Sunday, February 20th, 2005
"You're Worthless." "I'm Not Worthwhile."
I was going to see the Rwanda genocide documentary Shake Hands With The Devil last night at the Bloor, but was just too exhausted and didn’t think I could handle something quite that heavy. So I stayed home and watched one of my favourite movies of last year (and one of the greatest films ever, for my money), Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle instead. I’d seen it before off of a bootleg VCD but this was my first opportunity to see it in all of its full digital widescreen glory. Still awesomely funny. I had not realized that Freakshow was played by the guy who plays Stabler on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. That just blows my mind. They really need to make a sequel to this.
As a primer to his show with the Dukes at Palais Royale on March 4, Steve Earle will be a keynote speaker for Canadian Music Week that afternoon at the Royal York. I’d like to go, but the $20 admission is a little dear and it’s at 12:30, so I’d end up having to miss work.
Five Seventeen has finally “released” the Teenbeat tribute record he was overseeing, just in time for their twentieth anniversary festivities in DC next week. I actually make an appearance on one track, adding guitar to a cover of In Camera’s “Fragments Of Fear”, which is otherwise performed entirely by Five under the name of Nora Drenaline. You can hear it and all the other tribute tracks here. I was originally going to cover Luna’s “Bobby Peru” all on my own, but I just didn’t have the time to get it all together (Teenbeat put out the vinyl edition of Pup Tent back in 1997, hence their eligibility). The Washington Post has a piece on the label’s birthday (bugmenot: email@example.com / rathered).
It occurs to me that I have to do my taxes this week.
np – various SxSW preview tracks