Friday, May 21st, 2004

The Taste Just Slips Away

Interesting side-effect of this cold I’m getting over – I can no longer taste anything. Dinner last night was nothing more than a collection of textures. I’m not really happy about this.

RIP Paul Sutherland, creator of Once Upon A Hamster. My first hamster’s name was Hammy.

The East Bay Express finds out what everyone else has always wondered – Why are the writers at Pitchfork such assholes sometimes? From The GPC.

Maybe I should be offended, but Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle looks like one of the funniest things I’ll see all year – or at least I hope it is. Anything that’s advertised as starring “The Asian guy from American Pie and the Indian guy from Van Wilder” – their words, not mine – has got the right idea. I mean, really – when was the last time you saw an Asian guy, named or not, in the lead of a Hollywood film? Hell, I’m just amazed that it’s not James Hong.

As promised, Ted Leo has posted mp3s of works in progress for his new album. Go to the media/audio section of his site to grab em. Only two are new songs, though – “Congressional Debcision” is from his Rx/Pharmacists debut. Do the information tags for “Me and Mia” and “The Angels Share” come up with the artist listed as “The Homsars” for anyone else? Cute.

Metric will be doing a sort-of-homecoming show (if you consider Toronto their sort-of-hometown) July 14 at the Mod Club. I’m going to be out west that week so I won’t be in attendance, but be advised they put on a pretty kick-ass show.

The new Big Takeover is out now, or will be very shortly. Stereolab get the cover story.

np – Ride / Waves

By : Frank Yang at 9:25 am
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  1. Ryan Waddell says:

    I saw Moonraker (the Montreal Moonraker, not the Boston Moonraker) at the Mod Club last weekend, and while they weren’t bad, they were also RIDICULOUSLY LOUD. Either the Mod Club just doesn’t realize how small it is, or the band requested that it be that loud… either way, too much for me… I think I’m getting old. :)

  2. mike says:

    Yeah the mp3 for "Me and Mia" artist field is tagged as ‘The Homsars’ you know where the name came from?

  3. Frank says:

    Homsar – "I was raised by a cup of coffee!"


  4. omit says:

    Having the "Dude, Where’s My Car" guy as director means that I don’t expect much.

  5. kathryn says:

    and also the ted leo/pharmacists demos are tagged as being from the album "davinci’s notebook." very cute.

    by the way, tl/rx played sunday at shout!, where they went through the entire new album in order. after the show, i asked when he thought it would be released and he said they’re aiming for october.

  6. Heminator says:

    I don’t want to step on anyone’s toes, especially my favorite Canadian weblogger, but I’ve seen Metric twice and they annoy the hell out of me. The singer prances around like she’s doing an aerobicize video, there’s a good deal of non-live sampling, and they apear to have staked their careers on the idea that "Succexy" is a clever pun. They actually got shouted down at one point the last time I saw them. I live in DC and they started talking politics. Not that everyone there didn’t agree with them about the war or whatever, it’s just that @#$?! janitors in DC know more about politics than B-list rock stars. People just didn’t want to hear it. It was ugly.

    But hey to each is own. I just wonder if anyone else feels this way about this band, and I’m just an old crank because everyone always says glowing things. I’m missing something.

  7. Frank says:

    Hey, that’s fair. I like Metric. I know a few people who don’t like em but of the folks with opinions, most are on the positive side. So you’re not alone but you are in the minority.

  8. James says:

    But ‘Harold and Kumar’ does have the advantage of John Cho from ‘Off Center’ as a star. He is tremendous in absolutely everything.

  9. Victor Ng says:

    Man, I saw that Hammy the hamster guy last year.