Friday, December 20th, 2002
A Well Respected Man
From my kitchen window, I can see the flagpoles in front of the Ontario Coroner’s building and I get mildly alarmed when I see they’re flying at half-staff. Took they’re flying low in honour of form governor-general Ray Hnatyshyn, who died Wednesday.
The #1 review in the new Big Takeover is Coalesced, by For Against. I’ve heard the name, but never the music. The writeup on AMG sounds like something I’d like, I’m going to have to check out some samples and maybe put them on the Boxing Day list. Jack Rabid has rarely let me down with his picks (though I didn’t bother with the Bad Religion that took #1 last issue).
Also some excellent editorials about the state of the major labels in the new BTO.
Haven’t heard boo from anyone I’m supposed to be seeing The Two Towers tonight with. If no one gets in touch with me by this afternoon, I will probably just ditch them and get tickets for myself. I’m not waiting to see this any longer just because no one else can get their shit together.
np – The Kinks / Greatest Hits, Vol. 1