Thursday, February 25, 2010

Rio or Havana?

This one is in Rio -- drug dealers ride bikes carrying machine guns in the night.

Meanwhile, Lula yuks it up with Fidel after the hunger-strike death of a political prisoner in Havana. And they both blame the United States for the problems in their countries. What is wrong with these pictures?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Eva Wonder

All right, it's on! After months of script-tweaking and much drag-show-watching, Eva Wonder is ready to step into the limelight. Are you ready for it?

Recently viewed

I killed my mother

Xavier Dolan, Montreal's belle dujour, deserves all his accolades for this impressive feature debut. Maybe I'm partial (as a gay only child with maternal conflicts) but the movie is brilliant in capturing how impossible it is to love her and not to love her.

Frankie Knuckles

The "Godfather of House" rocked Toronto last weekend, playing a dubby, disco-y set at the Cobra Lounge. More vocals nex time, please, Mr. Knuckles.

Queen signs

In a fit fo creative advertising, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland makes good use of Toronto's Queen subway station.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

PSB in your living room

The Boys just did a pocket show in this woman's living room as part of this year's BRIT Awards. She won a contest and enjoyed "Suburbia", "All over the world", "It's a sin" and "West End girls" live from her couch with her friends. Lucky Twickenham woman!

Monday, February 1, 2010

There is love in you

Four Tet just released the best dance album of the year so far. It's trippy, trance-y, inventive and rocks very solidly.
The man shows off his expert use of the hit-hat, kick drums, full bass and killer hooks acquired during his years as a remixers and in his own experimental jazz projects. Then he wraps it all in a hypnotic, nuanced package, at times reminiscent of Orb, sometimes Lemon Jelly, but all original. The vocals are sparse and the first track "Angel Echoes" sounds like Annie Lennox. And check out the samba in "Plastic People."
It gets better with every listening.