Tag: music

  • Make my funk the P-Funk

    Last night at Bluesfest: George Clinton! George and his P-Funk All-Stars put on a great show last night despite a smallish and subdued crowd, half of whom who have apparently never seen George Clinton! Judging by the people around us and the SMS messages on the big screen beside the stage, a significant minority of […]

  • Bluesfest so far: White Stripes and more

    I saw a newspaper article yesterday — “Are the White Stripes bluesy enough to headline Bluesfest?” Someone must be colour blind! – Jack White, mid-set last night (photo by Sarah Naegels) Bluesfest is in full swing! I had been meaning to post every day about what we’ve seen, but things have just been too busy, […]

  • Never mind.

    Don’t feel old already? The baby on the cover of Nevermind is 17 now.

  • White Stripes, Cat Power, George Clinton at Bluesfest!

    I knew Ottawa’s Bluesfest was big, but it seems really big this year: the White Stripes are coming! I never managed to make it to Montreal when they were there, but I never figured they’d be playing here, especially at a festival. Also exciting: Cat Power, Bob Dylan, George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars, Bela […]

  • Whose humps?

    Something, somewhere, has clearly gone too far.

  • An ague hath my ham

    For years I knew this as a bit of music-history xeroxlore. Only this year did I learn that it’s music-history xeroxlore by Ezra Pound. Who knew? Winter is icumen in, Lhude sing Goddamm, Raineth drop and staineth slop, And how the wind doth ramm! Sing: Goddamm. Skiddeth bus and sloppeth us, An ague hath my […]

  • When it rains, it pours

    For ages there has been almost no interesting tours coming through Ottawa — or at least I didn’t notice them until it was too late, mostly because we were so busy with wedding stuff. But now… Tomorrow:French Kicks at Babylon October 9:New Pornographers at the Capital Music Hall October 28:Death Cab for Cutie at the […]

  • hurp hurp HURP hurp hurp hurp HURP HURP hurp

    Voce actress and radio talk show host April Winchell has, on her website, a multimedia section that has to be heard to be believed. I found it while looking for Mary Schneider yodeling the classics, but I stayed for Cooking with Vincent Price, Phyllis Diller singing Satisfaction, Shooby Taylor’s scat karaoke and Uri Geller’s singing […]