well damn!

TOTW: Week of June 30

In light of tomorrow’s holiday, I’m going to try to pick some patriotic tunes for this weeks tracks.

1. Les Trois Accords – Saskatchewan
I can’t decide if I love or hate this one, but it’s a classic.

2. Constantines – Trans Canada
I think that the name of the song is self explanatory

3. Joel Plaskett – True Patriot Love
No Canada Day is complete without a Joel Plaskett

4. Born Ruffians – Red, Yellow & Blue
Definitely national anthem material

5. The Weakerthans – Tournament of Hearts
What’s more Canadian than curling?

Have an awesome holiday everyone! I’m rocking the beach!

TOTW: Week of June 23
June 23, 2008, 9:18 pm
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Took a week off, but I’m back. For now.

1. Said the Whale – This Winter I Retire
I caught Said the Whale at Call the Office the other night and they rocked my socks.
2. Sloan – Believe in Me
Once a friend was trying to recall who sang “Rest of my Life” and thought it was by a one hit wonder, turned out it was by a band who just released their ninth studio album.
3. Great Bloomers – Catching Up
This is a sweet song to kick summer off. Seeing old friends again and making new ones.
4. Mates of State – My Only Offer
This is the first song I’ve heard by the duo, it’s catchy and simple.
5. Brendan Canning – Hit The Wall
I never got into Broken Social Scene, but man is this song ever catchy.

TOTW: Week of June 9

Ahhh I’m late!

1. Old Man Luedecke – Proof of Love
Banjo playing is the way to my heart.

2. Young and Sexy – Old Poisoned Cup
I love the low alto voice in this track.

3. Andy Dixon – Mt. Career
This one has an almost Bollywood feel to it, but much less cheesy and much more smart

4. Said the Whale – This City’s a Mess
Upbeat riffs and hand clapping just go together.

5. Annabelle Chvostek – Wait For It
Might as well keep with the almost Bollywood theme, but again much less cheesy and a lot more catchy.

Creature – Pop Culture
June 4, 2008, 11:43 am
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I meant to discuss this music video a month ago, but well, I’m a slow one.

I adore the premise of this video. The colours, the wardrobe, the choreography, it fits together like peas in a pod. Highlights include an under the table party, table top dancing and matching outfits. Although there is one sketchy 15 second scene where the band is just standing around, but one of them has a guitar, and no one else has an instrument. Aside from that random scene, a fun music video, complete with a wink!

Premise: 10/10
Match for the Music:    8/10
“Acting”: 8/10
“Cinematography”: 9/10
Costumes: 5/5
Music Itself: 5/5
Total: 45/50


TOTW: Week of June 2

1. Navet Confit – La Poste
It’s not that I don’t like music sung in French, it’s just that I don’t understand it! But this one movies nicely, and I like it.

2. Born Ruffians – Foxes Mate for Life
I just started listening to Red, Yellow & Blue.

3. Crystal Castles – Black Panther
There isn’t much to say about this one, it’s just a really fun electronic track.

4. Grand Theft Bus – Private Wars
Another easy listener, if I didn’t know better, I’d say I’m starting to go soft!

5. Ghost Bees – Sinai
These girls remind me of a high pitched, softer version of Tegan and Sara.