Saturday, December 4th, 2004
A passing thought – Feist’s Let It Die hasn’t received a proper release or any sort of exposure, really, in the US yet. I wonder if there are plans to do so, and if so, how it’ll take south of the border? Most everyone up here is convinced of Ms Feist’s star potential, I wonder whether her sound and style would connect with a large enough base of the good people of America to qualify as a breakthrough? This isn’t a case of me needing US validation of a local artist to think they’ve truly arrived, just curiosity.
Donewaiting readers discuss their biggest disappointments of 2004.
My Mean Magpie takes a trip in the wayback machine and compiles his year-end list… for 1994.
A second Stars show has been added for December 19th at the Mod Club, this one all ages. Since it’s a Sunday, I assume that it will be an early show, which is good becuase a late one would surely go past everyone’s bed-times.
Chart announces that local cosmic cowboys The Frontier Index (whose website seems to have gone AWOL) have finally signed on the dotted line with Detroit power-pop label Rainbow Quartz. I had originally planned to catch their show at the Horseshoe last night, but opted for the GTA Bloggers Christmas party instead. Luckily, they’ll be back at it in two weeks on the 17th at the 360 with Mod-fetishist labelmates The High Dials and Showroom.
As for the Christmas party, it was hosted once again by the gracious Accordian Guy and quite literally packed to the gills with local blog-folk. It was a good opportunity to eat, drink and be merry with people who don’t look at you funny because you spend an inordinate portion of every day scrounging the corners of the interweb looking for trivia to write about. And by ‘you’, I mean ‘me’, of course. There were some new faces, some old faces and much unbridled geekery on topics of music, photography and comic books. Good times.
Segway Schmegway – I want a Toyota iFoot.
np – Bob Dylan / Bringing It All Back Home