Tuesday, September 25, 2007
bright shiny lights

Further to last night's post about Patrick Watson winning the Polaris Prize... I actually have nothing against him or Close to Paradise, but if that's the Canadian album of the "highest musical integrity," we've got some national issues.

Owen Pallett talked to the Canadian Press today, and noted that "The Arcade Fire do not need $20,000. Leslie Feist definitely doesn't need $20,000," which is all well and good, but if they're going to give the prize to people who need the money they should just give out a grant.

Alternately, there's the idea that the jury was trying to pick something that wasn't obvious, which is also a bit ridiculous. Also, it's ironic that if they were, indeed, looking for the left field choice, they ended up choosing the record that's probably the safest musically.

But what do I know? I was listening to TLC on the way to work. At least that crappy Dears record didn't win.

AIDS Wolf are at the Emergency Room on November 24th. Mutators and Shearing Pinx kick things off, and Chloe and Yannick from AW will have some of their Seripop stuff on display as well.

Exclaim is bringing Elliott Brood to the Plaza on November 2nd with the Acorn and Sunparlour Players. (thanks Scott)

Nas is at Plush on October 4th. Tickets cost about a million dollars (note: actually $60+s/c - they had them for $72 at Zulu when I was there the other day).

Heavy Trash are at the Plaza on November 18th with Powersolo.

And because of that Exclaim shindig, the Pipettes show at the Plaza is now a day later. Ladybug Transistor open. (thanks Shea)

One day left to win Klaxons or Hylozoists tickets.

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6 Comments:

my birthday party is at hokos on s-a t-u-r d-a-y night. free!

you should come. and/or post it on here.
the other 2 thirds of sex attack and a couple others will be djing, i probably won't be physically able. the booze! THE BOOOOZE!

love,
-dustin.

By Blogger dustin., at 1:34 PM  

Really? Nas? Damn, my friend the Nas Stan is going to flip. Now if only Jigga would come to GM Place.

By Blogger Matt, at 1:57 PM  

I don't know if I'd shell out that much for Nas... actually, I guess I do know, because I'm not... I'd be willing to pay that much Jay though.

By Blogger Quinn, at 2:07 PM  

Since Method Man has been in the game just as long as Nas and is over 20 dollars cheaper (and since I didn't go to Bumbershoot), I think that's where my rap dollars are going. What do you think of Jay's new single Quinn?

By Blogger Matt, at 8:05 PM  

patrick watson with plants & animals
dec 7th. st james hall

By Anonymous shea, at 8:00 AM  

Hey there,

I read your blog quite frequently and wanted to know if you could post this show up on it:

Jon-Rae (myspace.com/jonraeandtheriver)
Adelaide ( myspace.com/adelaidevancouver)
Chad Blue (myspace.com/myprojectblue)

Friday, November 2nd
Gaff Gallery (gaffgallery.com)
Doors: 8pm

As it at a non-venue, the show has to end by 11...so it's an early show.

Thanks!
Ben

By Blogger Ben, at 10:37 AM  

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