Archive for September, 2002

Sunday, September 29th, 2002

Moonshine Monkey

I really like those Telus monkeys. If I could, I would get one as a pet so long as it was trained to only fling its feces at people I didn’t like.

np – The Soft Boys / …And How It Got There

Sunday, September 29th, 2002

I Don’t Need Another Guitar I Don’t Need Another Guitar I Don’t Need Another Guitar

Have returned from Long & McQuade’s Big Basement Sale (which was actually held upstairs this year) and am patting myself on the back for exercising self-control. So many deals on guitars and amps and keyboards and I stayed focused on my mission. Two mic stands, a mic, a mic cable and some strings. Bam bam bam, in and out. There was so much stuff that we *could* have used in the space, but I am not spending a record company advance here. Yet…

np – The Chameleons / Strange Times

Friday, September 27th, 2002

This Is Not A Photograph (well, actually it is)

Photos from Wednesday night’s gig are online in the photos section. Thanks to Carolyn for manning the camera this time around.

Random updates – adding some reviews to recently purchased CDs.

np : John Vanderslice / Life And Death Of An American Fourtracker

Friday, September 27th, 2002

Ballet For A Rainy Day

…So I was actually going to do a fair-sized post last night, but lo and behold, Blogger was down. Tragedy! Instead, I’ll just shoot off some random thoughts from this past week.

Seems the busier I am the less I write though technically, I should have more to write about.

Last week at the barbeque at my cousin’s place in Cleveland, I drank light American beer from a can. That’s taking slumming to a new level.

We are apparently getting the remnants of Hurricane Isidore up here in the Big Smoke today.

My feet no longer hurt. Thank God – just in time to stand in line at the Long & McQuade sale tomorrow morning.

Elected to miss the IMGT reunion last night – I actually wanted to go, but as they say – the mind was willing but the flesh was week. Spent the evening with the West Wing season premiere instead, not a poor runner up at all.

Interpol tomorrow night!

Thursday, September 26th, 2002

Send Off The Summer

Last Lake Holiday gig of the season went last night at the Cameron House, and went quite well. The sound was good, the house was full (mostly of people who came to see the Biters but they didn’t leave after we started our set – quite a coup, in my mind. Unfortunately the house recording is just vocals and keyboard since guitars weren’t miced. A shame, cause apparently we sounded good.

Have to haul all the gear back to the rehearsal space after work today. I may skip out early to beat traffic and because I am just bushed. Still on the fence about the IMGT meetup later tonight… on one hand, it’s getting out of the house (though that’s not been an issue this week). On the other, I have the season premiere of The West Wing from last night on tape. Martin Sheen… John Shin. Hmm. Decisions decisions.

Not sure what’s next for Lake Holiday – some recording for another compilation/EP/whatever would probably be in order. I honestly hope Five Seventeen looks into maybe getting us opening for +/- next month. That’d be a pretty sweet spot and hell – he knows the band.

Long & McQuade’s big basement sale goes this weekend. I will go on Saturday morning (another day I won’t be sleeping in…) to try and score some mic stands or anything else that may be a deal.

I should do some work.