The Fast Forward Revue


Toronto Polaroid Tour: SeaWorld knows how to pimp their ride. by jaxba

Ads get creative. Yes, that is a whale tail sticking out at the back as a car wing.

Spotted at the Danforth in Toronto – click to check for summer events! The annual Taste of the Danforth is just a month away starting August 8-10th.

-jax

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Shake both sides of the butt. by jaxba

Gorgeous days lately. To celebrate, I walked around the Toronto Harbourfront centre on Saturday and after watching several street performers juggle flames, crack jokes and ask for money, I heard what I thought was a giant electro-funk disco party. And it was! Several people were already showing their awesome freestyle taco of body movements near the Sirius stage.

So who was responsible for making everyone feel like stayin’ alive?
Tortured Soul(Click for their myspace!)
I recommend: Your Dream Is My Dream and Special Lady from the ‘In Transit’ EP. Special Lady evokes memories of Canned Heat by Jamiroquai.

They’re a Brooklyn based, electronica pop band fueled with so much soul, jazz and psychedelic funk you can’t help but get up and dance and shake that booty in your pants. Reminds me of Jamiroquai blended with some Bill Withers and Jacksoul injected with the sweet beats and topped with a wild synthesizer. Dressed in white shirts and ties were Jason Kriveloff working the bass and harmonies, John-Christian Urich killing on the drums and singing and Ethan White, synthesizer-extraordinaire.

Don’t be fooled by their ill-suited name with emo implications. Sounds nothing like their name. Give it a listen!

-jax



Toronto Polaroid Tour: Sightseaing. by jaxba
July 6, 2008, 6:17 pm
Filed under: Author: jaxba, Miscellaneous, Polaroids | Tags: , , , , ,

Plenty of fish at the C... N Tower! Well at least there\'s this one.

Taken at the Toronto Harbourfront Centre – click to check for summer events!

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(July, July!) by jaxba

Bring your gelato spoons and breezy summer tunes. If June, July and August was a Big Fat Burrito, we’re finally in the middle where all the juicy meat lies. Savour it!

Two songs that I think capture the essence of this delicious month:
July, July! – The Decemberists
the chickens how they rattle chicken chains
Quite literally the epitome of July. Twice. And thrice when actually singing the chorus. The upbeat, adventurous and sunny guitar sounds embrace this month’s lovely discoveries in a well-told tale.

Parentheses – The Blow
whatever weird way my mind goes, I know I’ll be safe in these arms.
Starts out like you’re on the beach in Jamaica, sippin’ that Pina Colada under an umbrella. Whether you’re single or attached, this song is extremely cute. I always have the urge to give the next person I see a tight squeeze.

In June, I was fortunate to catch the Toronto Short Film Festival and those of you who love artfully crafted music videos should YouTube most of the ones shown at the Scene Not Heard: Music Video screening. I especially recommend Challengers, Dr. Love, Temporarily in Love, A-Punk, and Pigs.
And if checking music videos out is not your thing – go make one! My friend, Alex Gao from Ann Arbor, Michigan took his camcorder to his backyard and in a couple hours, came up with this to the song ‘I Must Be High’ – Wilco.

Oooh! People in Toronto this month who love to sit back and enjoy the stage, you might spot the infamous E. Sempé in a bright yellow tee volunteering at the The FRINGE – Toronto’s Theatre Festival.

-jax