Monday, 22 January 2007

let's make this a semi-mp3 blog!

here's first nation, who is a non-animal collective band on paw tracks. it's a bit hard to pick out one song from the album, because the entire album works together pretty cohesively, but here's an example of their sound. i find them neat.

anyway, the song is "monkey"from their self-titled (2006)

Saturday, 6 January 2007

Jason Webley

He has been called a dangerous cult leader, he likes the number eleven, and he likes tomatoes. His name is Jason Webley.

When I saw him live, it was basically the best show I have ever been to. I have never had soo much fun! When my friends told me he was an accordian player, I was at first skeptical I would enjoy him, but they raved about him soo much, curiosity made me go. Sure enough, they were correct.

His show is almost more of an act than a concert, and it has heavy emphasis on audience participation. There are sing alongs, dance alongs, and silly things like the "Turns-into" sign he tells the audience about. During one song, he told us to put our shirts over our heads like Beavis and to dance around during the chorus. He said if you see a neighbor not doing it, gently lift their shirt up for them. Out of context, you'd think, "Yeah right, nobody is going to go for that." But the fact that EVERYONE did it shows just how much the audience was entranced by his show.

You can listen to him here at his Myspace and read about him here at his Wikipedia.

Note: just because you don't like his recorded stuff does not mean you won't probably enjoy his show. I wasn't too fond of his recordings when I heard them the first time, but I loved his show.

Basically, if you ever get a chance to see him, DO IT!! I'm sure you won't be disappointed =)


Serge Gainsbourg + Brigitte Bardot= legend

Wednesday, 3 January 2007

Life of Pi...the movie

I heard today that Yann Martel (author of Life of Pi) confirmed that Jean-Pierre Jeunet will be directing the film adaptation of "Life of Pi"...this could either be really, really cool, or really, really not good.


Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner was german romantic composer of the 19th Century.... he was a racist vegetarian....

but enough about him, he composed arguably the most beautiful piece of music ever:

Tristan Und Isolde - Prelude and Liebestod

I really pick up at the 11th minute

Freaks Of Myspace

Who wants to meet:

“I’m a girl trapped in a male body!!”



"Yes, I'm a Pooh fan"
-Inky Wonky

More upstanding american citizens to come!

Indie Kids

"The purpose of Indie Kids is to gather like-minded individuals on who share an interest in independent rock and all other inclusive sub-genres and then make fun of lame outsiders."


This is our philosophy, preached down to us by the venerable Kai.