Posts Tagged ‘2009’

Brains.

Fear of the Living Dead has just revealed their first trailer!

Fingers crossed you’ll be able to catch it at the Zombie Short Film Festival in Toronto next month!

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Tweedle Dum or Tweedle Dee

This sums it all up perfectly:

John Fewings

Radiohead Live @ The Grammys

Thom Yorke just posted a link on Dead Air Space to the video of their performance with the USC Marching Band.

If you head to the Google video page you can actually download a high res version of the video!

Enjoy!

New Albums in 2009

There is much to look forward to in the world of music for 2009!  There are a few highly anticipated albums coming out over the next few months.  These will keep us alive until Spring can revive us!

Timber Timbre – 1/13/09 – The self titled album was released earlier this week.  I’m catching the show in February and will definitely pick up a copy then!

Charles Spearin – 2/14/09 – The perfect release for Valentine’s Day… The Happiness Project is the latest creative endevour of Charles Spearing (founding member of Broken Social Scene and Do Make Say Think).  You have to read about it to fully grasp the unique qualities of this album wherein Spearin attempts to “blur the line between speaking and singing”.

Neko Case – 3/3/09 – Neko added a great track from her upcoming album Middle Cyclone.  The track is called “People Got A Lotta Nerve” which she has graciously made available for download!  For every blog that posts the song they will donate $5 to the Best Friends Foundation.  She is just too awesome!

Bell Orchestre – 3/10/09 – Their second album As Seen Through Windows will be released on Arts & Crafts Records.  I’ve been hoping for a new CD since their first album came out in 2005!  Their recordings are both inspired and inspiring and their live show is breathtaking!

Great Lake Swimmers – 3/31/09 – The dust of their last album tour hadn’t settled before they were hard at work on Lost Channels!  They spent some time along the St. Lawrence River recording the new album and I can’t wait to hear the new material!  We can expect to see them live in Canada this March!

Ohbijou – 4/??/09 – After a busy tour with The Acorn, Ohbijou has been working hard on their latest offering Beacons.  We’ll be able to hear it in early April and don’t be surprised to see them performing at a venue near you!

Amy Millan – ??/??/09 – I don’t know how she finds the time but in between shows with Stars, Amy Millan has found time to work on her second solo album!  I haven’t got any official dates yet but I am hoping it will be released very soon!

I’m sure we will see many other great albums this year and hopefully live shows as well!  See you there!

Greeting the New Year

2009 has arrived and I’m completely unprepared. I’d like to greet the new year by asking it to treat us with mercy. I’m ready to take it on provided there are no Skeksis hiding in the shadows.  Deal?

January has often been a time of reflection for me.  For most of the year I keep pretty busy.  Hiding behind my interests allows me to avoid reflection most of the time but I could never fully escape January.  The cold of winter and the quiet of the post-holiday season isolates us with our thoughts.  Some days it feels as though I’m living in a snow globe; the muffled quiet surrounding me as the snow swirls around my little house.

I have the standard New Year’s resolutions: get healthier, spend more time with my family, win the lottery.  The simple things in life right?  I have other resolutions too: work on my home business, improve my guitar playing and yoga practice, win the lottery.   But beyond the surface are my heart’s desires… these I keep to myself; like a wish that might fail if vocalized.   The kinds of hopes and dreams that those closest to me already know… I don’t need to vocalize anything, they know my secrets.

Hopefully everyone takes some time to reflect.  Reprioritize their lives; remembering we work to live, never live to work.

As Mel Brooks so perfectly stated, “Look, I really don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive, you’ve got to flap your arms and legs, you’ve got to jump around a lot, you’ve got to make a lot of noise, because life is the very opposite of death. “