lily does the kooks??? WHA??

remember when our girl was busy dissing every uk indie band under the sun? and then our poor lil kooks became the victims of her poison tongue? we had her back when she was talking smack about pete doherty...but, she lost us when her attention turned to the kooks...why the kooks? they are so sweet and good.

well...seems she's taken it back and made a little peace offering...here's lily doing 'naive' live on radio 1. sounds good with her sweet sing-songy voice, actually. wonder what the boys think?

.: mp3 :. lily allen - naive (kooks cover)
.: mp3 :. lily allen - live lounge...coming later


b-boys making with the freak freak

on thursday i had the SUPREME pleasure of working the beastie boys instore at the hmv at 333 yonge street in toronto.

and, also...because you know i like them...here's a little video starring my co-worker and BIG beasties fan HARRY (cue drum roll, biatches).

.: photos :. wonderbug's beastie boys photos on flickr


ok - here's what you do...

Open your Windows Media Player, iPod, whatever you got...and put it on shuffle.

Here's your soundtrack to your life.

  • Opening Credits: Ways & Means - Snow Patrol
  • Waking Up: The Saga - The Libertines
  • Falling In Love: God's Top Ten - Inxs
  • Fight Scene: Together - The Raconteurs
  • Breaking Up: Love Gets Me Everytime - Shania Twain (I couldn't make this stuff up...I swear this is what came on)
  • Make-Up: Digital Bath - The Deftones
  • Secret Love: Making Enemies - Snow Patrol
  • Life's Okay: The Future Language Of Slaves - Hawksley Workman
  • Autobiography: Another Affair - Divine Brown
  • Mental Breakdown: Here With Me - Dido
  • Driving: Mardy Bum - The Arctic Monkeys
  • Flashbacks: Midnight At The Oasis - Brand New Heavies
  • Happy Dance: (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Carole King (mheh...it was on shuffle...this one didn't work so well)
  • Regretting: Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Long Night: I'll Be Your Man - The Shore
  • Final Battle: Locked Out - Crowded House
  • Death Scene: I See Red - Neil Finn (live version with Eddie Vedder)
  • Ending Credits: Girls & Boys - Blur

AND I DIDN'T EVEN CHEAT. this was fun!!!

beautiful midnight

so, i was having one of those days...one of those days where you're on the way to work and you're looking at all the songs on your friggin ipod and you can't decide what you want to listen to.

i've listened the crap out of all the new stuff i've gotten recently...new razorlight...girl talk...lily...tomi swick (much better than i thought i was going to be)...and, i couldn't listen to the kooks again (as much as i love it).

so, i'm scrolling around and finally passed by the "m"s.

matthew good band..................

"ok - i have listened to beautiful midnight in a long time...let's give it a whirl".

let me backtrack a bit and paint the picture for you.

i loved matt good...LOVED...boardered on obsession.

i was so in love with beautiful midnight that i listened to that damn album at least once a day for about a year (much to the chagrin of my cubical co-workers).

but, it was such a great album. hard and melodic and just plain awesome (i have a hard time liking music if i can't sing along to it).

so, today i'm listening to BM again after who the fuck knows how long and song after song that plays i began to remember how much this CD rocked.

hello time bomb...load me up...strange days...a boy and his machine gun...running for home...and jenni's song.

i was walking through the bay when running for home came on..and, i had to fight back the tears...i forgot how beautiful that song was.

aaaaaaand, i was thinking...hello time bomb would be a PERFECT song for one of the rockers to sing on Rockstar: Supernova! but, that will never happen (case in point - when 'born to be mild' dana said she was going to sing an underground song by a signer named 'sass jordan'...i bet the 1 million canadians watching that show LOVED that.)

don't you love rediscovering something you'd forgotten you loved so much?


new shit you must listen to

you must listen to the new sloan track.
new album coming this fall...this is the first taste.
a little treat because, to the best of my recollection, we've never had a jay track as the first single (if this is, indeed, the first single).

as you would expect from a jay track - it's melodic and sweet in the vocal.
but, it's got a rockier edge to it (perhaps the influence of patrick? i don't know).

it's very 70's rock...me likes it.

.: mp3 :. sloan - who taught you to live like that?

you must listen to the new razorlight.

when their first album came out - they were dubbed (as soooooo many before them) as the "next big think from the uk".

i saw them at lee's palace and mr johnny thought he was the fucking man! he was strutting around the stage like mick jagger and it threw me off.

i wasn't keen on them after that (even though i admit "golden touch" was an awesome track). johnny even had the NERVE to diss the kooks (how DARE you!...even though lily allen's done the same thing now, too...but, i digress).

but, then tracks started to surface from their new self-titled album. songs like 'america' and 'pop song 2006' and the first single 'in the morning'...and, i started to come around.

they're good. listen.

.: mp3 :. razorlight - in the morning

you must listen to girl talk.

the name is pretty lame. i admit that. but, it's not what you think.

girl talk is an awesome artist....who's art is the mash-up...but, not like the mash-ups you've grown used to. these are works of fucking art (that will never be released by a major label). i'm waiting for the lawsuits to start pouring in.

the first single from his new cd 'night ripper' is a certified club anthem....'bounce that'.

.: mp3 :. girl talk - bounce that


ballad of jimbo and mickey

another chapter in the ever growing saga...

for your viewing pleasure:

the ballad of jimbo & mickey (a cautionary tale)


al's van-city adventure

recently, my brother took a mini-vacation to vancouver.
to his an old friend and for an interview (for a job in japan).

he sent me the pics...silly boy.


.: linky :. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytk98wvM4y8

ps...he got the job.
he (and my littlest brother) are leaving in the fall. :-(


jt is sexyback

mr timberlake is set to return.
and, he's got timbaland along for the ride.

first single from this forthcoming new cd, is "sexyback".....

it's alright - but, i have a feeling it will grow on me.

i wasn't crazy about "like i love you" at first either...but, after repeated listens i recognized its brilliance.

.: mp3 :. justin timberlake - sexyback
.: website :. www.myspace.com/justintimberlake


rockstar supernova

i'm so happy.

having a boyfriend that works nights gives me a lot of free time in the evenings.
sometimes, tv is a good friend to have.

and, i'm so excited that ROCKSTAR has returned to my life once again this summer.

last night saw the first episode of season 2 hit the airwaves.
tommy lee, jason newstead and gilby clarke (to be known from this point forward as supernova) were joined by series host brooke burke and permanent guest judge dave navarro.

special treat for moi? supernova producer BUTCH WALKER was also in attendance. i think he'll be stopping by the show every now and again (in between tour dates to promote HIS new album).

contestants....i'm only going to bother writing about the ones that deserve to be written about.

  • storm - stoopid name....but, a good rendition of the who's "pinball wizard"
  • patrice - loved her doing "somebody to love" by jefferson airplane
  • dilana - i have nirvana..but, she was good doing lithium. she won't be able to get away with her "just stand there looking crazy" routine next time. i hope she changes it up and does something soft and romantic. just to show her range.
  • josh - gotta love a man that loves the black crowes. he had a good vibe. would like to hear him do gavin degraw's "i don't wanna be"...he'd be good with that.

LAST NIGHT'S BEST PERFORMANCE: that belonged to toronto's own lukas rossi.

formerly of the band cleavage, rossi has worked with some notable canuck musicians (tea party, edwin, philosopher kings, alex from rush...)

his performace of billy idol's "rebel yell" was a new wave explosion. he SCREAMED rockstar, nevermind just saying it, tommy!

he's the one to watch. he will no doubt get tonight's encore performance.

he was electrifying! like greased lightning!

.: web :. http://rockstar.msn.com/
.:. recap :. what's alan watching? - rockstar ladies night


two mustachioed businessmen

one day, two old businessmen (with mustaches!) came upon a wonderful device known as "the webcam"!
they enjoyed many amazing adventures with their new friend. but, none as memorable as that first day!

[excuse the typo at the end of the credits...i was working fast.....very tired!]

.: linky :. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J0lgYD9JDg


new jarvis cocker

i always loved this guy.
didn't always like pulp...but, jarvis was always a character
from jumping up on stage while jacko played the brits...to appearing in the last HARRY POTTER movie as one of the weird sisters....the cock-man was always one to watch.

he's set to release a brand new solo effect..and, the first single is here for your listening pleasure.
i gives it the thumbs up.

.: mp3 :. jarvis cocker - cunts are still running the world


the next karate tranny

happy canada day!