by carl wilson

Tin Type

NOW this week has a nice writeup on Tin TiN TIN, though they missed Burdocks and took my imaginary name for Sandro, Chris and Great Bob's project much too seriously. (For the record, the term "baboon tunes" was never endorsed by the musicians.) Here's what it said: [...]

"The launch of music columnist Carl Wilson 's indie rock mash-up series Tin Tin Tin stuffed the newly renovated Drake Hotel 's Underground with Toronto's indie rock elite, including Tyler Clarke Burke , whose dreamy painted visuals created a backdrop for the night's frankenbands. Three Ring Circuits, with Jonny Dovercourt , mn-l, QuasiMojo and Jenny (Barmitzvah Brothers) cranked out droning, spaced-out melodies. Baboon Tunes, an amalgamation of Polmo Polpo , Great Bob Scott and Chris Gartener, jammed beside a movie screen showing images of baboons frolicking and then fleeing like hell from hungry hyenas.

"Highlight of the night was Hidden Camera and Barcelona Pavillion member Maggie MacDonald 's 25-minute rock mini-opera Rat King, a parody of 20th-century rationalism in which a man is driven to destroy his family because it seems like the logical thing to do. Hank frontman and filmmaker Jes Singer was captivating as the patriarch, well supported by Phonemes' Magali Meagher as his daughter and Second City performer John Caffrey as the love interest. Gentleman Reg Vermue , Tara Azzopardi , Luis Jacob and Kit Malo joined the chorus."

"Post-opera, Global Pop Conspiracy spun tunes.

"Check out Wilson's weblog at for information on upcoming Tin Tin Tin extravaganzas."

As a footnote: Proposals and wish lists are actively sought for the next Tin Tin Tin, coming March 31.

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