Thursday, February 24, 2005

A day that will live in blogfamy

Ah, fleeting internet fame. No, this blog hasn't been picked up on the cultural radar... yet, but I did win a little contest over at Stereogum. I adeptly, and quite shamefully, identified a music video screenshot as belonging to an old Bryan Adams video. I made it clear that I wasn't a fan, but after months of trying to sell friends on the virtues of Ryan Adams, only to have them ask me if I said Bryan Adams, this will not help.

I'm aware the B-prefixed Adams is a pretty crappy artist, and it's a pretty bad video, but those were still the golden years on Muchmusic as far as I'm concerned. Days when you could still see a wealth of decent Canadian talent, VJ's that cared more about music than launching their own careers, and where one didn't have to put up with endless reality TV piped in from another once useful music station south of the border.

Anywho, I'm still awaiting the email from Stereogum with my free iTunes song code number (my prize!), at which point I think I'll get the new Bright Eyes single, "When the President Talks to God." I checked out a sample of on iTunes earlier, and it's positively the most Dylanic-sounding of all his songs. If that doesn't float your catamaran, it's quite the anti-Bush song, which might broaden the appeal.

Anyway, that's just a little bonus after a great day. 16 degrees and sunny here in Vancouver today!

Oh, and P.S. Adam Brody, I want my zings back.


Anonymous said...

So I was watching this Russian movie called Дом Дураков (Dom Durakov...House of Fools), and who makes a cameo appearance, but none other than Bryan Adams! How did this happen?!!


Anonymous said...


Send me a 24 update.


Anonymous said...

Mortgage Payments - that's how that happened.