Wednesday, May 01, 2024

Tales From the Great White North: Rare But Not Well Done

From sometime in the 'aughts, please enjoy a commercial for Outback Steakhouse featuring a lyrically rewritten remake of "Wraith Pinned to the Mist (And Other Games)," the admittedly infectious song originally unleashed by deceptively monikered indie poseurs Of Montreal. (And by deceptively, I mean that the band was from Athens, GA, fercrissakes.)

So why do I bring this up, you ask?

Because, as I suspect at least one of my perceptive readers has already guessed, a certain Shady Dame and I are winging our way today to Montreal itself. Excuse: vacation.

But don't worry, we'll be back on Sunday, and fear not: new Thursday and Friday posts are already written and in the on-deck circle.

And hey -- if anything interesting or alarming happens to us during our brèves vacances dans le Nord, I'll keep you posted.


mistah charley, sb, ma, phd, jsps said...

Montreal reminds me of Leonard Cohen. And here's a really good rendition of "The Future" at a concert in Oslo seven years ago

Erlend Ropstad & The Salmon Smokers - The Future

The song is a bit too stark for a pleasant vacation - but at some point there may be an appropriate time to listen to it

if YouTube goes away before I do - very unlikely - I'll miss it

Anonymous said...

Catch an Expos game while you’re up there.

Allan Rosenberg said...

While you and The Shady Lady are up there look for a place we all may want to live after November.

Captain Al

Anonymous said...

I'm a Quebec Guy -
The Frontenac

Anonymous said...

Lotsa good stuff out of Athens over the years. My fave? The Woggles, of course

Alzo said...

It's okay to admit that you're a big Celine Dion fan.

Alzo said...

Hey, while you're in Le Grande Orange or whatever that burg's nickname is, you might be lucky enough to see these filles anti-émeute:

Anonymous said...

They speak the Kings language in
Montreal - Quebec not so much