Wednesday, June 18, 2008

eNn eX eNn eEe

I caught 21 shows in 3 days! Pretty much all of them were great. Here are the terrible-quality pictures I took:

1. Steve Poltz
He was playing Silver Lining when I got there.

2. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists
He's vegan and rocks hard.

3. moja
I wonder how many times they get compared to the White Stripes.

5. The Wet Secrets
"It's a crying shame you don't know just how hot you are..."

6. The Oholics
Very young and lovely Swedes.

7. New Odds
It was the suit that got them the gig...

8. Major Maker
It suddenly struck me that Lindy looks a teeny tiny bit like Sean Tully on Coronation Street, if Sean were 7 feet tall and straight. But not really. But sort of.

9. Semi Precious Weapons
It costs a lot of money to look this good, so we should buy swag from them.

10. White Cowbell Oklahoma
Madness! How have I not seen them play before?

11. Camp Radio

12. The Superfantastics
Sweet melodies, cute lyrics and check out that drum kit!

13. ironic HUE

14. Hugh Cornwell

15. Julie Doiron
Sweet as ever.

16. Evan Dando

17. Mannequin Men
Loved these guys

18. Foxfire
Shiny dancey fun!

19. Grimskunk
Loved them too

20. Redd Kross

21. The Oholics
Still not tired of Swedish rock.

22. Hilotrons

Monday, June 16, 2008

photo meme

Yoinked from mjmknitting:

If you want to play too, here's how:
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your Flickr name.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day 2008

Magnolia likes to take out the recycling!

Check out this bike shaped wreath. It was on McCaul, just north of Queen:

Sunday, April 20, 2008

International Record Store Day!

Today is International Record Store Day, so I listened to some records then went shopping for more records. I didn't find what I set out for, but of course I didn't go home empty handed:

Lots going on at Canadian record stores. Have you seen or read High Fidelity?!
I love my hot pink slip mat! Magnolia likes to sit on the side space over the 8 track deck on my record player:

She collects records too:

Funny that there are so many media stories about how shocking it is that people are still buying vinyl, or going back to buying vinyl. It's a lot like all those media stories about knitting being back in the spotlight. Just a few:

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Easter in NJ + NYC

Spring's coming, believe it or not! I took a little trip to the US for family Easter and jam packed a lot into 5 days. I've been there a few times, but this was a first for Magnolia.

The first night was to see Sahara Hotnights at The Knitting Factory:

I always eat at different places when I'm there, even though I usually like everything enough to go back, but I ate first night at Whole Foods, even though we have it in Toronto, just because it was right there when I needed it. The next morning though, I had the most delicious non-bacon, non-cheeseburger at Curly's Vegetartian Lunch. Thanks for that recommendation, Krissy! It's a small little place on the East Side, and the non-cheeze was was divine!
Then lemon spelt vegan cupcake at Babycakes!

And later a small bowl of French onion soup at Kate's Joint, I was in the 'hood looking for something that was closed but not hungry. It was alright but I think they could've put vegan cheeze on it, like I do when I make it.

Employees must brush teeth:

Black cat taking a nap on the bin for 7" at Generation Records:

Magnolia thought these Barbies looked ridiculous in fur coats.

I love peanut butter too much, so I had to hit this place! Not all vegan but vegan-friendly:

That was right across from Sacred Chow, where I met up with friends from here and there for a fabulous night:

Magnolia played a bit at FAO Schwarz:

Magnolia was very patient in the long line to get up the Empire State Building. She liked to see the Chrysler Building from way up high, because it's in the SaTC theme:

And later we saw a Chrysler Building replica made of Lego at Toys R Us in Times Square:

In New Jersey we visited lovely relatives, walked the Jersey Shore:

.... caught a peek of the Easter Bunny at the pub:

..... had an Easter Egg Hunt with chocolate hiding up high:

... and dog-safe treats down low. Daisy didn't know what to make of the rush for the Easter Egg Hunt:

And of course there was more eating (I didn't eat this but it's pretty):

Hoppy belated Easter!