Friday, July 4th, 2003
Tanya Donelly says that her next solo album “could be a weird one, so be ready for that” and it “makes the last record look like hardcore. It’s mellow. I mean, like Chet Baker mellow”. Beautysleep didn’t exactly break the Richter scale, so the new one – due out late 2003 but more likely early 2004 – promises to be, uh, mellow.
I was going to go see Russian Ark this afternoon, but slept right through the start time. Whoops. It’s playing at the Bloor all weekend though, so I’ll probably catch it tomorrow afternoon.
I went to see another apartment this afternoon, this one in a pretty fancy-pants condo complex by the Art Gallery of Ontario. It was a reasonable size, big enough for my needs, anyway, and while at the very upper limit of my budget, still within my price range. I even got an application and brought it home, but on further reflection, I am going to pass on it. Little things sank this one, but sort of important things. First, there was nowhere to lock up my bike – I’d have to haul it up and down the elevator 11 floors every time I came and went. And it was not a big elevator. Also, no laundry, no supermarkets anywhere nearby, ridiculously expensive parking (in case I inherit the car down the road)… And all in all, a bit too yuppie for me. Going to see another place tomorrow morning.
Oh yeah, finally picked up Hail To The Thief. This one’s gonna take a little time.
np – Jeff Tweedy / Live At The Vic, Chicago IL. Jan 9, 2003