Posts Tagged ‘2012’

Tegan & Sara @Metropolis Montreal, QC December 16th, 2012

April 23, 2013

I’d taken the opportunity on several occasions to remind friends and family how big of a travesty it was that I’d not seen a proper Tegan and Sara concert. My absolute inability to get my shit together- to just bloody see a show- had gone past mere coincidence into ridiculous territory years prior.

I had weddings, funerals, exams, flights- any kind of engagement that you literally could not work around or get out of, on many nights that they were in town playing a gig. So I just kept thinking- “next time…”.

I said “next time” for literally almost 10 years, it luckily never crossed a full decade…
I waited for the next time as they eventually trumped all the music I listened to and became my official favourite, as I played albums so excessively at a previous job that they banned anything prior to ‘The Con’ :(

Finally I got my chance in 2010 at Glastonbury.

To see a Canadian band live, I had to be in England.

I knew it wouldn’t be a full concert experience as it was a festival but I was more than happy to be in attendance. It was a pretty incredible 30 minutes. My highlight of the whole festival.

In the fall after returning to Canada I started to hear the rumblings of a new album approaching. That album was Heartthrob and it meant a tour. Because Roisin is lovely and clearly the best bear, she purchased some tickets for us to attend their December show in Montreal as my Christmas gift, and oohhhhh the best gift he was. We got to hear Heartthrob tunes before the album even came out and enjoy some classics.

The Setlist

I’m Not Your Hero
Back In Your Head
The Con
Walking With A Ghost
Hell
So Jealous
Where Does The Good Go
I Was A Fool
Now I’m All Messed Up
Nineteen
Living Room
Arrow
Alligator
Feel It In My Bones
Closer

Encore:
Dark Come Soon
Not Tonight
Call It Off
Body Work

I took quite a few videos but you can actually watch higher quality and better clips from the show over at “wojo4hitz”‘s YouTube Channel.

And now I’ve also acquired VIP tickets to see them again this July for the full fledged Heartthrob concert experience. Exciting times.

K

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Resolutions Renewed and Reflected 2012

January 1, 2013

These were my resolutions for 2012-

1- Try to read 25 books Kayla… just 25 (embarrassing)
2- Catch up on TED talks
3- Travel through Europe. All of it. Do it up. Achieved!
4- Publish another comic- you can do it lady
5- Work on my NaNo novels kinda… achieved…
6- Record some music
7- Complete my leafy project- at least the website.

So I only read about 5 books… I did watch more TED talks but I’ve not caught up, at least not to my standard. I do hope that one day I can say I’ve watched them all. Silly? Maybe.
I did do loads of traveling hooray! I didn’t draw at all… sad sad sad. I worked a bit on one of my novels to realize it’s about 4 different ideas rather than one concise story. I have not recorded any music … yet. But I’m making progress in this area. Annnd I’ve somewhat abandoned my leafy project… for the moment.

Hmmm so let’s see… for 2013 I will resolve to do the following-

1-read 52 books. I think I can do it this time. One book a week.
2-learn geetar properly.
3-record a few covers … at least 3.
4-write one song. Doesn’t have to be good. Just give it a go.
5-complete current comic project and release it at Thought Bubble- if not, TCAF 2014 but make sure that I’m happy with every. single. page.
6-work with watercolour.
7-try keeping a journal/sketchbook every day (once they arrive in the post)
8-catch up on TED talks.
9-complete a second draft to one of my writing projects. Just one.
10-pay off debt and start saving for project Haus.

That’ll do.

K

2012 in Photos-

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