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Lyrics for the Title of the Day from Land of Talk
Posted on April 29, 2011
It’s been a while since The Kills last swung by Montreal for a live show. Since their last concert here, they have kept busy preparing and releasing a new record, Blood Pressures, still just a few weeks old. The Kills will be at l’Olympia tomorrow night, Saturday April 30th.
It was difficult to say what to expect from the London-based duo as far as this new album is concerned. Still grungy, The Kills are apparently still very much attached to the sense of melodic minimalism that has come to define their style. Though Blood Pressures sometimes strays towards a slightly more Pop-ish sound from time to time, the duo never really allows itself to give in to anything candy-coated. Preferring to loom in the darkness of something raw and sensuous, The Kills produced a record suggesting something more Blues and a bit less Punk. This being said, the fans of the awesome “kick” should still find some satisfaction in the continuing musical efforts of The Kills. There are some truly great songs on Blood Pressures; “Future Starts Slow”, “Nail In My Coffin” and “DNA”, for instance, remain close to what I’ve personally always loved about this band. It should be interesting to see what kind of performance will come out of The Kills tomorrow night, at the very least. I, for one, expect and still hope for something really strong, dark, leather-smelling and intoxicating from this band.
Photo credit: Photographed by Marvin Scott Jarrett for NYLON, February 2008.
Tickets are $22 in advance and can be purchased at Admission.com, at the Olympia, on evenko.com, Cheap Thrills and L’Oblique.
According to Evenko, the show starts at 20:30
L’Olympia is located at 1004 Ste-Catherine E
Posted on April 20, 2011
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Title inspired by Lauryn Hill’s lyrics in “Everything is Everything” (The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill).
Quote of the day: “I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past” – Thomas Jefferson
Posted on April 14, 2011
Posted on March 29, 2011
I prepared this entry in advance and, strangely enough, that’s exactly how I feel this morning.
Happy Tuesday to you all.
Lyrics for title from The Lemonheads.
Posted on March 27, 2011
Paroles du jour: Nous avons inventé les technologies les plus extrardinaires, nous somme capables d’examiner les cailloux de la planète Mars, et nous ne sommes pas fichus de vivre le balbutiement de la solidarité” – L’abbé Pierre
Posted on March 25, 2011
Lyrics for the title of the day from The Tallest Man on Earth
Words of the day: “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult” – Seneca
D’autres mots intéréssants qu’un ami m’a envoyé ce matin : “Sois un bon poème: Un peu de mystère, un peu d’ambiguïté, beaucoup de beauté. Surtout, donner l’envie de se faire lire, ne pas se placarder partout comme une mauvaise publicité criarde.”
Posted on March 24, 2011
Words of the day: “If we can change our thoughts, we can change the world” – H. M. Tomlinson
Posted on March 23, 2011
Lyrics for the title of this post from Timber Timbre.
Words of the day: “What you see in others has more to do with who you are than who other people are” – Epictetus
Posted on March 21, 2011
Quote of the day: “Don’t find fault – find a remedy” – Henry Ford
Posted on March 17, 2011
Posted on March 16, 2011
Quote of the day: “All our interior world is reality… and that perhaps more so than our apparent world” – Marc Chagall
Posted on March 2, 2011
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Quote of the Day: “All things must change to something new, to something strange” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Posted on February 28, 2011
Here’s a quotation of the day for you guys:
“Perfection is finally attained, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Posted on February 24, 2011
It’s reading week, which means that all of you students out there should have slightly more time in your schedules to squeeze in a Thursday night show at Divan. It is your number one duty, after all, to fight cabin fever and to recharge before taking on the tail end of the school year. This show is one that will do just that – fill you up with music that’s good enough to make you forget that it’s cold outside and that Spring is still not taking Mother Nature’s calls.
Jenn Grant is said to embody “the naked melancholy of roots, and the shimmering effervescence of vintage AM pop”. I really love Jenn’s style and have been a fan of her graceful voice and her beautiful lyrics for several years. When I listen to her songs, she’s like my very own feel-good soundtrack. Here’s a sample of her music from a recent appearance on Jian Gomeshi’s “Q“:Appearing tonight alongside Miss Grant, will be David Martel and Laurent Bourque, who are no less worthy of seeing live. Altogether, it should be a warm an rather pleasant evening down at the Divan Orange; warm enough to cure you of your cabin fever symptoms.
Advance tickets are $8 or 4-for-$29 at www.indiemontreal.ca. $8 tickets (but not the group packs) are available at Cheap Thrills and Atom Heart record stores. Tickets will be $10 at the door (if not sold out).
Doors open at 8:30 pm and the music starts at 9:00 pm.
Posted on February 24, 2011
Lyrics that inspired today’s title: “Tell Me You Love Me” by Frank Zappa