It’s been awhile that I have been going to concerts in Ottawa. The bus strike that plagued Ottawa caused me to miss concerts at Zaphod Beeblebrox. Last night was basically the 2nd concert of 2009 to attend. The last concert was at the Black Sheep Inn in January. This is probably the ‘first’ concert to attend in Ottawa for 2009. This event was for a CBC Radio 2 taping for the audition night. It was four bands from Ottawa picked from the owner of Zaphod’s, which will be taped for Canada Live on Radio 2. I think only one of the bands who performed the best will be broadcast. The bands that performed were Sunjet Record Band, That’s The Spirit, Urban Aesthetics and The Polytones (pictured above). All four bands were amazing.
I was so happy to see Amanda Putz because she hasn’t been hosting any radio shows since the end of 2008. She is still around in Ottawa but only as a Producer for Radio 2’s Canada Live. She was happy to see me as well and gave a nice hug. What I missed out was that Amanda mentioned that the ‘enigmatic’ Grant Lawrence was in Ottawa and I totally missed out seeing him. As usual, Alan Neal was there and it was a Polkaroo moment as I still haven’t got a chance to chat with him. At least I said hi and bye to him. I still need to talk to him about comics.
In a way, Monday’s concert felt like an extension to my birthday event. Almost a 3 day event of celebrating my bday. Unofficially, the concert was a way to cap off my fun few days.
Even though I put up 10 photos, here’s the link, http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenny-wu/sets/72157614387630680/.
Last thing, I really hope Zaphod Beeblebrox wins CBC Radio 3‘s Searchlight Best Live Music Club in Canada. I won’t give the link as I write this blog because the voting closes on Tuesday. I hope Zaphod’s win and really hope to see Grant Lawrence make the trek to Ottawa and then possibly make fun of me in person this time. He tends to makes fun of me on air and on Radio 3’s website.
It was my birthday on Friday, February 20. All I can say that I had an enjoyable time because there were some friends coming over. There was pizza and candies hovering around the house. My bro’s friends played Rock Band 2 and it was a great time. One of his friends decided to sing the attrocious song by System of a Down (my opinion). I had a total laugh because the way he sang and how much I forgot about that band. The next day, I needed some rest and relaxation because the effects of playing Rock Band 2 was bad. I was feeling so dizzy that it wasn’t funny.
On Sunday, I went along with my bro to Bruce Pit for tobogganing/sledding. Before that, my bro’s friends needed to walk the dogs. It was astonishing to see alot of people walking their dogs. All in all, it was cute to see some dogs around. Onto the sledding part, I couldn’t believe that it is not as fun when I was young because walking up the hill was grueling. I had snow all over me and I was out of breath from walking up. I took a couple of runs down the hill and the first time, I had snow all over my face. There were some comedic moments when I slid down. Afterward, it was lunch at East Side Mario’s and luckily, no pie in the face after the birthday song that they usually do.
In a way, I totally enjoyed the events from the weekend. Hopefully I won’t be sore the next day because the sledding took a lot of energy.
Here are the photos for some funny moments, http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenny-wu/sets/72157614316419794/
Last thing, I have been ‘twittering’, here’s my Twitter, http://twitter.com/wildworks