Friday, June 17, 2005
hardest button to button

I've used the ticketmaster website an obnoxious amount of times, but this morning was definitely the wierdest experience ever. When the search came up, I had (thought I) scored two Row 3 Orch tickets to the second White Stripes show. Thrilled, I finished the transaction, only to see Row 22 pop up.

I had two windows going, and my first thought was that I had accidentally finished the wrong transaction, but when I brought up the second window, that one said Row 22 (as I'd thought).

So to recap: two searches in two windows. One says "Row 3" one says "Row 22." I finish the "Row 3" transaction and still end up with 22.

I'd say I was pissed off, if I weren't so baffled.

Oh Leslie, why do you hurt me so? While Vancouverites must brave throngs of hippies and yuppies (which may be the worst combination of people ever at a show) and fork over $35-40 for FolkFest, our American neighbours and the unofficial centre of the universe get off easy. Not only is Ms. Feist playing Seattle twice in a month (once two nights ago, once on July 13th), but she's playing for FREE with Apostle of Hustle in Toronto on Canada Day. The T-Dot ups the ante by hosting free shows all summer.

In other out of town news, you may be interested in hopping on the 99 and heading down to Seattle on August 27th or 28th to catch Shellac at the Vera Project. Shellac!

Anybody know what's up with the Pretty Girls Make Graves show? Their website was updated less than a week ago and says that they're playing Sonar next Sunday, but I haven't seen a poster or tickets or ticket info or even a listing in the Straight.

Billboard reports that Broken Social Scene are set to release their latest, Windsurfing Nation on October 4th.

Finally, as promised, here's a track off of the new New Pornographers record. "Jackie, Dressed in Cobras" is the sequel to my favourite NP track, Mass Romantic's "Jackie" (not "From Blown Speakers," ironically), and features my two favourite things about the band: Dan Bejar's lyricism and Neko Case (sorry Carl). As with the rest of the album, it seems a little subdued compared to the first two records, but is no less enjoyable.

download: the New Pornographers - Jackie, Dressed in Cobras

Twin Cinema gets an official release on August 23rd, and as previously blogged, the New Pornographers will play the Commodore a month later with Destroyer in tow.

now playing: Silver Apples - I Have Known Love

4 Comments:

once i had two windows open searching for tickets, and the first one cancelled the search, telling me i had to close the second window and then try again.

By Anonymous jordan, at 6:01 PM  

you'd think they would post that kind of thing somewhere

By Blogger Quinn, at 6:59 PM  

yeah.... but they're bastards, remember?

By Anonymous jordan, at 1:16 PM  

this is true... so true.

By Blogger Quinn, at 1:24 PM  

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