I’m faced with a dilemma regarding the newest release by The Tragically Hip. Their new album, We Are The Same, which is set for release on April 7 has leaked to the internet. Some jack ass, entrusted by the band, management, etc, has shared their copy with the world. As a fan, I will buy the album. In fact I’ve already paid for two copies through a couple of ticketing promotions they offered (Add $1 to one ticket and you got a copy of the album; and for a concert I bought tickets to you could add $20 and get a copy of the album, and a second live album – the $1 deal came out after I’d already paid the $20…)
So, do I download it? I’ve paid for the music, am I now entitled to it?
On Saturday afternoon, Leah and I decided we needed a break, and stopped in for a movie. This film is exactly what you expect from the cast and team. It’s funny from start to finish, and avoids most of the tired pratfalls that other “bromance” movies succumb to…
The trailers are a bit misleading, and give away some parts that I thought were best saved for the movie. But if you like the Jason Segal and Paul Rudd, the giveaways are forgivable, and the movie is quite enjoyable.
On Thursday night Leah and I made the trek down the QEW to Niagara Falls. New York. It’s a different world on the US side of the Niagara River. More on this later…
The concert took place at the Hard Rock CafÃ©, and much to our surprise, the restaurant was closed during the afternoon to prepare for the show. This meant that our plan of eating dinner at the CafÃ© before the show was bust. Into “Little Italy” we went and settled on McDonald’s. (Was it just the location we went to, or do they not have McChicken’s in the US?)
After dinner we returned to the Hard Rock to take in the musical extravaganza that was The Hutch and Matty Nay.
Matt Nathanson – setlist
t01 – To The Beat Of Our Noisy Hearts
t02 – Car Crash
t03 – Still
t04 – Princess > Jessie’s Girl
t05 – Lost Myself In Search Of You
t06 – Starfish & Coffee > Stayin’Alive > Miss Lucy Had A Steamboat > Starfish *& Coffee
t07 – Laid
t08 – Falling Apart
t09 – Church Clothes
t10 – Wedding Dress
t11 – Come On Get Higher
t12 – Livin’ On A Prayer > Heaven Is A Place On Earth (with Eric Hutchinson)
Aside from the FACT that we had the dumbest human being standing next to us, the event was a lot of fun. And I got to try out my new recording gear!!
Here’s my recording of Eric Hutchinson. Nathanson is coming…
Bloviators – people who speak pompously and excessively or expound ridiculously. Apparently it’s used to describe those to hold forth on subjects in an arrogant, tiresome way.
I was introduced to this rather useful word in a communications association email, and it gave me a giggle!
Apparently you can hold a world record for doing just about anything – and “The Universal Record Database” keeps track them!
Some “highlights” include:
Most ‘Wayne’s World’ Catchphrases Recited In One Minute
Fastest Consumption Of A 24-Ounce Bottle Of Breakfast Syrup
Deepest Toe Cameltoe (Female)
Longest Freestyle Rap
From today’s Toronto Star article “175 reasons to love Toronto,” here are my favourites:
14. There’s a perfect, tiny old church in the courtyard of the Eaton Centre.
27. Those streetcar drivers who assert themselves over the automated voice system with their own personal shout-outs for various intersections and attractions along their routes.
31. The inspirational messages on the Inglis billboard keep Gardiner Expressway commuters uplifted.
44. From the Humber Bay butterfly habitat, the city looks almost beautiful. (I’d say it DOES look beautiful)
82. The united nations of Baldwin Street.
126. Reading a book on the bizarre slab of granite on Yorkville Ave.
129. …Shakespeare in the Park: keeping green space interesting.
Find your favs in the full article http://www.thestar.com/article/596779