(link for those of you reading this on Facebook)
Over the years I've been known to get excited any time I see Vancouver on TV or the movies, in places like: Smallville; Hockey Night in Canada; X-Men 3; and most notably Juno, which gets extra points for including lots of scenes in Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam. This is the very first time I remember getting really excited about seeing Berkeley on TV.
Bonus! In conversation with Dickolas (Random quotes from my past, provided with some context)
- [walking by the Army recruiting booth outside the basketball game] So this is the Army's recruiting effort: a Hummer painted with Army logos, a single inflatable free-throw game, and a covered tent? That's like something Pepsi would use... and it's not as good as what Pepsi would have.
- Well, it's an inferior product.
Vampire Weekend, on SNL:
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I'm sure there's all kinds of Vampire Weekend backlash ("more like Vampire Asshole"1) but hey, I only just found out who they are -- I think I've heard "A-Punk" on the radio but didn't know who it was -- and I love this shit so far. It really appeals to my inner XTC fan, as well as my inner part-that-wants-to-like-the-Police. My first instinct, actually, was that it sounds a bit like what I remember of the bits of Paul Simon's Graceland-era concerts they show on PBS pledge drives. It made me want to check out Graceland-era Paul Simon, but I clicked on one link on YouTube and didn't have the patience to get through the whole thing. I'll keep trying.
Aw heck, more Vampire Weekend on SNL:
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Hawksley Workman's new single:
(link for everyone, because embedding is disabled)
Note to self: buy Hawksley Workman's new album over Spring Break.
Hawksley Workman's old single, featuring an Oscar-winning actress:
(Knock knock. Who's there? link2)
A sporting massacre:
(You know what, Facebookers, that "View Original Post" link at the top isn't there for my health.)
I fully expect the Americans to say I'm an idiot, but the Canadians will appreciate.
Current Music: Vampire Weekend - Mansard Roof
1. also, Vampire Weaksauce
2. Link who?