Thursday, May 17, 2007

calgary folk festival full line-up I am quite excited!!!!!

So I've snatched myself a gig as Record Tent-er at the Calgary folk fest this year. I am more than excited for that, but yesterday the full lineup was announced, and I'm about as excited as possible. There are some people on there that I've really wanted to see in concert, I really hope I'm able to catch them. Here is a list of artists I would love to catch:

-Rufus Wainwright, just released an album, has a few great albums in the past. I have had a major crush on this guy and his voice since I first heard him.
-Neko Case
-Final Fantasy
-Hawksley Workman
-The Sadies
-and much, much more including some that I don't know, but I'm very interested in hearing if I get a chance.

Now I totally need to do some Record Tent homework.

Speaking of the new Rufus Wainwright album, there is a song called "Tulsa" about Rufus meeting The Killers lead man, Brandon Flowers in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the song he mentions both "a fat guy in a green t-shirt" and a "poor girl waiting in the rain to meet him". Oddly enough, both the fat guy in green and the poor girl turned up with picture of them and Rufus in Tulsa, Oklahoma on the Rufus Wainwright forum. The magic of the internet, I doubt they're disappointed about being immortalized in a Rufus Wainwright song.

fat guy in green t-shirt.

Monday, May 14, 2007

15 now

No, it doesn't feel any different to be fifteen, I kinda wish that you gained wisdom with each birthday, but I think not. I had a lovely party on Saturday with my friends and the next day I woke up at 6:00 (for some crazy reason, I always wake up 13 minutes before the minute of my birth, seems odd when I usually wake up at 8 on schooldays). It was also Mother's Day, I got my mum some soap and a watercolour I had painted. So for my birthday I got a new shirt, some new shoes and a pair of amazing sunglasses, as well as some money that will be going toward a bicycle. It was a nice day, I walked to Kensington twice, had indian food for supper and did not do any homework. I managed to find myself a nice twenty dollar pair of black jeans. So I have to wear a belt with them and they had to be sewed significantly tighter, but I appreciated the value. After this we watched old home videos, it's crazy to see how little and chubby and bald we were 14 years ago. My parents had a lot of video when we were 6 months to a year. A lot of it is pretty cute, but I guess after a while watching two 7 month old babies cry and jump and babble for a while it is a little tiresome. The family gathering are quite odd to watch, I'm never going to see some of the people there again, and everyone has changed so much. We also watched some video from when we were 6 or 7. There's this video where I'm pretending to be some kind of reporter, babbling about something I made up. It's taken by my brother, who sounds so completely different and he provides a bit of a commentary about my lack of sanity. I was a very odd child. Anyways, being 15 does sound a little different than 14, but it doesn't feel different. I was very appreciative of all the lovely facebook, etc. comments I got from my, that's an advantage of having one of those friend-networking sites.

And, fabulously, I have my iTunes back! In celebration here is something I intended to do a while ago.

Put your iTunes on shuffle.
Use the song title as the answer to the question

1. How does the world see me? "Shattered Faith" - Bad Religion
2. Will I have a happy life? "Ramshackle Day Parade" - Joe Strummer & the Mescalaros
3. What do my friends really think of me? "Rusholme Ruffians" - The Smiths
4. Do people secretly lust after me? "Girl" - Beck
5. How can I make myself happy? "Take It Easy (Love Nothing)" - Bright Eyes i'm not sure this is a great song to live by
6. What should I do with my life? "I Can't Be" - The Ramones
7. Will I ever have children? "Go Or Go Ahead" - Rufus Wainwright at least i have choice..
8. What is some good advice for me? "Break On Through" - The Doors not bad!
9. How will I be remembered? "My Generation" - The Who
10. What is my signature dancing song? "Weekend" - The Diodes
11. What do I think my current theme song is? "When The Day Is Short" - Martha Wainwright
12. What does everyone else think my current theme song is? "Still In Love Song" - The Shins
13. What song will play at my funeral? "Shine A Light" - Wolf Parade
14. What type of women/men do I like? "Too Much Too Young" - The Specials that doesn't sound great
15. What is my day going to be like? "First Day Day Of My Life" - Bright Eyes i love this one!
16. Will I ever have love again? "Hollywood Ending" - Sleater-Kinney nicee.
17. What type of sex life do I have? (Past Due) - The Weakerthans
18. What song would be the title of my own porno movie? "The Mariner's Revenge Song" - The Decemberists i can picture it now!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

new template

I think that this calls for a new picture, what do you all think?

Thursday, May 03, 2007

lazy, lazy

Hello, haven't posted in ages. Sorry about the negligence.

It rained today, I really love the rain. It was one of those soggy, crazy rains where the worms come out. I haven't seen worms in ages. I love those little guys, I know they're gross but they are so neat. It started in French class when I was looking out the window during some horrible french movie about horses. After this, I got in trouble for drawing when I was supposed to be watching the movie. It seems the only thing I can draw on the spot is a bunch of buildings on a horizon. I draw factories and then cities and cute little downtown neighbourhoods where I pick the apartment window I would live in. But I start with one building, like a little house or a huge factory building and then build some squares and rectangles around it. Then you give them detail and add detail to the picture. After that is basically just the smokestacks. These must be drawn with black pen or thin tip sharpie. The rain turned to snow in science, I think, but there is no windows and only one door in my science class so I can't tell for sure.

I've also been completely neglecting all of these new cd's I have. Modest Mouse, Bright Eyes, The Shins, Albert Hammond Jr., Kaiser Chiefs, Arcade Fire. But none of my media players are working all that well, so music-listening is down to a minimum. Anyways, I feel kind of sick. Probably a combination of staying up too late and waking up earlier than usual and an unpleasant experience at school yesterday. Did I mention that I hate violence? And most of all I hate when people buy into the stereotypes everyone creates for them.

And on a lighter note, I am excited for the new Rufus Wainwright album. The latest single sounds pretty good and I've heard good things about the album (which is out on May 15th I believe). Two days after my birthday, =(. By the way, all I want for my birthday is a pair of these (although not exactly these because they are pricey pricey), something that is able to allow me to put my own designs onto t-shirts and I am in need for a bicycle for transportation, maybe there's some cheap, cool, used ones out there.