One of my favourite mad scientist musicians, Tim Fite, will be coming back to Toronto this weekend (April 1) in support of his new album Ain’t Ain’t Ain’t. If you’ve ever seen him live, you know you’ll want to again, and if you haven’t yet, well know you’re missing out on one of the kookiest interactive and heartwearming performances out there.
Heres Tim when I saw him at Lee’s Palace in 2008, with his three back up singers: himself.
Courtesy of ANTI-, here’s your chance to win entry for you and a pal to Sunday’s show.
The idea behind Stories is that instead of doing the typical blog album review, I’ll write a short story that comes from what I think about while listening to the album and possibly taking from the lyrics. The first Story was on Olenka and the Autumn Lover’s And Now We Sing.
I’ve been meaning to write this story for months and months now. Suun’s album Zeroes QC was on my top 2010 list, and it continues to fascinate me in new ways every time I listen to it. It’s haunting, thrilling, mysterious and soothing. It’s one of those albums that hypnotizes you into this edgy trance; you’re really confused, but you’re so interested to see where this will end up. This album is one of the coolest things I’ve heard in a long time. I can only really listen to it at night, hearing these notes in the sunlight somehow feels strange. I’ve based this story on parts of my neighborhood and how it becomes strange at night in some areas. Meet Evan, a lost soul who takes hours after a late shift to explore what is not his, but it consumes him nonetheless.
Whereas the Olenka story was mainly based on one song, this one goes through the course of the entire album. If you have it, familiarize yourself with it, get into the itchy, dogged screams of the guitars and maddening electronics. Seep into the soft, droning spots of realizations. If you are not familiar, I will post a few points for you to play throughout the story.
Let’s start with the album’s opener, “Armed for Peace.”