Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My Dream Setlist

The craziest thing about the Smashing Pumpkins shows I'm going to be seeing at Massey Hall is the setlist, two nights, two totally different shows. They will be playing all sorts of crazy songs, not just crowd pleasing singles. Who knows? Deep cuts. B-sides. Rarities. Maybe even some alternate versions of singles. I'm so fucking pumped. And with that comes my dream setlist. I have not split it into Black Sunshine or White Crosses, cause I cant even speculate as to how they will divide the nights.

Blue means they played it at the September shows so it is most likely back in the set. Red has not been played in forever.

The Areoplane Flies High

Fuck You(an ode to no one)

Blank Page
End is the Beginning is the End
Beginning is the End is the Beginning
Glass' Theme
Cash Car Star
Speed Kills
I of the Mourning
There it Goes
Where Boys Fear to Tread
Age of Innocence
Rose March
Set the Ray to Jerry

Monday, September 29, 2008

G.L.O.W. New Smashing Pumpkins Single!


This is an Mp3 of the new Smashing Pumpkins single, from the radio premiere on Chicago's q101. This single will be exclusive to the new Guitar Hero game before it is released in more traditional formats. Traditional format in this case means Mp3, how fucking crazy is that? The Record Industry just can't keep up.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Black Sunshine/White Crosses

I woke up early and went to Roy Thompson Hall to buy tickets for the Smashing Pumpkins two night stint at Massey Hall on November 3&4.

This is the concert I have always waited for. Each night will have a totally different setlist, playing all types of crazy shit from their 20 year history.

Success! I got tickets for each night!

I went to Riley's tonight. It was a farewell to the record signs at Sams, which will be taken down soon. I had some beerswith my old co-workers, lots of fun. We were a close group, so it was great to see the old gang.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Stormalongs Relaxo

Stormalongs, Rancho Relaxo, Toronto 09/24/08

It was a rocking night at Rancho Relaxo. The Stormalongs were great, and the crowd responded well. Momo had some tech issues with a broken string, but Matty and Nickles rocked some Drum n' bass to keep the audience from rioting.

Nim discussed his idea for a Stormalongs film. I really like the idea of doing some shorts with the guys.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


I have been watching Doogie Howser, Md. He is a Doctor who is 16 years old. You may think that a 16 year old doctor wouldn't have any problems, you would be wrong.

At the end of each episode he enters something into his journal, on his computer. He is like the OG blogger. But its always only about 2 lines, summing up the lesson Doogie learned that day. Mine would look like this:

September 21st 2008- Today I watched an old tv show, NPH is the fucking bomb.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Freestyle Translated

This reminds me of my good friend K-Fly,

See more funny videos at Funny or Die


Che is the new 4 & 1/2 hour biopic from Stephen Soderbergh about guerrilla revolutionary and T-shirt mogul Ernesto Che Guevarra. It was mercifully split in two, with a twenty minute intermission. It was a cool movie, the first half is his fight in Cuba, and the second half was his fall in Bolivia.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Coopers Camera

A very funny Canadian comedy starring the Daily Show's Samantha Bee and Jason Jones as Mr & Mrs Cooper. The Coopers get a VHS camera for Christmas in 1985 and this film is the result. The movie was quite funny, and made me look forward to Christmas drinking.


Sugar is a baseball player who dreams of going to America to play ball. When he gets his chance, his inability to speak English makes it difficult to reach his dream.

I liked this movie, but I was tired from all the other movies and almost fell asleep at times. Not because of the movie, just tired.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Toronto Stories

Saw the world premiere of Toronto Stories, a film with four writer/directors giving us 4 stories connected by one city, mine!
The Mayor, David Miller introduced the film. He spoke about the city and the festival, and to consider what the different party leaders will do for the arts in the upcoming election.
The city never gets to play itself in the movies. till now. I love how they shot Toronto, it looked fabulous. All the actors were great. Sook Yin Lee was great too(she starred in her story she also wrote and directed). She even got naked again(remember Shortbus?). I liked this movie.

Zack & Miri Make a Porno

Zack & Miri is one of Kevin Smith's best films. It is about two friends who decide to make a porno together to pay their mountain of debt. I love Kevin's work, and this has the most potential for commercial success. Seth Rogen is great but Craig Robinson is the fucking best. Jay Mewes shows off his gear once again, hillarious.

We had much better seats for this screening. I had an extra ticket so I brought Adam Morello (He once hooked me and Deidra up with White Stripes tickets).

Flash of Genius

A movie about the guy who invented the intermittent windshield wiper and then got ripped off by Ford. This was a good movie but pretty typical man against big corporation.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Zack & Miri Make a Porno

Last night Ian and I saw the world premiere of Kevin Smith's hilarious new film Zack and Miri Make a Porno.

I had to wait in the rush line for 4 hours, but we got in, so it was worth it.

We were at the very back of the balcony at the Ryerson Theatre. I'm glad I will see it again on Tuesday, which is great cause I missed so many jokes because of laughter. Also we had two jackoffs talking behind us and two cunts talking to each other beside us. At one point I deeply whispered "shut the fuck up!", and that seemed to work for a bit. I don't know what the fuck is wrong with people, coffee shops are for talking, movie theatres are for WATCHING MOVIES! Ian doesn't agree, and thinks people should have open dialogues durring the film(as long as it is a comedy and not a drama, no talking durring dramas, he says ).

Anyways, the movie was very funny, and I plan on writing more about it tomorrow when I get a better look. Kevin took a few questions after the show. Hopefully Seth Rogen will be there on Tuesday, he was not in attendace at this screening.

Ghost Town

A dentist has a near death experience and sees ghosts who need his help to move on.

An entertaining comedy staring Ricky Gervais, playing the only character he can, an asshole. It was funny, but there was an older woman beside me who kept fucking talking. People are fucking retards.

Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist

This was a great romantic comedy. I love Micheal Cera, he is fantastic. This reminded me of After Hours if everything went right. Had a great time, I would watch this again.

Saturday, September 06, 2008


I saw the world premiere of Bruce McDonald's Pontypool. It was a thriller about a virus breaking out in a small Ontario town. I love Bruce's films, Roadkill, Dance Me Outside, Hard Core Logo. This is a very different picture for him, but he pulled it off. I had heard it was a horror film, but it was more thriller than that. Really great film, and I was lucky enough to tell the man himself.
Bruce MacDonald and Sunny J at the AMC in Toronto

Fucking Napmare

I took a nap before I went to see JCVD. With the Burn and flying home and the film fest, I'm pooched. So I took a nap.

I was dreaming...

I was with friends, I started to convulse, my friends held me up and carried me into a new room. I started to vomit blood and gagged up a curved metal wire. I tried pulling the wire out but it was circular and scraped my throat and insides as I kept pulling it out of my moputh through the blood.

Then I woke up.

I had to get a haircut cause I was almost rocking a fro. I have been getting my haircut in Kensington for the past 7 years, ever since I was told about them by my ol' roomie Ryan. 4$ haircuts! I hate the idea of getting a 30$ haircut, especially after learning of the 4$ haircut(you still leave with less hair).

The 4$ haircut has now become a 6$ haircut, that is an increase of 50%. However, I'm still paying 50% less than a normal haircut, so I deal.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Me and Orson Welles

This was cool. I really love Richard Linklater, and this film is a great example of why. Clair Danes was there, I used to have the biggest crush on her(ask Mike W.). She was good in this movie, but the guy who played Orson Welles, Christian Mackay was fantastic.


Jean Claude Van Dam is Jean Claude Van Dam in JCVD!

Van Dam plays himself, a washed up action hero who has lost the respect of Hollywood and returns to to his home of Belgium. He gets mixed up in some crazyness.

Go see this when you can, it rocks!


Written and directed by star Paul Gross (the Mountie from Due South), Passchendaele is a Canadian WWI epic(ish). Most of the movie is a love story set in Alberta, the climax taking place at the titular battle in Europe. Gross did a good job, I love the idea of a Canadian period piece. There is some Jesus imagery which the only purpose seemed to stoak Gross's ego.

I can't continue without mentioning a story I heard from Miss Gail Greer. While she was working at a restaurant a few years ago, the cast from the tv movie H2O came to celebrate. At one point everyone was looking for Paul Gross but he could not be found. Then Gail found him giving some girl the time in a bathroom stall. The man has class. This is of course second hand, but if you ask Gail I'm sure she can elaborate.

"Who is your favorite New Kid? Call me Donnie"

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Edison & Leo

My first TIFF film and the world premiere of the first Canadian produced stop motion feature film. This was a very dark and funny picture. The production design was fantastic. I really had fun watching this, and it was great to hang out with Granny Mo (My film fest benefactor).

SFO-YUL, YUL-YYZ, Home soon, thank freaking Christ

I just got a super search going through security here at Trudeau. They didn't check my bag, just my person. No it wasn't a cavity search, he just gave me a rubdown(what, no happy ending!?!). I think he was checking to see if passangers were trying to take foreskins on board(sorry, it goes with me boss), Next time we get dinner and a movie.

My flight yesterday from SFO to Trudeau was excellent. First class out the ass. I wore My suit and felt good ab out it till I got to Montreal and I got super hot. It was kind of the same deal when I left Toronto a month ago. I started sweating like crazy, beads of moisture pouring down my forehead. I think my body is reacting to the suit, worried I might go to a job interview or something.

I took a shuttle from the airport to downtown and was 2 minutes from locking my luggage at the bus depot and going to see Montreal's greatest offering, La dance contact.

But my dad was waiting for me and I have seen so much free nudity at Burning Man it would be a shame to start paying for it now.

So I took the Metro to Dad's place, we had a few beers and watched the Daily Show. He went and grabbed me a poutine from AA(He thinks it has got some game against Chez Nous, it does not). He got a job. I'm proud of my Dad, but if I follow his example I still have a few years before I work again(just kidding, I need work bad, like Mr T.).

I am writing this from the Maple Leaf Lounge at Trudeau. Not many unemployed self proffessed slackers get a chance to enjoy the luxurios comfort that is first class air travel. Air Canada was great at every step of the road. I love the quallity of service from thier staff(even when I slum it in regular class). These lounges are like Club Pimp. Unforunatly it is to early for them to serve alcohol or I would be getting my flying legs on. I got access to the United Airlines Red Carpet Club in San Francisco yesterday but I only stayed for a juice(pricks were charging for booze, must have seen me coming).

I miss my bed, my wii, my Deidra(got you something!).

I can't wait to get home and my adventure isn't even over. It's film fest time in Toronto! Ian and I were txting last night, working out what we will be seeing. My first show is this evening, a stop motion Canadian film called Edison & Leo.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

So long California

I'm back from Burning Man and I had an amazing time! Black Rock City is indescribably incredible. I can't wait till next year and I hope you can make it too, we really missed you.

A week in the fucking desert would totally suck without water, great friends, delicious food, music, incredible art, tons of booze, beers, drugs and sexy women... BUT WE HAD ALL OF THAT AND MORE!

I am trying to write a post about my week but it will take a while considering my full plate over the next two weeks. I am flying back to Canada tomorrow, I have to stay the night in Montreal, thank God my Dad is there. Then the next morning I'm on a plane to Toronto, my home, just in time for the Toronto International Film Festival.

My Granny mo had a hard time getting the tickets. It is not an easy process. The forms look like a university exam. We will get to see a lot of great films because she did an excellent job.