Broken Social Scene


This vid showing a series of things being destroyed in slow-motion is pretty fantastic. I have been watching it muted and playing my own soundtrack to it, because it seems so much like a music video to me. Give ‘er a go and let me know your favourite tunes to watch it to. (The karate chop at 2:03 is brutal!)

Being a knitter, I find this knitting clock pretty freaking awesome. It knits a 2 meter scarf a year, though I suppose you’d have to clean it throughout the year or else you’d end up with a pretty dusty scarf at the end of the year.

Broken Social Scene has a pretty rad new video using 3D rendering. Whatever that means.

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart seems appropriate on a sunny, holiday Monday. All those drunken party animals are just so… right.

A lovely 8-bit vid from Mark Ronson & the Business Intl, paying homage to Zelda.

I have to admit that I haven’t really given Craig Ferguson much of a chance. I used to watch the Late Late Show back when it was still hosted by Kilby, but not much since then. Then one night while I was waiting for Jimmy Fallon to come on, (refusing to watch even one second of that whore, Leno,) I happened to catch Sid, the profanity-laden, fluffy, white bunny, during one of the opening segments. And that was it. I was down with the Ferg.

The Ferg also happens to have some excellent musical guests like Jónsi, too…

Burn That Broken Bed

Yeah, I’m pretty excited about this.

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Toronto, you lucky stinkers. Broken Social Scene all got together and did a FREE show for you bastards. Three of the songs are tidily collected here, but I’m sure you can find more all over the interwebs.

Um… this was unnecessary. VERY unnecessary. The synchronized head banging is like watching some fucked up boy band gone horribly, horribly wrong.

Your New Cuckoo

Remember the first time you put on the album Good News for People Who Love Bad News? There was that short and somewhat abrasive “Horn Intro” and then the cool, soothing guitar of “The World At Large” started in. It’s a beautiful song and upon hearing the first plucked notes, I knew this was going to be a great album. Lucky Toronto-folk at the Broken Social Scene gig at the Sound Academy at the end of November were treated to Isaac Brock dropping in and doing a few tracks with the BSS kids, including “The World At Large“. It’s rare you find live clips with sound and video this good. Much respect to the camera person who captured this lovely moment to share with all of us.

People have solid views on the original singer versus the replacement singer debates. One of these that is particularly one-sided, is regarding Van Halen. It’s difficult to deny Diamond Dave on the showmanship front, but we sometimes forget he had a pretty great voice too. So along comes this little reminder in the form of the vocal track from 1984’s “Hot for Teacher”. I didn’t realize that he was nearly 30 when this recording was made but his voice is raspy and strong and his range has always been of note.

LCD Soundsystem featuring Kermit the Frog in their video for “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down”:

I’m a fan of Justice. You’re a fan of Justice. And this clip from the upcoming A Cross the Universe DVD shows even Kanye West is a fan of Justice. Justice for all!

Word on the streets is that Doves are going to be putting out a new album next year.

Since I was little, I have always loved Bret Hart. He just had total knee replacement surgery and I just wanted to send a little love his way via the internet. Get well, get well soon, we want you to get well!