Monday, April 2, 2007

I'm Like, A-Bored.

Last night I watched the Nelly Furtado Variety Special on TV. Nelly, suited up in a spectacular array of kicky-cute, up to the minute fashion hotrags, entertained and charmed the audience and her guests with her hallmark sassy'n snappy...Ewwww can I throw up now at my lousy attempt at a press release? May I also backpedal and call last night's Nellyfest by its proper title?

The Junos. Now, The Awards Formerly Known as the The Junos. Last night it was made abundantly clear, in a whisper with all the subtlety of Tara Reid at an open bar, that until further notice, the Junos will now be referred to as the Nelly's. Sistah hosted, sistah performed, sistah won all five of the awards she was up for (OOOOOOOOOoooooo surprise! Didn't see that coming!). Sistah probably wrote all her copy for her little skits and sketches 'cause they were about as funny as a knock knock joke told by Carlos Mencia after he stole it from some five year old.

But the night wasn't a total loss. At the very end there was an incredible performance by Montreal's own (take that, Arcade Fire!) DJ Champion, that kicked my Toronto-jaded ass awake and appreciative of Canada's latest rising talent.

Band had 4, yes, four guitarists thrashing good, bad and ugly. Hello! Here's the vid clip of the song, "No Heaven". Loud volume is recommended.

The live version was amazing. Unbelievable actually. Until, fuckin' Nelly just couldn't stand that a potential upstaging was occurring, and so swept out her divass to crash the rawkin'. Sorry Nelly, you looked stupid givin' it in a tissue paper ball gown and an upswept hair-don't.

Years ago I went to the Junos. The music management company that I interned for was kind enough to get me a ticket so I felt it only fair and respectful to wear a, ahem..."frock" for the event. So I wore a lousy dress, but kept it me-real by wearing my Docs. I ended up having better seats than, get this, Rush. In fact they were sitting directly behind me. All during the borefest, I had to resist the temptation to turn around and ask Geddy just how heavy was that double neck Ricky, and hot damn, did I ever have to fight the urge to ask Neil just how many pieces went into his entire drum set up.

I think I was the only one in the first five rows who had neither a business card nor a networking agenda. I only had Tom Sawyer on a constant loop inside my head.

It helped block out Celine Dion performance.


currently listening to: Slint, Spiderland

9 comments:

Godwhacker said...

A few night back, I was flipping through the channels. Moments latter I realized I was watching "Dancing With the Stars". Then a little voice inside my head said "THIS IS NOT MY LIFE!!!"

I turned off the t.v. and put on side two of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" followed by some blisteringly loud 90's house music.

Better :)

bonjourtristesse said...

GW! Thank god you were not seduced by the TV Dark Side and went right over to the only Dark Side that matters, the Floyd variety! YAY! I love the "Wish You Were Here" album; Dark Side is great, but man, Meddle is my all time fave!
So GW! No more Dancing with the Stars! (said like "NO MORE WIRE HANGERS!)

BTW, So glad You Were Here, GW! Talk to ya soon! E.

Godwhacker said...

"You pick the place and I'll choose the time. And I'll climb that hill in my own way.: :)

bonjourtristesse said...

Ah "Fearless"...sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet ad infinitum! :)

Erik said...

Slint, Spiderland = One of my favorite albums.

Thanks for the comments. I've been focusing my attention on the blog over the past couple days.

Invisible said...

LOLing.,. all the way!!

that post totally kicked ass.. and you shoulda just talked to rush .. they woulda welcomed the banter im sure...

btw: seen rush 4 times.. great band...

Jay said...

I didn't watch, and thanks for you, I didn't have to. I felt like anything worth seeing was already lampooned right here!

Invisible said...

I forgot to tell you. YOU were the 1000th visitor on my blog.... for that you get nothing.

WELL ok

YOU can have bragging rights... LOL

byeeeee gearslut =)

bonjourtristesse said...

Hey Erik! Yeppers, Spiderland is incredible, still sounds new to me even tho' I've listened to it thousands of times...definitely in my top 5 of all time! Hey, my pleasure about the comments...you know how much I love your blog! Good to see ya!

Invisible! Awwwww, thanks, so glad it gave ya a laff...WOW!!! You've seen Rush 4 times???RESPECT , RESPECT!!! You never fail to amaze me! That's a lot of Rushage! I am honoured to be yer 1000 visitor! I AM THE 1000TH VISITOR TO EGO BLIP!! Making the most of my bragging rights!! LOL! So great to see ya Invisible, loved your post today! :)

Hey Jay! As a fellow Canuck, you know how boring the Junos broadcast can be...now that Ben Mulroney is involved in it, it is further heinous...Hope all is well in Goatworld, and that you are keeping that Jason in line!:) He sounds like a very cool guy! Good to see ya...