Tag: Music Posts

'Barenaked Ladies' On Robson Street

 Journal

Shortly after arriving in Vancouver, I saw someone Tweet that the Barenaked Ladies were busking on Robson Street, so I strolled on down. Sure enough, right on the corner of Robson and Burrard was a massive group of people and music playing. I only got to listen to a few minutes worth of music, but the crowd was definitely into it. Here’s a shot of the bass player, Jim Creeggan, that I snapped shortly after the show was over:

Matthew Good Heading To The United States

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Matthew Good is currently on tour here in Canada promoting his latest album, Vancouver. The tour concludes in less than two weeks with two shows in Toronto’s prestigious Massey Hall (where I was lucky enough to see Matt a few years ago). A batch of shows in the United States were just announced over on Matt’s website, so if you’re in the states, head on over and check them out. I caught Matt play down in Seattle on his last US tour with my friend John Bollwitt, and it was a great show. Given that both Seattle shows are on […]

Matthew Good's New Single Live

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The first single from Matthew Good’s next album, Vancouver, is now available to listen to on his website. The album doesn’t come out until October 6th, 2009, but you can whet your whistle on the single until then. It’ll be released on the radio on Monday, but you can hear it first over at matthewgood.org. The single is titled “Last Parade”.

Tascam US-122L USB 2.0 Audio Interface

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I’ve been playing guitar since I was about 18 years old. My first guitar was actually (believe it or not) a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar. It was basically my high school present from my mom in exchange for graduating and getting myself to UBC. Unfortunately, I really couldn’t afford an amplifier at the time, so I basically just practiced on it ampless for the first few years. Eventually I managed to save some cash and bought a Fender Princeton 112 amplifier, which I still have (although it’s been at my friend’s house for a few years now — something I’ve […]

My Home Audio Setup

Technology

To be honest, I haven’t really spent much money on my home theatre setup in about seven years or so. But for a while there, I was into fairly decent home audio equipment. That’s not to say I don’t do the odd update from time to time, because I do: last year I purchased a HD-DVD player, and more recently an Apple TV, the former of which was a rather poor investment (although it performs quite well as a basic upsampling DVD player). My current home setup consists of the following. In terms of speakers, I’ve never been big on […]

iPhoto vs Photoshop CS3

Photography

It should come as no surprise that photoshop is a much better tool that iPhoto. iPhoto is a free package that ships with Tiger and Leopard, and allows you to do quick adjustments to your photos. While obviously not marketed towards a high-end market, it’s easy to use and is a fairly decent tool to have a in your photography arsenal. Unfortunately, sometime around Leopard, my iPhoto experience seemed to get a lot worse. I never really figured out exactly what happened, but there was a clean point in time where I felt iPhoto started really underperforming. The other day […]

Sarah McLachlan

Photography

Blog traffic is pretty low, even by weekend standards. So I can only assume that everyone’s out enjoying the long weekend. I’ll keep this post short for now. We all had a rather crappy sleep last night, so we’re a bit tired. We went down to the main stage early in the morning and managed to catch a few artists doing sound check. Here’s a quick shot of Sarah McLachlan. Here’s a quick video I took of sound check. It’s not finished converting yet, but head over and take a look.

Quick Update From Victoria

Photography

Arieanna and I spent this afternoon walking around the festivities. Today is basically the warm up for tomorrow, so it was rather relaxed. We spent time bouncing between beer gardens and the second stage, the latter of which had various talent performing throughout the day. Ianiv took the ferry this afternoon, and will be getting here shortly. Arieanna and I sweet-talked our way onto the fireworks barge later, so we’ll have press access for that as well. I haven’t really taken photos since the Junos, so today was a good warm up day for me. Here are a few shots […]