New apartment

So here’s what’s been happening lately. My new apartment is adorable but absolutely filthy. I found a fossilized cockroach in the cutlery drawer and the toilet smells like old poo. Please note that this is not a personal attribute which I have bestowed on the apartment – I poop rainbows and fairy dust in the sunlit barn where Taylor Swift was foaled. Obviously. Sometimes I see her clomping around singing into a currycomb while feathering her forelocks.

Since moving in last weekend, I have been up to my eyeballs in a medley of  grime and unsavouries, scraping dirty grout, bleaching sinks, sweeping mouse turdlettes into dustbins, and slopping cracked and mouldy cupboards with a thick layer of paint. Actual sweat has been trickling from my armpits. I am a lady (ladies perspire!!) so this is a new phenomenon for me. Of course, I sweat when I run, but it feels strange to drip like a faucet while simultaneously mopping the floor.

I guess you’ll want to see pictures at this point, so here we go:

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The best thing about moving is the feeling that things are about to happen. A fresh slate. A clean break. Here favourite new releases to celebrate a brand new start in the heart of Parkdale. Cheers.

Travel Time – The July Playlist

It isn’t July just yet, but I wanted to get a head start since I will be out of the country come Canada Day (how ironic).  I am going on an exciting adventure to Italy and Greece for the whole month and may not get a chance to post as much.  So, I figured a nostalgic/loosely themed playlist could be a second-rate consolation prize.

I tried to fit all my recent favourites on this playlist  (Foster the People, Wild Nothing etc.) as well as some consistent favourites.  So on that note, here is my parting gift for the month if I don’t get an opportunity to post what I’m listening to.

 Track Listing
01 Send Me On My Way - Rusted Roots
 02 Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win - Beastie Boys ft. Santogold
 03 Home - LCD Soundsystems
 04 Call It What You Want - Foster the People
 05 Gamme Ray - Beck
 06 Churches Under The Stairs - BSS presents...Brendan Canning
 07 Summer Holiday - Wild Nothing
 08 Abducted - Cults
 09 Set 'em Free pt.1 - Akron/Family
 10 Speaking In Tongues - Arcade Fire ft. David Byrne
 11 Like I Needed - Rogue Wave
 12 Minnesota, WI - Bon Iver
 13 When I Come Home - The Drums
 14 Wrapped Up In Books - Belle & Sebastian

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Toronto Concert Update! Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov 2010

Image by Francis Chung

AUGUST

BIG VENUE

    MGMT @ Kool Haus
    Aug 5, 2010
    Sold Out! (Scalp?)

    Arcade Fire @ Olympic Island
    Aug 14, 2010
    $56.00

MEDIUM VENUE

    Chromeo @ Phoenix
    Aug 3, 2010
    $31.00

    Blitzen Trapper @ Opera House
    Aug 3, 2010
    $15.50

SMALL VENUE

    Diamond Rings @ Lower Ossington Theatre
    Aug 1, 2010
    $10.00

    Javelin @ Wrong Bar
    Aug 11, 2010
    $12.50

    Forest City Lovers and Gentleman Reg @ The Great Hall
    Aug 12, 2010
    $12.00

SEPTEMBER

BIG VENUE

    Vampire Weekend @ Molson Ampitheatre
    Sept 7, 2010
    $48.75

    The xx @ Massey Hall
    Sept 22, 2010
    $34-54

MEDIUM VENUE

    Ratatat @ Sound Academy
    Sept 8, 2010
    $21.50

    Dirty Projectors @ Opera House
    Sep 15, 2010
    $30.25

    School of Seven Bells @ Mod Club
    Sept 15, 2010
    $20.00

    Rogue Wave @ Opera House
    Sept 24, 2010
    $19.50

    Foals @ Lee’s
    Sept 27, 2010
    $15.00

SMALL VENUE

    Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin @ El Mocambo
    Sept 4, 2010
    $12.00

OCTOBER

LARGE VENUE

    Belle & Sebastian @ Massey Hall
    Oct 12, 2010
    $50-68

MEDIUM VENUE

    Deerhoof @ Lee’s
    Oct 3, 2010
    $15.50

    Temper Trap @ Phoenix
    Oct 5, 2010
    $22.50

    Miike Snow @ Kool Haus
    Oct 10, 2010
    $26.00

    Dr. Dog @ Phoenix
    Oct 16, 2010
    $20.50

NOVEMBER

SMALL VENUE

    Tunng @ Rivoli
    Nov 16, 2010
    $13.50