Is it a crime to admit I feel less and less excited about the Rolling Stones. Tickets went on sale today and I don’t see anything worth my 100 bucks. I’ll change my tune if the Hip, Sloan or maybe the Trews sign up (all rumoured), but as for now….meh. I’d rather see a hockey game. Who knows, maybe, like last year, I’ll end up with a free ticket and go.
These last few weeks have been interesting to say the least. I really missed out on recapping a lot of it, so here goes:
Wilco – I am glad I went. I was bugging about the fact that it all didn’t work out as planned. But in the end it was all worthwhile. Although I still feel that Sloan/Slowcoaster show at Reflections during the Junos is the best show I’ve ever seen, Wilco is now a close second.
Buster Keaton shows during Jazz Fest – I was excited to see this. Unfortunately, the first night was solely Chaplin and I sat beside a woman who insisted on reading all the captions on the screen (being a silent movie and all) to her daughter. So that was a little annoying. The second night was the Navigator, a Keaton movie that they tried to play off of a computer and a projector, causing it to freeze 20 minutes in. Awesome. Anyway, alls well that ends well.
I also saw Clerks 2, which is one of the funniest movies I’ve seen, at least this year.
Finally, there was the Clinton talk last week. It was really good, more about international relations and global community then just Canada/US relations but in the end that point seemed the most reinforced. Canada and the US are a partnership and as “cool” as it is for many people to slag on the States, as the dominant superpower in the world, they’re forced into a number of the decisions they make in terms of foreign policy. They’ve made some mistakes for sure, but who hasn’t.
The discussion went from UN reform, to the problems in Lebanon and Israel to Iraq to Afghanistan to the power of the Internet. It was really interesting.