Woah Bluesfest

It’s that time of year again. The line up has been released and then I go a little bit crazy. Mainly because I am a 15 minute walk away from this music festival that I love. While I was seriously considering Osheaga…Bluesfest has swept me away once again.

I mean, have you seen who’s coming? I think I’ll be getting my hands on a festival pass, same routine as last year. So much happiness can be sprung from one announcement. Click me!  <<< schedule.

So many choices, and a step up when it comes to the electro scene. Skrillex? Infected Mushroom? Girl Talk?

Yes! But as much as I love to dance, I’m really stoked that M. Ward will be hitting the stage. When I found him my heart may have skipped a beat.

And a little throwback to when I was 15 or so and had a massive crush on the lead singer of Three Day Grace. Don’t care about anything, I am going…and I’ll have flashbacks of the music videos and being an emo teenager with nothing to do.

There is so much more I could rant about, really. I could go on and on for days about Ra Ra Riot and Buck 65 but I won’t.

SO…Who are YOU most excited to check out this summer?

-M

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Sunny

I was just sitting on my porch, reading a book, drinking coffee.

It’s warm! And it makes me happy!

I’ve had a pretty good long weekend so far. Even though I didn’t go home for Easter, the roomies and I still decided to make a good dinner for ourselves. Ham, potatoes, yams and salad. Oh, and it had been awhile but I decided that blueberry cobbler was a must. Dessert hadn’t been on my mind in awhile. But it was very much needed.

I’ve been spending a lot of time at Ritual but it has been well worth it. For example, my Thursday night allowed me to discover this guy from Toronto…84.85. Girls were actually onstage doing ridiculous things which made me laugh. When he poured beer on himself, one girl actually proceeded to lick his face.

I mean, he’s got solid beats, but I didn’t have the same urges as other females in the room. I downloaded the album the next day because I had found myself a different kind of love for him.

I’m sure after a few spins you’ll feel a similar kind of love. His set was short but so is his EP. But so full of awesome.

And even more awesome beats on Friday with Bar9. Have you ever seen this dude? He’s crazy cool.

Image via Last.fm

Needless to say, my world was rocked. If you weren’t there I kind of feel bad for you. Love at first DROP.

What’s next? AUTOEROTIQUE

And to all of those who saw Rusko in T.O lastnight, or will be seeing him tonight in Montreal…I am jealous.

This is the last night I have to get a bit crazy before pounding the pavement for a job this week. Wish me luck? Until then…Mod night. My Monday morning class at 8:30 held me back for far too long. So I guess it’s time to get back in the game, after all, Sunday’s are best served with gin and tonics. Am I right?

-Mel

Summer? Is that you?

What’s with all the drab weather?

Of course the day of my exam is gorgeous, but the next day is asking me to wear my rain boots. Mother nature, what have we done to make you so angry? But I guess it’s only April…except last year at this time…well, I’d rather not discuss. It might make me upset…

So I’m just waiting for the sun to gather enough courage to come out. In the meantime, I am not in school, unemployed, and somewhat bored during daylight hours. Let the summer job hunt begin. I’m also taking summer class for the first time in my life. Should be interesting…

I’m just excited to go for bike rides and read on the canal.

Speaking of bicycles…

I really do love my St. Tropez, but this model makes me mouth water. I really need to stop tempting myself…

Yum.

-M

Record Store Day!

What are you going to buy today?

I’ve had a few records on my mind that I wouldn’t mind adding to my growing collection.

Decisions, decisions…

I’m sure I’ll run into a few others…sifting through vinyl always gets my blood pumping.

And new music does too! Recent excitement from Panda Bear, and of course there’s plenty of reverb overload. Something I can never get enough of. Now that I think of it, Person Pitch is definitely on my list of potential buys. There’s so much to choose from!

Track one on the new album is currently getting to me. But I’m digging every ounce.

Also, I’m kind of in awe of Tv on the Radio. Blowing my mind since the start. I still remember hearing “Staring at the Sun” and having my heart melt into a puddle on my bedroom floor. I don’t even remember how it happened. But it was beautiful. And I’ve been craving a live show ever since the age of 15. The love goes on. and on. aaaaand on with Nine Types of Light!

I know I should be studying instead of blogging and thinking about what records I’m going to buy later today. But I just CAN’T! My parents are on their way as we speak to come pick up my sister. So…fam-jam Ottawa adventures ahead. Hopefully I get over my sleepy spell…I stayed up late dancing. It seems as though I’m celebrating before my final exam. I guess it feels like it’s over. BUT IT IS NOT! Tuesday afternoon, then release.

Until then, mellow tunes, records, Pub Italia, and…studying I guess. The library has been a good friend as of late. I miss going to coffee shops to relax and read a book. Currently, it includes sipping coffee while staring continuously at a computer screen. Can’t wait to delve into a new summer reading list.

Happy Record Store Day!

-M

Obsession Fueled.

Of course I browse a lot of blogs. And have an obsession with a certain dude from South Carolina.

Perhaps you remember my little run in with Toro Y Moi last summer? If you don’t this video reminds me that we had a pizza party. Funny thing is, I remember a polaroid camera, but a video camera? Don’t exactly recall that.

Either way, I’m super stoked I found the video! Makes me miss summer time even more.

Saving moments in life via video camera seems like a solid way to go about things.

 

Resurrection

Smell that? It’s the scent of winter being washed away. Handed in my final paper, and time to do a little spring cleaning. Also, it’s the season for spring dresses and denim jackets. And scarves that look pretty but were not warm enough to rock during the winter months! Why yes, I am excited!

Image via urbanoutfitters.com

Obsession with denim will never end. I don’t even want to count the number of denim items in my closet because it would be kind of ridiculous. But I will never part with the denim lovin’. True story.

I’m bringing everything I missed back into the light! Animal Collective is fueling my longing for summer.

Brings me back to Summer ’09. Such goooooodness.

Also pretty stoked to whip out the floral print shorts, and the denim cutoffs. It’s been too long.

Summer summer summer!

It’s approaching. I can feel it, so of course I’m getting sick of writing papers.

It’s past 11 and my final paper is due tomorrow at 5 o’clock. And you guessed it, it’s not done. It’s the last thing on my brain, I’m just considering what I will get up to this summer.

Obviously I’ve recently acquired a passion for the pornography industry. Throughout the last few months I’ve been doing a lot of research interviewing porn stars, feminists, and scholars. I actually was trying to get an interview with one of my favourite people in the porn industry – Sasha Grey – unfortunately her book tour has swept her away to all edges of the planet! However, I did manage to have a great telephone conversation with the great Annie Sprinkle! A Legend, really. She was in Ottawa at the end of March for a presentation at Ottawa U. While essays held me back from attending, she’s amazing and I regret not being able to go! Hopefully she comes back.

One thing I recommend you watch if you’re as interested in porn as me…9 to 5 days in porn! It’s a pretty awesome documentary, very educational, you could say.

CHECK IT BY CLICKING IT!

Hopefully I can learn more about the industry, maybe write some more interesting pieces!

A new project for me this summer…I’ll be writing sex posts for FASHGASM, my roomie’s awesome fashion blog. She decided she needed to add a little something into the mix, and, well, fashgasm is half orgasm so why not make it SEX?

In the meantime, I’ll be working this new job of mine, trying to find time for studying, and making time for the crazy shenanigans that will be going down at RITUAL this summer. 2011, you will be the best yet. I hope the crowds are HUGE because I know getting up early for work or summer school (ugh) shouldn’t deter from the goooood times!

Speaking of, tomorrow:

It’s crunch time folks so you better get that studying done and those papers written.

This is all I want

CIAO

PORN!

Now that I have your attention…check out my article on PORN and SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

Just click the image below!

Image via Likeyou.com

And speaking of porn…

On my reading list this summer is Sasha Grey’s NEU SEX. Stoked to get my greedy paws on that.

Image via StreetGiant.com

-M