Tuesday, May 31, 2005

My new fave bar in my neighborhood is "bar of the week" on New York's citysearch

I don't know if that is a good or a bad thing...

Friday, May 27, 2005

Cat and Murph

Cat and Murph
Originally uploaded by Catonia.

My friend Rachel took this photo of Chris and I during Arcade Fire's set at Coachella 2005 in California.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Here's a listing for upcoming FREE rock shows in NYC

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

U2 & Leonard Cohen played in my hood at a venue where I have DJed last week

And I missed it! Darn!

Billy Idol rocks!

Billy Idol rocks
Originally uploaded by Catonia.

My friend Courtney made my week by taking me to see Billy Idol on Monday night. He was in fine form. Someone has been working out!! His voice was great, the moves were killer and the old songs kicked!

Here's a review from the Hollywood Reporter.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

I have to admit to having a soft spot for Renee Zellweger...she sounds really happy and in love

Monday, May 23, 2005

Courtney Love has gotten h-u-g-e...she kind of looks like the old Anna Nicole Smith...wow!

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

My roomie published her first piece in the New York Times - congrats!

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Feist rules...even Norah Jones thinks so...

You have to check out the video for her Bee Gees cover "Inside & Out" from her excellent album Let It Die. She opened for UK band British Sea Power and it was a stunning & intimate show. The crowd ate her up...including fan Norah Jones who bought a few of her CD's after the show. And I also spotted Carlos and Paul from Interpol there...they are big fans too!

Trent Reznor and his Nine Inch Nails rocked Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC last night.

I was there thanks to my friend Adam. Here's the setlist: Pinion / You Know What You Are? / Sin / March of the Pigs / The Line Begins to Blur / Piggy / Terrible Lie / Burn / Closer / The Big Come Down / With Teeth / The Day The Whole World Went Away / Even Deeper / No, You Don't / Suck / Gave Up / Hurt / The Hand That Feeds / Wish / Head Like a Hole

Gimme Fiction

A good article on Brit Daniel and the new Spoon record Gimme Fiction.

Jon Stewart moves to Tribeca and on the site where the club Wetlands used to be

Monday, May 16, 2005

Canada takes over Japan!

Some of the coolest Canadian bands played in Tokyo over the weekend in Japan. Click on the link above for some photos of Broken Social Scene, The Dears, Metric, Stars and Death From Above 1979. Rock!

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Is it just me or does this new Spoon song sound like Beck?

Monday, May 09, 2005

More Coachella stuff...my friend Rachel wrote a great article on it...peep it here.

Looks like Robbie might have a new gal...and it's not me...darn it!

Robbie Williams
Originally uploaded by Catonia.

I did get to meet him at the Viper Room in LA about 10 days ago and he kissed me on the cheek...oh well...read it and weep...

Robbie Williams is reportedly dating Jimmy Choo president Tamara Mellon. According to the Sunday Mirror, the pair were spotted partying together in LA last week, looking very much the happy couple. "They spent the whole night giggling together like a pair of loved-up teenagers," an onlooker reveals. "Robbie's ex Rachel Hunter left soon after they arrived."

New Order Coachella 2005

New Order Coachella 2005
Originally uploaded by Catonia.

My friend Chris took this groovy shot of New Order at Coachella. I wonder which song they were playing at the time?

Wednesday, May 04, 2005


I am back in NYC after a red-eye flight with a stop-over in Atlanta. I'm very tired today and have lost most of my voice so I guess you could say it was a good COACHELLA (my 4th one actually).

I thought Wilco were great! I only really heard Snow Patrol, Keane, Weezer and Coldplay from a distance but it was cool to hear the hits. I blocked out most of Chris Martin's stage bantering. He was entirely too chatty...

Some people were freaking out over Bauhaus. I'll say it takes some balls to start the set with "Bela Lugosi's Dead" so hats off to them for that. I heard Peter Murphy was hanging upside down on stage and had facial hair.

Sloan packed the Mojave tent for an early set on Sunday. I was very happy for them! I was a tad worried since their set started early at 1:30. Most people don't show up until later and prefer to be poolside for the early part of the day.

MIA ripped it and Kasabian were entertaining in the tent next to her.

Arcade Fire were magical! A definite highlight even though they had a bit of problems with their sound.

My other highlight was New Order. I've never seen them before and always have loved them. The set was short and sweet - an hour of new tracks, New Order and Joy Division classics including my all time fave 'Regret"!

Trent from Nine Inch Nails is just too tortured for my tastes but it was fun dancing with thousands people to "Closer".

Here's some random VIP Lounge spotting in case anyone cares:

Cameron Diaz - she raced by me at one point with no Justin Timberlake in tow but I heard he was there with her.

Scott Speedman - the hunky actor from Felicity - he told my friend he was 'fucked up'. Too funny!

JC Chasez - I got introduced to him by my old Canadian music pal Spookey Rueben - that was a tad surreal.

Vincent Gallo was representing - still sporting the black leather jacket and full beard.

Ed from Chemical Brothers hanging with Tim Burgess; Chris from Sloan was chatting with rapper k-os.

The best had to be when Nicole Richie and her entourage got her security guard to ask my friend David if she could go ahead of him in line for the porta-potty. She then signed his ticket stub for him. I told him that he should sell it on eBay!

I also scored a free pair of Converse sneakers! Woo!

Girls - I think we should all buy this t-shirt

Originally uploaded by Catonia.