Tuesday, June 14, 2005
i'll bring the sun

Picked up Jason Collett's latest Idols of Exile today. If you've heard his 2003 release, Motor Motel Love Songs, you know what to expect. If not, you probably know Jason from his axe duties with Broken Social Scene. That being said, despite the fact that almost all of the Scene (plus Jason Tait of the Weakerthans, Bob Egan, who played on a couple Wilco records, and Andrew Cash) all lend a hand on Idols, don't go thinking this is anything like You Forgot it In People (or any of the other BSS related bands). Unlike the sprawling arrangements that BSS favours, Collett's songs are concise sometimes country tinged sometimes 70's singer songwriter numbers. Best of all, after the first couple of listens, it's perfect for Summer. Jason is opening for Lucinda Williams two Saturdays from now in Stanley Park.

download: Jason Collett - Almost Summer

When I saw Jason two or three years ago at the Railway and he played this song after telling the true story that it was based on. I was a little disappointed that it didn't show up on Motor Motel Love Songs, so it was a nice surprise when it popped on my headphones when I was walking around downtown this afternoon.

I'm very sad to report that one of my favourite Vancouver spots is closed due to a fire last Sunday. DV8 is shut down for the time being after the building caught fire due to an overheated ice machine motor.

While were talking sad news, Scott Young passed away. You may know him as Neil Young's dad. But if you're like me, you'll remember him as the author of Scrubs on Skates, Boy on Defence, and A Boy at the Leafs Camp. I got the three novels when I was in Elementary School, and they were some of my absolute favourite books growing up.

Pitchfork reports that NIN and QotSA roll into town on September 26th, playing the Pacific Coliseum. What they neglected to mention is that Death from Above is tipped as the opener.

Mr. Cadence fucking Weapon has a mp3 of "the Hand That Feeds" remixed by the other Death from Above on his blog. While you're at it, check out his stuff (including a sick Lady Sovereign remix) here.

now playing: Jason Collett feat. Emily Haines - Hangover Days

2 Comments:

white stripes on sale friday.

pre-sale (more pricey with crappyish seats) on now.

By Anonymous sean, at 11:38 p.m.  

if you could keep me in the loop when NIN goes on sale, that'd be fantastic.
thanks

By Anonymous josh, at 2:16 p.m.  

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