Archive for November, 2008

Prints Not Dead

November 30, 2008

The Bang Bangs had our second full band practice last night for a couple of hours. Our show is coming up on Wednesday. We are all pretty excited to play even though it’s only 3 or 4 songs. I’m on the left in the video.

I had to cut out quick at 10pm to make it to the Adrift Archive show.

I wish there had been time/budget for Lyndsay and Mike to make a catalogue booklet with all the pics in it because it was a great show. These are 2 of my 3 photos I had in the show, they were all blown up to 11″ x 17″

We went to my house after to watch old episodes of Saturday Night Live on VHS.

In the Light of Night

November 29, 2008

Never Apologize

November 28, 2008

Tell me something I need to know. Or just anything at all.

Last night, she said: “Oh, baby, I feel so down…”

November 28, 2008

Adrienne and I went to the Spoke after work last night for a Ketel One vodka tasting. I got a call last month from a marketing agency saying they were reaching out to bloggers to come out and try Ketel One.

It was an enjoyable experience, and I liked that they didn’t try and make it too zany or “cool”. Beth-Anne, the girl doing the presentation was easy to listen to, she briefly went over the 300 year history of the company, the distilling process that makes it different from other vodkas and we did a room temperature smell and taste comparison. She pointed out that vodka doesn’t taste or smell like much when it’s frozen but at room temperature the Ketel One did go down smoother. It’s price point is halfway between Absolute (cheaper) and Grey Goose (more expensive).

They gave us gift bags with a free bottle of Ketel One, a martini shaker and cab fare on the way out. I can’t complain about any of it. I like being marketed to. I think my girlfriend is pretty hot.

We went to the Taylor Mitsopulos Klein Oballa offices after for their annual art change-over party. It was Terra Noble’s birthday and Graham Walsh was djing again. He always plays great tunes.

We stopped by a recording studio in the same building after for a bit.

We went to Sweaty Betty’s after for a drink and then I went home with Adrienne.

I did another post for yesterday. It’s a conversation with Nick about the new Bill Maher film, Religulous.

G’n’F’n’R vs SFAR

November 26, 2008

Dine Alone Records released Songs From A Room’s 3rd self titled EP on iTunes yesterday in Canada, currently sitting at #20 on the Rock charts.

If Guns n Roses didn’t exist they’d be in the top 15, which is pretty good since I’m the only one who’s done any marketing for them, aside from a few facebook and myspace eblasts from Dine Alone and the band themselves.

Here’s the video I did for them a few weeks ago. As of today it’s gotten 3603 views on Youtube and 4247 views on Myspace (7850 views total) since I posted it on November 6th. 90% of those views happened in the first 10 days. I made it with no budget and only spent $30 including my share of the limo rental and the bowling shoes.

Special shout-outs to Michelle Williams at Myspace Canada for featuring the video, and to Adrienne and Fashion Television for getting me a media pass into the LG Fashion Fusion show that I shot the Agent Provocateur runway footage at.

The Birdcage

November 26, 2008