to play this song over and over and over again when we were kids...I used to be sick of it...but now I laugh my ass off when I hear it...plus its a sick track
DMX - Ruff Riders Anthem = This song reminds me of my carpet cleaning days...This guy Mark that I used to work used to crank this in his 1980 Chevy Cavalier...it was one of those piece of shit cars that the stereo was worth more then the car.
PHARCYDE-Running = Man this is another great Hip-Hop track...probably #2 of all time on my list...It used to be on the MuchMusic commercial for Rapcity back in the day....These guys played at the Embassy last yr and I should have gone just to hear this song.
Moving on...I have to stop and ask all of my readers a favor for a second...Ok...This Wednesday I have an interview at the Hospital for an I.T. job so I would like it if you said a few prayers or crossed a few fingers for my ass...thanks!! Blog info time..SoMuchSilence which has become an everyday ritual for me to click to has posted his top songs of 2005...and there all available to download....also I`m going to be working on the sidebar over the next couple days...adding a few more links (ps I`m trying to get the longest band link list going.....if u couldn`t tell already) and getting rid of somethings maybe...so keeep your right eye open for that one...and one more website to point out is.....this one is called Rotate This...which is a CD/LP Store in downtown Toronto...they have great info on concerts and new and upcoming music...so go HERE to check it...haha I said check it....CN
The Rosebuds - Lovers Rights
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Asking you to stay....the words are finally here..
Yes tons and tons of pictures today (haha) ...First are some shots from the Gwen Stefani concert in Toronto....not a bad concert actually, I don`t think it was worth the $100 but it was still a good show. Gwen sang every song I think from her new album and had a new outfit for each song that she sang..I was quite impressed with the band and the dancers personally, concidering I`m not the biggest Gwen Stefani fan I was still entertained by the band and break dancing squad! ...ok now on to some important music and when I say IMPORTANT I mean it...the brilliant blog of YouaintnoPicasso have relased a new Elliott Smith song which is a really really good tune...I`ve been listening to it on repeat now for about 20min...The sound of the recording is very crisp...and it sounds like Happy Elliott which is awesome
ELLIOTT SMITH - Stickman
....also I`ve been obbsessed with a this song
so download both of these to add to your collection...I`ll leave ya with a picture now of me at my work Christmas Party (Dominoes Pizza) I recieved my 5yr pin and an award for delivering 40 runs in one night....which I don`t remember doing but thanks Jose...CN
The Strokes - Heart In A Cage
Thursday, December 08, 2005
I`ve got these great ideas, and I don`t think there ever coming back..
Ok if I could have 10 seconds of your precious time...I`d like to ask ya to stop and think about the great man known to us as John Lennon...Today marks the 25th anniversary of his death, which if you do the math, means that I was alive and breathing oxygen when he was still on this earth. Mmk ..seriously though there will be no other like John Lennon, the man stood for peace and love and happiness in a generation that was lacking all three...Even if you wern`t the biggest Beatles fan, you still know who the man is and what he stood for and for that we should take 10 seconds out of our day and act in a way that he would have wanted....mmk now for another important note...I must say I read the most interesting article on Eye today...The article was about Arrested Development and what the future has in store for the show...the article also pointed me to a web site on how to save the show..so please if you have some extra time today go HERE (www.saveourbluts.com) and help save one of the best comedies on TV....Now on to some concert news...I was reading today that Rogue Wave will be playing a show with Nada Surf at Lee`s palace in March...so I will definatly be trying my best to attend that show....Who`s with me??...speaking of shows tonight I will be attending the Gwen Stefani concert at the ACC...so be sure to come here tommorrow and hopefully I`ll have some pics....I`ll now leave ya with an Beatles cover sung by my personal favourite Elliott Smith..CN
Elliott Smith - Because (Beatles Cover)