Some things you need

The year is coming to a close soon enough. And since my wisdom teeth will be pulled in the coming days I thought I should do some coherent blogging before the year is up. Basically, things I loved about 2010…and things you need, of course.

Since studying must commence I guess this is just part one of a series of things to come. How exciting.

This one’s obvious.

Practically invisible but look a little closer and listen a little closer. Teen Dream captured my heart for some reason. Something about it makes me smile and frown simultaneously. It’s like a look back to the person you were maybe 3 years ago. So it’s not that far off but in a way it still sort of feels like it is. Strange.

More of this, please. Best Coast kind of reminds me of Girls. This is a good thing. Old school feel is always welcome.

I don’t even need to get into the details here. At all. Just pure awesome.

You’ve probably heard this album without even realizing you were hearing it. Just saying.

How could I NOT? I’ve heard mixed thoughts but I enjoy it, even though I really have only given it a few spins. Not too much heavy listening to this because there was so much pouring out of my itunes this year. I’m still trying to sort through all the precious metal. Or vinyl. Or whatever.

Texico Bitches is catchy as hell though.

Yes, please, Caribou. I adore you.

Because you know it’s good. Come on.

Absolutely necessary. I mean completely and utterly. really. Maybe I’m biased though.

I remember listening to Halcyon Digest for the first time. I was stepping out of my front door when it struck me that I had the album on my iPod with the most sincere intention of listening to it but hadn’t. So I thought this journey to school would be a good time to listen. Well I listened to it on my journey to school, my journey home, little trips between where I could sneak buds into my ears. Ignoring the traffic around me. Just pumping this album into my brain non stop for a week. I actually didn’t listen to ANYTHING other than this album for seven days straight. Need I say more? Get this. Now.

Had me at hello.

This is just me warming up. Study break, END.

-M

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I could be in love

Exciting things happening here in Centretown! We now have cable and internet as of this afternoon…and the Toro Y Moi and Caribou show went down successfully. I have some lovely notes on my fridge from the boys of Toro Y Moi to prove it!

They are lovely gentlemen !

loveliness from sweet boys

If you were there you are probably just as happy as I am. I don’t think there was a single sad face in the crowd, I mean, how can you be sad when there is amazing music being fed to your ears? To those who did not have a ticket: I apologize. But it really was packed…I was crammed between some very sweaty people, and the guy you see at every show ever. He’s awesome, by the way…I hope you know who I’m talking about!

Hopefully I can scan some [stolen] polaroids taken to post here, but until then, keep listening to Chaz’s sweet voice…

After a night of dancing, polaroids, video-making and hanging out with awesome people, I really needed a day to relax. Oh, and have a delicious bbq featuring friends and wine.

Up next: Sarnia Adventures!

M

Plans for the end of a soggy, and rather depressing April

You can end the month with a bang, but I’d hate to sound cliché. Truth is, there might be a bit of a whimper, but I’m sure May can only get better. April 30th will bring Timber Timbre to Ottawa. While I would love to go, packing and moving furniture beckons me, so if the rest of you could just enjoy it without me, it’s quite alright. Hopefully the show is just as good at Toronto Island and BluesFest.

Image via Lastfm

For the next few days I will be shoving my life into suitcases and boxes, and slowly unpacking them when I arrive at the new place. This weekend will include: good food, good fun, and family comfort. All three I could really use right about now. Well, I guess I’ve been getting the good fun down pat lately.

I recently bought my Bluesfest pass. A solid investment for the month of July! Only 250 bones, but the prices will soar, and HST will kick you in the ass. I know I got impatient but the line-up is not only thoroughly impressive, but also incomplete! So there could be more surprises to come!

Unfortunately, this means missing my hometown’s Bayfest for a second year in a row. The bands are similar, but it’s totally different when you can walk on down from your mom’s house to the water, and not have to worry about being capable to ride that bicycle home. Four blocks is just too easy…

When this month ends, I’ll be happy. It will be bittersweet, but it will be good. I’m already excited to have more time to go to the mayfair, even though I’ll be working full time and going home for a little over a week. Must-see movies this month = Chloe, A Single Man, The Coca Cola Case, Cape Fear, Casino, Taxi Driver, Raging bull, Birdemic (!) and most likely Back to The future. It’s definitely [and obviously] a Scorsese month, and I have been thinking that Shutter Island should be added to my list. It’s really growing. I’ve already had to eliminate the double feature on May fourth [Mean Streets and Good Fellas] but for VERY reasonable circumstances. ie: Toro y moi & Caribou.

I think the packing/unpacking of my life will be the worst to come. That and surviving another couple weeks without my hairdresser…what? I am picky and I miss her.

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.