Archive for December, 2010


December 31, 2010

Doors @ 9pm
Choir @ 9:30pm (backyard)
Harp Twins (1st set) @ 10pm (upstairs)
the Third Mind @ 11pm (dining room/library)
Harp Twins (2nd set) @ midnight!! (midnight)
Rituals @ 2am (dining room/library)

DJ’s Gabe Knox, Patrick McGuire and Scott Cudmore (late night set) in the backyard tent all night.

Pony Play

December 29, 2010

Jon, Melissa and I went out to the Boothman’s farm last night for a magical dinner party, and then we fed horses at 1am!


December 28, 2010

The tent is up! New Years Eve is my Christmas and I am so excited about how it’s coming together!

Angela Holmes (aka hardcoresnaps), Antonella Lombardi (aka killing_girls) and I are throwing an emo night at Parts & Labour on Thursday January 6th, called Met You On Livejournal.

It’s funny, because we really did meet on livejournal! I made most of my archives more than 4 years old “private entry” awhile back, but you can click here to read my first livejournal post, from March 5th 2001. OMG, that means I’ve been blogging for 10 years as of March 5th 2011!

Click here for the official facebook event.

I’ve been working on a demolition job by myself this week, taking out a ceiling and some sinks in a retail space. As I’ve been pulling insulation into my face and inhaling drywall dust and dirt, I keep trying to remember how and why I came to agree to this situation. Why didn’t the word “no” ever pass my lips? …Ah well, money’s money. Doing unpleasant work keeps me tough.

This is my demolition playlist, which is different than my emo playlist will be.

Destroy All Rational Thought

December 26, 2010

# There is a widespread myth that, while Dexedrine acts as stimulant in people without ADHD, it causes the opposite reaction in those with the condition. This may have arisen due to a misconception that the drug is a sedative for hyper-active schoolchildren. Rather than true sedation, this is a result of increased mental alertness aiding the user in focusing on a given task for extended periods of time.
# The British band Dexys Midnight Runners derives their name from this drug.
# Jim Bouton makes mention of Dexedrine use in major league baseball (under the street name “greenies”) in his book Ball Four (1970).
# Michael Herr’s book Dispatches (1968) tells of a soldier in the Vietnam War using Dexedrine.
# In William Gibson’s novel Neuromancer (1984), the main character, Case, is addicted to an amphetamine described as “Dex”.
# Bob Fosse’s film All That Jazz (1979) shows main character Joe Gideon using Dexedrine.
# The younger protagonists of Hubert Selby Jr.’s Requiem for a Dream take Dexedrine recreationally in both the novel and motion picture.
# Melissa Joan Hart uses dexedrine every day to treat hyperactivity.
# In the beginning of the film Withnail and I, both Marwood and Withnail are in the midst of an amphetamine binge and the two escape to the countryside in an attempt to escape the “unusual” feelings brought on by the drug.
# Catherine Wheel’s album Chrome is essentially the narrative of an amphetamine-addicted individual. Songs such as “Crank” illustrate this point.
# The brand name Dexedrine should not be confused with Dexatrim, an over-the-counter weightloss supplement which does not contain amphetamine.
Notable users
# Allen Ginsberg was a frequent user of amphetamines, including Dexedrine. When he died, pundit George Will wrote this of one his most famous poems, published in 1956: “He composed ‘Howl’ with the help of a cocktail of peyote, amphetamines and Dexedrine”.
# Steven Watson, in The Birth of the Beat Generation (2002), reports that Jack Kerouac died in 1969 “addicted to Johnnie Walker Red and Dexedrine.”
# Mathematician Paul Erdõs was a heavy user of amphetamines in his later life. When a friend bet him he could not abstain for a month, Erdõs won the bet but complained that the progress of mathematics had been delayed by a month.

Tim McCready’s 2010 in Pictures

December 24, 2010

I took most of these photos. Approximately 63% of them were taken at 159 Manning. I’d guess 17% were shot on tour in Europe playing with Mohawk Lodge. They are arranged in chronological order starting from the beginning of January 2010 to the end of December 2010.

Next Friday is going to be so fun! I’ve been thinking about 2011 a lot, but after New Years Eve I have nothing planned that can’t be rescheduled.

Mirror Of Dreams

December 23, 2010