Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Halloween Costume Suggestion

Looking for a quick, memorable and very frightening Halloween costume? Dress as you normally do this October 31, but place a large white graph on your chest, with an big red arrow climbing upward. Along the X-axis, list a successive set of months, beginning with October 2006. On the Y-axis, indicate a series of percentage points, from 5 to 12.

When asked what you're dressed up as, you should reply "Rising interest rates."

This will send a chill up the spine of most Torontonians over the age of 28.

Muah ha ha ha ha.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Rare Music Plug

My friend and former bass player Brendan put me onto Soft Copy. I like them because they're exactly the kind of band I'd like to be in at this moment in my life. (If I had the time and the guitar talent.) They sound like the bands I loved in the 1990s and they sound like they're having a lot of fun.

Anyway, their entire album is available for free as a podcast, and it's very, very good.

Update: their album is now available as separate MP3s. I recommend On The Outside which begins with the simple but effective:

we're getting older / so let us win
we're on the outside, the outside / looking in

Or you can sample their songs at this newfangled thing called myspace.

Please have a release party gentlemen of Soft Copy! I will attend and buy your CD.