Tuesday, 30 June 2009

The People Shall Wear Canadian Tuxedos on Canada's Day; Free Show w/ The Constantines and Chad VanGaalen

The Constantines and Chad VanGaalen will play a free show on Canada's Day (tomorrow) at the Harbourfront Centre. Chad VanGaalen will take the stage at 8:00 p.m. and The Constantines at 9:30 p.m.

We here at I Could Be Good For You encourage all Canadians to show their patriotiotic pride tomorrow by sporting their best Canadian Tuxedo.

As described ever so beautify in Bacon Magazine:
The Canadian Tuxedo is the favoured outfit for young men and women on important occasions. Nothing says "I'm looking my best for you" like The Canadian Tuxedo. Wear it to your prom, for an important job interview, or at a relative's funeral. The Canadian Tuxedo is traditionally comprised of a pair of blue jeans, a blue jean shirt, and a blue jean jacket.

The Constantines in not quite Canadian Tuxedos, but very close.

Monday, 29 June 2009

A to Z list of things that are Awesome

Awkwardness. There's always that one person who's too weird for cliques and I secretly admire them for it.

Boots: cowboy boots, old fashion work boots, combat boots, dessert boots, biker boots... really, most vintage boots will do.

Cartoon rebels: R. Crumb, Bart Simpson, MAD Magazine, ironic Mickey Mouse.

Do It Yourself everything: zines, clothes, music, education, home repairs.

Early 90's technocoloured punk hair.

Fred Perry's and everything skinhead except racism.

Growing beards / mustaches / teen 'staches / lady 'staches.
Kevin Drew, Jesse Keeler, Lars Ulrich, JD Samson

Hardcore, the 80's kind.
Black Flag

Inner city youth. Poverty plus the massive exchange of information that can only happen in an urban settings equals major creativity.

Jackets: jean jackets / army jackets / blazers / biker jackets / bombers.
The Strokes

Kicks: Chuck Taylors, Vans, Dunks.

Levi 501's.  They are classic.

Matching head to toe, Detroit style. Stylish folks from the ghetto like to choose one or two colours and stick with them because it's an inexpensive way to always look put together.

Nutcases. Like Kirkegaard said, sensible people are the least interesting.

Over the Edge with teenage Matt Dillion.

Patty Smith because she always looked perfectly sloppy and smart.


The Ramones.

The Smiths and Skateboarding. The two are not mutually exclusive.
Pat O'Dell, Meryl Smith, Kevin "Spanky" Long

Themes. All outstanding outfits have a theme, mostly nostalgic i.e. lumberjack, riot grrrl, Steppenwolf, Oscar Wilde, etc.

"Ugly" Despite what the media makes you believe, real people are flabby, hairy, bald, have crooked teeth and weird facial features. And there's no reason be ashamed of it! Besides, ugly can be beautiful while pretty can only be boring.

Vintage. Most good clothes are second-hand.

Working class or filthy rich. Middle class is boring.

eXtreme metal. I know it doesn't start with an "X" but you MUST watch this video:

Your natural hair-colour, especially if you're mousey blonde.
Joanna Newsom

Zits. People who have them are so busy being comfortable in their own skin that they can't be bothered with cleansing their faces. Sort of like Kurt Cobain and Sid Vicious.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

A to Z list of Things that are Gross:

Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle, Hollister.

Boot cut jeans for men. Why would guys want to wear jeans that bring out their hour-glass figure or make them look like a mermaid? Note* exception if the guy is a full on 1970's anorexic rock star wannabe.

Coldplay and/or U2 and/or Red Hot Chili Pepers.

Distressed denim, the fake expensive kind.
Alexander Ovechkin and Andrei Markov

European slim cut sneakers are for metrosexuals or people who hate sneakers but need something to wear to the gym.

Fine jersey. It's unflattering on everyone and somehow make people look oily like they haven't showered in a couple of days.

It even makes this model look bloated and grimy. What hope do regular people have?

Going to the gym. What are you? A 13-year-old girl with low self-esteem? Stop being so insecure about your body image.

Hair products, especially gel. Sure, the guy on the left's hair looks okay enough in the photo but in person it looks like one of those lego hair pieces dipped in oil which is slowly descending upon his face. Note* exception for greaser and rockabilly types, which is just classic badass.

ipod armbands.

Johnny Depp Wannabes. Do not try to look like Johnny Depp because you don't.

Kids because we all know you were cooler before you had them.

Low V-neck T-shirts. I'm talking about the really low ones that make guys look busty.

Manscaping. Men who manicure their facial hair and/or eyebrows and/or shave their body hair.

"Natural" highlights or frosted tips. They make girls look like they work at a gentlemen's club and guys look like a member of some crappy boy-band.

Notice how the only person here without highlights looks smarter and more talented than the rest.

Objectivity. Stop fooling yourself, there's no such thing.

Puka-shell necklaces. The proud insignia of boring jocks and sometimes ginos.

Quacks. Your therapist can't tell you anything you don't already know, all your problems are guaranteed to be repeated, and no matter how hard you try you can't ever stop being you, so accept it and save your money.

"Rock" T-shirts splashed with those screen printed tattoo designs.

Sartorialist. There ain't nuthin street about this guy's over-rated street style blog. Hell our blog is more street and we don't even go outside.

Tanorexia. Millions of people each year suffer from excessive spray tanning because they perceive themselves as unacceptably pale. Eventually, they turn into cheddar coloured chavs from Corornation Street.

Uggs are ugly, duh.

Vertically striped button-down shirts. They make you look like you just learned how to dress fabulous after watching Queer Eye for The Straight Guy, and decided that your mom doesn't have to shop for you anymore. By the way, those shirts don't make you look any thinner.

Wrap sunglasses. Sunglasses are supposed to make you look like a rock star not a rock-climbing instructor.

XstraightXedgeX because the very best drink is the first one you have after you give up on your pledge of sobriety.

Yuppies are ugly, duh.

Zen. Hippies are delusional.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Punk's not dead, and neither are The Sonics

I haven't attended too many show these last couple of years because I've gotten jaded with age and was tired of being disappointed by my high standards. However, The Sonics kicked my jaded arse last night when they played at Yonge Dundas Square for NXNE!

The Sonics are considered to be the first ever punk band in history, which is awesome. However, when I heard about the show I was skeptical about senior citizens trying to replicate their youth. My stereotyping turned out wrong (as stereotyping is wrong) because they rocked! Honest to god, I don't know how to say this without being cliché but they put on an amazing charged-up good ol' rock n roll garage show.

p.s. I wish I took a camera with me because the place was packed with retro-eccentrics dressed like 1960's rockers.

Friday, 19 June 2009

This is how you would look like with facial hair

This is kind of creepy. Motion Portrait, a Japanese software company, has created Beard Change. What you do is upload a photo of yourself to their website, then your photo gets all animated and comes to life while you try on different kinds of facial hair. TRY IT! It will freak you out.

Ben Harper would like people to dress like Ben Harper

Did you watched the Jimmy Kimmel show last night? Did you notice that everyone in Ben Harper's band was wearing the same shirt in different colours? That's because Ben Harper has a fashion line with David Arquette call Propr. Yeah I know, WTF? Who the hell wants to dress like those two? And get this, each shirt cost like 300 bucks. Actually, their clothing line is not all that bad. If you have an extra few hundred bucks to blow on a botton-up shirt, then hell why not? The weird thing is that Ben Harper and David Arquette also design women’s clothes that aren't all that bad.

The Black Lips do some kissing; FREE NXNE SHOWS: The Zoobombs, Japanther, The Sonics, plus more!

The Black Lips played a free show at Yonge-Dundas Square on Thursday night and made-out! I think I regret not going. I hope all the vicarious tourist passing by on their way to the Eaton Centre enjoyed it.

The Zoobombs, who btw are the best rock n roll band from Japan (except for Guitar Wolf), will also be playing free shows this weekend. They will play an outdoor show on Friday June 19 @ 91 St. George, 3 p.m. for CIUT 89.5FM "Take5", and again on Saturday June 20 @ Yonge-Dundas Square, 2:30 p.m as apart of NXNE.

Also playing at Yonge-Dundas Square this Saturday are The Sonics, Youth Brigade and Japanther. And it's all FREE!

The complete schedule for Yonge-Dundas Square on Saturday is as follows:
Burning Boyz, 12:20 p.m.
Say When, 1:30 p.m.
ZOOBOOMBS, 2:30 p.m.
Golden Triangle 3:30 p.m.
Crystal Antlers, 4:30 p.m.
JAPANTER, 5:30 p.m.
YOUTH BRIGADE, 6:30 p.m.
My Darkest Days, 8:30 p.m.
THE SONICS, 9:30 p.m.