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Saturday, April 2nd, 2005

Keep It Like A Secret

Postsecret is a fascinating blog/project that solicits strangers to send in an anonymous, personal secret to be posted on the website. Some are funny, some are sad (most, actually), some are just plain weird. I’m more amazed at the time and energy people put into the visual presentation of some of their submissions than the fact that they were willing to participate. It’s fascinating to look through, though. Man, some people are freaks.

But it’s inspired me to post a secret of my own, just for you. Don’t tell no one. Highlight: I once shot a man in Reno just to watch him die. Pffft, what, you think I’m really going to post a secret here? Hardly anonymous, folks. Go on, get outta here ya little bastards.

But okay, here’s a not-so-secret anymore. I have a MySpace account and while I really don’t know what to do with it yet, I am soliciting “friends”. Hit me up, yo.

Holy shit – Neil Young will miss this Sunday’s Juno awards in Winnipeg as he underwent surgery to remove a brain aneurysm on Tuesday. Good news is that he will make a full recovery… So wait a minute, does this mean that Neil’s bald right now? Update: Thrasher’s Blog is doing a fine job of rounding up all the up-to-the-minute information on Neil’s condition.

And some bits from Neil devotees – Playlouder talks to J Mascis about the Dinosaur Jr reissues, reunion and what lays ahead.

Built To Spill are touring North America, but they still inexplicably maintain their hate on for Toronto, bypassing us once again. Sigh. At least the much-delayed new album is progressing and should be out in the Fall.

The Omaha Reader talks to John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats about The Sunset Tree, due out April 26. BTS should take a hint from the Goats, who are finally making their Toronto debut on May 11 at Lee’s Palace. Via LHB.

Crooked Fingers photos from Thursday night up here. Not my best work by a long shot – the light was really bad and while I can sometimes get reasonable shots on ISO 400, this time the noise was quite bad. Ah well, win some, lose some.

np – Guided By Voices / Half Smiles Of The Decomposed

By : Frank Yang at 10:05 am
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  1. jeremyw says:

    Maybe it’s less that BTS is bypassing Toronto than it is them staying in the US. The effect is the same, I know.

  2. Frank says:

    no, they play Vancouver. THEY HATE US.

  3. DJMonsterMo says:

    Actually, they went through his groin to repair the aneurysm; no effect on his rockstar hair.

  4. ET says:

    Frank, you can always come back down to Chicago to see the Boys from Boise …

  5. Duarte says:

    I’ve been loving Postsecret for a while and if you like Postsecret then you will fall ass over backwards for grouphug: http://…/

  6. Rachel says:

    I’m glad you liked the site, Frank. I knew you were a dirty, little voyeur, just like me. Grouphug is also addictive.

  7. Rachel says:

    Saw the first third (?) half (?) of SIN CITY last night. Some retard pulled the fire alarm which reset the movie. It was 1am by that point, so I just went home (w/ my rain check). I hate people.

  8. Robert says:

    That’s so awesome to finally see a picture of you! Is that guy Tom everybody’s friend?

  9. Frank says:

    I think Tom is the king of MySpace, ergo our lord and master. We do his bidding.

    I have the same picture on the ‘About’ page on this site, eh? Not much of one though. I need to get some glamour shots taken.

  10. thrasher says:

    Hey Frank,

    Quick note on your Neil Young news link above. One points to Neil’s site and the other to CW.

    Here’s a link with a full run down on Neil’s health and the impact on the Junos:

    http://…/

    Thanks!

    Thrasher