Wednesday, December 06, 2006
down where i darn with the milk-eyed mender

Joanna Newsom was pretty great last night (I'm sure a lot of people will say mindblowing, but I respectfully disagree - still, pretty great though). The band filled out the Ys arrangements quite nicely, though I wouldn't have complained if they turned the drummers vocal mic down a touch (or off). All in all, while I enjoy Ys more as an album, I'm more fond of the Milk-Eyed Mender songs live, so I was more into the show opening and show closing solo portions of the evening. A lot of people seemed to be leaving early, which was a bit weird.

My enjoyment of Bill Callahan's set certainly doesn't reflect what he's capable of, as he's capable of quite a lot. But I nodded off a couple times during his set. I did have an interesting dream about watching horses, which I will attribute to his storytelling, however.

Everyone else has mentioned this already, but it's something worth mentioning, for sure. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are taking pre-orders two weeks in advance of the January 30th release of their forthcoming sophomore long-player, Some Loud Thunder. Starting January 16th, you can pre-order the record and not only will you get a physical copy of the CD and a t-shirt on the release date, but they'll let you snag the mp3s right away. There's two mp3s up on the band's official site, and You Ain't No Picasso has the mp3 for "Satan Said Dance." "Love Song No. 7" didn't really do it for me, but I'm pretty amped on "Underwater."

Anemones report that they've worked out a deal with St. Ives (a sublabel of Secretly Canadian) to put out a vinyl-only LP in April. It's limited to 300 copies and will come in hand made sleeves. snappy.

I did the mixtape for Discorder this month... check it out.

Sean's counting down his 25 favourite songs and albums of the year everyday until Christmas.

Does anybody know who won Shindig? It's not up on the CiTR website yet.

Finally, in keeping with the sombre spirit of the day...

download: the Tragically Hip - Montreal

now playing: Sleater-Kinney - Modern Girl

7 Comments:

From what album/concert is this Tragically Hip song? It sounds like an old demo, and it totally rocks.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:21 PM  

It was recorded for the Road Apples sessions, but got cut.

By Blogger Quinn, at 3:24 PM  

Just on the off chance you haven't heard yet, Vic Vic won Shindig last night.

By Anonymous Kevin Lalonde, at 1:23 AM  

I already told you, but for other people's benefit Victoria, Victoria! won Shindig

By Anonymous Jordie, at 1:24 AM  

Also that guy said the same thing one minute ago.

By Anonymous Jordie, at 1:25 AM  

Dear Quinnpants,

This morning I took a few moments (well, a good half hour) out of work to read your new stuff in admiration and affection. The Discorder mixtape is hilarious, and I love the Wu Tange piece on The Tyee- I think it's your best yet. Keep writing, puppy.

YOUR EMBARASSING FRIEND FOREVER,
Jackie

By Blogger Jackie, at 9:31 AM  

Puppy, eh?

;-)

By Anonymous Chris, at 12:42 PM  

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