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Ryan and Borg

Ryan and Borg

Toronto band Radius and Helena released their album, ‘Precious Metals’ with a sold-out show at Massey Hall’s Centuries Lounge. The night was made special with a unique lineup of supporting acts, starting with arpeggio dungeon master, Discordant Euphony. Following that brutally awesome set, hip-hop’s cleverest, Wordburglar treated the crowd to his fantastic freestylin’ superhero sound, and Uncut delivered a high-energy set that sent the contents of the liquor cabinet chattering in their place. Radius and Helena took to the stage close to midnight and greeted the crowd with gold battle paint and dress shoes. Their set was like a whirlwind gravitron (without the ensuing motion sickness!), holding you up against the wall, and only letting you slide down every now and then just to remind you who’s in charge. The creepy, black magic groove of City of Fingers was made bad ass when Wordburglar jumped in to freestyle over the break, and at that point, I wondered how long it will be before this band is playing the Hall proper. I didn’t think this band could top their BSG promo vid, but it turns out, they did.

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CAUTION! SPOILER ALERT! This BSG tribute is so grand, it may be worthy of its own show…

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After being inspired by this portrait of Dubya, I thought I would do a literal rendition of how I think Owen Wilson’s face is basically having sex with itself. Cheer up, Owen; you’re uniquely handsome and, after all, love is staring you in the face.
**Disclaimer! These ‘naughty bits’ are PROSTHETICS!**

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Still choosing the greater of two evils, Morrissey announces his Fall Tour Dates. Implicit in the itinerary is his preference for a country whose government has instigated war, okayed torture, rape, civilian deaths, of tens of thousands of Iraqis – women, children and men – over one that has said ‘no’ to that war but who still sanctions the clubbing of young seals for pelts that are exported to countries like Norway, Denmark, Germany, China, and South Korea.

Then again, we could only provide him with a fraction of ticket sales that the U.S. could…

Oh, and 10 dates in LA?

Morrissey – 2007 Tour Dates
September 20 TIJUANA, MEXICO : El Foro
September 21 LAS VEGAS, NV : The Pearl
September 23 SAN FRANCISCO, CA : Fillmore
September 24 SAN FRANCISCO, CA : Fillmore
September 26 SAN FRANCISCO, CA : Fillmore
September 27 SAN FRANCISCO, CA : Fillmore
September 29 SANTA BARBARA, CA : County Bowl
October 1 LOS ANGELES, CA : Palladium
October 2 LOS ANGELES, CA : Palladium
October 4 LOS ANGELES, CA : Palladium
October 5 LOS ANGELES, CA : Palladium
October 6 LOS ANGELES, CA : Palladium
October 8 LOS ANGELES, CA : Palladium
October 9 LOS ANGELES, CA : Palladium
October 11 LOS ANGELES, CA : Palladium
October 12 LOS ANGELES, CA : Palladium
October 13 LOS ANGELES, CA : Palladium
October 15 SALT LAKE CITY, UT : Thanksgiving Point
October 17 WAUKEGAN, IL : Genesee Theatre
October 19 ROYAL OAK, MI : Royal Oak Music Theatre
October 20 MERRILLVILLE, IN : Star Plaza
October 22 NEW YORK, NY : Hammerstein Ballroom
October 23 NEW YORK, NY : Hammerstein Ballroom
October 26 NEW YORK, NY : Hammerstein Ballroom
October 27 NEW YORK, NY : Hammerstein Ballroom
October 28 NEW YORK, NY : Hammerstein Ballroom
October 30 BOSTON, MA : Orpheum
October 31 BALTIMORE, MD : Rams Head
November 2 WASHINGTON, DC : Constitution Hall

* Kristeen Young supports on all dates

Still I’ll beg again:

MORRISSEY:
Come to CANADA,
PLEEEEEEEASE?

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Okay, after that very saddening article, I thought I’d cheer myself up (and anyone else who might be reading..) with some Baby Björk Pictures!
ENJOY!

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And to celebrate, I’m posting pics and a vid of America’s favourite feel-good kitty, Winston, by way of FourFour.
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He’s the one who broke the news about Aquafina being tap water:
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This one’s worth the sneeze at 00:32.

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Jude n Judy

 I used to have a big crush on Jude Law, but his dalliances with bubble-heads like Sienna Miller crushed any butterflies that dared to dance in my stomach when Jude was on the screen.  Not sure whether this chick’s a bubble-head too, but she’s ‘out there’ enough to bring back some of the mysterious hotness Jude lost from being addicted to Barbie-blondes.  Reminds me of the wonder and amazement I felt when I saw Anthony Kiedis’ girlfriend: pretty but unprocessed, “funky” without hollywood-trendy.  My mind still conjures Pamela “Hep-Cat” Anderson and Heather Locklear when I think of Rockstar girlfriends.  I know.  I’m stuck in 1993.

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