Bring Out the Gimp

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Guided by Robots ‘Glad Girls’—video


“Hey hey glad girls!”

More video wonderment from the ANZA Club Saturday night (Dec 15).

Several ladies got up onstage for a performance of one of Guided by Voices’ most beltable anthems, “Glad Girls”.

There have been drunker renditions with more people singing this song at past Guided by Robots shows—annual events featuring members of Vancouver band SK Robot with vocalist Kevin Perley paying tribute to Guided by Voices—but this one definitely captures the evening in all its celebratory messiness.

Word up: the song doesn’t actually kick in ’til about the 1:20 mark.

Video—Guided by Robots and friends, “Glad Girls”:

Guided by Robots 2012—’My Valuable Hunting Knife’ (live)

Guided by Robots ANZA Club Vancouver photo

Guided by Robots at the ANZA Club, Vancouver, Dec 15 2012.

Okay, I’m getting around to this later than I’d hoped. This is night two in the roll-out of GBV/GBR videos from the ANZA Club Saturday night Dec 15. In other words, this is members of Vancouver band SK Robot backing Guided by Voices fans in the GBV-aoke portion of the annual Guided by Robots event.

We think one of the ladies is named Lauren.

Video—Guided by Robots with friends, “My Valuable Hunting Knife” (live):

Shoe star of the day – St. Vincent’s Annie Clark

St. Vincent Vancouver 2011

St. Vincent at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Oct 12 2011. Anja Weber phot

Photos – St. Vincent at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Oct 12 2011

Virtuoso indie-rock guitarist/songwriter Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, played the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver Oct 12 2011. She’s our Shoe Star of the Week! Thanks to Anja Weber for the great photos.

Annie Clark St. Vincent shoes

(More St. Vincent at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver photos)

2010 Olympics meets Vancouver indie-rock

Natasha Thirsk of Catlow

Natasha Thirsk of Catlow models the HBC Olympics white hoodie at the Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver. Jessica Bardosh photo

Olympics 2012 fashion pictorial

The Olympics are taking hold of this city, making traffic impossible and headline-reading a chore.

Worse, it seems everyone but yours truly is going to make a bundle off of this thing. Between trying to rent my place out (the only takers so far want it for two nights at a time, which is barely worth the trouble) and find Olympics-related work on Craigslist (oh, the horror), I find myself about to be bulldozed by the event with little to show for it except for two articles for TV Week Magazine. Nothing to snicker at, but still, where’s my share of the Olympics pie?

Anyway, if you stumble upon this blog entry somehow, be sure to check out our Olympics 2010 coverage. It’s all about the fashion and the indie-rock, yo. We also have this Olympics 2010 pictorial.

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