Well today was fun :) As I was looking through my DVDs to find one to bring to Nicole's house I stumbled across the Kathleen Edwards cd Back To Me
which I did not know that I had but it must have been in one of the bunches of cds that my dad brough home, so yay, fun streetcar listening material. So my newfound music and I went downtown and met up with Nic and then we went and bought our tickets to tonight's Ember Swift show and I managed to not buy a DVD while in Sunrise, this is impressive for me lol.
Then we went for coffee and then a trip to the art store where I picked up a fun indipendant comic called retales
hehe tales of the retail world. Clearly it's going to be amusing.
Then we picked up dinner (mmmm sushi) and went back to Nic's place and watched Saved!
because that movie is just endlessly amusing. And Macaulay Culkin grew on her too, clearly that was a great role choice for him.
Then onto the Ember Swift show which was SO great! I saw her play.... last summer I think it was.... it was still warm out whenever it was... anyways it was a while ago. I remembered it being an awesome show but not much beyond that. This second show reinforces that awesomeness. Live she and her band are just so amazing. If you ever see that she's touring near to you (and people in the US, she goes there a LOT) it's totally worth it to check her out. For now check out emberswift.com
. Her new album is called The Dirty Pulse
and I just started to listen to it on my streetcar ride home (which was super fast randomly, like less time to come across town than to walk home from the streetcar stop!) and I think it really captures a lot of what comes through live. Initially I'd give it an 8/10, saving those extra two points for the live show, because no matter how much you rock in the studio, if you perform really well live the live show is always better.
And once again the Canadian music scene is such a small world! We saw Michael Shipley there who we did the postering promotion with back in December... and also Tod who did the sound for Sarah Slean on her last tour.... and there must have been two sound guys working because Ember Swift thanked "Doug" the sound guy which was momentarily highly confusing.
and as a follow up to that random thing I said a few days ago about crossing a big item off of my list of things to do before I turned 25... it was sending an email out that I should have sent ages ago.... and all backstory aside, I got my response today and it was 100% better than I'd been afraid of getting. I'm a little in shock but the good kind.
and I was going to leave you with Ember Swift lyrics but I'll save that post for tomorrow...