Monday, September 18, 2006
modern art

Hot Loins are at the Lamp on Thursday. Mutators, Basketball, and Humdinger are helping them celebrate the release of their new 7". The mere $6 you will pay to get in goes towards getting Gnarnia all cleaned up and reopened. It was an art space. It will once again be an art space. Other than that I'm not sure where/when it previously existed. Sean from Hot Loins told me to call him for the 411, but I lost my voice and can barely whisper. Sean from Beyond Robson wrote about it here... although that won't help you figure out just where this exciting new place will be (but read it, because it's a great post).

Speaking of great posts, I don't know if you check his blog everyday like I do, but Aaron's posted four times today over at Pop (All Love) and as per usual it's all pop commentary genius. If I needed another reason to dislike the Post, it's that they shifted Mr. Wherry from the Music to the Sports section.

I was working on something (not for here) on the Polaris Prize which never panned out, but in case you haven't heard, they're giving away the 20k tonight. Eye Weekly has my favourite feature on the fledgling award, and it's paired with a nice cover photo of one Rollie Pemberton and one Owen Pallett ready to duke it out for the big money.

Apparently Aaron Brophy from Chart is voting for Final Fantasy, and I wouldn't be surprised if Carl gave him the nod too, which actually gives Owen a pretty good chance at winning. Still an outside chance, but I bet that would put him in a decent mood for his show at the Norm tomorrow night (which is sold right out, by the way).

Speaking of bets, I'm now offering the following odds (the bookie closes at 5pm PST):
BSS - 3:2
Cadence Weapon - 5:1
Deadly Snakes - 6:1
Final Fantasy - 4:1
Sarah Harmer - 7:1
K'Naan - 5:1
Malajube - 10:1 (and I'll buy you a bottle of La Fin Du Monde)
Metric - 4:1
The New Pornographers - 2:1
Wolf Parade - 2:1

With all respect to Malajube, they were clearly the token francophone act from a jury that contained maybe a handful of people who speak french properly. Sarah Harmer... I mean I love Sarah Harmer, but there's no way in hell she's going to win. Ditto for the Deadly Snakes. Rollie probably won't like being lumped in with K'Naan, but they probably have an equal chance of taking home the cheque. I've already discussed Owen. Metric... I just have this feeling like there's an "anybody but Metric" camp out there. And really, Live It Out isn't bad, but it's not all that great either. If Old World Underground... had qualified, perhaps it would be a different story.

Which brings us to the big three. Wolf Parade, BSS, and the New Pornographers. BSS is the safe choice isn't it? Not to mention that you could argue, but you really couldn't argue all that hard if they took home the $5 a piece for each of their members (20k divided by 4,000). Their last album was stellar. I read somewhere last month that Wolf Parade want to use the money to put on a free show, not in their adopted home of Montreal, but here in Vancouver (they are, after all, mostly West Coast boys). So being entirely selfserving here's hoping Apologies to the Queen Mary takes it home... plus, it really was my favourite album last year.

now playing: Wolf Parade - I'll Believe In Anything

5 Comments:

Haha, I suppose I could be in the "Anybody but Metric" camp. I just didn't like Live It Out all that much. And compared to other discs like BSS, Final Fantasy, and even the Deadly Snakes, it just doesn't compare.

I have a feeling it will probably be The New Pornographers. It's what my gut is telling me, although I hope it's BSS.

And this just furthers my proof I really need to pick up the Wolf Parade CD.

By Blogger Peter, at 5:35 PM  

HOLY FUCK! Owen won! He was like my number 2 option and actually deserved it.

I am shocked....

By Anonymous Graham, at 9:23 PM  

with 7 of the 11 jury members being based in and around t.o., it's not surprise owen took home the 20k...

By Blogger Hanson, at 12:54 AM  

Okay.

His show tonight: going to be amazing.

By Blogger luisairene, at 6:45 AM  

awesome!

and vancouver-types....just came across this vancouver music blog...

http://c14my.blogspot.com/

By Anonymous Sean, at 6:47 AM  

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