Went to something extremely unique last night. The National, Hayden, Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene), and members from the Arkells played in a local church in Hamilton. All proceeds went to helping Syrian refugees. Not only was it one of the most intimate shows, but extremely emotional. Hayden playing an acoustic version of Ahead by a Century almost brought the house down. Seeing a big band in a small venue is the reason that you see live music.
Radiohead – Moon Shaped Pool – 8.9/10
Any music lover knows that Radiohead is adored by the masses in the indie rock world. But, I put it similarly to Wes Anderson. When you knock every single God damn thing that you do out of the park you should be worshipped by everybody that’s cool.
There is only one job that I am capable of handling while wearing a construction outfit – sign twirler. Unless you count that summer that I want on tour with a YMCA tribute band. That was rough times. Playing retirement homes for Swedish mints, and candy that is all stuck together.
Blue Jays are playing some great baseball right now. Anybody want to still sign Price instead of Happ and Estrada for 5 million dollars more a season, and for 4 more years? Bueller, Bueller, White, Antholopous.
Bobblehead day at the Jays game was nearly disastrous. Showed up at around the 10am time frame. Waited in line for about an hour to receive the bobblehead. Take it out of the packaging to take a picture with it (just want to make sure that everybody knows all of the awesome things that I am doing 24/7. Even sleeping soundly I set up my phone to take a picture when I am in my deepest of sleep. Look how awesome I am sleeping is the hashtag) Bautista and company fall to the floor and smash in 4 separate pieces. I react very slowly. Then Sara comes up with a brilliant plan. It came out of the packaging like that. As I tell the staff person my story, she gives me the “I know what you did” look and hands me another bobblehead.
Pet peeve #29. Going through the drive-thru with somebody to grab breakfast, and they don’t know what they want to drink by the time the microphone person speaks up. Drive-thru isn’t the himming and hawing area. Go stand with Gord and Rose to talk about the shrubs inside of the restaurant if you are going to pull this nonsense.
The Path is a decent show. It stars Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad and is about a cult. Starts great, then lulls, but then hits hard near the end again.
I know that British Columbia is a beautiful place, but I find it funny that Canadians are so in love with the idea of “out-west”. It’s the California of Canada. Everything is just going to come together out-west. Sitting on the edge of those Rockies – I will understand the meaning of life, but only out-west. What should really be said? Everything is going to come together up-north. You realize who you are when it’s been dark outside for 20 consecutive hours.
Top 3 things that happen at buck and doe’s (also known as stag and doe’s to people in the city) that people don’t know about
3 – Spirit of the West is only appreciated at exactly 12:59am. If you play any-time before this you will be mocked.
2 – Flirting with the DJ while attempting to get your song played will not work. You have “woooooood” 3 times, accidentally spit while you were talking twice, and nearly tripped on cables once. Also, you requested a song that you don’t know the name to, and only know that the person’s name starts with “T”.
1 – Bringing the DJ drinks works every single fu**ing time