- Ummm.... I
sawwent to try and see the Golden Hands Before God last night... they were supposed to go on at 8, I left at 10 without any indication that anyone was going to go on. People gotta work, you know? Unfortunately, Liz and I were definitely not the only ones who left without seeing any music. It was really too bad. I'm not exactly sure who is to blame, but my mind this really doesn't look good on the band, or the London Music Club. So, hopefully somebody has an explanation for me. Probably the most annoying thing (other than waiting around for 2 hours, and spending $30 on tickets and drinks) was that I missed a (seemingly rare) Raptors win. I'd really like to keep rooting to tGHBG, but this isn't making it easy...
- I got a second e-mail from Lipstik about their There is Only One Thing EP, which they tell me, someone described as 'ruggedly stunning'. It may be, I just can't get past their attempt at covering Tom Petty's 'Yer so Bad', off one of my favourite albums of all time, Full Moon Fever. If I'm going to be honest, I don't like it much at all, then again, I hated, hated, Ryan Adams' cover of 'Wonderwall'. I suppose I should let you all decide for yourselves. And, maybe this is no consolation to the band, but I definitely respect that they're trying to push their music... if they're ever in town I'd definitely go and see them live.
- On a brighter note, a couple of singles I've been really, really enjoying courtesy of Paul at Wolves, Hawks and Kites:
[mp3] Yellow Jacket Avenger - Hiding Out
- Also, on an even brighter note, the new Tokyo Police Club Elephant Shell has apparently been available through iTunes for a little while now. In my opinion, its a little more subdued, and therefore infinitely more listenable than A Lesson in Crime or their other EPs. I'm really kicking myself for not going to see them either time they were in town this spring... this has album of the year potential.
- On the brightest of all possible notes, the Office is returning tonight. I'm excited for their dinner party.
Double Update: Pete from the London Music Club has written to me, apologized and explained that they had somebody 'promote' the show, which normally doesn't happen. He's offered me a couple of tickets for another show of my choosing, so I suppose all is right with the world.