Canzinewas fun today! It was packed! And, hot! I met some cool new people and got to catch up on my favourite zine Ghostpine! It’s a real work of art in my opinion. I’ve been reading it for years and got to meet Jeff Miller, the author of Ghostpine today and get a bunch of back issues! I got to hang out with Liz Worth as well (see our video blog from Canzine, coming soon). And, I sold one copy of my chapbook “Like Eden After Rain”…better luck next time, I suppose. Though, the last time I had a table at a show I also sold one copy…hmm…
Also, I caught the John Oswald (of plunderphonics infamy) talk at OCAD this afternoon. Great stuff!
Check back soon for some video that I shot of both events. Oh, and Halloween is one week away!
August 4, 2010 / David / Comments Off on Peter Gabriel covering Tom Waits’ "In The Neighborhood" for The Voice Project
I clicked on Peter Gabriel’s site to take a look at his latest Full Moon Club update, where Peter makes a video every month at full moon time, and saw he had posted a video of him covering Tom Waits’ “In The Neighborhood” on piano. It’s a lovely video where Peter is at the piano solo, and was made for The Voice Project (voiceproject.org).
The Voice Project is where musicians cover each other’s songs in a “chain” for the charitable organization that isÂ “a music based initiative to raise awareness as well as support for the war torn areas of Northern Uganda, Southern Sudan, Eastern Congo and CAR that have been affected by the ongoing violence…”
So, I went to the Iggy and the Stooges show in downtown Toronto a couple weeks or so ago and shot some video. It was very crowded, much more than I expected, for the free show that was part of NXNE. A hot summer night. It was neat seeing Iggy and hearing them rock downtown! I could hear the music blocks away from the stage, as it was reverberating off the buildings, in the concrete canyons. Iggy and the Stooges are living legends. I’m glad I got to experience some of their music first hand. Iggy is an inspiration to be still doing his thing at 63! He doesn’t look it, doesn’t move like his age, or sound like it.
People were wandering all over the place during the show. A girl, maybe early twenties came up to me. She didn’t have any shoes on and her feet were getting dirty. She didn’t seem wasted, but was a bit perturbed. She said she had lost her boyfriend and her shoes, and that she was from out of town. I helped her to try and figure out where she was staying, as she didn’t know which way to go, and gave her directions as best I could. I felt bad for her after she had left on her way, walking bare footed on the city streets, through the massive crowd and thumping music. I wish I had done more for her.