Friday, July 14, 2006


I love computer geeks!

Thanks to the lovely and talented guys at Bonavista Computers (let's hear it for the little guy!), my sound device is working perfectly again.

Just in time to listen to my new cds that I blew all my money on today (along with tickets to the Billy Bragg and John Prine concerts).

I did my patriotic duty and picked up Wolf Parade's Apologies to the Queen Mary, not necessarily because it was nominated for a Polaris Prize, but because I've been wanting it for a while. All the Polaris chatter on Sounds Like Canada recently simply reminded me.

I also indulged in the new Flaming Lips, and Tokyo Police Club's debut cd, A Lesson in Crime. I had to get that one because Eva's friend's brother is the drummer. And you gotta support up-and-comers. There's been quite a buzz about them lately, as they tour with Magneta Lane.

But the prize score today had to be The Eraser. I mean come on!, it's Thom Yorke! How can you not buy it?

At first listen I didn't care for the first song, The Eraser, nor Skip Divided, but now after two listens, The Eraser has already grown on me.
Love Black Swan, Atoms for Peace, And It Rained All Night, Harrowdown Hill, and Cymbal Rush - haha I guess that's pretty much the rest of the cd, oh except for The Clock, which I'm neutral about.

Thom's going to be performing on the Henry Rollins show which is supposedly airing tomorrow night on the Independent Film Channel (which we now get) at 10:00pm ET. There is no sign of it on the digital cable listings, so I may just have to stay home all day, curled up on the couch in my jammies tuned in to IFC, just so as not to miss it.

14 comments:

hilary m. said...

My dad bought Apologies to Queen Mary a while ago, along with Picaresque and something else I don't remember. I enjoyed it, there are some fun songs and it has a flavour that I tend to like. But your opinion on the cd might depend on your taste in music.

I liked "Grounds for Divorce", "Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts" and "I'll Believe in Anything".

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hilary, you're back! Welcome home - I missed you!

I LOVE Picaresque and I'm looking forward to heavy listening on all my new goodies.

Have you had a chance to listen to Sounds Like Canada at all? There's a discussion of the Polaris nominees on the message board at jian.ca. It'd be fun to have you weigh in.

mellowlee said...

Billy Bragg will be in Vancouver at the Commodore ballroom in September. I can't wait!
The Commodore is a fab venue!

michelle said...

oh geez, oh man, oh PLEASE make Thom Yorke + Henry Rollins appear on our cable listings... chant, murmur, invoke...

Rain down, rain down
Come on rain down on me
From a great height
From a great height... height...

No IFC here. Huya, huya, awyee, spork, don't let Barbara miss Thom Yorke...

Barbara said...

sound check, sound check, is this thing on?
Cool you got your computer sound back.
You spend more on music than I spend on car payments...
Not that I am keeping track.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Billy Bragg is playing a cool venue here, as well, Mellowlee - Knox United church. It's a beautiful building. We'll have to exchange notes.

Love the invocation, Michelle! If you can't make it work, nobody can, baby! I'll keep you posted.

I spend waaay too much money on music, Barbara W. That's why I dress the way I do. Value Village here I come. (you've got to prioritize)

hilary m. said...

My mum likes Jian, so she listens to it once in a while when she has CBC on in the mornings. Which she usually does. I've Sounds Like Canada a couple of times, but I haven't really got the chance to listen.

I'll checkout that, it sounds interesting.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

The board is actually pretty fun, Hilary. Someone with your fine musical taste would fit in there. Lots of talk about Canadian music.

mellowlee said...

re: Comparing notes, sounds like a great idea to me!! :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Let's do it, Mellowlee!

kees said...

Ah the new Flaming Lips - 'It Overtakes Me' is one of my absolute fav tunes at the moment - turn it up good and loud :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Yes ma'am, Kees! Turning it up (you never have to ask me to do that twice).

Will said...

Glad you're enjoying the thom yorke. i've been enjoying that a bit lately. although i can imagine, if he made an album of patriotic country tunes, i would love that as well. that wolf parade album is quite good and i like the new flaiming lips as well. Good choices!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thom Yorke doing an album of patriotic country tunes! Oh lord, Will, that's the stuff that legends are made of! But, yeah, I'd buy it.
The Flaming Lips cd is grand! I like the Wolf Parade one, but by the end am a little tired of buddy's yelping voice. I think that cd is best mixed in with others.