by carl wilson

Retractions. Reminders. And Rent.

I made an error in the gig guide, which a reader pointed out - it's not Monday's Donald Fagen show in Toronto that was cancelled. It was his Ottawa show. Steely Dan-ishes, buck up! Apologies for any inconvenience and confusion.

Also, wanted to remind you all of the "Interface" festival the Association of Improvising Musicians of Toronto (AIMT) is holding this weekend with Montreal clarinetist Lori Freedman. It began last night but continues tonight and tomorrow afternoon with shows at the Now Lounge. Check the gig guide (link in the sidebar) for details.

And finally - today I put a deposit down on a great living space for which I am paying entirely too much money. Thanks to all who offered information (especially Brian and Emily) and good luck to those searching. The Toronto rental market is not the easy ride it's been reputed to be in recent years. It isn't as arbitrarily cruel as it once was, perhaps, but shit, it's gotten expensive. Which is, to come back to topic, Bad for Art.

| Posted by zoilus on Saturday, March 11 at 6:07 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (3)



I have heard the dixie chicks new song not ready to play nice and it is great. Those girls know how to stick it to "them" and still sound good. You go girls!!

Posted by Karla on March 16, 2006 2:32 PM



Carl, I have to take huge issue with your statement on Jenny Lewis. How can you say that she cannot sing country? I have not heard her in Rilo Kiley, but fell in love with her album with the Watson twins. I feel that her singing is at least on par with Neko's.

Posted by Kevin McBride on March 16, 2006 1:03 PM



A quick and belated response to your final statement of the entry - though I'm saddened by the fact that you're going to be paying too much in rent, I'd like to counter your assertion that expensive rent is Bad for Art by suggesting that a higher cost of living is ultimatley Better for Art, because if forces people to cooperate in new and interesting ways i order to make things happen - because of course, nobody can *afford* to do anything entirely on their own.

Posted by Kat Collins on March 14, 2006 1:10 PM




Zoilus by Carl Wilson