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

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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

Jamz

If you need some new jamz I can give you some suggestions. But the number one that I can’t get enough of lately would have to be Toro Y Moi, the solo project of Chaz Bundick from The Heist and the Accomplice. If you find yourself in Ottawa on May fourth, then I strongly suggest you hit up babylon to catch a show with, one of my personal faves, Caribou.Tickets may or may not be sold out, but if it’s anything like Fridays show with Plants and Animals, then I’d say you’d better get your grubby hands on some tickets ASAP!

Check it, dig it, enjoy it – – – http://www.myspace.com/toroymoi

Image via Lastfm

And while you’re at it, if you haven’t (dare I say it) listened to Caribou, give Andorra a spin.

Image via Merge Records

Hopefully my life will be piecing itself back together after a move to centretown. Either way I’ve got three tickets in my pocket, and nothing can keep me away. If you see the wildly dancing red-head with a spunky brunette, you know who it is.