I had the privilege to see Leonard Cohen perform at the Sony (formerly Hummingbird) Centre last night. Thanks to a buddy for the tickets. At $250 a pop I could never have afforded them. The show was… intensely moving. And yes, I know exactly how trite and tacky that sounds, but it’s the truth. I [...]
If you’ve downloaded the new Radiohead album and you’re craving some album art to go with those tunes on your iPod or iTunes (or whatever), my friend JTed has set up a Facebook group called “In Rainbows Album Art Competition.” Check out the entries. Add some of your own. Enjoy.
It’s official today: Radiohead’s new album, In Rainbows, is done; and it’s only available from their website. Nice. Even nicer, you can pay whatever you want for it. Of course, this applies to the digital verison only. If you want an actual CD, you’ll have to pay them 40 pounds (probably about $80CDN.) The reason [...]
“For a minute there, I lost myself…” The second show at the Hummingbird re-affirmed my belief that Radiohead is a drug. To be taken live. As frequently as possible. The setlist hardly matters, since last night was not just a bunch of songs strung together, but the creation of texture and atmosphere. Which is what [...]
It’s not that often (actually, it’s pretty much never) that your favourite live act of all times plays two shows literally across the street from where you live. Here’s my capsule review of the first show. (Stay tuned for Take 2, tomorrow night.) First of all, I’ve never seen them in as small a venue [...]