Sunday, June 20, 2010

Leaving LCD

On a wet but sunny Vancouver afternoon (May 30th 2010 to be precise) the American group LCD Soundsystem played a show in the Stanley Park's Malkin Bowl. The tickets were priced at around forty five dollars a piece, but fortunately for us the Malkin Bowl is nothing more than a fenced off open aired piece of lawn with a stage at one end. Which meant that even if you didn't have a ticket you could still listen to the show. By the time I had arrived, LCD was already in full swing playing songs off their new album "This Is Happening" as well as some of their older songs, the atmosphere on my side of the fence was quite festive with loads of people just hanging out, enjoying the music as well as the late afternoon glow. I enjoyed most of the set but left early. Heres the recording.

- LCD Soundsystem / All My Friends, Leaving the Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park , Vancouver (08:48 min) Please use headphones where possible, 2010

The End.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Breaking Things with Trevor

There's something quite cool about taking a picture of something and then immediately afterward, completely and utterly destroying it. Its like saying .."don't worry, it doesn't matter if you're no longer here, I have a picture, you will be remembered.. your memory is enduring. You can go now..". Some of you may recall the shots I took of a Dolly Parton 8-Track and a Screeching Weasel Cassette Tape about a month or so ago. But what I didn't mention previously is that my younger brother Trevor was visiting me at the time and we decided that these artifacts had finally fulfilled their usefulness. We laid them on the road, waiting patiently for a vehicle to run them over. It only took about four or so minutes before a chocolate brown panel van did a nice job of crushing them. The cheap plastic and thin metal popped and cracked as the heavy vehicle passed over top. We made a brief inspection of the remains as wind threatened to blow them away, Trevor decided that the job wasn't quite done yet and made a second pass with his '95 Subaru. The results are below.

-  Trevor, Vancouver, 2010.
- Vancouver, 2010.
 - This Blog Entry can be seen HERE.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

24 hr

- 24 hr, Petro-CanadaEast Broadway & Clark Drive, Vancouver, 2010

- 24 hr audio, Petro-Canada: East Broadway & Clark Drive, Vancouver, (04:29 min) Please use headphones where possible, 2010

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