Friday, November 30, 2007

My furry friend Fifi

This is my furry friend Fifi. She is the puppy of my friends Jessica and Eden.

Though she's a dog, Fifi loves taking cat-naps.


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Elvis Perkins concert in Montreal

(Still from the video for "While You Were Sleeping" directed by Osgood Perkins. Click HERE to watch.)

Montreal will once again be treated to an Elvis Perkins in Dearland concert, friends.

I'll be there this Thursday (Nov. 29th) and hope you'll be there too.

2111 St-Laurent at Le Cabaret. The show's at 8pm. Tickets are $15 plus service charge. Bon Iver opens for Elvis. Tickets at Admission or at the door if they aren't sold out by then.

To read more about my friend Elvis and his amazing band, visit his website or have a look at this Ez Sez posting announcing the release of his CD Ash Wednesday which I must say is as brilliant as ever after all these months.

(11/29/07, Le Cabaret, MTL, by Ezra)

Also, Elvis released a brand new version of his song "All The Night Without Love" on iTunes this week. The hot new track was produced by Chris Shaw who engineered Bob Dylan's Love & Theft and Modern Times CDs.

See you at the show on Thursday if you can make it.


P.S. Here's a link to Elvis on Letterman recently.

(11/29/07, Le Cabaret, MTL, by Ezra)

Update: What a show! Thanks to all who attended!

(11/29/07, Le Cabaret, MTL, by Alexandra Yanofsky)

Final thought: A reporter in the Gothamist recently asked Elvis what the most memorable encounter with a fan has been so far. Here's what he replied: "A young girl in Montreal, not our most recent show but the last time we were there. After the show I had gone to the merchandise table and was seeing how it was going and this girl came up to me to thank me for the record because before it came out she said she had been experiencing some palpable void in her consciousness or something and she didn’t know what it was about. And when the record showed up she felt it was the exact positive to fill in the negative she was experiencing. And that gave me the chills. I thought it was pretty major."

Friday, November 23, 2007

Free Josh Ritter live concert film

This is a fantastic free concert hosted online by Fabchannel. I'm a big fan of Josh Ritter's music and thought I'd share this with you.

The show is easy to stream, very well filmed, and features Josh smiling endlessly like few rockers do.



Thursday, November 22, 2007

All our todays...

(6/4/03, MTL, Ez)

All our todays...
Make one big tomorrow.


Saturday, November 17, 2007

Second coming of the Second Ave. Deli!

(Original ad for the famed deli. Presented by Ezra to late owner Abe Lebewohl. The ad hung in the restaurant's original location for many years.)

Great news!

The Second Avenue Deli (est. 1954) in NYC will reopen very soon on 33rd between Lexington and Third Ave.

More info here!

See you there for a plate fries!


Here's the official web site.
Here's the NY Times review of the reopened deli.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Sambro Rainbow!

(Click pic quick for juicy view)

(Sambro, Nova Scotia, 6/2007)

I took this humdinger after a small rain shower in a charming village out in Nova Scotia, not too far from Halifax.

This represents my very first cellphone pic, taken on my friend Gjorgy's phone after I ran out of film at the kooky museum we were visiting in Sambro.


(Enhanced version)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Winter begins?

(MTL, c. 2004, by Ez)

This is just a taste of the winter to come. A photo of winter in action from a few years ago. It snowed in Montreal yesterday and today. Just a few very light flakes, but enough to remind us all that winter is coming.

Stay warm.


Thursday, November 1, 2007

Ché on Ché...

(Click pic for juicy view...)
("Rebel Hearts", Barcelona/Halifax/Paris, 2006/2007)