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Mad for Canada

Oh Canada

Heading up to Toronto tomorrow so I made a playlist for the ride. While I had promised to make Dawn Summers’ ears bleed, this playlist is a bit more subdued. However, I guarantee there are songs here that Dawn will absolutely hate.

Bob & Doug McKenzie Take Off
Heart Magic Man
Rush Subdivisions
Joni Mitchell Raised on Robbery
Broken Social Scene Swimmers
Neil Young Heart of Gold
Martha & The Muffins Echo Beach
The New Pornographers Go Places
FM Phasors on Stun
Hot Hot Heat Running Out of Time
Leonard Cohen So Long, Marianne
Arcade Fire Neighborhood # 2 (Laika)
k.d. lang A Case of You
The Guess Who No Time
Cowboy Junkies Sweet Jane
Skinny Puppy Smothered Hope
Terry Jacks Seasons in the Sun
Miriodor The Knife Thrower
Bruce Cockburn If I Had a Rocket Launcher
Anvil Metal on Metal
The Band The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
The Rural Alberta Advantage The Breakup
Loreena McKennitt All Souls Night
Steppenwolf Magic Carpet Ride
The Tear Garden Blobbo
The Pursuit of Happiness I’m an Adult Now
Triumph Lay it on the Line
Robbie Robertson Somewhere Down the Crazy River
Wolf Parade It’s a Curse
BTO You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
Godspeed You Black Emperor! East Hastings
Gordon Lightfoot Sundown
Loverboy Turn Me Loose
Voivod Into My Hypercube
Delerium Of the Tribe


Kraftwerk Tickets Blues

Sadly, I spent my lunch yesterday in the queue too. Keine Karten für mich!

Update: and the inevitable Hitler meme video:


Jeff Mangum

When I first heard In the Aeroplane Over the Sea I fell completely in love with Neutral Milk Hotel. I brought the cd to work and folks at first scoffed but soon a majority of them were singing along. When NMH was to play at the 9:30 Club, we all went. Alas, the band had van trouble, showed up late and played a pretty crappy show. However, we were all so much in love with their music that we forgave them. Then nothing…

Now Jeff Mangum is doing a tour of solo shows. I tried to get tickets when he played in Manhattan but no luck. When the shows at BAM were announced, I anxiously awaited, clicking refresh over and over on my computer. I managed to get tickets for one show. And then another one was announced so I got a ticket for that show as well. There is also a third show but I only bought tickets for two shows – I didn’t want to be too greedy, I figured other folks should have the chance to see him.

The first show was last night. And wow, from the first notes played I actually had tears in my eyes. I sang along with all the songs (trying not to be too loud so as to not annoy my seatmates). It was hard to stay in my seat, I really wish this was a standing show. In addition to the tracks from In the Aeroplane Over the Sea and On Avery Island, he did the song Little Birds which I absolutely adore. Give it a listen and get hooked.

You can still find tickets (at cost!) for tonight and tomorrow on Craigslist – I highly recommend this show!


Call me

well, call them – 1 719 266 2837. You know you want to.

Hall and Oates


October 13

Regan – The Exorcist

The Exorcist

How about that excellent Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells soundtrack?


October 4

Vincent Price

Vincent Price

Okay, Vincent Price is not technically a monster, but he’s played many deranged characters so he counts in my book. I absolutely adore Vincent Price!

Watch the wonderful Tim Burton film narrated by Mr Price

And who doesn’t like his addition to Thriller?



Two music videos via Dangerous Minds

Spoek Mathambo’s cover of S/He’s Lost Control

The Beatles “performing” Smack My Bitch Up


Stop Motion Joy Division


via Dangerous Minds



Been a spate of deaths in the last two days – the AoD has been very busy.

Mick Karn
R.I.P. Mick Karn

Pete Postlethwaite
R.I.P. Pete Postlethwaite

Gerry Rafferty
R.I.P. Gerry Rafferty




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