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  1. I received a Bandcamp notification for the...

    I received a Bandcamp notification for the upcoming Boris album "Heavy Rocks" this morning at 11:04. The gimmicky "clear milky splatter" variant (535 copies) sold out at 11:06! It was already sold...
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    I got home from a concert around 9:30 and put the...

    I got home from a concert around 9:30 and put the game on. The score was 111-65 midway through the fourth quarter. Wonder if the game threatened any all-time records for game 7 blowouts?
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    So...this exists: ...

    So...this exists:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZsTPLSm2co


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U509hZ_JLUQ
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    Congratulations to the Florida Panthers for...

    Congratulations to the Florida Panthers for winning a playoff series for the first time since "Jumbo" Joe Thornton was a 16 year old rookie with the OHL's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
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    I'll settle for a 180 gram coloured vinyl edition.

    I'll settle for a 180 gram coloured vinyl edition.
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    I'm holding out for the deluxe remaster.

    I'm holding out for the deluxe remaster.
  7. I took a chance and went to the show knowing very...

    I took a chance and went to the show knowing very little about the band, and enjoyed them quite a bit more than I was expecting to. They were actually a rock band live, which there had been little to...
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    I still use a Sony Discman at work, and often...

    I still use a Sony Discman at work, and often take a cassette Walkman with me when I go for short ("album-length") walks.
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    Gotham Central was excellent, but not really a...

    Gotham Central was excellent, but not really a Batman comic. It was a "police procedural" set in Gotham, with Batman making a couple of brief cameos throughout the series. I think the whole series is...
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    I wouldn't expect that to last. Death is just a...

    I wouldn't expect that to last. Death is just a phase people go through in comic books, and DC has rebooted or "retconned away" at least 80% of everything they ever published.
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    I couldn't decide which was the worse "jump the...

    I couldn't decide which was the worse "jump the shark" moment for Batman: Jim Gordon putting on the cowl or "evil" Thomas Wayne from an alternate earth.
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    I always just read it as "LP". And he's not...

    I always just read it as "LP". And he's not really known as a rapper (I don't think he raps at all) but rather a DJ/producer. Run the Jewels (with rapper Killer Mike) is his best known project.
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    One of my neighbours has "RUSH RLZ".

    One of my neighbours has "RUSH RLZ".
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    Dude, it's a regular season award. The playoffs...

    Dude, it's a regular season award. The playoffs are irrelevant. Jokic dominated all the so-called "fancy stats" and those seem to be what the voters care about.

    Jokic's stats were also likely...
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    Can't agree there. Daredevil has been mostly...

    Can't agree there. Daredevil has been mostly outstanding for the last 20+ years, through the runs of Brian Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Mark Waid, Charles Soule, and Chip Zdarsky. The only times it has...
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    The flagship Archambault store on St. Catherine...

    The flagship Archambault store on St. Catherine Street doesn't sell CDs anymore.
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    We used to have a store in Ottawa with separate...

    We used to have a store in Ottawa with separate distinct sections for Avant-Garde and Experimental. I think they explained the distinction as "The Avant-Garde section is for academic noise and the...
  18. The identical material (minus three alternate...

    The identical material (minus three alternate takes of Buddy Holly's "Rave On") is also available as a double CD "The Lark In The Morning: The Early Years", which you might find cheaper than the 3-CD...
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    Freeson still has plenty of new CDs, but doesn't...

    Freeson still has plenty of new CDs, but doesn't do much used CD business anymore. (And none of their Discogs inventory is available in the store.) They are really trying to cut back to focus more on...
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    T-Wolves blew double-digit fourth quarter leads...

    T-Wolves blew double-digit fourth quarter leads in three of their four losses to Memphis. That's gotta make for a long, painful summer in Minnesota.
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    I'm sure he would have hit at least one of the...

    I'm sure he would have hit at least one of the ten free throws that Claxton missed!
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    The opening acts appear to be different all over....

    The opening acts appear to be different all over. Other upcoming shows list the opener as Thom Nguyen ("...an Asheville-based improviser and drummer for the bands MANAS (an acclaimed duo with...
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    RIP Guy Lafleur...

    RIP Guy Lafleur :(
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    Did we really make it this far without mentioning...

    Did we really make it this far without mentioning the hare who lost his spectacles?
  25. Metallica's "$5.98 EP" was re-issued on cassette...

    Metallica's "$5.98 EP" was re-issued on cassette a couple years ago, with a retail price of $27.99 CAD.
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    Celtics/Nets looked like a Pistons/Bulls game...

    Celtics/Nets looked like a Pistons/Bulls game from 1990!
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    I mean assuming, of course, that the #8 seed...

    I mean assuming, of course, that the #8 seed doesn't pull off back-to-back upsets.
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    Celtics are in tough due to how the brackets...

    Celtics are in tough due to how the brackets unfolded. I would pick any of the Bucks, Celtics, or Nets over any of the Heat, Sixers, or Raptors, but only one of the Bucks, Celtics, or Nets can...
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    I've been a Cavaliers fan since about 1990 so I'm...

    I've been a Cavaliers fan since about 1990 so I'm hoping for a win on Friday so they can at least make the playoffs. I don't have much expectations beyond that but I do actually think 8th that place...
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    It's just a brief preliminary round to give the...

    It's just a brief preliminary round to give the 9th and 10th place teams a chance to still qualify for the "real" playoffs.

    Game 1: 7th vs. 8th -> Winner clinches 7th seed.
    Game 2: 9th vs. 10th...
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    Voivod tour dates...

    Voivod tour dates just announced:

    June 1st - Trois-Rivieres
    June 2nd - Ottawa
    June 3rd - Toronto
    June 4th - London
    June 5th - Detroit
    June 6th - Chicago
    June 8th - Huntington, WV
    June 9th -...
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    Reminds me of the Peter Gabriel "Growing Up Live"...

    Reminds me of the Peter Gabriel "Growing Up Live" DVD I watched last week. Too many silly split screen shots, and the stage hands probably got more screen time than any of the musicians.
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    Don't know this album but I discovered the band...

    Don't know this album but I discovered the band when I stumbled across a second-hand copy of "Concerto For Piano And Electric Ensemble" last year and I thought that one was pretty great. I...
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    I generally abhor spoken word stuff. The silly...

    I generally abhor spoken word stuff. The silly anatomy lesson ruins Djam Karet's "Suspension & Displacement" for me. I ordered a Cecil Taylor CD once and was very worried when it arrived and I saw...
  35. Ticketmaster got into trouble several years ago...

    Ticketmaster got into trouble several years ago for holding back tickets to "sold out" shows which had never been offered to the public, and then selling them on their "re-seller" platform for...
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    I just bought a re-issue of "Killing Technology"...

    I just bought a re-issue of "Killing Technology" that comes with a bonus CD and a bonus DVD containing another hour of audio and five (!) hours of video. Between the bonus CD and DVD it looks like...
  37. I assume this is the same performance previously...

    I assume this is the same performance previously released on CD as Enso Kai and Live At Budokan?
  38. Well, I sure hope this isn't a sign of things to...

    Well, I sure hope this isn't a sign of things to come; $88 for a show in a local dive bar/pool hall:
    ...
  39. IMOO Spring Fling (Ottawa - May 14th and 15th)

    I'll be presenting my first post-COVID shows on the weekend of May 14th and 15th (ending a busy week of music in Ottawa, following Godspeed You Black Emperor on May 7th and Pineapple Thief on May...
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    I picked up an Eddie Jobson "Four Decades...

    I picked up an Eddie Jobson "Four Decades Concert" (2 CDs + Blu-Ray) last week and am quite happy with it. It's from a 2013 concert in Tokyo featuring a quartet with Alex Machacek, Marco Minnemann,...
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    To answer my own question, I just discovered that...

    To answer my own question, I just discovered that Pangea de Futura is the name of a new large ensemble led by Montreal guitarist Eric "Thisquietarmy" Quach, so that one becomes an essential show....
  42. So far today (it's still only 3:30): Hatfield...

    So far today (it's still only 3:30):

    Hatfield & the North - Live 1990
    A 2-Hour Zoom Meeting
    Runaway Totem - Trimegisto
    Runaway Totem - Zed
    Eyevin Apocalypse 8 - Tribute to Thomas Chapin Part...
  43. Yes, I've been faced with the following options...

    Yes, I've been faced with the following options on multiple occassions:

    (a) I could choose to have my ticket mailed to me, for a $3.00 fee.
    (b) I could choose to pick up my ticket at the box...
  44. I can relate. I'm a decade up on you at 48 and...

    I can relate. I'm a decade up on you at 48 and sometimes feel uncomfortably conspicuous as the oldest person in the room at some rock shows. And then I'll go to a jazz or 'world music' show and be...
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    FIMAV 2022 Programming Announced

    Victoriaville's FIMAV announced their 2022 lineup (but not schedule) today.

    These are familiar to me:

    DITHER
    (USA) Canadian Premiere

    SEAN NOONAN'S PAVEES DANCE
    Tan Man's Hat
    (USA)...
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    Was not aware that this band still existed in any...

    Was not aware that this band still existed in any form. Might be worth a road trip.
  47. So coincidentally I happened to be listening to a...

    So coincidentally I happened to be listening to a Pineapple Thief CD ("Tightly Unwound") when I saw this thread. I don't really know the band or where this album fits in their discography, but took a...
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    I don't buy many concert DVDs unless I stumble...

    I don't buy many concert DVDs unless I stumble across cheap second-hand copies. I bought a Tangerine Dream DVD recently (Live at Coventry Cathedral) that was pretty terrible. The music was good but...
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    I've only exceeded $100 for a single show (as...

    I've only exceeded $100 for a single show (as opposed to a multi-day festival pass) once, spending about $120 for Stevie Wonder in 2014(ish). I think that might even be the only time I've exceeded...
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    Well, "Asia" is whoever Geoff Downes hires for...

    Well, "Asia" is whoever Geoff Downes hires for the tour, so the two are consistent and equally "credible" at this point.
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    I'll start. No Steve Lukather, no Asia!

    I'll start. No Steve Lukather, no Asia!
  52. The Hansford Rowe Trio was the last concert I...

    The Hansford Rowe Trio was the last concert I attended pre-COVID (March 13th 2020). Had no idea at the time it would be 16 months before the next one.
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    The Oilers have played 15 games since December...

    The Oilers have played 15 games since December 1st and have separate 6-game and 7-game losing streaks in that time.
  54. Sitting in my mailbox yesterday: From Wayside...

    Sitting in my mailbox yesterday:

    From Wayside Music:
    Accordo dei Contrari - UR
    Agusa - En Annan Varld
    Embryo - Auf Auf
    Ghost Rhythms - Spectral Music
    Okkyung Lee - Cheol-Kkot-Sae...
  55. You need to leave space for this: ...

    You need to leave space for this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN22v_ofoAU
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    With last night's loss the Habs finally...

    With last night's loss the Habs finally 'surpassed' the Coyotes to reach last place. In addition to ranking 32nd in the overall standings, the Habs are also currently 32nd in goals per game, 32nd in...
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    There wasn't much to the B.B. King show at...

    There wasn't much to the B.B. King show at BluesFest a decade or so back. He only had a one-hour opening slot on the bill (8-9pm), and King himself only appeared after his backing band played the...
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    I went to whatever I could find but the pickings...

    I went to whatever I could find but the pickings were pretty slim here. Most live music venues never re-opened (and likely never will), few touring acts passed through town, and I couldn't attend...
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    Chicago saxophonist Mars Williams has just...

    Chicago saxophonist Mars Williams has just released the fifth volume of his "Ayler Xmas" series, featuring free jazz mashups of Albert Ayler compositions and Christmas carols. I dig the concept but...
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    Never heard of these four artists. Am I missing...

    Never heard of these four artists. Am I missing anything?
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