Tuesday, February 25th, 2003
Blacking Out The Friction
Kyle is happy because Cat Power is finally coming back to Toronto – April 13 at the Opera House. I’m a little surprised she’s playing such a big room. Last time through, I think she was at the Horseshoe. Has her cachet really grown that much in the past few years? Hopefully the larger venue and higher expectations for her new record will force her handlers to try harder to keep her from wigging out. “Now Chan, Chan – Look at me Chan, that’s right. There’s a lot of people out there who’ve come to see you play. We’re going to need you to go out there – yes, out THERE – and play for at LEAST a half an hour. Don’t worry, it’ll be over before you know it. It’ll be fine. Really. No, don’t start crying. Chan…”
I’m not sure if I’ll be going to that one. It’s nestled in perfectly between Mark Gardener and Yo La Tengo shows. Three shows in three nights. Do I dare? At least it’s over the course of a weekend. Sort of. I’ll have to hear some of the Cat Power record before I decide.
Wilco are streaming one of the shows from their recent Australian tour in the Roadcase section of their website.
From Kyle – Rocks Shaped Like Shoes. It’s all about the presentation.
np – Death Cab For Cutie / The Photo Album