Monday, April 29, 2013

April Shananigans: Today Will Try to Kill Me

But it is tomorrow that will likely succeed.

-And whoever will try the hardest will suffer the worst

Saturday, April 27, 2013

April Shananigans: Dear Sloan

You rock my world. And that 2nd song sounds a little bit like old school Offspring.

-Sewn up tight and a smile painted on

Friday, April 26, 2013

April Shananigans: Tease the devil

Give it back so that you can take it away all over again.

-I'm not raising hell, I'm gonna tame it and give hell to someone else

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April Shananigans: 2 Birds

I needed a laugh today. I also needed stoner metal.  Thank you, Red Fang.

-How did your words taste on the way down?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April Shananigans: Inspiration

I don't want to call it too early... but today could have been huge - time will tell.

-So let's fucking CELEBRATE!

Monday, April 22, 2013

April Shananigans: Peel it

Today was a tear-the-paint-off-the-walls, kill to live kinda day.


Sunday, April 21, 2013

April Shananigans: Another Day

Another dollar.

-Fall just short of that imaginary line

Saturday, April 20, 2013

April Shananigans: The Real Day

The Birthday is tomorrow, but you and I both know what today is.

-Slide down the psychedelic holes of my love

Friday, April 19, 2013

April Shananigans: Take me Back

Oh how I feel so safe and warm in the throws of yesteryear.

-And he laughed as he said to me, "this too shall never end."

Thursday, April 18, 2013

April Shananigans: Thursday is the new Friday

Every now and then, your life just needs a little bit more fuck yeah.

-Bathing in sunshine and drowning in the rays

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April Shananigans: Present Ideas

What's that you say? I'm going to be in Memphis in May and could spend a weekend down the road in Nashville? Hmmm... whatever will I do whilst there?

-Take back your love-hating, belly-aching, bone-shaking, fuck yeah

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

April Shananigans: Hunting Trouble

Heavy, heavy trouble... but sometimes too hard to avoid.

-Hunting for a home that we've no longer got

Monday, April 15, 2013

April Shananigans: Set the Tone

You determine your life through the actions you choose.
This is how I choose to start my week.

-Pour back another glass of shame

Friday, April 12, 2013

April Shananigans: Happiness

It's Friday and life is incredible. Not because of this song...but it's a nice soundtrack.

-Say it with a twinkle and a smile to say it for the day and the night

Thursday, April 11, 2013

April Shananigans: Tiny Dancer

April showers... apparently freeze and kill May flowers.

-Die a thousand drops to live a thousand days

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April Shananigans: Those are a few of my favourite things

Yesterday, I was having a bad day... and then this happened.

-I'm missing out down every path I chase this dream

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April Shananigans: Blow Tuesday Away

Something's gotta give... today could be as good a day as any.

-Stop these taunting voices screaming nothing in your head

Monday, April 8, 2013

April Shananigans: Building Chords

Today, I want to hear the 3rds, the 5ths and everything that fills out the edges of life.

-Let me keep singing until I find the notes you like

Sunday, April 7, 2013

April Shananigans: Lazy Sunday

With appropriate grooves to help chill out

-I need a martyr to kill

Friday, April 5, 2013

April Shananigans: Make it Better

No one ever knows what Friday night could hold...

-Spun like threads, your words wove straitjackets around us

Thursday, April 4, 2013

April Shananigans: Oh, Thursday...

The things you do, the things you say.

-Take away the heavily medicated layer of happy thoughts

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Pimping Live

I've been to an embarrassing number of shows this year... I'll chalk it up to being exceptionally busy with work and on the road more than 50% of the time. That said, I always have to thank my close friends for smacking me around a bit and dragging me out to shows, since I know I'll always love them (even if the morning after mild ear-ringing and hangover combination makes work a bit of a bitch).

So thank you Steve, for taking me to see an old haunt, The Deer Hunter, at Mod Club last night. Possibly one of the hardest working prog brains in the biz, Casey Crescenzo (yes, that is his real name) has produced an ungodly amount of music since forming DH in 2005. Granted, it all averages out to about a full length per year (which is already impressive) but add to that the complexity and intricacy with which their songs are crafted and scored and you can imagine that this band does little else than eat, sleep and write.

That said, their live set didn't suffer, so they must spend any leftover moments touring. The band played for roughly two and a half hours and wove a set through a massive variety of rockers, ballads, trippy ambience and everything in between. What I respected the most is that even amidst a drunk, dumbass TO crowd calling out song names, the band stuck to their guns and stated that this was the set "they crafted for and wanted to play for us."

And I liked the set they played for me, not only because they played my favourite DH song.

-I ain't gonna stop till the feeling is wrong, got me sewn up tight and afraid no more