AboutThis is my Tumblr; it used to be about Ottawa but then I moved to Windsor. I don't like to reblog, and mostly write about punk/hardcore shows where I live, food, hockey and my community. The Tumblr always under construction.
•May 2 - Full of Hell, Column of Heaven (ex endless blockade), Nyodene D, From Hell, Sender Receiver & Victim of Circumstance @ Yonka House (20483 Yonka St), DETROIT
•May 9th - OFF!, Cerebral Ballzy @ Small's (Hamtrack, MI)
•May 10th - La Armada, Great Reversals, Retribution, Snafu, Old Soul @ Yonka House (20483 Yonka St), DETROIT
•May 14th - White Widows Pact (panic records), Hollow Earth, Cloud Rat, Plague @ Yonka House @ Yonka House (20483 Yonka St), DETROIT
•May 21st - Cult Leader (deathwish inc, ex gaza), Yautja, Dead Church, Traitor @ Yonka House (20483 Yonka St), DETROIT
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Map of Windsor Venues - A map of the regular Windsor venues
Detroit Punk Show Schedule - Awesome show listings done in a calendar form
Map of Venues in Ottawa - A map I made of the regular venues in Ottawa
Steph's Guide to Ottawa - A guide I made for Ottawa; Under Construction
Ottawa Explosion - An Ottawa blog about local music and weirdo punk crap
Standard Issue - A fucked up Ottawa 'Zine
Bruised Tongue - A very unique label that releases mostly tapes
We are Pretentious Assholes - An Ottawa, punk rock blog run by Spencer
Birdman Sound - A well stocked, locally owned and operated record store
Meatlocker Records - Yogi's record label, specializing in heavy
Finish What You Started (FWYS) - Ska Jeff's record label and promotion company, specializing in different kinds of punk
Punk Ottawa - A weirdo Ottawa Message Board
May your cats/kids/loneliness keep you warm! I’m watching Cops and dealing with tummy issues with tea.
Haven’t been posting much/been super busy doing stuff like:
•Working, a lot
•Studying for bar exams
•Having stomach pain
•Touring the new Windsor Regional Jail
•Visiting the dentist
•Trying to set up TV Guide Dixie for XBMC
•Planning my trip to Chicago with Maxxx
•Supporting Alain’s decision to join the band Minors
And other stuff! I’ve updated the listings, but because it’s cold and stuff, I’m not going out much.
I’ve had stomach flu since last Friday, which SUCKED! I haven’t done much since then. There were shows and other stuff, but I missed it all. My buddy Lauren, who’s in Toronto, is going to be induced into labour any second now. It’s pretty exciting! Also, it’s my birthday tomorrow, so maybe her baby and I will share a birthday. That would be pretty neat! I have no plans for my birthday. I was going to go out for dinner last night, but was way too sick.
It’s supposed to snow really bad all weekend. I want to go out and be social, but it’s hard to do stuff in Windsor with all this snow and without a car. I’m also REALLY tired from going to the Winter Classic; we were outside, in minus 14 weather, not really moving, with no bathroom access for 6 hours. It was really nice seeing my pals Jamie and Derek!
I’ve updated the show listings; there’s a bunch of shows happening at Yonka House in Detroit and even one at Holden House.
I’m probably going to stay in and keep myself busy with projects. I have some sewing and cooking to do. I made Chicken Alfredo sauce for the first time. That was fun! My New Years resolution was to try new things and enjoy myself more.
UGH, I totally wrote a great post about 2013 and then my computer crashed. I need to buy a new computer but I’m not sure what kind to get. Anyways, let’s try this again.
2013 IN REVIEW
2013 has been all about patience, changes and adversity; The year started off with me still working a retail job at the mall. My cat, Mini, was just awful, as usual. I was counting down the months and day ‘till my move to Windsor, which was originally going to be Goderich. After four and a half years of living at Kent House, I had to find a new place to live and find someone else to take over the lease. I was surprised that so many roommates left in 2013 including Rick and Neil. I was able to get Jay to take over, which was great. In May, I started packing up my life in Ottawa to move across the province for a 10 month contract. My amazing boyfriend, agree to join me. I’m super lucky he did because holy crap, it was difficult! Everything went wrong before, during and after the move but it was worth it; life in Windsor is simple and comfortable. I love my job, I love my apartment and things are great. We don’t have a car, so I don’t do as much adventuring as I should, but work takes a lot out of me, so I’m too tired to do a lot of running around. I’m all about staying home and loving my place. I’ve never lived in such fancy accommodations. I feel like I live in a hotel. I’m still doing a lot of cooking. I miss Maxx. My Mom came to visit in August, which was terrific. I went back to Montreal for Rosh Hashanah in September and got to see Jamie and Derek. They are coming down to Windsor for the Winter Classic. I’m surprised that I miss Ottawa. Obviously I miss my Montreal and Ottawa people. Jakob and his band, Sofistifucks, were in Windsor in December. They too got sucked into the comfortableness of the apartment and didn’t even want to go to their own show. So yeah, that was 2013.
MY FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2013
My Bloody Valentine - mbv
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
M.I.A. - Matangi
Best Coast - Fade Away
All Pigs Must Die - Nothing Violates This Nature
Valley Boys - S/T
CRUSADES - Perhaps You Deliver This Judgment With Greater Fear Than I Receive It
The Julie Ruin - Run Fast
Two awesome shows are happening tonight:
Toxic Holocaust, Ramming Speed, In Defence & From Hell @ the Magic Stick (4140 Woodward Ave, DETROIT) 7pm
I can’t remember if I’ve seen Toxic Holocaust play live before. I feel like I have, but am unsure. Any ways, Toxic Holocaust are from Portland, Oregon. They play apocalyptic thrash metal with a sprinkle of punk. I have no details about the other bands playing tonight. Here’s what Facebook has to say about the show:
TOXIC HOLOCAUST mutated into existence in 1999, when Joel Grind merged his love for classic punk and metal into his ideal band. Like his influences - Bathory, Venom, English Dogs, Possessed, Broken Bones - TOXIC HOLOCAUST featured blazing riffs, gravel-throated vocals, and a deadly fixation on the evil in man and a post-apocalyptic world. Grind wrapped all of these elements up with a DIY attitude.
Bloodshot Bill & Babe Miller @ PJ’s Lager House (1254 Michigan Ave., DETROIT) 9pm
Bloodshot Bill is a great rockabilly performer from Montreal. If you haven’t seen him do his thing before, it’s worth checking out. Being from Montreal, I feel like I’ve seen him a thousand times, so, if I leave the house this evening, it will be for Toxic Holocaust. Facebook Link