|Its January 2006, time for everyone to make their resolutions. I have made two resolutions this year the first is to quit drinking to get drunk (this will be my first ever sober column). Im just going to pour myself one glass of wine but not to get drunk, just to sip, you know.
My second resolution is to write more columns comprised of local musicians answering one standardized question the shit writes itself! Heres what a few popular Calgary musicians had to say about their 2006 plans.
Pop-punk sweetheart Bogarts Miesha Louie: "Bogart's resolution is to start saying 20-Oh-Six in lieu of 2000 and six, in hopes that others will catch on, so that we can feel like we're living in a more futuristic world."
I actually felt like I was living in a futuristic world in 2005 - when I realized that it was only 10 more years until the "future," according to the plot of Back To The Future 2. That trilogy is how Ive been measuring my aging process. By the way, that means that theres only 10 more years for someone to invent my hoverboard. So get cracking!
Hip hop heroes Dragon Fli Empires Teekay: "Try to take things to the next level; get distribution! More touring, more music, more good vibrations."
More hover-board technology?
Russell Broom, Jann Ardens collaborator-guitarist: "To continue not listening to classic rock radio, to go out and see more local shows, and finally put a fun eclectic-noisy trio together to get out and play. I've been spending a little bit too much time on my studio tan."
I will not finish this bottle of win. I mean wine.
Big Ugly Jim, singer of Johnny Incognito: "I don't really do new years resolutions, but if I could say what I want for the next 365 days, all I'd really say is more of the same. 2005 was a great year for me personally and for the band. I saw a load of great bands play, had a few really kick-ass gigs of my own, met a lot of new people, and drank a shitload of beer. If 2006 is anything like 2005 was, I'm pretty sure it's gonna be a great one."
Cheers to that!
Amos from Cranston Foundation: "Resolution for me this year is to not spend any more money on fancy guitars that Id only abuse anyway. I'll stick to the cheapo Mexican Strats, cause the more you bash em the better they seem to sound. Oh yeah, and I'm going to stop writing songs that sound like Incubus, too!"
Maaaan, Incubus should stop writing songs that sound like you!
Well, I already broke my first reshulsion. I would like to thank the city of Calgary for producing such awesome bands to write about all year. I resolve, ratolve