by carl wilson

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Pitchfork today profiles Final Fantasy in a quick'n'dirty piece with pride of front-page placement. To avert any accusations of territoriality, I say only, "No Comment." There's a little news therein embedded, tho, & Sarah Ruba's photos are luvverly, so I stole one.

Elsewise: The Toronto live guide is finally up-to-dateish. March remains a slow-paced month compared to most in the past year, but as the thermometer rises in April & May, the heat will be back on. Among the most notable events - The Shins on April 17 at Kool Haus, and (I'm almost hesitant to say lest I jinx it) The Mountain Goats on May 11 at Lee's Palace. I might even go to Montreal to see Mr. Darnielle in the more congenial setting of La Salla Rosa the night before (May 10). Plus Dizzee comin' back, the Wedding Present, Xiu Xiu along in June, etc etc.

Also: Toronto about to make it illegal for you to put up a gig poster. Check it before they wreck it.

The Writ | Posted by zoilus on Wednesday, March 09 at 06:18 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (10)



On the postering thing:

It always seemed to me that the legally-questionable status of postering was a big part of what ensured that it remained the domain of local music acts, yard sales, and like that.

If postering is legal (as I gather it currently is), does anyone know what prevents richer corporate advertisers from covering every square inch of public space with advertising?

Posted by Misha on March 11, 2005 07:25 PM



I really don't know what happened there.
I thought you were talking about the balloon (?)
I get these ideas about what things mean and sometimes thye just don't make any sense...

Posted by Sean on March 11, 2005 03:30 PM



Yeah, I restrained myself from commenting on the P-fork piece's blunders.

Owen, you're way too modest. I'll try to post tomorrow about why I think you kick Mr. Bird in the eggs. I'll even try to do it without any more ornithological puns. (And that's not to say Andrew Bird's album is bad, because it's not. It's just no Final Fantasy.)

Posted by zoilus on March 10, 2005 07:56 PM



You weirdos, I changed the link ages ago.

Also, the Pitchfork profile has a number of falsehoods.

For one, I wasn't trying to impress some dude in university. Male violinists are vain and impossible to talk to.

(It was a girl named Akemi Mercer.)

Also... I didn't know what to make of the Andrew Bird comparisons until I researched him yesterday. His new album is bloody brilliant and I wither in his shadow. Seriously, it's frighteningly good.

Posted by Owen on March 10, 2005 04:48 PM



Of course it's a joke, with a good scoop of rage at Rand-think, but how many objectivists are surfing indie violin band pages, after all? I think it may go back to Owen being pilloried by some reactionary Americans after Arcade Fire shows where he made pro-Canadian-social-safety-net remarks. Probably the grossout is revenge for nasty messages he got. Unfortunately he inflicts it on the rest of us.

I'm serious people, don't click there.

Posted by zoilus on March 10, 2005 03:56 PM



The objectivism link is disgusting. One wonders if it's a joke.

Posted by Sean on March 10, 2005 02:22 PM



Them birds somehow don't look Dargery. I had the same thought though.

Posted by Sean on March 10, 2005 02:17 PM



hey Sean - Definitely not, nope, no PPP on HAGH. It is up on the Final Fantasy web page, though: - it's the second or third page. (Note: Whatever you do don't click on the "objectivism" link - it's disgusting!)

hey Jay - Good question but I don't *think* so.

Posted by zoilus on March 10, 2005 01:11 PM



Is that a Henry Darger image being projected onto that sheet?

Posted by Jay Watts III on March 10, 2005 12:41 PM



they say in the pitchfork review that 'peach. plum, pear' is on 'has a good home'. But it's not, is it? It's not on my copy at least.

(Is it hidden somewhere?)

Posted by Sean on March 10, 2005 11:36 AM




Zoilus by Carl Wilson