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  1. Jim's lack of chemistry with the new boss was one of the only funny themes from last week's episode.
  2. It's a good spot for the show too. Yonge-Dundas Square is a great urban public space and ideal for big concerts.
  3. This is from a CTV press release: The World of Slide Guitar Embodying a rich musical history, the slide guitar has been played using metal pipes, batteries, spoons, and even broken bottles. Luminato celebrates The World of Slide Guitar with an all-day concert at Yonge-Dundas Square featuring headliners The Derek Trucks Band along with: Debashish Bhattacharya; Kevin Breit and FolkAlarm; The Campbell Brothers; Jerry Douglas; Sonny Landreth with Cindy Cashdollar; Daniel Lanois featuring Brian Blade; and Don Rooke. The World of Slide Guitar is presented by OLG. Sunday, June 7 Yonge-Dundas Square FREE
  4. [blurb]Review by TimmyB After seeing several parts of Fleetwood Mac separately over the years, I thought it was time to see them all together, well at least four fifths of the Rumours line up together as Christine McVie retired after the Dance Tour in the late nineteen nineties. So on Saint Patrick’s Day 2009 I walked into the Air Canada Centre to see Brits Mick Fleetwood, John McVie with their sometime Yankee band mates Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.[/blurb] I was disappointed to miss the last time Christine came out on the road with Fleetwood Mac and I had regretted missing their return without her in 2003, especially after I saw Lindsey and Stevie separately perform solo gigs in 2007. Lindsey Buckingham one of the most unheralded stars in the history of rock and roll, blew me away at the Danforth Music Hall a couple of years ago. He is the complete package, a fantastic guitarist, with material that is uniquely his and he performs with passion. In the same year I saw Stevie on my birthday where I witnessed that sultry voice that still had the crowd hang on every word like few others can. So in 2009 a part of the Fleetwood Mac Unleashed: Hits Tour 2009 I was sure to get a ticket. And the hits tour was just that full of their hits that focussed mainly on the first three albums with Lindsey and Stevie in the mid seventies, ‘Fleetwood Mac,’ ‘Rumours’ and ‘Tusk.’ The most songs came from ‘Rumours’ which has to date sold over 30 million units worldwide. To replace Christine on keyboards they had Brett Tuggle and three background singers with Neale Haywood on rhythm guitar who were out with Fleetwood Mac in 2003-2004. Opening with two songs by Lindsey “Monday Morning†which opened their 1975 debut, as in the debut of the tenth line up of the Mac, followed by “The Chain†they had the crowd eating out of their hands and then they blew the roof off of the ACC with Stevie’s chart topping “Dreams.†Switching between Lindsey and Stevie songs throughout the night, including solo songs Lindsey’s “Go Insane†and Stevie’s “Stand Back†they decided to tip their Stevie Nicks top hat to Christine by singing her hit “Say You Love Me†they also played another former Mac member song that of Peter Green’s “Oh Well.†With the show focussing six songs from ‘Fleetwood Mac’ and eight from ‘Rumours’ it was great to see four from the more obscure yet brilliant ‘Tusk,’ with hits singles “Sara†and title track which has to be one of the most unique hit singles ever released and though the ACC gig did not have the USC Trojan Marching Band, the song had a powerful crescendo that ended with a passionate scream from Lindsey as the song ended. They also performed from it Stevie’s “Storms†for the first time and Lindsey’s “I Know I’m Not Wrong.†The set ended with “Go Your Own Way†with Lindsey doing his best Bruce Springsteen impression by going up to the front of the stage and having the crowd put their hands on his guitar. The encore consisted of “World Turning,†“Don’t Stop†and the Nicks song “Silver Springs†which is one of the best songs ever to be originally off of a hit album. Throughout the night it was still something to see Stevie and Lindsey look at each other while they performed songs that they had written for each other in love and in heartbreak. And they played on that to the crowd as they have done for over thirty years by holding hands while they came out on stage and by at one point having Stevie singing into Lindsey’s mic as he laid his head on her shoulder. Heartbreak now sells in the tabloids today but there was a time when it sold records, over thirty million and counting. Peace, Tim Fleetwood Mac Air Canada Centre Tue Mar 17, 2009. Start time 8:13pm 1. Monday Morning 2. The Chain 3. Dreams 4. I Know I’m Not Wrong 5. Gypsy 6. Go Insane 7. Rhiannon 8. Second Hand News 9. Tusk 10. Sara 11. Big Love 12. Landslide 13. Never Go Back Again 14. Storms 15. Say You Love Me 16. Gold Dust Woman 17. Oh Well 18. I’m So Afraid 19. Stand Back 20. Go Your Own Way Encore: 21. World Turning 22. Don’t Stop Encore II: 23. Silver Springs End time 10:31pm (Total time 2 hours and 17 minutes)
  5. Don't forget about that creep manager/husband of hers lurking around.
  6. Cool seeing harmonica sideman Thom "Allman Brothers Live at the Fillmore East" Ducette joing the band once again.
  7. Guy Maddin is a mad genius. Check out his off-beat, My Winnipeg. Reviews here: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1195800-my_winnipeg/ Up the Yangtze is well worth checking out. It's about the damning of the Yangtze and the forced displacement of millions of Chinese. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/up_the_yangtze/
  8. Oh yeah, for all you HD folks, ShowcaseHD airs the show too - same date and time.
  9. With all the excitement, I forgot to say that the new season beings on April 19th on Showcase.
  10. If you aren't a downloader, then mark this on your calender. Canada will air the new season nearly two weeks behind FX in the States. I'm really looking forward to the 22-episode new season, with Michael J. Fox guesting as Janet Gavin's new boyfriend.
  11. They're fairly different in their approaches, though, aren't they? (Opinions wanted here.) I think Sonny Landreth has more amazing over-the-top blazing technique, while Derek Trucks is a little more laid back but more interesting melodically (e.g., his Indian-influenced tunes; he also did Coltrane's "Afro Blue" when I saw DTB at moe.down a bunch of years ago, which is something I don't think I'd expect from Landreth). Aloha, Brad Derek can really let if fly when he wants to. I wouldn't call him more laid back, but he certainly plays many different styles that aren't normally associated with slide.
  12. A battle of two true slide heavyweights.
  13. I meant that if "Clapton is God," then Derek holding his own with God is pretty impressive.
  14. You are right to some extent about the darkness and lack of whimsy with BSG, but that's a big reason why it works. At the same time, characters like Starbuck and Saul Tigh (my avatar) make me laugh because they are mean S.O.B.'s with severe drinking and violence problems. Hey, BSG isn't depressing, it's just dark. Dr. Baltar is fucking hilarious. He's an insane weasel of the utmost order and one of the best characters on TV right now. On an aside, Angel was accused of not being light enough, but it worked for me. I found Babylon 5 not overly whimsical. Some of the episodes were darn right depressing (in a good way). For me, Farscape was the best pure sci-fi series (and I said "pure") since Star Trek (the original series). What do you think of Dollhouse, Joss's new show? It's getting better and better. I hope it makes it, but I won't be shocked if it doesn't. Growers instead of showers don't do well anymore.
  15. Derek changes his style when he plays with the Allmans. He conforms because he has to (he's said it in interviews), given the historic importance of the band and that their older classics shouldn't be altered or experimented with too much. Derek is still at his best and most innovative when he's with his own band. Still, Trucks "more than holds his own" with one of the great white blues guitarists is high praise indeed.
  16. Starbuck looks good in those pictures. BTW, Ellen, played by Kate Vernon, is the daughter of the late great Canadian character actor John Vernon, he of Animal House, Dirty Harry, Point Blank and Wojeck fame: And from bradm, I find it illogical that you've never watched Battlestar Galactica, given your geek status cemented with your love of Babylon 5 and Harlan Ellison.
  17. The Score is the best for the early rounds. They are quick on the channel flip as they to get all the games, but switch to the most compelling ones.
  18. Joke all you want, but the show is brilliant and appeals to non sci-fi geeks as well as the BradMs and badams' of the world.
  19. Space is actually airing the entire second-half of Season IV right now (it started at 11am) leading up to the finale at 9pm. The Fox Theatre in Toronto's Beaches is airing the finale too!It's been a very strong year and great second half of the season. I'm sad the series is ending, but it's been a great and dark ride.
  20. They famously covered it. It was written by the late Kirsty MacColl's father in the '40s and is modern standard. Kirsty was the lass that went head-to-head with Shane MacGowan on the song, Fairytale of New York.
  21. I love the order: Econolodge booked and then ticket request sent.
  22. A stage full of drunks, but it don't get no better than this on St. Patrick's Day: The Dubliners with The Pogues singing The Irish Rover...
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