Archive for September, 2008

Polaris Awards – Caribou Wins!!!!

September 30, 2008

Adrienne stayed home last night binding books for my show for me tomorrow. Best Girlfriend Ever!!
Weeeeeeeeeee!!

I went to the 3rd Annual Polaris Awards last night at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. 10 Canadian bands are nominated, they all play a couple of songs, and at the end a jury selects one band to win the prize of $20,000. The award is based on each bands most recent album, not their performance that night.


I started shooting a short video with Brian from Holy Fuck on Sunday afternoon that I finished today. It’s a new direction for me to head in since I usually only make videos out of spontaneous footage. It would’ve been good for the storyline of my video if Holy Fuck had won the prize, especially since they were singled out in August, as one of the main reasons an arts grant program was shut down by the Canadian government because they have the word “fuck” in their name. They got $3000 out of a $4.7 million program 2 years ago!



I left the awards show with 3 beers hidden in my sleeve. We’re entering a recession, I have to stockpile! I went to the afterparty at the Drake after and it was fun!

I got up at 8:15 again today for my second run with Nic K. I am very impressed with myself.

Shanae what they say

September 29, 2008

It seems strange to me that a few months back Adrienne would post about her intern Shanae from time to time and now I see her when I log into my hotmail in the morning.

Masque

September 28, 2008

I need to rent that Peter Bogdanovich movie Mask that Cher starred in soon. I haven’t seen it since I was 10.



I’ve had more than one person tell me those masks I bought last week are racist, but I don’t see how. They’re not Caucasian masks, but I don’t see how that can be considered racist on any level. It’s all about the EYES!

What, Me Worry?

September 28, 2008

I don’t know if these are running in other magazines, but Matador ran their first Profile in this series that I was aware of with Damien from Fucked Up in the US edition of VICE’s July Photo issue this year.

They’re running another one this month on Jay Reatard, who’s playing an exclusive Fred Perry show this Thursday here in Toronto. Hopefully he doesn’t want to punch me if he finds out I shot that video last time he was here. You knew I couldn’t resist bringing it up right? So don’t bother calling me on it.

They’re the same type of thing I did with my profiles that I’m showing at *Hotshot this Wednesday. I’d tried to get another client of mine to do ads like this 3 years ago but they didn’t get the idea so it never happened. Bummmerrrrr.


Matador has always had great videos. The What’s Up Matador collection they put out in the mid-90’s is presented as a children’s show with comedy sketches in between each of the videos. And they actually pull it off. It’s one of my all time favorite music-video collections.

One of the guys who directed a lot of videos for Matador during that era put out this book in the late 90’s called You Stand There about making indie music videos. I can’t remember which of the 2 authors listed it was, between David Kleiler and Robert Moses. Anyways, it’s a great book since he uses all these Touch and Go and Matador bands videos he directed as examples of how things get done. The one distinct thing I remember him writing, was that the difference between a $5000 video and a $15,000 video is that in the $15,000 video the people who work on it get paid. On a $5000 video, your crew doesn’t get paid.


Cat Power – Cross Bones Style is one of my favorite Matador videos from that era.

The Devil Made Me Do It

September 24, 2008

I sewed a patch onto my old Tooth and Nail Dickies jacket last night.


I went to see the Waking Eyes after at Supermarket. I was surprised how much I liked them. I’ve only listened to the album once so far and it sounded somewhat generically Beach Boys-y on first listen, but live they really pulled it off. I will go so far as to say they were great!

The only thing I didn’t like was the bass players silk scarf.

Demons Blog

September 24, 2008

Jeff Clarke from Demons Claws and I are doing an artshow at *Hotshot in Kensington Market next Wednesday.

He’s selling his paintings and I’m selling a limited edition book of my profiles I collected in 2003-2004, and displaying the collection of 500 original profiles.

Jeff Clarke was raised Mormon in the town of Leavitt Alberta. Driven from the province by the Mormon community for drinking Coca Cola and having sex with the wives of other members of the church, he settled in Montreal in 2001 and began painting out of a need to purge himself of the guilt of having been ostracized from his religion. This will be his third showing of his paintings which have been described by others as the product of a borderline retard who’s none the less making an effort. He sings and plays guitar in the band Demons Claws.

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Tim McCready is a Toronto based photographer, collector and personality. He has lived in the same house since moving to Toronto in January 2005, and has gone through 24 roommates in that time. Permanent.record is his paper social networking site, featuring over 500 handwritten profiles he collected throughout Windsor ON and Detroit MI in 2003 and while doing theatre production for Princess Cruises in the Caribbean and Alaska in 2004. He spends his days as the Production Manager for VICE Magazine and documents his life and obsessions at http://www.timmccready.tv .

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His paintings will range in price from $125 to $300

The book will be 100 full color pages. 10 Hardcover copies will be available there for $100 each. I’ll be doing preorders for softcover versions that will go for $60.






Here’s a clip of Jeff and his band Demon’s Claws playing at an elementary school in Germany after a night dancing naked around a campfire high on acid back in May while they were on tour with King Khan.


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