Monday, April 02, 2007

it's just the beginning of spring and I'm started to wait for summer

So, the Calgary Folk Fest doesn't have many artists that interest me - yet, but while I am waiting for that full line-up I can always drool over the Winnipeg Folk Fest lineup. You see, this year, I hit a jackpot. I get to be here for all of the folk fest and I will be 2 hours away from the Winnipeg Folk Fest when it occurs. Which means, I might be able to see Final Fantasy, Corb Lund, Amy Millan, Joel Plaskett and more. Haha and Randy Newman's coming (my brother can do a mean Randy Newman impression). So I'd be really excited to catch at least one day. Hoorah! for Folk Fests.

And, did anybody watch the Juno's last night? If not, you didn't miss much. Nelly Furtado, a lot of Nelly Furtado, some Billy Talent and Hedley or whatever. k-os smashed his guitar. Not much else. How come once you dance around some colourful, expensive club setting and sing the same old generic pop shit you get famous and successful. Thank you for giving me hope for the future. Not. On another not, that guy with the achievement award, Bob Rock, who played with the Tragically Hip. He is a producer/musician, etc. and he is also the uncle of my dad's friend's kid. So anyways, not too excited for the Juno's, it's kind of obvious that they reflect record sales and not talent.


Allison said...

Lucky you! I'm hoping to see more concerts this summer. That's great you'll be able to soak up some good talent in both places.

K-OS smashed his guitar? How bad ass of him.

hilary m. said...

Yeah, I haven't been to a good concert in a while. That's a great thing about summer, better access to live music.

Haha, yeah that's what I thought when I was watching it. It was kind of a cliche way to show you're angry.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

The Junos are the lamest of the lame, aren't they?

But the folk fest - you're going to love it, and I find that it's the discovery of new musicians that's the real highlight. The workshops are definitely the place to be.
And the Winnipeg Folk Fest is pretty amazing every year. You are going to have a great summer of music.
btw I volunteered as well, so hopefully we'll both get placements.

hilary m. said...

Right now, yeah.
They definitely have the opportunity for improvement though..

I've been a couple times, both were great! And now I'm going for the whole time (even if I don't get in as a volunteer), I'm very excited!

Same goes for Winnipeg, I hope that I get to catch at least a couple of my favourite artists.