Tuesday, November 22, 2005
magic numbers

Matthew has the results of his poll of 21 Canadian music bloggers up. The mighty Arcade Fire nudge out Broken Social Scene, in what was apparently, a squeaker.

If youre curious, here's the list I sent in:
1. Broken Social Scene
2. Wolf Parade
3. The New Pornographers
4. Feist
5. Jason Collett
6. Death From Above 1979
7. Stars
8. Final Fantasy
9. The Constantines
10. Cadence Weapon

If you missed Rogue Wave like I did last weekend, you can catch them in February, as they're not slotted in as the openers for Nada Surf. While you're at it, why not head over to Copy, Right, where you can take a listen to Rogue Wave's take on Buddy Holly's "Everyday."

You Say Party! We Say Die! plays the Sound Document Xmas Party with Cadeaux on December 13th. There'll be a indie music and art sale, cheap pints of Granville Island, and noneother than Mr. Grant Lawrence will be DJing.

Last but not least, if you were like one of my best friends in highschool, and had/have a crush on Lisa Loeb, now is your chance! The bespectacled temptress will be starring in a new reality show where she "looks for a mate." Just make sure you don't tell her she only hears what she wants to, and you're shoe-in.

now playing: Damian Marley - Welcome to Jamrock


I'd have BSS at the top too...but no Arcade Fire in our top 10? Was that strategic voting to try to keep them off the #1 overall spot?

By Anonymous g, at 11:30 p.m.  

dude thanks

this is great for my self esteem

dec. 6th in canada = cadence weapon debut


By Blogger rollie, at 2:45 a.m.  

Hey Quinn - I saw the Rogue Wave show on Saturday... they were *fantastic*. They're so underrated/underexposed right now.

Any idea when the tickets actually go on sale for the Nada Surf/Rogue Wave show go on sale?

By Anonymous vanmega, at 9:32 a.m.  

no arcade fire? lets not kid ourselves.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:11 p.m.  

Am I the only one who thinks Death From Above 1979 are horrible?

By Blogger Peter, at 3:29 p.m.  

Shit, I was totally into Lisa Loeb (looks wise only) a long time ago ... it was the glasses ... I even saw her play lilith Fair (don't ask). Sign me up for this tv show!

By Blogger Graham, at 4:17 p.m.  

i don't know you, peter, but i'm with you on that.

By Anonymous josh, at 4:20 p.m.  

better than the american list.

By Anonymous Sean, at 5:10 p.m.  

dfa are one of those bands that sell more t-shirts than cds/mp3s. people like the idea of them more than their actual tunes

By Anonymous g, at 5:22 p.m.  

DFA79 are of the highest degree of truth ... although they're kinda dicks about it.

By Blogger Graham, at 6:40 p.m.  

Re: Arcade Fire... no disputing that they've had a big year... in fact, probably bigger than last year, admittedly... but I just think of the last 4 months of 2004 were really "theyre time." And while they have toured (a lot) and picked up momentum, it just feels like time for something new.. at least to me. I've got nothing but love for them.

As for DFA1979... I was actually going to talk about the PFork's review of Romance, Bloody, Romance, and how much I disagreed... those remixes are brilliant. As for the songs in their original incarnations... they may not be for everyone, but if you like loud riffs and shaking your ass, it's hard to deny that they're brilliant.

- Quinn... on someone else's computer.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:32 p.m.  

Pfork bring out the big .5 out of 10 for DFA. Fair or un-Phair?

By Anonymous g, at 8:40 a.m.  

I would've said the same thing about arcade fire before the show in vancouver last month. I went to see wolf parade (who are number one on my list), but arcade fire amazed me by amazing me just as much as they did the first time I saw them last year and blowing the roof off the place. If you'd been there they would've made your list, I'm sure of it.

about DFA1979, I'm not big on them either, though they've got something compelling about them, and I do enjoy the remixes.

By Blogger erin, at 2:07 p.m.  

yeah... it was just so expensive.

they were definitely the best act of the day at Sasquatch in May though.. and that's saying a lot. Because the Frames, Joanna Newsom, Wilco, and Kanye, were all amazing.

they're definitely great in any venue. i can't remember the last time i gave Funeral a spin though. that's not a knock on the album, it too, is also still amazing... just not a 2005 thing for me.

By Blogger Quinn, at 3:00 p.m.  

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