Archive for December, 2012

Last Blog Post of 2012!

December 31, 2012

Here’s to 2013: the year where all my hard work pays off; the year all the amazing people and great friends I’ve met, and good things that have happened to me over the years come together. The year in which the hard times I’ve gone through and shitty things that may have happened to me over the years, “POOF!” simply don’t matter anymore.

I made it onto The Grid / Paul Aguirre-Livingstone’s Dirty 30 List for 2012: a survey of Toronto’s most notoriously nocturnal people, places, and things in 2012! I’ve never been famous before, and WOW it feels great! More people should become friends with me by writing nice/funny things about me on the internet.

If I don’t see you here at 159 Manning tonight, Happy 2013 everyone! I love you allllllll!! ❤

24-hour Countdown: Finesse and Details

December 30, 2012

Everything is pretty much ready. I could’ve thrown this party tonight if I’d had to. Now it’s all just finesse and details.

My dad just called, he can’t make the party anymore, so no “Amazing Grace” duet. He’s super bummed about it. Thought I should say something right away in case you were coming to the party just to see him sing. I will however still be singing some Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Replacements and Fleetwood Mac for you tomorrow, 9:15-ish.

I took this picture of Jay from Fill Spectre tonight #NOFILTER. They’re playing at 1am tomorrow night. Get ready.

Party Prep -> the Countdown Begins!

December 29, 2012

Everytime I throw a big party I tell myself “I’m never going to do this (to myself) again”, but I’m actually feeling okay this time, compared to other years. I grabbed lots of toilet paper at Walmart today, so at least that’s covered!

I started changing all the light-bulbs around the house and ran rope lights up and down both staircases.

I’ve got the video feed from the basement (where Rad Habits and Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs are playing) to the TV in the living room up and running!

This is the room where Fill Spectre are going to play. I’ve got the black light and smoke machine ready to go!!

I took this picture of Fill Spectre performing at Parts & Labour last night. Ohhh yeahhh.

Joel drew this poster. I love it!

I think it’s gonna be a fun one!

Wish You Were Here

December 28, 2012

This poster’s theme/layout was Raymi’s suggestion.

It’s almost NYE! I’m nervous and excited! I’ve decided to open doors of 159 Manning at 9pm, so I can play a solo piano set at 9:15. It won’t be funny, and it’s not exactly party music, so I figured I should do it early on. I will warn you; sometimes I get emotional when I play, so please don’t be too weirded-out if I start weeping a little bit during my performance. My dad will be joining me for a duet of Amazing Grace.

There’s a lot of other great parties happening that night. Many of them are being thrown by friends and acquaintances of mine, so I do not expect I’ll have 800 people show up like my NYE party 2 years ago. I would be really happy if 200 to 300 people show up that night though. That’s enough people to make it kind of crazy, but not so crazy that people can’t get in or move around once they’re in. I gotta keep the street clear this year.

There are no advance tickets. $10 @ the door ($15 after 1am). BYOB (I miiiiight have some extra booze on hand…).

Rad Habits are going to play in the basement at 11pm. Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs are playing at midnight! Fill Spectre will play upstairs at 1am. I was originally going to keep it to 2 bands, but Jay Share-it from Fill Spectre and I have thrown 3 parties together since the summer, and he put so much effort and enthusiasm into organizing those parties I felt like it was only right to ask them to play. And they’re a fun band too!

Rich Terfry AKA the Legendary Buck 65 will be DJing at some point in the living room, and there will be a late-late-late-late-Nite DJ set by Taiza after they’re finished at Margaret On Dundas. Is it weird that I’m posting the poster for another NYE party? Margaret is off in the Junction so I don’t think there’s much conflict of interest or draw between us. I must make it clear in case you just like to look at pictures, MY NYE party is here at 159 MANNING!!!. I’m still sorting out the other DJ’s for the night but I’ve got the turntables, ipod cables, mixer and speakers booked so I’m not too worried.

However you choose to ring in the new year, I wish you the best for 2013. If you come to 159 Manning that night, remember: BE NICE!

Tim McCready’s Christmas Special 2012!

December 19, 2012

I think my solo Christmas Holidays performance on Sunday went pretty well!

I break character and let out a few laughs just after 10:40, but I pull it back together pretty quickly. But then the space on my card ran out about a minute later. I only sang for another 2 or 3 minutes and then was finished. I think it went well for an improvised acappella all Christmas Carols solo set opening for a 5-member-hip-hop act and a garage rock trio!

V is for *.

I had a special assistant join me for Jingle Bells!

You can see the gears turning inside this guys head; trying to figure out how much humiliation it’s going to take to get me to stop. More than you can deliver my angry ginger friend!

I look up the stairs at the first floor balcony, to see whether or not I have an audience. The balcony is filled with women, and I can see they’re eating it up!

So duh, of course I’m going to continue. “Over us allll to reiggnnnn! Woooahh-ohhhHHHHHH….”

This guy loved it! It was all for this guy! And Joel! And the balcony full of women!

Today is December 19th 2012. Here’s a video of my Christmas Holidays performance from Dec 19th 2009.


Ugly Christmas Sweater Party: Christmas Special Preview

December 17, 2012

I sang a solo set of acappella Christmas Carols on Sunday night at Crawford for Joel’s Mustache Rides Showcase #5!! It was an Ugly Christmas Sweater themed party.

This :38 second clip should give you a pretty good idea of what my performance was like!

There were also great non-Christmas themed performances by the Outerspacerz and Nature Boys!

I think I should do more acappella shows.