i had a busy and fun-filled weekend. friday evening i was delivered an impromptu invitation to a house show, featuring krista muir (aka lederhosen lucil) and shane watt. thanks to littlegirltoast
for a swell evening... i love the intimacy of a house show. the music was great, there was plenty of raucous sing-a-long, and i got to chat with both krista and shane after the show. quite the enjoyable social night, overall.
saturday, i spent all morning and afternoon painting. see?! i painted this portrait for qeonos
, for her birthday. that was last night. we all had pizza at her place, then went karaoking at shanghai. it was amusing. i sang sit down
by james. it was packed! holy popular place to be on saturday night, batman. a good time was had by all.
today i slept in, then did laundry, bought some groceries, made myself lemon pepper catfish and potatoes for lunch, watched some episodes of supernatural
, and went for a 2 km run. i ran the whole way, and finished in 12:04.81 minutes. not bad.
in music news, the new snow patrol album, a hundred million suns
, sounds like slicked-over poo. too bad they peaked at final straw
, and have been grasping at straws ever since. i blame over-production and marketing. ah well.
as a saving grace, the new bloc party album, intimacy
- which i wasn't expecting too much from based on the mercury
single - is surprisingly good. much more like silent alarm
than a weekend in the city
, as if they are taking a nod from all the remixes that were done by futureheads, death from above 1979, m83, four tet, etc. anyway, the end result is a diverse and catchy album that is really percussive and rhythmic, but also a splash of '80's electra-cheesh, à la duran duran.