frandroid: (stephen harper)
So I lied (friends-only). I'm used to giving up easily on challenges, so the only thing I can do now is giving up on giving up.

One benefit of having a mind unencumbered by sri sri filters is that I let emotions run over me like reucurring tidal waves. Cases in point:

1) We went to see Le nombre d'or (Live) on Sunday (here's a video excerpt, if you want to get a sense of its texture). We had seen Marie Chouinard's bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS a few years ago, which was good, but admittedly F remembers more of it than I can. All you need to know: Marie Chouinard runs a pretty damn good contemporary dance company with a side of raunch.

(SPOILER ALERT, MARIE CHOUINARD, THE GOLDEN MEAN) )

2) I went to see Retox at Sneaky Dees. Retox is fronted by Justin Pearson from The Locust. If you know The Locust, you have a sense of the insanity that prevailed, sans organ. Just like The Locust, it was a short, tight set, but really intense. Before them was Foxmoulder, with a similar sound, from Toronto. Also pretty awesome. Once I put my glasses in a safe place I was spazzing out in front of the stage. Motionless Toronto crowds, you fucking suck. YOU SUCKK.

Anyway, I really got into both shows, in a way I would have not quite done so until recently. That was pretty good. Now I just have to keep the rage and personal attacks in check.
frandroid: camilo cienfuegos in a broad-rimmed hat (anarchism)
Listening to an old Spitboy CD... They are as good as ever. Woman-fronted hardcore bands just rock.

Incidentally, I was sporting a Submission Hold t-shirt over the weekend when I went to the Toronto Anarchist Gathering, and a friend asked me: "Do you actually like Submission Hold, or do you just like the idea of it?" After admitting to liking the band, this friend told me she was in the latter camp, since she can't stand Jen's voice. I thought that was a hilarious idea, liking "the idea of a band" but not the band itself.

The Anarchist Gathering itself was a low-key but good affair. I missed most of the workshops, as I went later in the afternoon. A whole lot of people were attending the Indigeous solidarity workshop, which I decided to skip on to browse books instead. I bought books from the This Ain't the Rosedale Library table, but I haggled them down because they were trying to pass damaged/used/marked down books at retail prices. I bought a collection of Ulrike Meinhof's writing, amongst other things.

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I just noticed that the "tags" field in the LJ posting interface has an autocomplete feature, looking up your past tags. That's pretty cool. I wish my browser plugin with which I usually post with (Deepest Sender) would do that. I does allow me to browse my tags, though.

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I tweaked with the CSS today in typepad for my work blog and it was the most interesting thing I did all week. And I'm not bashing my work, I actually like doing CSS.

JOE!! If you're still swearing at CSS for the new tabnet setup, let me handle it!!!

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I've decided to make a weekly trip to the used CD store close to my place. I feel like I'm jumping back 10 years in time.
frandroid: (music)
Meeting [livejournal.com profile] condignuscavear after not seeing her for year and hugging in the middle of the mosh pit.

Finally saw Fucked Up. Good hardcore, good fun. [livejournal.com profile] sabotabby's step-bro's band was pretty impressive, except that I almost always find instrumental bands lacking in something ;] What's their name again?

Does anyone know a prof that needs house-sitting for a year? F needs to write her thesis in peace. ;]

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