Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

CONTEST – Camera Obscura @ The Opera House – January 31, 2007

I’m in a bit of a rush so you’ll forgive me if I don’t spend a lot of time writing this up – and chances are, if you’re a regular reader of this blog then you’re no strangers to lovely Scottish pop outfit Camera Obscura. They’re coming through town for a show at the Opera House next Wednesday night for a second North American go-around in support of their excellent 2006 album Let’s Get Out Of This Country.

Courtesy of Against The Grain, I’ve got three pairs of passes to give away for said show as well as some posters for the show done by Toronto artist Jeremy Wilson. I haven’t seen them but have been told that they’re nice. To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me if you had to get out of this country, what country you’d like to move to. Just idle curiosity on my part. Be sure to use your correct email address and picking up the posters will entail stopping off at the front bar of The Horseshoe. You don’t have to have a beer while you’re there but if you do, who’s gonna know? This contest closes at midnight, January 26.

MP3: Camera Obscura – “Let’s Get Out Of This Country”
MP3: Camera Obscura – “If Looks Could Kill”
Video: Camera Obscura – “Let’s Get Out Of This Country” (MOV)
Video: Camera Obscura – “Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken” (MOV)
Video: Camera Obscura – “If Looks Could Kill” (YouTube)
MySpace: Camera Obscura

By : Frank Yang at 7:10 pm
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  1. Stranger says:

    Scotland’s for me!!

  2. Roland says:

    Nice one, good luck everyone! I’m seeing them tomorrow/not abouts Toronto, so I’ll abstain. But you guys can read a related article from today’s Washington Square News here:

  3. Seth says:

    They say Spain is pretty though I’ve never been…

  4. Robbie C. says:

    If I had to get out of the country, there’s a little spot called Bergen in Norway which has a special place in my heart. The perfect blend of big city culture, scenery, and small town charm. It makes me smile when I think of it…

  5. JON. says:

    France. French women are incredible.

  6. Thierry says:

    I would LOOOOVE to go back to Italy. Alternately, book me a flight to Japan so that I can go buy one of those $3000 pairs of vintage Nikes…

  7. Tim says:

    Every single goddamn day as the world spins and I evade a life in Hamilton. If I get out I’m going to Africa to see where it ALL started and run into adventures living off the kindness of strangers. Meh.

  8. Jenn says:

    usually France, but lately, Hungary.

  9. Jeff says:

    Quite possibly Scotland, if not just so that I could be surrounded by the tweest of music at all times. That’s what it’s like in Scotland, right? I pretend it is at least.

  10. thomaus says:

    Quebec? No, I guess that doesn’t count. So, England and in particular London for the remaining years of my work-life. Then I’d retire in a tiny hamlet on the coast and mostly hang out in the local pub until I was fully pickled.

  11. Nadish says:

    i would definitely pick the netherlands.
    i think it’s obvious why, wink wink.

  12. craig mailman says:

    If I had to get out of the country, London England would be where i’d go.

  13. Paul Davis says:

    Most definitely Sweden.

  14. Mike says:

    France. Put me down for France. I can’t understand a word anyone’s saying and the food is great.

  15. Matt says:


  16. Brian says:

    New Zealand… great scenery and fun, laid-back people.

  17. Don says:

    Japan, because it looks like an exciting place to visit.

  18. Erin says:

    I’ve always been interested in Ireland…. and after having read ‘Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks (no, not the skateboarder) Ireland would be the first place I’d head to if I had to vacate The Canada.

  19. Koshka says:

    I really love Canada, and Toronto specifically, so I’m not sure what I’d do if I absolutely *had* to get out of this country. I’d love to live in London, I loved it so much when I visited last year – or Tokyo or Morocco I suppose, they both look so exciting – but the question would really be: WHY would I have to leave?

    I suspect it would be to put as much distance between myself and G.W. Bush as possible… so I’d have to say Australia, that’s pretty much the opposite end of the world, isn’t it?

  20. Joe says:

    I have been thinking about getting out of the country. Specifically, Afganistan. I’ve been considering enlisting for a while now.

  21. Joe says:

    Maybe I should enlist. Possibly the Canadian Forces could teach me how to actually spell Afghanistan.

  22. Sasha Furlani says:

    This suprises even me, but the good ‘ole US of A. Austin specifically. Lots of great music, proximity to sunny Mexico, sinful Vegas, and the sweet sweet Pacific Ocean! I’ve had a thing for the southwest lately….odd.

  23. Stu says:

    I’ve always had a soft spot for Iceland. Believe it or not, but it is not actually encased in ice. You have to love a country that is powered entirely by steam, plus there’s a pretty solid music scene.

  24. Tim says:

    Why not trei a holiday in Sweden this year?
    See the loveli lakes, the wonderful telephone system, and mani interesting furri animals, including the majestic moose.

    A moose bit my sister once…

  25. Sarah says:

    If I was getting out of here, I’d go to Mexico. Mexico City in specific. Great music scene. Great food. Great subway.

  26. Matt says:

    Most definitely Stockholm

  27. Danu says:

    Argentina. Beautiful people, delicious steaks.

  28. tas says:

    "The isles of Greece, the isles of Greece! / Where burning Sappho loved and sung, / Where grew the arts of war and peace, / Where Delos rose, and Phoebus sprung! / Eternal summer gilds them yet, / But all, except their sun, is set."—Lord Byron

  29. meghan says:

    somehow I always think norway would be fabulous. maybe because of my childhood fondness for the olympics?

  30. brian says:

    If I had to leave I would definitely go to Greenland because they say its the gonna be the first to go.

  31. Jenni says:

    Italy because it’s my favorite place ever.

  32. andrea says:

    berlin! for all the minimal techno

  33. ali says:

    valparaiso in chile! they have these fantastic elevators, or more specifically, high-inclined cable cars which run up the hills! so awesome!

  34. Brad says:

    Brazil. Beaches, football, doesn’t get much better than that.

  35. Szuann says:

    Malaysia. Because I’m homesick. And the weather makes me happy.

  36. Yael says:

    Netherlands. Culture, architecture, prostitution and cheese!
    What more could you ask for? :)

  37. Sharon says:

    switzerland. mountains, cows with bells and yodeling. what’s up ricola.

  38. Jorge says:

    Back to Portugal. Beautiful land, beautiful food.

  39. josh says:

    if i had to get out of this country, i’d probably go to graceland. now, i know it isn’t really a country per se, but memphis would be pretty rad. not even for the elvis connection, mind you….i just listen to paul simon’s "graceland" all the time, and i guess it’d be pretty cool to be listening to that while actually GOING to graceland. kinda like listening to "rio" while going to rio, or "thunderstruck" while getting hit by lightning. just takes it to another level.

  40. kath says:

    Hong Kong. Not just because it’s home but because there’s always bright lights and places to go there, it never ever slows down and you can wear shorts in January. Also it is one of the few places with skyscrapers, mountain peaks and sunny beaches all within walking distance of each other :)