first of all, the old port is one of my favorite places in montreal just because everything is of higher quality, i guess you could say; from the shops to the food to the clubs. right now one of the nicest clubs ive ever been in, VELVET, is booming with new weekly’s like velvet SPEAKEASY for one. going down the steps into the hallway with cobblestone walls as the whole gothic/candle lit vibe to the place is really nice. kyle CALMA plays every thursday for SPEAKEASY sometimes accompanied by faves like SHAYDAKISS. took some photos of people having a good time, hosted by DL JONES, in the underground, sipping gourmet drinks.
far far away, deep in the netherlands, the impossible project accomplished the impossible ..and brought back polaroid film! no longer the need to run to urban and clear out their shelves of the last few polaroid packs left. the film works with sx-70 cameras as well as the cameras that usually take the 600-series film (thats me!). the black and white packs which produce 8 instant photos will come out march 25th. and in a bit, the color packs will come out- as if summer couldnt get more exciting. i also learned this: “sx-70 film was prized by artists because it had a soft image-carrying layer that could be squeezed around while developing, distorting the image in entertaining ways”, coooool. so for now the film will be sold on the impossible project’s website, but will make its way into stores.
a few days ago, people were strolling the streets in short shorts- but then the snow still came back to bite us in the butt. also back for butt biting is SNOCORE! with protest the hero, hawthorne heights, the set, elias and more. last minute giveaway of tickets for the show date in MONTREAL on tuesday march 23rd, 2010. email a hello with a number to reach you at email@example.com by today.
winner: ryan chandler + kevin droz
thanks to all those who came out to blogwars (the ipod battle) to support GOLDZMINE, thanks to DJ MAD STEEZE for his help and finally big thanks to SAINTWOODS for hosting such a good time. up against indecent xposure, as heard from mars, 33mag, duke of swabia, mess with the best and el3ctronight. really, all us bloggers are all friends, together at every show- so the entire thing was one big party! in the final round, there was some booing from the crowd which was really not cool though. so for further notice, dont boo anyone, EVER. no one wants that negative energy. all my love to 4MTL who went home with the big prize! after the battle came the djs from cali. harvard bass had an overall good set, classixx was slower party music and they played some YACHT which was nice but then DROP THE LIME absolutely murdered it and ended the night with some heavy dubstep. ive never witnessed such good music choice, and a dj singing during his set. he is one hell of a talented individual. so as soon as my saintwoods boys post his set, ill link you all over, but for now enjoy the photos and the video from sophie at poupee flash!
i never gave my low down on rodarte for target collection! i honestly ran off to target when i was down in jersey back in december, and the racks were bare. i got what i could, and a little extra (always buying crap i dont need at target). right now is the jean paul gaultier for target collection, which is not as good but still extremely nice for the moneys worth. i think its great that designers are doing collaborations with such stores, and should keep them coming! so, finally i got around to wearing a top from rodarte at mtl fashion week, cant see much of it but get the rest of the info from tavi below.
with nick from the-elixe.
top: rodarte for target, pants: pierre cardin,
shoes: aldo, clutch: bottega veneta.
so let me start off by saying, i suck at phone interviews! i’ve always had this huge fear of the telephone.. and i feel the need to be able to reach out and slap someone if they say something stupid, or hug them if they’re 1000% awesome. but despite that getting in the way, i caught up with SANDMAN VIPER COMMAND just before their last show of their one month residency at C’EST WHAT in toronto and had a good laugh. their name came from a movie called outbreak and there was a scene with “helicopters and military guards and celebrities and through their military communication the name sandman viper command arose and [they] decided to hijack it”. to me- it sounds like that amazing toy you never got as a child. try saying SANDMAN VIPER COMMAND five times in a row and before you know it you’ll be running off to toys r us asking for one. but they can get a little pricey, so you might want to try playing BROTHERS with the band instead.
relationship with one another?
brothers from other mothers. always good times, never a bad time. ..sometimes we snuggle?
signed to audioblood? different? was it a relief?
definitely different. more organized really, more focused, more fun. more everything! there seems to be more definite goals that we can achieve and work towards. it helped having them work with us, because before hand we were sortof trying to do it on our own and didnt really know how to work the field. we’re a band primarily, we’re not a business. it’s good to have someone else help you out with it. people who have experience, who know who to call and how to talk to them when you call them.
isolated for 6months with producer dave king. how did that affect you? crazier? our skills as musicians we’re forced to get better whether or not we wanted to, we had to become better under the sctrutny of microphones. we’ve always been good musicians and always had good ideas but there is always room for improvement with anyone. it was good for outside person to come in to tell you when you were good. again another person who could get in there and focus the energy, we have a lot of it. it took things to another level for us, a lot of level kicking happening, we were getting kicked all over the place ha.
lyrics? rob is the poet of the group who writes the lyrics. what is going on at the time, what we are all going through. definetely get input from other people. sometimes just whatever sounds good you’ll just be humming in your head.. mhmm mhmm
-its about imagery sometimes, more than the words themselves.
-AHAHAH that was good, maybe matt will write the next album.
solely pursuing music? im (rob) also pursuing the luxurious career of watch repair. it’ll be at least 65 more years. its going quite well, not really any room for growth, so im pretty much stuck where i am. i like it, its comfortable. ill try to upgrade to clock repair and not just watch repair. someday ill get off the wall. hard on my eyes, really i just want to give my eyes a break.
going on tour this year? ontario and quebec and hopefully towards the summer we will be going on tour. just stick to canada? for now yes, in our immediate sights. but definetely not discriminating against the US .. or anywhere else. we’re going where we can for sure.
how far do you plan on going with the band? you know the beatles? hahahah. i think we’re going to go with the flow and hope the flow goes as far as it can.
how has the residency been? planning anything special for tonight? its been great! each show turns into more of a party, really good time and good vibes all around. for tonight? its extremely special, so special that we’re not even allowed to talk about it.
who has the best facial hair? aaron has a single hair that grows above his lip, it gets pretty long at times. once he came to a show with it tye-died and it impressed everyone.