Photography by me! WHEE!
Howdy and howdy and welcome Monday to you! How was your weekend? Full of fantasmo I hope? Our weekend was spent hanging out with our crafty friends and many fans of the independent arts & handmade movement at Viewfinder where, not only was I Baby’s bag boy & seat-warmer, but also the Bringer Of The Musics!
And let me tell you, my friends, the music was broughten!!!
We sang, we danced — well, okay, I danced — and we sold some metallic leather awesomeness, WOOOT!
All-in-all, it was a fun weekend! I even got a wonderful piece of art from Rob Jones for my mom!
*no pics – don’t want to spoil the surprise*
Even though there was one booth that would rather burn a few bridges, cut out the show early, and go nap instead of selling their variously coloured maps, everyone else had the sense of community and awesomeness to stick around, stick together, and just enjoy the show!
Which brings me to the reason for today’s pleasin’, The Crafty Cotillion… Not only are they a bunch of hotties:
But, when Tiny Canary decided not to put on a show this year, a very important show for many of the local alternative & independent crafters & artisans, it was the Cotillion which spent a ridiculous amount of hours over the next few months trying to get a band spanking new show off the ground.
AND, beyond that even, not only have they embraced TsuruBride into their ranks, but they apparently have been drinking too much PBR and talking about vaginas for too long because they even let my nekkid photographin’ perverted ass in their group. Even letting me kick off our latest endeavour, Lo-Fi Boudoir by tsurufoto via a coupon in their swag bags!
Granted, it comes with two caveats: 1) I’m their resident free & on-call photographer for all events and 2) they are allowed to bust my balls about photographin’ naked women in the woods at their leisure.
NOTE: They really really take advantage of Caveat No. 2
With that I say thank you! Thank you guys for being absolutely fucking awesome. Love you guys!!! So, in my own little way to say thanks and since everyone seemed to enjoy the tunes this weekend, I randomly selected a shit ton to upload and share with you guys today!
So…. How about we start this short holiday week off right then, eh? EH? Eh! Because, as we just was saying….
The Crafty Cotillion!
Trains Across the Sea – I Will Meet You There
Traveling Wilburys – Every Little Thing
Twin Shadow – I Cant Wait
Violent Femmes – Crazy
White Rabbits – While We Go Dancing
Wolf Parade – Cave-O-Sapien
Yeasayer – Ambling Alp
Adam Haworth Stephens – Praises in Your Name
Apples In Stereo – Told You Once
Bad Books – Holding Down The Laughter
Bright Eyes – Papa Was A Rodeo
Busdriver – Split Seconds (Between Nannies And Swamis)
Coconut Records – Microphone
Dead Confederate – Run From The Gun
Jenny and Johnny – Scissor Runner
Josh Ritter – Southern Pacifica
Josh Rouse – Lemon Tree
Kevin Drew – Lucky Ones
Laura Veirs – Saltbreakers
Liam Frost And Martha Wainwright – Your Hand In Mine
M.I.A. – Paper Planes
Magnetic Fields – I Don’t Want to Get Over You
Milli Vanilli – Baby Don’t Forget My Number
Neutral Milk Hotel – Naomi
Noah And The Whale – Shape Of My Heart
Of Montreal – Our Riotous Defects
Oh No Oh My – Our Mouths Were Wet
Parenthetical Girls – Evelyn McHale
Pepper Rabbit – Older Brother
PS I Love You – Facelove
Hard Drugs – Aline And Lloyd (Reprise)
I’m From Barcelona – Barcelona Loves You
Talking Heads – Wild Wild Life
The Decemberists – Down By The Water
The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio
The Rural Alberta Advantage – Frank AB
The Thermals – Only For You
Pulp – Common People
R.E.M. – Driver 8
Radical Face – Welcome Home, Son
Red Hot Chili Peppers – My Friends
Rogue Wave – Lake Michigan
Rufus Wainwright – April Fools
The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1
The Holidays – Golden Sky
The Love Of Kevin aka the LK – Tandem Bikes
She & Him – In the Sun
Sufjan Stevens – Chicago
Super Desserts – Hey Operator, or A Tempest, a Shipwreck, an Earthquake
Delta Spirit – 911
EELS – Spectacular Girl
Electric Light Orchestra – Don’t Bring Me Down
Flight Of The Conchords – Hurt Feelings
Galactic – Heart of Steel
Lots of great artists up there, hear what you like? Head over to your local record shop and buy them!