- the Hey Jude story
- the crazy-assed version of Wicked and Weird, which could only be described as watching an actioneer on speed
- the even crazier-assed new song - "it's impossible to sing this song because I realized I didn't leave room to breathe, but we're in Calgary, where nothing is impossible"
- the "fuck off Satan, get the fuck out of here Satan" sing-along
And then, of course, there was the opener, Kinnie Starr. Watching her perform her set with confidence and joy, I realised that Kinnie Starr is who Nelly Furtado is trying to be right now. Sorry Nelly, it's just not working for you. On the other hand, Kinney, you've got it working in spades, baby.
She brings in elements of M.I.A., Buffy St. Marie (but for the 2st century) and maybe a touch of Sonic Youth and Ani DiFranco, but it's so much more than that, and it really can only be described as Kinnie Starr. I'm going to be listening for more of her.
Here's some Buck 65 for you: Rough House Blues [Secret House Against the World]