I’m my brother’s snakeskin motherfucker!

Photo stolen from Being There, but seeing as I took it, I doubt the other Adam will mind.Entire Cities are a band of varying mass who’s songwriter and frontman, Simon Borer, has an incredible knack of creating country-laced punk rock, that will easily have the audience dancing. The last time I saw them, they were playing Legion Hall to celebrate the release of their first full-length record, Deep River. It was about a year and half ago when they released that fabulous album, and its found a place in heavy rotation among my collection. Last night was to celebrate the release of Deep River on white vinyl.

Over the past year and a half, the band has changed dramatically. Only four members are still in the band today, Simon Borer (guitar), Tamara Lindeman (banjo), David Missio (guitar) and Ruhee Dewji (flute & sax). Their fleshed out their line up with an additional five members (yes, nine total), to make matters even more comical, they even invited more people up to join them on stage at various times.

I went to the show without my trusty camera, and instead viewed the show as an audience member. The band played many favourites from the record, including “Dancing With My Brother” and “Coffee,” in addition, they played numerous new songs, the majority of which had the audience dancing, and are a good sign for the future of this band.

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Oh, Caroline no!

Just got this email from my insurance adjuster.

Hi Adam,

I spoke with the other parties insurance broker and the agent is going to be meeting her their client on Tuesday to take a statement.

So hopefully I can get this resolved by early next week.

Thanks.

Regards,
<Insurance Adjuster’s Name>
Claims Settlement Adjuster

I wonder if his statement will be, “I’m a douchebag.”

I really

Jews too are angered.

Picture 1The Tories are blanketing Liberal-held Jewish ridings with material claiming the Martin Government and Dion’s opposition were Anti-Semitic.

I find this interview very interesting as the Conservative MP can’t even get his facts straight and is very obviously avoiding the actual topic. While the Grit MP is clearly on message and able to quickly dispute any “facts” presented by the Tory.

There’s at least one Yid I know who’s not too happy about such poor voter-manipulation.

“I Am The Teacher” by The Germans

HistoryJen posted an article for a contest she’s running for free tickets to see Schomberg Fair and The Germans at The Garrison, here in Toronto. She concluded it with the following video by The Germans. I had to post it, too.

The Magnetic Fields in Toronto

It appears the The Magnetic Fields have announced their 2010 tour, and they’ll be coming to Toronto!

The Waters of Mars

Screen shot 2009-11-16 at 6.31.41 PMI really don’t know what to make of this episode. At times it was silly, but not necessarily in a good way, at times it was dark, but kind of hokey. I don’t really find that the Doctor’s behaviour is really believable. David Tennant’s Doctor is not the Doctor to presume such might over lower-beings (ie. Humans), I could see Christopher Eccelston’s Doctor in that stance, but not Tennant’s.

Also, what’s with the burning fire on the surface of Mars? Yes, Mars has atmosphere, but I doubt it’s thick enough to support a burning flame.

Though, I did really enjoy the episode.

Egge & Elkas

I didn’t bring my camera tonight, but I went down to the Rivoli to see Anna Egge and Peter Elkas. Anna has a beautiful voice, and a handful of really good songs, but I’m not sure if I’m totally sold on her. Perhaps it’s partially because she kinda looks like a woman I work with, who I’m not too fond of. Perhaps it’s her songs. I dunno. Either way, her set was enjoyable, but nothing to write home about. She wins bonus points for the cover of Belle & Sebastian’s “A Summer Wasting” found on her MySpace.

Peter’s set, however, was fabulous as always. His band were a three-piece, and did a nice mixture of songs from Party of One and Wall of Fire. Elkas also played a few songs from what will one day be his third record (which he’s recording with Thrush Hermit’s Ian McGettigan). Of those songs, three were fantastic, fun, and wonderful; one wasn’t.

Sidenote: Peter, I’m sorry I yelled out “61 Days,” but you can’t blame me, it’s a fabulous song.

Another note: I spoke with Ben Gunning during the show, and he mentioned a show coming up at The Drake on December 9th.

The Wave

Google Wave is kinda boring on your own. Who wants to befriend me? My account is google at mydomain dot calm.

I also have eight invites. Who wants one?

Cock-a-doolely-do-wa

Thank , this is back on YouTube.

Where has your headlight gone

Caroline smash

On Halloween, I returned to my car to find my baby girl (2000 Honda Civic) was injured. It was a bad night, fortunately, some lovely person saw what happened, and noted the plate number on an old TTC day pass. That person is a hero to me.

Yesterday, I got my girl back, she’s doing fine, and the lovely folks at the body shop fixed her up real well.

Today I got a call from the Toronto Police Service, telling me they “apprehended the vehicle and have laid charges.” I’m guessing they’re not charging the vehicle, but the person, but either way, I’m giddy!

Road trip, anyone?