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

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New Digs!

All moved outta Alta vista and into centretown! It’s a work in progress, and there is no internet yet. So I am posting via crappy hotel internet. Mad Men even kept stalling on me.

While you wait for my return to normalcy, I can quickly spew my guts…

Dinosaur vs. hot girls in bikinis? And girls in bikinis fighting over a dinosaur?

It’s ridiculously weird but somewhat enjoyable…

Thank you, Black Keys

ENJOY!

Me being uber-pumped for bluesfest pt. one

I know what you’re thinking. It’s April. Bluesfest is in July.

But I really am looking forward to it. I currently have all my tickets sitting right in front of me. They are beautiful.

image by Melissa Schilz

So why am I excited? First of all have you seen the line up? Why aren’t you excited?? [if you’re not already, like myself]

My plans for this summer included Osheaga, and yes, while I would still love to go, work and saving of money compel me not to. And Bluesfest also helped me feel better about most likely missing it. That is…if I do miss it. It’s really all a balancing act.

One of the acts that made me very excited = Bear in Heaven

Image via Lastfm

Very much enjoyable, and I’ve only heard good things about their live performances. So it should be amazing. Basically, July 10th is going to be a day you won’t want to miss:

Basia Bulat @ 1:45 pm

That’s the Spirit @ 5:00 pm

Bear in Heaven @ 5:45 pm

Metric @ 7:00 pm

Passion Pit @ 8:30 pm

The Flaming Lips @ 9:30 pm

I think I may have to ditch some over others, but I will survive. If you were wondering what I would choose as the top to see…..I’d say Bear in Heaven & The Flaming Lips. Fingers crossed that Yeasayer gets thrown in the mix in the near future, seeing as bands have yet to be announced!

Well, enough distractions. I must continue packaging my life so it is fit to travel to Centretown!

More of me being overcome with excitement to come – guaranteed.

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.