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*taken from MuchMusic.com, regarding the release of A Sides Win*

...the greatest hits will be new material for most music fans down south. "Our joke is that we'll, in the same year, win a Lifetime Acheivement Award in Canada and Best New Band at the Grammys."

I was telling andrea how freaking hyoooj they are in Canada, and how funny it is that we saw them in the tiniest venue ever, with probably only 100 people there, and so close that Chris almost smacked us in the face several times with his bass, crotch, and traditional high kicks. (seriously. stanieldaniel had to back up a couple of times because he is QUITE tall, and thusly MUCH more in Junk range than the rest of us...) I read an article from their website yesterday that their album, Twice Removed, has been listed once again as "The greatest album of all time" in Canada, and that 3 more of their albums made the top 50.

Canada is like an alternate universe, I tell ya.

I just wish that being this close to the border, it would be that much easier to get MuchMusic and some more freaking fantastic Canadian music down HERE.

Went to The Arnada last night, where I used to do all of my open mics when I first moved here, hadn't gone in a long time. Their open mic consisted of two guys trading off because no one else wanted to play. In listening to them... they weren't bad by any means. in fact, they blow my guitar playing abilities out of the freaking water. what seemed to annoy me after time was that they seemed to be singing everything in the same exact key, with the same exact note being MASSIVELY prominent in every song. they both had decent voices, don't get me wrong. but it was that high pitched nasally whine note that can either be portrayed as an emotional crescendo by one, and sound quite like a squashed duck in the wrong hands.

made me really really really want to start practicing again. maybe after work today. funny that instead of an internal desire to create and play music, the catty part of me wants to pick my guitar back up because "hell, IIII can do better!" silly inner competitiveness. i just really need to hook up with a fantastical guitar playing companion that can harmonize well, but will allow me to do most of the singing, and some back up strumming. or maybe percussion instruments. tee hee hee. i actually came across my claves the other day. Those were the only other 'instruments' i didn't get rid of other than my guitar and mandolin when i moved up here.

too bad my guitar playing sucks, even on a good day.

hee hee, i almost forgot last night that i had to work at 8 a.m. today.

technicalities.

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stanieldaniel
May. 18th, 2005 05:18 am (UTC)
Yes it sure was up close and personal hehe!
aubkabob
May. 18th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
LOL and i still love andrea telling me during the show, shyly, that just SOMETHING about Chris made her want to reach up and TOUCH him, whenever he was close enough ;)
dbsquirrel
May. 18th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC)
yeah, wasnt twice removed rated the best canadian album of all time? it beat joni mitchells blue and neil youngs harvest..

its sad that the only things from canada that become big are avril lavigne and simple plan
aubkabob
May. 18th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
don't forget bryan adams!

he's gonna RUN to you... yanno.
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