Sunday, January 21, 2007


Made you look! But this post is actually about music and not ess ee ex. I'm right now listening to my new CD, purchased Friday evening when I made the fortunate decision to force myself to go out with some friends, though I really wasn't in the concert mood and poor Alain had to work. I didn't know any of the 4 Canadian bands very well, despite the fact that they're some of the hottest back home right now. But hey, I'm getting on in my years so that's my excuse.

The headliners, the New Pornographers, turned out to be my least favourite (and do not to me evoke erotica in the least) whereas I danced my longtime-ska-loving-feet off to Bedouin Soundclash, and also did a wee bit of lusting for singer Jay Malinowski.

But as usual, I digress. I arrived late for Jason Collett but what I caught was quite entertaining and Amy Millan was pretty good too, though her twangier tunes lost me a bit since I ain't a country fan y'all. And there were certainly a lot of Canadians present and most were quite enthusiastic, particularly for the Pornographers, but there was also a decent and receptive Tokyoite turnout in the end, despite low advance sales and a late-week PR entreaty for embassy attendees to pad the joint.

Aside from the lame play on words, my post title is also a ref to how crowd reaction at the show, and discussions amongst our gang at an izakaya after the show, underscored to me how stubborn most people (myself as a BIG example) tend to be in their musical tastes. You love this and ick that and it's unlikely anyone can EVER convince you otherwise. Or me anyway... Ska rules!

On another, distinctly non-musical note: I start a new part-time contract at the embassy on Monday for a couple of months, helping a different department this time. It's perfect timing because we need the scratch for our mid-Feb. trip to Boracay, Philippines, aka paradise.


Bedouin Soundclash, that's really cool !!! :) And Boracay DOES look like paradise. Lucky you!

About the music, I have to listen to them, I have never heard of them before, shame on me, I know. :-)

My God, Philippines, Boracay, oh gosh!
Dreaming, dreaming........
Pictures please!!!!!!
oh my god the phillipines!!!!! YAY!!!
looks amazing!!!

nothingmuch new hrere, just work work work work work sleep fun work work work work ugh!

Miss you! :(
Steph: Yeah, they're really really really good in concert so check 'em out next time you have the chance (they must play home a lot). And PS, when'rya coming to visit?

Carmen: Don't you worry, I'm going to take a zillion pix, I'm sure!

Duderonopus: You crack me up you poor, poor chikita-banana. Go drinking drinking laughing laughing laughing peeing pants laughing laughing eating drinking with the grrls and unwind!
sweet philipines.. i'm psyched for you.. can't wait to hear all about it. how long are you going for?
and is the new job somewhat more interesting?
oh ya, and Bedouin Soundclash are amazing. Kim
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