Monday, April 09, 2012

Alpha Male By Lannon McGregor

Alpha male has broken his cage,

Gnaws on bones and rusty blades.

Hard as fuck!" his snarls say, 

His breath is warm, rotten decay.

Fangs are yellow, with rabid foam, 

Arms are inked up, flexing tone,

Chest is pumped up, breathing slowly,

Dressed-up peacock - head to toe. 

Lives in flashy, cool success, 

Skanks swarm to his quick caress,

While his pack scavenges on those he’s left, 

And howl - these horny, lonely pests. 

Those who fly outside his flock,

Watch in silence, hushed they scoff, 

"It's not so great" they whisper soft,

But who wouldn’t love to be on top?

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Marina and the Diamonds tour with Coldplay

Marina and the Diamonds have found themselves a plum position – touring with Coldplay during Coldplay’s summer world tour. Elektra’s latest recording talent will also be touring parts of North America as a headliner during this tour. Marina and the Diamonds’ tour schedule will coincide with the release of her second album, Electra Heart (July 17th, 2012). For ticket and current information, go to her site. .

Fortunately for Canadians, Marina and the Diamonds' North American tour includes two nights in Toronto (July 23rd, 24th); two evenings in Montreal (July 26th, 27th), and a performance at our ever-popular Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver (July 15th). Hmm, Air Canada Centre, Bell Centre, or … The Commodore? I have a feeling Marina’s Vancouver tickets will quickly sell out.

Although Electra Heart has not yet been released, the single ‘Primadonna’, is currently available on itunes. The song is doing exceptionally well in the UK, and there has been a lot of anticipation regarding Marina’s latest venture due to her musical collaborations with Dr Luke, Rick Nowels, Liam Howe, Greg Kurstin and Diplo

Marina and the Diamonds should be familiar to the public due to the wide coverage of her 2009 debut album, ‘The Family Jewels’. She was also a winner at the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards. There has also been discussion about her single, ‘Radioactive’ and its youtube clip, seen here.

Here’s a BBC bio I found online.

Suicide is Painless... or is it

For all of those who have experienced the loss of a loved one, or who have tried to understand the effects of suicide, check out this video. I am a bit biased to the videographer, but nonetheless, it carries a powerful message. Click on the title, "Suicide is Painless" to view the video.