toronto has been so busy lately. last weekend my fair city hosted a tattoo convention (first time i've ever been in a hilton), the muchmusic video awards (see paragraph two), nxne music festival (zola jesus was incredible, x was full of losers) and the government has been systematically fencing off parts of downtown in preparation for the g20 summit coming up. there are so many tourists everywhere.
thursday night i saw the aforementioned bands, bought some vinyl and met dee at the hilton where we partied with tattoo folk from out of town. on the way home i made the mistake (as i always do this time of year) of riding past muchmusic and narrowly avoiding the streetcar tracks attempting to avoid all the gates, stages and various hoopla. i got caught once, recovered and as i was reassuring stand-by overnight security guards i was okay, got caught again. i bailed pretty hard through the intersection, scraped my elbows and knees up and bruised my hip. before i could collect myself a stranger (who was riding behind me) had picked up my bike and was eagerly reattaching the chain. thanks, dude! (ps. the vinyl was okay... it was the first thing i checked!) the next day, i ate a giant croque monsieur from clafouti in an effort to cure my hangover and later, when i was trying to see my friend kai and his work was blocked by all the fans, i had to muscle through little girls watching miley cyrus soundcheck in 30 degree weather (that's hot here, americans). basically, it sucked. after i saw him, however, things brightened up! a sample guy tossed me a free box of smarties and i ate them after we finished recording the new guitar tracks for the spitfist tape! we're SO close now, i swear! a track by the end of the week - promise!
in other news, i'm still enjoying having my days off. (duh.) i rode bikes around high park (who knew it was that big?!) with beau and sat by the little man-made pond. there were fish just chilling by the top of the water. it blew my mind! i can't remember the last time i could see anything alive when looking into a natural body of water... i guess lake ontario is just gross?
today, i reorganized the living room to spite my computer. it hasn't felt like turning on for three days so i unplugged it and hid it in our room. i put the tv in it's place, moved the cameras around and got the records up off the floor. it looks great in here now so: FUCK YOU COMPUTER. see how you like not getting used in the tight new setup... ahem. excuse me, i take personal offence when my electronics disobey me. it might take me a few days to get it up and running again (unless some nice pc based computer distributer wants to sponser my blog and hook this bitch up with a laptop?) so, in the meantime, why not 'like' me on facebook? c'mon, you really like me, don't you?