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Month: June 2010

NXNE @ Lee’s Palace

. : : June 17th, 2010 : : . Some people say it’s good luck to be pooped on by a bird. Kind of a ridiculous statement, isn’t it? And easily said by the person who wasn’t pooped on. I think of all the real estate in the neighborhood, standing in the exact location that bird decided to relieve itself is a massive stroke of bad luck. But maybe the idiom comes from some sort of karmic equation? Such bad luck must be balanced out by the universe with a similar chance stroke of enormous good luck, no? As I stood in…

Kathleen Edwards @ Courthouse

. : : June 16th, 2010 : : . Long time readers of this blog may be a little sick of the name Kathleen Edwards, who has been the subject of no less than four posts in recent months. Although I understand how this blog can be mistaken for a tribute to local roots favourite, it’s only because I’ve been fortunate enough to see Kathleen play so frequently in recent weeks that she has been a constant topic worthy of discussion. Yesterday’s encounter was perhaps luckiest, and most due to chance, because it was an invite-only launch party for both Toronto’s annual North By…

Death Cab For Cutie @ Spectrum

. : : October 5th, 2005 : : . … And, we’re back! After a week of downtime due to a malfunctioning computer (by “malfunctioning”, I mean “scary zapping noise-filled and plumes of smoke-enveloped”), I have finally built a new PC virtually from the ground up. The only two things that came out intact were the case and the sound card. How weird. To make up for the lengthy absence, I knew I’d have to reach deep down into the proverbial bag of goodies pull out something big. Hopefully, I’ve done just that… It’s appropriate that I’ve chosen the band Death Cab For…