air guitar, house show

I applied to be in the air guitar toronto championship in july. here is the bio I wrote as part of my submission process:

The thought from within knowing that I can accomplish anything if I put my mind to it. Having sung in a band that played many a show, but never given the opportunity to play an instrument in the band, I look at this opportunity as one where I can truly shine and come into my own. This is not a one-off opportunity, this is a lifestyle choice that I am ready to embrace.

two shows of note

for anyone interested:

tuesday may 29 @ the tranzac

chad van gaalen (subpop records - off night on tour with feist)
jade mcnelis

8pm. $10 @ rotate this, soundscapes and www.ticketscene.ca

thursday may 31 @ sneaky dees

the fucking champs (drag city)
birds of avalon
red fang

9pm. $10 @ rotate this, soundscapes and www.ticketscene.ca

Eric Warner/Over The Top vs. The CFL

Young Entrepreneur Tackles CFL

Young Toronto entrepreneur Eric Warner has called a foul play on the
Canadian Football League. Warner is an established event promoter who since 2002 has continued to run his banner "Over The Top Festival" in Toronto. Warner's ‘trademark’ spring event caters to audiences of all ages with its eclectic music and arts programming. Meanwhile the CFL is promoting its fall Grey Cup festivities and entertainment in Toronto, using the same name "Over The Top Festival", although there is absolutely no association between the two Toronto events.

For More Information:

Eric Warner // Festival Organizer
E: press@overthetopfest.com

over the top fest 2007 (please help spread the word)

Daniel Johnston, Michael Gira, Mt. Eerie, Meligrove Band, Matt & Kim, Japanther, The Hylozoists,
Casper & The Cookies, Flosstradamus, Rozasia, DD/MM/YYYY, Yah Mos Def, Julie Doiron, Pit Er Pat, Reily, Ecstatic Sunshine, The Icicles, Our Brother The Native, Pilotram, Arnold Dreyblatt,
Peter & The Wolf, Genghis Tron, Clipd Beaks, Mayor McCa, The Blankket, Ghost Hands, Anni Rossi, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Great Bloomers, Nick Krgovich, Vague Angels, Page France, Five Blank Pages, Bob Wiseman, The Explorers Club, The Phonemes, Rich Aucoin, BA Johnston, Jason Trachtenberg + more bands to be announced.

Theatre Includes: Stacked Crooked Contemporary Dance Piece & Giant Killer Shark: Jaws The Musical.

Film Includes: Jandek – A Duality of Self, Aweberg, Before The Music Dies, The Guatemalan Handshake + many more.

* All part of the sixth annual Over The Top Festival.
Running May 3-6, 2007, entirely ALL AGES. For more information: www.overthetopfest.com