There are two kinds of people in this world…..

birthday2004My kind of people and assholes.

And yes, September 1st is my birthday. I’m dealing with it the best I can.

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Career opportunities

classifiedSeeing as my burgeoning music career pretty much went bust last evening a friend and I came up with a few ideas of making money abroad. We knew that we liked Tokyo and that we had to use whatever god-given skills we have. Teaching English isn’t one of those skills. We finally came up with the idea of becoming personal escorts to the young, rich elite. We carefully worded the ad as to attract attention but also were very much talking out our ass. We would have placed the ad tonight but it will cost us upwards of $150 each to do it. So we’re waiting until next payday until our plan finally goes into action. Then again, we could have chosen an equally as rewarding but different line of work.

Reminder

I will be playing this evening at Campoverde Sux:
2763 W. 7th (at MacDonald) in Vancouver. 8PM $5
I will make you cry.

Abused Shoes

stepping on shoesMost fetishes I can understand even if I don’t necessarily subscribe to them. But abusing shoes is a new one to me. I suppose it stems from a foot fetish or something. And more obviously, it’s a male fetish because all classy ladies I know would never, ever under any circumstances ruin a good pair of heels by their own recognizance.

Karuki Zamen Kuri No Hana

Shiina Ringo completely upped the ante with her latest album Karuki Zamen Kuri No Hana. An album which has more or less been on repeat all week for me. Here’s a song called Le Salle De Bain. It’s a B-side from her Ringo No Uta single released in late 2003. This song alone shows some of the most creative orchestra arrangements I’ve herd in a pop song. Often times artists tack on an orchestra during production or live to add some sort of artistic credibility. And often forgetting that an orchestra is not just a string section. In this song, the orchestra is the fucking band as there’s no traditional rock instrument at all.

I can’t recommend Karuki Zamen Kuri No Hana enough as it’s the best album I’ve heard in recent memory and certainly shows those mopey, sweater-wearing, book-quoting, indie-lightwieghts Belle & Sebastian what real production values are.

Women hunters

women_huntersWomen and guns. Chocolate and peanut butter. Things that go great together. Meet the ladies of Women Hunters. They are sweet, sassy, and can handle a rifle like nobody’s business. Who’s your favourite? I can’t help but be drawn in by the subtle smile of Brenda Valentine.