Sunday, September 23, 2007
oh, there was home

It's not that Dan Boeckner's songwriting is dumbed down or that Spencer Krug can't pen a decent melody, but when I think of Wolf Parade, I always think of Krug as the word smith and Boeckner as the guy who writes the anthems. I'm really into some rather cerebral songwriters (Dan Bejar comes to mind), but more often than not, I tend to side with things that grab you by the balls before things that only tickle your mind. It was pretty perfect then, that the Handsome Furs encored with a Tom Petty cover (of "You Got Lucky"), because I feel the same way about Tom that I do about Dan; he's no hack in the lyrics department, but his strength is the sing-along melodies that he composes. And, you know, Boeckner always looks like he's feeling every word that he's desperately wailing, and that's far more affecting than a guy who calmly sings some well-written creative writing exercise set to music. To her credit, Alexei Perry was equally into things, even though she wasn't behind the mic at all.

Anyhow, if you missed out, you should consider yourself foolish (well, maybe not if you were at No Age, depending on how good No Age was last night). They were even polite enough to lie about "Handsome Furs Hate This City." It's not about Toronto, and is, in fact, about Vancouver. Any real Vancouverites wouldn't take offense to that sentiment, but it was a nice gesture anyhow.

I didn't snap any photos, but I bet Steve will have some nice ones up soon.

The Ponys are at Richard's on November 7th with Chin Up Chin Up.

Moving Units are at Richard's on November 28th with VHS or Beta

now playing: M.I.A. - Jimmy

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2 Comments:

damn, i even believed him about the toronto thing

elliot brood is at plaza club on november 2... actually, it's:

The Exclaim! Tour with Elliot Brood, the Acorn & Sunparlour Players

By Anonymous scott, at 9:00 a.m.  

I think Only said it best...

"you've got to hate this city to love it, and we really hate it"... something like that anyhow.

thanks for the heads up on the show.

By Blogger Quinn, at 4:29 p.m.  

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