Thursday, June 26, 2008

the agenda - June 29 weekend

YO! LOTS of stuff going down this weekend. Pride's in full swing so lots of awesome stuff for free to check out, listings here and here (Pride's own site wtf?!). Here's a sampling:


CHERRY BOMB: DJ's Combustion, Giselle #1, Denise Benson, Cozmic Cat @ Lee's Palace, $15
SHIT LA MERDE, Pammm, Le French Toast, Hunting Horns @ Sneaky Dee's, $5


Uh Huh Her @ Pride South Stage (Carlton and Church), 7pm


WAVELENGTH 419 w/ Entire Cities, Wordburglar, Hot Panda @ Sneaky Dee's, PWYC


Goin' Down The Road CanCon Hoser Party @ The Boat $5

...I'll be in WPG eats lots of BBQ, have a good one!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


File Photo

THIS BLOG is mostly going to be related parties, music you can dance to, the local party scene, hopefully not written up in not too much of a superficial or cloying manner. No promises on that last one.

As someone with my own promotional concern in town, YO! Jamz, I'll naturally be using this space as a point of promotion as well-so expect no hard-hitting claims of real journalism here-I'll just be trying my best to candidly remark on what's going on.

I would like today to say some good things about the Loving In The Name Of... series which has been running for some time now including this past friday. Initially getting going at Teranga, then Augusta House (sound familiar?), before noise-neighbour issues forced organizers to turn to...the Canadian Corps Legion Hall! A venue perhaps best known for the Country-fied Saddle Up! parties.

Loving's claim to fame is the cover band performance, which comes off with a great deal of talent (usually led by one Sebastian Grainger, pictured above in a different lifetime) on stage and even a crack dance troupe busting out some choreography to opener 'Dancing In The Dark'. Grainger's Springsteen was easily as confident as his Axl Rose, which he broke out for 'Paradise City' (usually my most reviled of all songs at karaoke, given most participants' tendencies to severely underestimate the undertaking).

Despite a Platinum Indie credentials in the house (both Brendan Canning and a young woman who bore an incredible resemblance to Feist, for example), the night was pleasantly free of attitude-perhaps the cheap drinks were keeping everyone more jovial than judgmental (a regrettable take on 'You Get What You Give' seemed easily forgiven). The night certainly has found its feet, and hopefully a longer term home.

Monday, June 23, 2008

setlist - June 14/08

Last Saturday marked the latest edition of Everyone's a DJ-an event celebrating the reality that everyone today (well, pretty much everyone) can DJ, with 16 people hitting the decks over the course of the night providing an incredibly varied mix of music, styles, and skill levels. New venue Disgraceland on Bloor seems to be a perfect fit for the night, and I look forward to playing and attending quite a few more to come.

My setlist (more or less):

  • Magnum P.I. - Theme
  • Van Halen - Running With The Devil
  • M.I.A. vs. Bon Jovi
  • En Vogue - My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)
  • The Ting Tings - Great DJ (Calvin Harris Remix)
  • Next - Too Close
  • Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
  • T.Rex - Bang a Gong (Get It On)
  • Skee Lo - I Wish
listen here:

I could try to justify as some 'artistic statement representing various points on an FM radio dial' or something, but really, let's just get people moving (at any cost!).

Thursday, June 5, 2008

YO! and HELLO!

Welcome to The Future™