Saturday, December 4th, 2004

The Nightwatchman

The first Batman Begins one-sheet… because as everyone knows, bats are creatures of the dusk. See it full-size (well, larger-size anyway) at The Beat. Is it June 12 yet? How ’bout now? Now?

A passing thought – Feist’s Let It Die hasn’t received a proper release or any sort of exposure, really, in the US yet. I wonder if there are plans to do so, and if so, how it’ll take south of the border? Most everyone up here is convinced of Ms Feist’s star potential, I wonder whether her sound and style would connect with a large enough base of the good people of America to qualify as a breakthrough? This isn’t a case of me needing US validation of a local artist to think they’ve truly arrived, just curiosity.

The Guardian lays down some ground rules for bands considering reunions. From Largehearted Boy.

Donewaiting readers discuss their biggest disappointments of 2004.

My Mean Magpie takes a trip in the wayback machine and compiles his year-end list… for 1994.

A second Stars show has been added for December 19th at the Mod Club, this one all ages. Since it’s a Sunday, I assume that it will be an early show, which is good becuase a late one would surely go past everyone’s bed-times.

Chart announces that local cosmic cowboys The Frontier Index (whose website seems to have gone AWOL) have finally signed on the dotted line with Detroit power-pop label Rainbow Quartz. I had originally planned to catch their show at the Horseshoe last night, but opted for the GTA Bloggers Christmas party instead. Luckily, they’ll be back at it in two weeks on the 17th at the 360 with Mod-fetishist labelmates The High Dials and Showroom.

As for the Christmas party, it was hosted once again by the gracious Accordian Guy and quite literally packed to the gills with local blog-folk. It was a good opportunity to eat, drink and be merry with people who don’t look at you funny because you spend an inordinate portion of every day scrounging the corners of the interweb looking for trivia to write about. And by ‘you’, I mean ‘me’, of course. There were some new faces, some old faces and much unbridled geekery on topics of music, photography and comic books. Good times.

Segway Schmegway – I want a Toyota iFoot.

np – Bob Dylan / Bringing It All Back Home

By : Frank Yang at 10:40 am
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  1. Rachel says:

    There were some hot chicks at that Blog party. Did you get some digits? See? I’m always rooting for you. Dunno about Feist’s potential in the States. I like her, but I’m not the best judge of mainstream American music tastes. They tend to like Britney Spears, Travis Tritt, and George Bush. Ya know?

  2. Carrie says:

    Hey Frank,

    Nice meeting you last night. That noise-filtering program I was mentioning is called Neat Image. Does a pretty decent job…check it out. :)

  3. Maria says:

    I’m glad you made it to the party and that I finally got to meet you in person.

  4. brian says:

    the eye cover story earlier this year indicated that let it die would be released on interscope in ’05… wonder if that’s still happening…

  5. Paul says:

    I’ve seen an import of the Feist album in indie shops around town for pretty close to a domestic price.