Monday, April 19th, 2004
The Soldiering Life
The hardest-working band in indie rock? The second leg of the “Never Send To Know With Whom the Van Rolls, It Rolls With Thee” tour will bring The Decemberists back to Toronto June 6 at Lee’s Palace with The Long Winters as support. Their show last month was terrific – this one will be a little less intimate, sure, but should still be a fine evening of music. The Long Winters were pretty damn good when they opened for Death Cab last year, too. Boo-yah.
Pitchfork is on a Pixies reunion jag for today’s “We Are The World”, scrutinizing three tracks from their reunion show live CDs.
I watched 24 on tape delay as I had to watch the Leafs lose in double-overtime live. It’s really the only way to do it. But what a treat I had waiting for me: Ack. Eek. Urk. Okay, that was the most tense and unnerving episode in a while, congratulations to the producers for managing to torpedo my snarkiness about most of this season and genuinely freak me out. The infiltration of Saunders’ apartment building was really tense, but I’m getting irritated with the ‘always-one-step-ahead’ villian device, I mean, come on. I realize that it’s a plot necessity, but I’m still feeling a little cheated. As for the closing scene was… man. Jack’s bosses have got to stop getting into aircraft with him. It just ends badly. I really felt for Jack and Chapelle, and as Sam correctly pointed out, that may have been the first truly good piece of acting we’ve seen this season. Bravo. Finally – what’s with putting Cleveland on the list of cities to unleash the virus in? Cleveland? Why not just pick Buffalo? Sheesh. These last five hours are gonna be good – and the next one is in less than 48 hours.
np – Nellie McKay / Get Away From Me