Friday, June 10, 2011
The lineup on Friday included Dave Norris & Local Ivan, Geoffrey the Giant, Loon Choir, Orchid Theives, and The Murder Plans. Now, being out of Canada for a couple years and away from Ottawa for longer, I have not really kept up to date on the local scene. Thus, I've never seen these bands play and have heard of only one of them before. The lone standout being Loon Choir, and I know of them through a couple of good friends who are members. I was lucky enough to be given their album so I'll be reviewing that a little further down.
But first let us steal into the night...
Thursday, May 19, 2011
I know penguins don't live anywhere near the arctic. I don't care. Written in song form.
a cold wave: God's hushed voice
dances into places previously allocated
an arctic breath: crispy beard etched
with snow, you know where the penguins go
don't you, oh Good King Winceslas?
"should've had a part in the war, but
the war is for younger men," you said
"i've loved a lot a long long time,
and it's time i be getting to dying."
a shiver at the mention of God's voice
is back in it's overly familiar spot, he loves
his tiny corpse;
a riverine tundra holds its arctic breath, and chokes
back to where, you know, the snow can't
get at the penguins. Continue Reading...
Posted by asu at 4:48 PM
Saturday, May 7, 2011
You will see an new link at the right of the screen. It's my friend Derek Atkinson's website. Derek plays in a cool little band called Loon Choir. (loonchoir.com)
Derek has also begun fashioning a website called ardire.ca
At some point, you'll be able to view poetry, listen to music, and look at some pictures from a variety of artists and such. Right now, Derek and Loon Choir are up in Toronto recording their first (I think) studio album, so the website is not at full working order yet, but keep checking back for updates etc...
here's a small piece i just thunk:
a whisper whisped
in the fey darkness:
"i will if you will."
remember to check out the ardire website, as well as Loon Choir's myspace page for upcoming shows and free tunes. Continue Reading...