Super Tuesday
by Dan
Please note: MP3s are only kept online for a short time, and if this entry is from more than a couple of weeks ago, the music probably won't be available to download any more.


No Kids - "I Love the WeekEnd"

Well, if it isn't my little bird friend. What have you been up to, little bird? What's that? You're voting today? Hey, that's great, little bird. Who are you voting for? Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to pry. I know it's none of my business. I know that's private. Hey, where are you going, little bird? Can I come? Thanks! ...Woah, flying is great! Hey, little bird, seriously, I'm sorry about back there, I--woah, a McDonald's!--I mean, I know it's rude. To ask. Oh, we're going so high! ...But I mean, you've already decided, it doesn't really matter anymore, you could just tell me. Why do I care? I don't care, little bird. Don't tell me. If you want to be a prick about it. It's not that I care, I just... no forget it. No, it's nothing. I said forget it! Well, fine, it's just that I spent the whole weekend making milkshakes and origami, I didn't give it any thought, and now I don't know who to vote for and I have to today. What's that? Yeah, I guess you could say I was looking for a suggestion. No, I'm not. I'm not weak-minded, little bird. I'm not. I just wanted a few strawberry shakes, is all. Can't a guy have a strawberry shake when he wants one? Aw, come on, little bird, let's just fly and not fight. The traffic below is so peaceful. Swoop! [Pre-Order]

Kara Keith - "Kick This City"

This is a rather normal song, with a marvelous and fist-shaking refrain, marvelous enough to make me love the whole thing. In words from the as-yet-unpostable but completely brilliant new Destroyer album: "a chorus is a thing that bears repeating". [Buy]


As of this writing, February 5th, The Luyas Faker Death is now available across Canada via the Fusion3 network, which means you can ask for it at any record store and they can get it. And you should ask for it, it's incredible, flawless. I just saw them live, too, and they were perfect.

And also, Canadians, I made a film in 2007 called "Beth", and it is playing on Bravo! on Wednesday (tomorrow) at 5:43pm. If you have that channel, you should watch it. It's a cloudy and quiet little film, a 5-minute character study of a woman coming to grips with becoming a single mother (write what you know!). It stars gemini-winner Cara Pifko (from CBC's This is Wonderland) and the irreplaceable Paul Spence (Canadian cult film FUBAR). with music by Jordan Himelfarb, and written and directed by me.


And lastly, the video contest deadline is tonight at midnight. yes.

Posted by Dan at February 5, 2008 2:49 AM

Falconhawk are no more?! Damn.

Posted by jer at February 5, 2008 9:50 AM

haha, dan you know when i moved back here to hamerica my one resolution was never talk about the elections (because its a sham, not because i dont like politics. obviously) but i pretty much do talk about them all the time. I think i've already surveyed the majority of people i know on who they're voting for. oh hamerica.

p.s. i'm not sure i understand the plot of the puppet vid, if the two women are the same person maybe? And is the younger one shoveling snow in the beginning? but the timing/editing/sync is amazing, and i loaf the train sequence. and that song is a burnt world! yow! and p.s. never got to say your other vid, of sunset rubdown, is, well, wow.

Posted by eff at February 5, 2008 2:44 PM


Posted by Vinny at February 7, 2008 8:47 PM

hey, who won the video contest?

Posted by dies irae at February 10, 2008 10:26 AM

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