Friday, February 1, 2008
I Went to See Hayden and Shotgun Jimmy at Mount Allison Last Night...
...and behaved like an obnoxious ass. Here's a representative sample of the evening's conversation:
ME (Loudly): Are you guys here to see Weezer? Oh man, this is gonna be so AWESOME! ROCK AND ROLL! WHOO-HOO!
CLEVELAND: Three of my ex-girlfriends walked in just now.
DAVE: I thought London was pretentious and expensive.
It isn't that Hayden was bad--he's a gifted songwriter, and his piano stuff was especially impressive. But the place was full of undergrad indie kids in scarves, argyle and tight corduroys, and I was feeling insecure about my age and belligerent about the fact that Sackville music scene has lately been overrun by lethargic, shoegazing faux geek androgynes.
Anyway, here's a Hayden track (with balls) that used to be on Muchmusic when I was in high school--back in the days when Much actually played things we used to call "music videos" from time to time. It takes a minute to load, but it's worth the wait:
(Image from www.hfxnews.ca)