Tuesday, October 31, 2006

my name is tristan and i am alive

It was this day last year that Patrick Wolf released the Tristan single. Let’s celebrate the one year anniversary of that release and the spooky night that will come!

Tristan [super-wicked-cool song]
The Hazelwood [super-wicked-cool song]
Idumea [super-wicked-cool song]
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buy the Tristan CD Single here

more halloween essentials

Here are two songs/movies that should be on everyone’s playlist this scary evening!

"Suspiria" by Goblin from Suspiria

"Killer Klowns From Outer Space" by The Dickies from Killer Klowns From Outer Space
This is one of the greatest creations in the history of cinema!

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scary parents scaring kids


housewarming... like three months later!

Listen up people: Millie and I are throwing the greatest housewarming/dance party on November 17, everyone is welcome (except for smelly people)... I will email details to those on my mailing list in a few days… so cancel your plans, book off work, fly to Toronto... make sure you come to this exclusive once in a lifetime event!

Monday, October 30, 2006

fashion, fashion ballrooms of the leaves

One of my favorite records of the year is finally coming out on vinyl. Defiance Records in Germany is pressing 500 copies of Waiter: "You Vultures!" by Portugal. The Man, go preorder it now!!!

Go here to read my review on Waiter: "You Vultures!".

How The Leopard Got Its Spots [wicked-cool song]
Stables & Chairs [wicked-cool song]
AKA M80 The Wolf [wicked-cool song]
Horse Warming Party [wicked-cool song]
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sex, fuck, and fluorescent lighting

My first impressions of Blink 182 minus Tom Delonge... oh sorry, I mean +44’s long-awaited debut, When Your Heart Stops Beating was pretty disappointing. Like I just said, it is merely Blink 182 minus Tom. When news broke out that Mark and Travis is forming +44, it was said that they will experiment on new sounds... techno and electronica from what I remember. There’s nothing techno about When Your Heart Stops Beating... it’s pure Blink... anyways, despite the pretty negative opening, I am actually kind of recommending When Your Heart Stops Beating. It is not a bad record, but it is nothing really special either. It is more rock, more serious sounding than the usual Blink materials. In a way, maybe I am forcing myself to listen and to like this record because I was a huge Blink 182 fan. My enjoyment for When Your Heart Stops Beating will most likely die out very soon (possibly by the end of the week), but for now, I am liking it and it has been projecting loudly from my speakers in the past 48 hours.

Baby, Come On
When Your Heart Stops Beating
Cliff Diving
Chapter XIII

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When Your Heart Stops Beating comes out on November 14, and in a few hours (starting October 31), you can preorder a great bundle from Loserkids.

halloween 2006

Who’s throwing a Halloween party this year? Well, I’m not; but for those of you who are, here is a list of music you should consider rotating:

Scott Walker: The Drift
This is one of my favorite records of the year so far. It is a 60 plus minutes journey of weird, dark, and vastly experimental music. You can read my review on The Drift here.

Cossacks Are [wicked-cool song]
Jesse [wicked-cool song]
Hand Me Ups [wicked-cool song]
The Escape [wicked-cool song]

My Chemical Romance: I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
Vampires, murders, suicide, ghosts... a Halloween essential and MRC’s finest.

Vampires Will Never Hurt You [wicked-cool song]
Headfirst For Halos [super-wicked-cool song]

Alkaline Trio: Good Morning
All Alkaline Trio records are prefect for Halloween, but Good Morning deserves a mention solely for the violently opening track, "This Could Be Love".

This Could Be Love [wicked-cool song]
One Hundred Stories
Blue In The Face

Suicide: Suicide
I think I have mentioned this record, in particular the song Frankie Teardrop enough times on this blog… in case you are a new reader, go here to read about "Frankie Teardrop"... the absolute scariest song of all time!

Ghost Rider
Frankie Teardrop
[super-wicked-cool song]

Hilary Duff
Basically anything by Hilary Duff, she scares the crap out of me!

Boys Night Out: Trainwreck
This concept album disturbs the line between nightmare and reality, kind of like Lacan’s concept of real and reality... it involves killings, doctors, drugs, mental hospital... it’s like a scary/thriller movie, but only in music form.


Franz Schubert: "Erlking"
Here’s a fascinating early Romantic opera by Schubert. The text depicts the quest of an evil Elves King and his hunger for a young boy’s soul.

Erlking [super-wicked-cool song]

Sunn 0))): Black One
Black One is loud, noisy, abstract, extremely creepy and haunting, prefect music for late night drives out to the middle of nowhere.

It Took The Night To Believe
Cursed Realms (Of The Winterdemons)

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for your consideration...

So Trickee, the "other member" of this blog has yet to make a post. I am sure many of you have probably been asking "where is this Trickee character?" ...and "what the hell is she up to?" Well, she has been busy with internship/work, school, and most importantly, working on her very wonderful portfolio!! ...make sure you check out "Calling Out"... an audience favorite at the 2006 Insideout Festival.

if it's never dark - how you going to know the sun when it shines?

Woohoo!!!!... What a way to being the week! I finally received my Accident & Emergency CD and 7" singles in the mail today. The photo above is from the 7", I love those gold shoes!!! Anyways, the CD single contains two b-sides: a cover of Eva Eden's "Underworld" and "Adder" while the 7" has a live version of "The Childcatcher"… I don’t know how to hook my record player up to my laptop (if anyone knows, leave instructions in the comment area)… but I have uploaded the single as well as the two b-sides, you can download them, but be sure to go and purchase the single in CD or 7"... or both... and keep supporting the delightful music by Patrick Wolf!

Accident & Emergency [wicked-cool song]
Underworld [wicked-cool song]
Adder [wicked-cool song]
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buy Accident & Emergency here

what a night for talk shows

Tonight, Beck will be on the Late Show with David Letterman, Yeah Yeah Yeahs on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Cat Power on Late Night with Conan O'Brien! Holy crap!!!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

i want to make my own karaoke video!!


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we got dicks like jesus/who that man in a black sedan with two cheap hookers and a mexican?

Mickey Avalon is awesome! His self-titled debut is straight out old school hip-hop... I mean, it is old school hip-hop with a twist of Peaches. Yes, you read it right; Mickey Avalon is kind of like the male equivalent of Peaches. Don’t believe me.... just listen to "Roll the Dice". The album kind of starts out in a humorous tone with "Waiting to Die". It opens with the sample "We are going to have open sexual intercourse on every street corner of America." Not only that, the first line you hear from Mickey Avalon is an homage to Grandmaster Flash... well, not exactly the same lyrics: "it’s like a jungle sometimes, it makes me wonder, that god must be one sick motherfucker!" This first track kicks freaking ass!! In "Jane Fonda", Mickey produced perhaps the greatest fitness song ever: "One, two, three, four, get your booty on the dance floor. Work it out, shake it little momma, let me see you do the Jane Fonda. Five, six, seven now, if you don’t know, let me show you how to work it out… work it little momma, I know you wanna do the Jane Fonda…" Move over Kanye West, Mickey Avalon clearly has a greater hip-hop workout tune. The record is full of heavy-hitting and funky beats from 80s hip-hop... but don’t worry 80s haters, he also uses modern gangster as well as house beats throughout the record. There is even a mid-90s alternative sound in "Friends and Lovers". In fact, Mickey’s vocal here sounds parallel to Beck’s "Where It’s At"... or any Beck materials from Mellow Gold and Odelay. One thing I absolutely can’t stand in many hip-hop/rap albums now-a-days is that almost all of the mainstream artists rap about themselves in every single song! I mean, what is up with that!?!?! Well, Mickey Avalon is no difference; however, he does it in a somewhat humorous context, it fits his style and his persona. Anyways, the album closes with another heavily 80s influenced track in "Romeo and Juliet"; and finally, "My Dick"... which I won’t even get into... just listen to it... it is wickedly awesome... and funny! Hands down, Mickey Avalon has put out the best hip-hop album of the year! Sorry MC Lars, yours is now second best.

Waiting to Die [wicked-cool song]
So Rich, So Pretty
Jane Fonda
Friends and Lovers
Romeo and Juliet
My Dick
[wicked-cool song]
Roll The Dice [super-wicked-cool song]
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Mickey Avalon comes out on November 7, you can preorder it here.

this is like the fun-est and cutest video ever!

Tilly and the Wall - Sing Songs Along
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buy Bottoms of Barrels here.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

is mickey avalon nominated a bet award?

Everyone needs to listen to Mickey Avalon... like NOW!!!!
...full review on Mickey's new album soon... maybe later tonight... or tomorrow.

i have a nosebleed

Sigur Rós has posted a bunch of beautiful photos from their recent tour in Iceland, you can check those out here.

a song for kids

When I first heard Miho Hatori’s music from MySpace, the first thing that struck my mind was "woo, she sounds so much like Björk... like a Japanese Björk!" However, after listening to her new record, Ecdysis, I feel that Miho Hatori is more like a mixture of many different artists and genres... and yes, there is a slight Björk sound in her music, but to be honest, it is extremely hard to describe the musical style of Miho Hatori, you really have listen to Ecdysis and find out for yourself. So, without further ado, here are some mp3s from Ecdysis.

In Your Arms
Walking City
Sweet Samsara Pt II
The River of 3 Crossings

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go visit Miho Hatori's website here

who the hell is this rush limbaugh character?!?!

Rush Limbaugh (some stupid douche) said that Michael J. Fox is faking his Parkinson's disease... totally lame!

Friday, October 27, 2006

last week a boy I taught theology, came back in town with a new ideology

You can now remix Cursive’s "Bad Sects" and submit it for a chance to be a b-side on a future Cursive single... very cool! Lyrically, "Bad Sects" is by far one of the best songs of the year.

Cursive - Bad Sects [super-wicked-cool song]
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buy Happy Hollow here.

what about tom cruise and brad pitt

Vampires a Mathematical Impossibility... I disagree!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

i don't even have a ps2

Here's a nice commercial for the new Sony PS3... way better than the ones they're showing at the theatres!

i want more rio en medio

I visited Rio en Medio’s MySpace page last night and downloaded four songs from there... I like what I’ve heard... anyone has more music from her? In fact, does she even has a CD or EP or 7" out?

Everyone is Someone's
Heaven is High
Tiger's Ear

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sad... aka another pointless post

One of my favorite art/design sites is gone.

if you can't understand the blues, you don't know much

Do you like blues music? Yeah, you are not the only one; I am not big on the blues either. Other than a few Muddy Waters tracks I heard during my North American Popular Music class last year, I actually don’t really know much about blues. Do people even make modern blues anymore?? Haha, that was probably the stupidest comment/question ever, since I am recommending a blues-ish record in this post. The Black Keys’ new disc, Magic Potion (not to be mistaken with The Magic Position by Patrick Wolf) is a mixture of classic rock, psychedelic rock, and blues. The record came out this year, but it sounds like something that was made in the late 60s or early 70s. Particularly with "Just A Little Heat", it freaking sounds like a Jimi Hendrix song; or "Give Your Heart Away", which reminds me of Led Zeppelin. Magic Potion is definitely a nice, relaxing, chill-out record. I had an incredible high level of rage and sorrow inside me in the past 12 hours, and the album really act as a magic potion to calm me down.

Just Got To Be
Just A Little Heat
Give Your Heart Away
Modern Times

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buy Magic Potion here.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

good thing i don’t need long eyelashes

This photo is from a shocking, yet very clever, ad campaign by Freedom for Animals. You can see more ads from that campaign here.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

trailer of the year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Watch the trailer for a new season of 24 here!!!!!!!!
Well, I have to go change now because I just pee-ed and poop-ed myself from all the excitements.

they don’t need to search any further

Senses Fail is one of those bands I discovered from the very beginning: being one of the few owners of the original From the Depths of Dreams EP (before the Drive-Thru re-release), they were on the top of my 'bands to watch for list' four long years ago. Indeed, they became somewhat popular among the scene, and they even got signed to Vagrant, one of the hottest labels these days. Unfortunately, for me, the whole "screamo" thing became cliché and generic and all their releases after the original EP sucked crap!!! Fast forward to 2006, Senses Fail recorded a brand new album entitled Still Searching; this time, with way less hype, and a rather low-key campaign. So, being extremely disappointed by every releases but one little EP, I decided, "why not waste more time listening to crap music!" Well, I must say, Senses Fail hit all the right notes with Still Searching and for sure, it is the surprise release of the year! The album is full of classic Senses Fail energy: their signature high-power rapid drum and base sound! Instead of focusing on where to scream and where to insert the hooks, Still Searching is more or less a rock album. It is more musically developed compared to their other records; with a clever mixtures of loud and quiet tracks. The last two songs, which consist of an instrumental track ("Negative Space") and a slow-ish track ("The Priest and the Matador"), are just absolutely perfect to end the record – the mood and tempo is just right, leaving the listeners longing for more Senses Fail! So, with that being said, I think both old and newer Senses Fail fans will definitely find Still Searching to be their finest release, and with so many copy-cat "screamo"/wannabe hardcore bands out there now-a-days, it somehow stood out for me.

The Rapture
Sick or Sane (Fifty For a Twenty)
[wicked-cool song]
Calling All Cars
Shark Attack
Still Searching
[wicked-cool song]
All The Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues
Negative Space
[wicked-cool song]
The Priest and the Matador [wicked-cool song]
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buy Still Searching here

format news

The Format's iTunes exclusive live ep, And Now I Hope You're Alright is out today!

Dog Problems, my favorite record of the year, is out in Japan this week!!!! (Jesse, go buy it!)

Next single: "She Doesn't Get It".

Headlining tour across the US and CANADA next year!!!

mama... papa... voila... the night!

Sorry for the lack of update in the last 24 hours or so, but I am at my parents’ house right now and the internet is dreadfully slow. Whatever... Les Inrocks Podcast played a new Patrick Wolf song a while back called "The Stars", you can check that out on iTunes... look for Les Inrocks Podcast #9 or you can download the mp3 of the track below... unfortunately, the end of the song is ruined by an annoying French DJ! Oh, there's a live version of the song too, but I'll have to upload that tomorrow... again, the internet is terribly slow here.

The Stars
The Stars (Live from Manchester)

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Sunday, October 22, 2006

curse of the golden flower

If you get a chance, head over to the Apple website and check out the trailer for Curse of the Golden Flower. The set and cinematography look absolutely breathtaking!!

i see you

I saw this wonderful Japanese film called All About Lily Chou-Chou last night. The film deals with the lives of a group of teenagers; it has all the typical school-kids themes: bullying, coming of age stories, etc.; however, it is so well done that none of them seem cliché. I especially love the mood and the pace of Lily Chou-Chou... the director utilized this low-key tone: everything in the film works together to create this perfect harmony. In addition, the film produces genuine emotions through the portrayal of innocence and alienation among the children.

Lily Chou-Chou is accompanied by a topnotch soundtrack which features Japanese singer/actress Salya. Her music has this haunting quality; the music kind of reminds me of Sigur Rós/The Album Leaf while the vocal is a bit like Portishead/ PJ Harvey.

1. Arabesque
2. Ai no Jikken
3. Erotic
4. Hikousen
5. Kaifuku suru Kizu
6. Houwa
7. Tobenai Tsubasa
8. Kyomei- Kuukyo na Ishi
9. Glide

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Someone get me this for my birthday.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

girl talk = annie + ludacris + the verve + eminem = sweetness!

So I have been telling a few people about Gregg Gillis, a DJ who goes by the stage name Girl Talk. It was actually Tricia who told me to check him out... and I am so glad I did. Girl Talk mixes Top 40s hip-hop, rock, and indie songs. Personally, I can’t take 99% of the Top 40s stuffs out there; however, they are delightfully listenable when they are cut in length and conjoined in with rock and alternative classics. (from Eminem, Kelis, Biggie, M.I.A., Kanye West, The Game to Sonic Youth, Nine Inch Nails, Fleetwood Mac, Fall Out Boys, and The Smashing Pumpkins) After listening to non-stop Night Ripper last weekend, I concluded that Gillis is a fucking genius: he has truly perfected the art of mixing. For example, take the first track, "Once Again", it features over 15 different samples ranging from Ludacris, Ying Yang Twins, The Verve, Ratatat, Eminem, Ciara, and Oasis just to name a few. See, how crazy is that!?!?!?! Some other highlights mixes include Pixies’ "Where Is My Mind?" And Weezer’s "Say It Ain’t So" on "Hold Up"; Phantom Planet’s "California" on "Too Deep"; and Annie’s "Heartbeat" on "Warm it Up"!!

1. Once Again [wicked-cool song]
2. That's My D.J. [wicked-cool song]
3. Hold Up [wicked-cool song]
4. Too Deep [wicked-cool song]
5. Smash Your Head [wicked-cool song]
6. Minute by Minute
7. Ask About Me
8. Summer Smoke
9. Friday Night
[wicked-cool song]
10. Hand Clap
11. Give and Go
12. Bounce That
13. Warm It Up
[wicked-cool song]
14. Double Pump
15. Overtime
16. Peak Out

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buy Night Ripper here.

i am so signing up for parafriends... and you should too


Brand New has posted a new track, "Sowing Season (Yeah)" on MySpace.
Hmmmm... the song sounds familiar... oh wait, it's "Untitled 08".

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no no friends, no phones, no questions, no slaves to your master

I have fixed the link to "Adder".

i'm the kind of human wreckage that you love!

First off, the boys from MCR are going to be on SNL tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For me, this is unbelievable and beyond crazy. I first saw MCR at the Horseshoe many years ago (I think second year of university) opened for some act I didn’t even cared for. There were about 20 people in the audience and maybe only seven people including me knew who they were. The next 12 months or so I saw them about four or five more time opening for various bands. (I have yet to see them headline)

Second, The Black Parade was leaked (finally!) last night. Other than a little Libertines during my design class and Patrick Wolf’s "Pumpkin Soup", the only thing I listened to the entire day yesterday was The Black Parade... seriously, without exaggerating, I probably listened to the album about six or seven times already. There is only one way to describe The Black Parade: a hard-rock-musical!!!!!!!

The album opens with "The End" – a-two-minutes teaser track that showcases the new-ish MCR sound in experimenting with multi-instruments and sound effects. It is a great intro which features heart monitoring machines, acoustic guitar, piano, and some great finger snapping! The next track, "Dead!" starts with a killer guitar solo... it is basically a classic MCR song: fast, loud and fun... kind of reminds me of "Headfirst For Halos". Speaking of "Headfirst For Halos"... the intro to "This Is How I Disappear", sounds awfully similar to the intro of "Headfirst"... come on people... tell me I’m not crazy... Jesse, what do you think?? "The Sharpest Lives" sounds like a song from Three Cheers (maybe the beginning of "To The End")... man, I have to stop making these comparisons!!! Anyways, it is overall a pretty decent track with straight forward rock instrumentations. The first single off The Black Parade , "Welcome To The Black Parade" is next; and as I have mentioned before, I am absolutely in love this song. If it isn’t for the very cheesy lines "I don’t love you, like I did, yesterday…", I don’t think I would like "I Don't Love You". It is definitely a post-I Brought You My Bullets track, and it does not display the fast and crazy MCR… this is one of those MCR songs that your sister or your girlfriend will most likely enjoy. Thank god that is followed by "House Of Wolves": a much faster track that features some metal-ish guitar solos in the background... listen for it, it’s great!!! Next is the piano driven track, "Cancer". This is, by far, the most emotional and saddest song on the album. It is a short and extremely well done song. "Mama" is full of the Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge signature rhythms... you know, that hard rock, but yet dancy rhythm. Make sure to listen for the break at 3:39... it’s awesome! "Sleep" is one of the only tracks on The Black Parade I do not really enjoy. It is nothing special, it is one of those mediocre post-I Brought You My Bullets tracks. ...Only four tracks left... thank god, I am kind of tried of writing this goddamn review. Anyways, track eleven, "Teenagers", is a typical-ish teenage (hence the title) rebellious anthem... it is stupid, catchy, and I love it. Next... another slower track in "Disenchanted"... sucks... "Famous Last Words"... again, pretty slow... kind of a shitty way to end the record... but wait, there is a hidden track!!!!! "Blood", the hidden track, which is a minute and a half of up-tempo-blood-fest! It totally redeems the disappointing last couple of songs. So, if you read this review the whole way through (why did you do that to yourself), it is pretty easy to spot that my only problem with this album is that it features too many slow-ish tracks, other than that, the album is great and coming from an old MCR fan, I am not disappointed at all! The end.

1. The End. [wicked-cool song]
2. Dead! [wicked-cool song]
3. This Is How I Disappear
4. The Sharpest Lives
5. Welcome To The Black Parade
[super-wicked-cool song]
6. I Don't Love You
7. House Of Wolves
8. Cancer
[wicked-cool song]
9. Mama [wicked-cool song]
10. Sleep
11. Teenagers
[wicked-cool song]
12. Disenchanted
13. Famous Last Words
14. Blood (hidden track)
[super-wicked-cool song]
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The Black Parade comes out on Tuesday (October 24), you can preorder it here.

Friday, October 20, 2006

i am kind of dazed and confused

So I tried to buy some tickets for the After Dark Film Festival at the Manulife Centre, but the box office was close... WTF!?!? I got there at like 7:45 and it’s supposed to open till 8! I was surly disappointed. However, that disappointment was totally overturned when I found the October issue of Dazed & Confused at Indigo... it features a nine-page pics + article on PATRICK WOLF!!!! Most of the new Patrick pictures I have been using in my posts are from that issue, I just can’t wait to read the article!! Anyways, that is all for now… I need to eat supper... oh… be sure to join The Black Parade later on tonight!!!!!

Patrick Wolf - Blue Bells
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Thursday, October 19, 2006

i haven't watched letterman in ages

Tilly and The Wall will make their network television debut next Friday (October 27) on David Letterman!!

out this week

In response to Brendan Uriem's comment ("Emo is bullshit. We want to be the new Radiohead.")... probably one of the funniest quotes of the year, go pick up World Waits by Jeremy Enigk - one of the most significant songwriters of the 90s. Enigk, along with Blake Schwartzenbach are the fathers of modern emo... they lay down the blueprint for the next generation of emo music. I posted the entire album back while I was in Japan, that means you had about three months now to listen (and hopefully by now, is in love) with World Waits... so go support one of the most important men in indie music history.

Been Here Before
River To Sea
City Tonight
Damien Dreams
Wayward Love
World Waits

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go buy World Waits here

i don’t even listen to panic! at the disco – whatever that is

Ok, who the hell elected Brendan Uriem (panic! at the disco) as the spokeperson for emo?? First, there is that hilarious on the cover of the new NME:

Emo is bullshit. We want to be the new Radiohead.

WTF?!!!?!?! and in that issue, Uriem claimed,

...It’s ignorant! The stereotype is guys that are weak and have falling relationships write about how sad they are. If you listen to our songs, not one of them has that tone...

Even more WTF!!!?!?!?? Conclusion, Brendan Uriem has absolutely no clue as to what emo is. Maybe he should give me a call and I can lecture him on the history of the genre... for now, he should start listening to some Rites Of Spring and Hüsker Dü, you ignorant bastard!!!

Ps, and what’s with the stupid-ass make-ups???? While David Bowie and Patrick Wolf can seamlessly pull of the whole make-up thing, the guys from Panic! look like a bunch of poser fags!

more wolf songs

I have converted Patrick Wolf's "Underworld" video from Channel4.com into QuickTime video and mp3 audio, I hope you enjoy them!

Underworld (QuickTime video)
Underworld (mp3)

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if you never lose, how you gonna know when you won

In case you missed the two radio shows that Patrick Wolf did the other day, you can download them below!

Some key things Mr. Wolf discussed on the two shows:
He recorded a Bloc Party remix!!!
Cocorosie is remixing Patrick Wolf!!!
Huge tour next year including dates in Japan and North America!!!

Live on BBC 6 with Tom Robinson (October, 17, 2006) [wicked-cool show]

performance without the interview

1. Land's End [wicked-cool song]
2. London [wicked-cool song]
3. Accident And Emergency [super-wicked-cool song]

Live on XFM with John Kennedy (October 17, 2006) [wicked-cool show]

performance without the interview

1. Wolf Song [super-wicked-cool song]
2. The Railway House [wicked-cool song]
3. Overture [super-wicked-cool song]

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There have been quite a few requests in the past week regarding reposts, etc. I think I fulfilled most of requests below… if I missed any, just let me know.

Here’s track seven and ten from the new Emily Haines album:

7. Mostly Waving
10. The Last Page

Buy Knives Don't Have Your Back here

I Am a Bird Now... the remarkable by Antony & The Johnsons:

1. Hope There's Someone [wicked-cool song]
2. My Lady Story
3. For Today I Am a Boy
[super-wicked-cool song]
4. Man Is the Baby [wicked-cool song]
5. You Are My Sister [wicked-cool song]
6. What Can I Do?
7. Fistful of Love
[wicked-cool song]
8. Spiralling
9. Free at Last
10. Bird Guhl

Buy I Am a Bird Now here.

Phoenix’s It's Never Been Like That:

1. Napolean Says
2. Consolation Prizes
3. Rally
4. Long Distance Call
5. One Too Many
6. Lost and Found
7. Courtesy Laughs
8. North
9. Sometimes in a Fall
10. Second to None

Buy It's Never Been Like That here.

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There was also a request for young Connor Oberst stuffs... that will probably take me a while to upload as there are a lot of tracks, I'll try to have that up in a few days.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

patrick performing live on radio tonight

P.Wolf will be performing live on two radio stations TONIGHT!!!!!

First up is 6Music, where he'll be in session and chatting to Tom Robinson session from 7-9.30pm. Listen via digital radio in the UK or online anywhere in the world here.

Secondly is XFM, with another session and interview, this time with John Kennedy live on X-Posure, 10pm-1am. Listen on 104.9FM in London, digital radio in the UK, or online anywhere here.



Monday, October 16, 2006

heaven help me

Here's a b-side from the UK single of Welcome To The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance.

My Chemical Romance - Heaven Help Us
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patrick wolf video podcast #2

The second episode of Patrick Wolf vCast is up!!!! Like the previous one, I have edited the thing with only the song in mp3 format. The track is "Adder", a b-side from the forthcoming Accident & Emergency CD Single.

Patrick Wolf - Adder (link fixed)
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Accident & Emergency Single comes out on October 23, you can preorder the CD and 7" here


I have never been so busy with school in my life... I think I had about ten hours of sleep in the last four days!!! What have I been working on? Well, I am glad you asked... I created my first "professional looking-ish" book/magazine... it is all about punk posters from the 70s and 80s. Anyways, I took some photos of the thing, if anyone is interested.

Alright, I have to go take a shower and get back to more school-related work now. Hopefully, I will post some music requests up in the near future, and I will also post some new music up too (I’ve been listening to non-stop Girl Talk, Converge, and Senses Fail and lots and lots of classic music in the past few days). Again, this post is pretty pointless... whatever... I just wanted to post something and didn't feel like writing a music review or uploading songs because that would take too long.


Saturday, October 14, 2006

three for three... what a great time to go to the theater right now

I saw three excellent movies in the past week: The Science of Sleep, Shortbus, and The Departed. All three films were completely different from each other; however, one thing that they all had in common was that they all showcased high quality directions. Starting with The Science of Sleep, directed by Michel Gondry; it is full of fantasies and romanticism... it is a surreal cinematic journey. I can’t even explain what the film is about because words cannot describe the magical elements in the screenplay. All I have to say is that Gael Garcia Bernal is beyond adorable and he delivers one of the best and most memorable lines in the history of moving pictures (for those of you who has seen the film, I am taking about the "...what is the occasion of this gift? ...for the occasion of you’re pretty..." part).

The second film was Shortbus directed by John Cameron Mitchell and starring Sook-Yin Lee (yes, that VJ from Much Music many years ago). The movie is full of sex... lots and lots of sex... real sex... and it was hilarious!!!!! Seriously, it has more sex than The Dreamers! The film is based around the fact that the Sook-Yin Lee character (Sofia) is a sex therapist who has never had an orgasm... with that, the film explores through sub-plots and many different characters, but they all link back to the theme of relationships and sex. Oh, and it is very educational as it solved the mystery of what caused that huge black-out a few years ago.

Lastly, the third film, which I just watched about five hours ago, was Martin Scorsese’s new masterpiece, The Departed. It is an adaptation of the Chinese film Infernal Affairs, which I have not seen yet; and it is also the third film that Scorsese has done with Leonardo DiCaprio. I was very disappointed with the last two Scorsese/DiCaprio projects (with DiCaprio being the main reason); however, to my surprise, Leonardo Dicaprio was really great in The Departed. In fact, all the main actors were outstanding: in my opinion, Jack Nicholson need to be nominated for his role; Mark Wahlberg was sooooooooo funny; and yet another great supporting role from Alec Baldwin. To sum up, The Departed features a brilliant screenplay, brilliant acting, and of course, brilliant direction!!

All three films above will most likely be in my year-end top movies list, and I am more than happy that such great quality films are in theaters right now… this is one of the reasons why I love the fall/winter! Speaking of, I am totally loving the weather in Toronto right now!!

So what is next??? American Hardcore: The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...which I may see tomorrow ...I mean later on today.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

new pw b-side

Channel4.com has posted an exclusive video of Patrick Wolf performing "Underworld", a new b-side from Accident & Emergency CD single.

anime history 101

Here’s a pretty neat video on the history of Anime I found on YouTube.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

out today: young machetes

Be sure to pick up Blood Brother's insanely crazy new disc, Young Machetes... it came out today!

Set Fire To The Face On Fire
Lazer Life
You're The Dream Unicorn
Spit Shine
Nausea Shreds Your Head
The Giant Swan

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buy Young Machetes here

glad to see that patrick updates so frequently now

Patrick Wolf has published a new blog post on MySpace. (I love reading his posts... they always put a smile on my face as they are all so well written!)

Monday, October 09, 2006

this is already better than popaganda

The god himself, Daryl Palumbo, has yet another side project. This time, it is with F.Sean Martin and their band is called House of Blow. They have posted a demo track on their MySpace page. And thanks to Dance In My Blood, you can download a mp3 rip of the track here.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

happy thanksgiving

I am thankful that Patrick Wolf has a new myspace profile photo!

exclusive: beast moans

Hey people, sorry for the non-update-day yesterday... I was crazy busy getting art supplies and doing some incredibly messy printings. Anyways, first, I have to repost the newish Portishead song up for Tricia. Oh yea, you all know Tricia, right? If not, she is that other member of this blog but has yet to post one single thing... it’s ok Tricia, I don’t hate you.

Portishead - Requiem For Anna (Un Jour Comme Un Autre - Anna)

Second, to make up for my absent yesterday, I have uploaded the entire Swan Lake album, Beast Moans, for your enjoyment. Swan Lake features members from Destroyer, New Pornographers, Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, and Frog Eyes. Since I am not a fan of any of those bands, I did not give a crap about this band at first. However, I like to give... or at least try to give all music a try. So, I checked out Swan Lake, and to my surprise, Beast Moans is actually not too bad!

1. Widow's Walk
2. Nubile Days
3. City Calls
4. A Venue Called Rubella
5. All Fires
6. The Partisan But He's Got To Know
7. The Freedom
8. Petersburg, Liberty Theater, 1914
9. The Pollenated Girls
10. Bluebird
11. Pleasure Vessels
12. Are You Swimming In Her Pools?
13. Shooting Rockets

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Beast Moans comes out on November 21, you can preorder here.