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Friday, May 27th, 2005

All We Do Is Talk, Static Split Screens

Cliptip is a new blogger who’s got a different spin on the mp3 blog – instead of mp3s, he’s posting videos. A laudable calling considering that online is pretty much the only place you’ll see most interesting videos these days and finding them can be a real pain in the ass.

In the latest update he links Metric’s “Dead Disco” but you can check out all five of the vids from Old World Underground here. Interesting how the band stays in uniform for all five of them, no? It’d be nice if I could report some new Metric news, like the making of a new album but they are continuing to tour Old World Underground into the underground through the Summer. Perhaps they’ll get around to hitting the studio in the Fall? But I digress – back to videos.

Here’s a vid that I found meself – The New Pornographers contributed a cover of “Your Daddy Don’t Know”, a song originally by early 80s cheese-metal band Toronto, for the soundtrack of the cheese-metal-celebrating movie Fubar. I didn’t know that they made a wonderfully 80s cheeseball video. So good. And you can download an mp3 of the track from the band’s website. If you need further reason to see/listen, the incomparable Neko Case has lead vocals on this one. She’s also the subject of this interview with The River Cities Reader (via For The Records)… And again, I am off topic. This post is like a shopping cart with a wobbly wheel – it just keeps falling off the tracks.

If you want more videos, Sputnik 7 remains a favourite site for clip cruising and I also rounded up some good sites in this post. And finally, the lineup for the second set of Director’s Label DVDs is out, and it’s pretty sweet. Next up are Mark Romanek, Jonathan Glazer, Anton Corbijn and Stéphane Sednaoui. I still mean to pick up the first set though I think the Chris Cunningham one would give me nightmares. Series two is out September 13.

Fredericksburg.com makes the unprecedented move of talking to someone who is not Jenny Lewis about Rilo Kiley – drummer Jason Boesel speaks!

The Mountain Goats’ Peter Hughes has updated his tour diary. The Toronto show is now represented in both words and images. Though I personally think my photos from the show are a little more on-topic, though with less fancy washroom content. Via Largehearted Boy.

Don’t forget that this weekend is the Toronto Comics Arts Festival, taking place over at Mirvish Village (Bloor and Bathurst) near The Beguiling. Jeff Smith, creator of Bone will be in attendance tomorrow between 2 and 5. I’d like to get my one-volume collection signed, but I expect lineups will be pretty massive. Either way, I will try to swing by at some point this weekend and take in the comic book love.

np – The New Year / The End Is Near

By : Frank Yang at 8:26 am
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  1. PG says:

    had no idea metric had so many videos-and they have a 6th(!) in production right now for The List. my single choice for that album was always Wet Blanket. ah vell.

  2. punky! says:

    What are you trying to say? MuchMusic doesn’t play a great variety of videos you want to see?

    I’m frankly tired of Emily Haines’ uniform. Can she change her clothes already?

  3. Frank says:

    yes. yes that is exactly what I’m saying.

  4. brads says:

    Be sure to stop by Brian Wood’s table when you’re at the fest, Frank. Tell him I sent ya over. Check out his Demo series, and the crew he’s hangin’ with, Becky Cloonan & Ryan Yount. Talented people, all.

    Visit http://www.brianwood.com if you get a chance.

  5. merckeda says:

    Metric was recording new material over the winter, here in Toronto. Last I spoke to them, they were looking at a late summer/early fall release.

  6. Rob Alder says:

    Mark Romanek has a bunch of his music videos up in Quicktime if you want more videos.

    http://…/