Sunday, September 04, 2005
live it out

Let's start by talking about Metric's new album, the forthcoming Live It Out. Let's talk about how it's a little darker than Old World, Underground... But, more importantly, let's talk about how, upon initial listens, it sounds stronger as an album than Old World Underground...

download: Metric - Empty

Live It Out hits stores on September 27th, make sure you run out and buy it. While you're at it, check them out at any (or all) of three upcoming shows in Vancouver (September 10th at UBC, October 30th for two shows at the Commodore).

Next, let's talk about Mr. Kanye West. By now you've all seen it... but if you haven't...

Crooks and Liars has the video and transcript.

He's getting a lot of flack... most of it about "he's arrogant this" or "he's selfserving that"... yeah, he's a cocky bastard. Disagree with him if you want, but watch that clip again, and you'll notice that there was nothing arrogant or selfserving about it. I don't think I've seen a public appearance where he's seemed so unsure about himself.

It was the ballsiest thing said on National television by a musician (or anybody for that matter) in ages, and it was said when a whole bunch of other people thinking the same thing have decided to keep their mouths shut. By weekends end, there'll be a bigger media backlash then when those poor Dixie Chicks decided to speak up. Join me in tipping our collective hats, won't you?

For now, why not listen to a little bit of what the man does best...

download: Kanye West feat. Twista and Jamie Foxx - Slow Jams (Twista Remix)

Not to be outdone, Canada's (now Vegas') own Celine Dion, dishes out some of her own on Larry King. Long story short, Celine (like me) can't understand how there's almost 200 billion dollars for ye olde war, but they can't find enough helicopters, buses, or National Guardsmen to send down South. Daily Kos has the full transcript and video

Finally, some potentially good news on the Arcade Fire show front. Drummer Jeremy Gara, via the board:

we're working on it...
well, really, some people are working on it for us!

it's not for lack of trying...
lots of the venues we'd love to play are booked, and some of the alternative venues are just way too expensive to even explain... but i promise there are people working on putting it together. last i heard (a couple days ago) it was still being ironed out.

best we can do for now.

not really a scoop, i guess.

xo j

So, it ain't dead yet. I'll, of course, keep you posted.

now playing: Kanye West feat. Consequence and John Legend - So Soulful


I'd have to agree that Kanye seemed 100% sincere in what he was saying and wasn't doing it for any kind of self-serving purpose, you could tell he was struggling.

Either he's about the greatest actor in the world, or he meant everything he said.

By Anonymous Dave, at 3:50 a.m.  

It was obviously off the cuff - there was nothing polished about those words - so I'm sure it was heartfelt.

That said, I'm impressed by how well Mike Myers was able to hold it together.

By Blogger Spencer, at 6:20 p.m.  

I agree. Kanye is a cocky bastard who wants to be huge and sell the most records. saying what he did would NOT help that, which makes me believe he really meant it.

By Anonymous Sean, at 7:25 p.m.  

Can you tell me more about the Metric gig at the Pit? Is it all ages, pricing, etc.? I know nothing about this gig. o.o Thanks in advance.

By Anonymous Eryn, at 8:34 p.m.  

Mike Myers was pretty impressive... i can't remember if that particular clip goes long enough to show when they cut to Chris Tucker and he looks like he's about to freak out at anytime.

Eryn: tix are $13 and change, available at the OutPost in the Student Union Building at UBC, and the gig it is 19+

By Blogger Quinn, at 10:51 p.m.  

Stars, Nov 21st, Commodore.....i guess they decided to move to the bigger room and just scrap the all ages show....


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upcoming shows
2/8 Twin Sister, Eleanor Friedberger, and Ava Luna @ the Media Club
2/9 David Choi @ the Rio
2/10 Secret Chiefs 3 and Dengue Fever @ the Rickshaw
2/13 White Buffalo @ the Media Club
2/14 The Ballyntines and Pleasure Cruise (TT) @ the Biltmore
2/18 Grimes w/Born Gold @ Fortune (early)
2/18 Cruel Young Heart, Young Liars, the Oh Wells, and Matiation @ the Dodson Rooms (AA)
2/18 Cursive w/UME @the Media Club
2/19 The Asteroids Galaxy Tour w/Vacationer @ Venue
2/20 Veronica Falls w/Bleached @ the Media Club
2/26 DJ Krush @ Fortune
2/29 Trevor Hall @ the Media Club
3/6 Slow Club w/Signals @ the Media Club
3/7 Cloud Nothings w/Mr. Dream @ the Media Clubr
3/8 Islands @ the Rio
3/10 Memoryhouse @ the Waldorf
3/17 William Fitzsimmons @ the Biltmore (early)
3/18 Magnetic Fields @ the Vogue (AA)
3/21 Plants & Animals>/b> @ the Rickshaw
3/22 Drive-by Truckers @ the Commodore
3/23 White Rabbits @ the Biltmore
3/23 Loney Dear @ the Media Club
3/24 Sharon Van Etten and the War on Drugs @ the Biltmore (early)
3/25 Nada Surf and An Horse @ the Rickshaw
3/27 The Ting Tings @ the Commodore
4/5 House de Racket @ the Electric Owl
4/6 Chairlift w/Nite Jewel @ the Electric Owl
4/7 Heartless Bastards @ the Media Club
4/8 Metronomy @ Venue
4/8 Gotye @ the Vogue (AA)
4/9 Cults @ Venue
4/10 First Aid Kit @ Venue
4/10 Andrew Bird w/Laura Marling @ the Vogue (AA)
4/13 The Odds and the Grapes of Wrath @ the Rickshaw
4/14 The Joel Plaskett Emergency @ the Vogue (AA)
4/24 School of Seven Bells w/Exitmusic @ the Electric Owl
4/26 Justice @ the PNE Forum (AA)
4/27 M83 @ the Vogue (AA)
4/27 Yukon Blonde @ the Commodore
4/28 Neon Indian @ Venue (early)
5/6 Delta Spirit w/Waters @ the Electric Owl
5/9 Yann Tiersen @ the Rickshaw
5/11 Great Lake Swimmers w/Cold Specks @ the Commodore
5/12 The Boxer Rebellion> @ the Biltmore
5/27 Coeur de Pirate @ Venue

AA = all ages
DG = @damaged goods
DFTK = @dirty for the kids
FJW = @fake jazz wed
EN = @easy now
GD = @glory days
HL = @higher learning JH = @junior high
JY= @junkyard
RRPP = @rocknroll pizza party
SD = @shindig
TT = @toonie tuesday
NW = @no worries

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this heart's on fire
i ain't been going nowhere for quite awhile
the owls go
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