I’d direct anyone who is interested in knowing what did and didn’t happen on 9-11 to 9-11 Research. I found this site last year and it remains the most thorough, dispassionate analysis of 9-11 on the ‘Net, covering what is known and what isn’t in great detail. You can only draw one conclusion after reading through the material on this site, but that can take some time.
It might be easier to read Muslims Suspend Laws of Physics, and if you really want to get it right, Muslims Suspend Laws of Physics Part II. If you care to read these articles and still think what every good American and Canadian thinks, then, well…..I don’t know.
But if you don’t care to read the above article, I’d understand. I know from experience that at times, ignorance really is bliss. Sometimes it’s just better to be ignorant about certain things, especially when you can’t really do anything about them.
But you have to admire physics professor Steven E. Jones of that bastion of American Radicalism, Brigham Young University. He has decided to do something about it. He has presented a paper entitled Why Indeed did the WTC Buildings Collapse? that will be published in a peer reviewed scientific journal early next year. The paper is rather long, but a could good summing up can be found here..
9-11 was surreal in more ways than I realized.
A real drag to be broke now, what with a bigger than ever Pop Montreal and rent just around the corner. Yet not all is doom and gloom….just found out the Devices, Crackpot, CPC Gangbangs, and Demons Claws are playing tonight at Divan Orange around 6PM!!!!!!!! It’s a suggested donation of 5 bucks, very reasonable.
It’s just insane how many shows are happening at this year’s festival. If I had a job, I’d say it was the ideal time to take a vacation. Wish I could have bought one of those passes. Damn!
It’s remarkable the
effect prolonged unemployment can have on one’s soul. I realized
this late last week, after I’d come out of a job interview feeling
confident and good about myself for the first time in weeks. Still
don’t know if I got the job, but for a few days anyway, all was
well with the world except my bank balance. Unemployment sucks, being
broke sucks, but I’ll say this: I’ve got great friends and family.
So I haven’t been up to much these past few weeks. Haven’t even gone to
many shows….let’s see, saw Starvin’ Hungry put on two great sets at
Casa in late August…hell, I actually did the door and merch for them
that night in exchange for beer. And how can I forget seeing Eric
Kearns and Luc Mantha (ex-Chino) with Steve Burliuk (ex-The Darned,
Fidget) and Mark Goodwin (L’il Buck) playing as Loaded By Beer at
Barfly on September 9, kicking off the annual Hangover Golf Tournament.
This out of the ashes of Chino’s lineup at the Alex tribute last March.
Fronted by both Steve and Mark, they played a combination of originals
and a few covers (shit! can’t remember them at the moment) and
thoroughly entertained over half an hour. Barfly was good
and filled with old friends. The Sweet Vains followed with a set
of Stones influenced rock/country. Thoroughly enjoyed their
performance, though I admit there was a fair amount of socializing
going on at this point so I wasn’t paying close attention.
I did try to see C’Mon last Thursday night at L’Hemisphere Gauche but I
just couldn’t last the night. I caught Whitey Houston and was really
impressed and will look forward to seeing them in another venue. I
really don’t know about L’Hemisphere Gauche….I’ve seen a few bands
there now but don’t find it a great place to see a band except when
you’re in the pit. Otherwise, the sound is muddy and you can’t see a
thing. Hopefully, I’ll get to see C’Mon in a venue they should be seen
in, like Sala Rosa, or, even better, Cabaret. Love their latest record,
“In the Heat of the Moment”.
Barfly nights are few and far between, so I watch a lot of movies
instead. Some of the more memorable include City of God, Dogville, The
Machinist, American Psycho, To Die For, Jacket and seasons 3 and
4 of Six Feet Under.
Tonight, I’ve been invited to check out Ashtray Heart at the Playhouse on Parc just above St. Viateur. Might just be there…..
….is not a word I use very much, but honestly, last night’s performance by Brian Wilson and 18 musicians was just that. Stupendous. Simply one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to.
Brian Wilson this evening! Woo Hoo! Up until a couple of hours ago, I didn’t think I’d be going but I just got an offer for some free tickets that I could not possibly refuse. Thanks, Caroline!
As for the weekend’s crop of shows, I’ll be at Barfly for the Cockroaches and Starvin’ Hungry on Friday. I’ve seen both bands many times and they never fail to disappoint. The Cockroaches are very old-fashioned rock’n’roll – guitar, drums, and standup bass, played in a way I’m sure Buddy Holly would have approved of. Starvin’ Hungry…..well, they’re one of my fave punk rock’n’roll bands playing in the city these days. An unusual bill, but no more unusual than the Cockroaches playing with Jerk Appeal last week, which was a real treat. So while the Cockroaches play a more traditional rock’n’roll, they obviously have great taste in the post-punk bands they choose to play with. This Friday should be a great night!
Saturday night I’ll be at the Main Hall for Dead Messenger, Jerk Appeal, and Montreal’s living legends the American Devices. I don’t know a damn thing about Dead Messenger, but am obviously a fan of Jerk Appeal and the Devices so I’m really looking forward to it.
Finally!!! While I still don’t have high-speed Internet, I have a decent computer at my disposal and now feel able to write and work and get things back to normal again. Slowly but surely…..
I’m just going to write a few lj-cuts for now, snippets from my last couple of months.
The Last Two Months
Writing on this piece of !@#% shit computer is just not worth the trouble. I’ll be back to writing regularly when I finally move out of this dump I used to call home not so long ago, but for now just wanted to take note of the best Wilco show I’ve seen in Montreal, and one of the best shows of the year for me so far.
Wilco were at their very best last night. Metropolis is the best venue for them in this city, the band is the best they’ve ever been, and the set was just right. If you’re a fan of the older stuff and not the new, you’d probably be disappointed. But I’m a fan of all of it, and loved every second of it. Apparently Jeff Tweedy has quit smoking, and it showed in his voice. My pal’s sister, who only knows some of the material, called it “dreamy”. All I can say is it’s rare you hear a voice in rock that’s better or as good live. Jeff Tweedy is every bit as good to hear live as on record.
Just to remind myself to write more later, here’s the setlist:
1. Shot in the Arm
2. Handshake Drugs
3. Sunken Treasure
4. Company in my Back
5. War on War
6. Hell is Chrome
7. Airline to Heaven
8. Break your Heart
9. Heavy Metal Drummer
10. At Least That’s What you Said
11. Muzzle of Bees
13. Radio Cure
14. Always in Love
15. I’m the Man who Loves You
2. Forget the Flowers
3. Late Greats
5. Jesus, etc.
7. Hesitating Beauty
8. I’m a Wheel
9. Too Far Apart
10. I Shall be Released
I got this from the montrealshows stillepost.ca board. A fanatastic set!