Thursday, July 7th, 2005
Everything Must Go
Mostly bits and pieces today.
The second part of the PopMatters interview with Nicky Wire of Manic Street Preachers is finally up. Part one ran a month and a half ago – I was afraid they’d completely forgotten about finishing it off. Wire’s thoughts on the first two Manics albums, with the benefit of fifteen years of hindsight, are particularly interesting. Also, where they discuss the US mix of The Holy Bible vs the UK one – I have the Canadian version of that one. Was that the US version?
Frank Black insists to NOW that the Pixies reunion, still ongoing despite all odds, is not a big hate-in for himself and Kim Deal. They might even start recording some new material at year’s end. I’m pretty sure this wasn’t anything near a gramatically correct paragraph, but what can you do.
Some all-ages shows of note coming in September to the X-Space (which I think is in Kensington Market but I’m not certain) – on September 8th, Xiu Xiu with Frog Eyes and Das Yellow Swans and on the 24th, Portland’s The Gossip with We Are Wolves. Both shows $10 advance, $12 at the door. And the Against The Grain ad in this week’s NOW is teasing that The Decemberists will be back in town before too long. Probably late September/early October.
Torontoist. Week in shows. Blah blah blah.
I went to see Old Boy again at the Bloor last night. You may remember me being stupefied after seeing it at the Film Festival last Fall. Um, still stupefying, even on second viewing. I thought I was ready for everything but I forgot about the teeth. Oooch.
I also got a copy of The National’s Alligator last night, though I’m not sure why. It’s on my Amazon wish list which implies that I wanted it at some point, but I don’t really remember adding it. Thankfully, a) it was used and cheap, and b) it’s pretty damn good.
Good thoughts to everyone in London today.
np – The National / Alligator