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January 2009

Music, Photography

Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker Live @ Johnny B’s Oshawa, Ontario

With a juicer on hand, U.S.S. is prepared and ready for anything that awaits them in 2009. Their style described as Bob Marley in a lab coat held through last night at Johnny B’s in Oshawa, Ontario.

The crowd of Seekers were provided some good ole local Canadian acts: The Rec Room and The Stables. Props go out to Kris Dickerson (the promoter) for producing such a top-notch show!

The main event of the night, of course, were nothing but stellar. Human Kebab, the man…the hype-man, seemed to inject the audience with adrenaline while vocalists Ashley kept everyone in a transcendent flow. The show kicked off with the dramatic intro of “2 and 15/16ths” and the rest of the night was history.

It’s hard to believe that the Canadian duo who released their demo and began performing live in the same month would have their songs on heavy rotation on 102.1 The Edge, and have their first video single “Hollowpoint Sniper Hyperbole” played regularly on Much Music and recently were awarded two CASBYs. U.S.S. triumphed over other Canadian greats such as Tokyo Police Club, Bedouin Soundclash and Sam Roberts to win those awards, pretty impressive one might say?

With this much hype just radiating from their EP “Welding the C:/”, there are definitely big things to come for U.S.S. as their full-length album “Einsteins of Consciousness” debuts early 2009.

Random Stuff

The Phone Wars

First of all, I’d just like to say Happy new years to everyone who visits my blog! I hope your 2009 is a prosperous one.

As a new year begins, a new chapter opens…I have finally gotten a Blackberry storm w00t! I just love this device to death.

However, the choices and alternate paths to this decision was not easy to stray from. In this day in age, there are many well worthy gagets that would love to live in your pocket.

Just the other day, I had the opportunity to go to my cousins house where we compared four of the best phones on the market; the Blackberry Bold, 8900, Storm and Apple’s iphone.

All of these phones are nothing less of good craftsmanship.  Bold is a luxury business phone with its large QWERTY keyboard and sexy leather backing. The latest addition to the  Curve lineup, the 8900 or “javelin” is what I think is a mini-bold in the body of a storm. The Storm is my baby. Its click-able touch screen plus all the legendary blackberry features like push email and BBmessenger totally sold me. Then we have the iPhone, the so called “phone to rule them all”, or so they say. I never liked the iphone or touchscreens in general, I was never able to type properly or i’d always open the wrong application.

What ever you do when thinking about purchasing a new phone or any new gadget of the matter…you should ALWAYS TRY IT OUT in store first! That’s what stores are for! You can read all the reviews and watch all the youtube demos you want, but in the end, you know yourself better than anyone else, you know what YOU want. So YOU play with it before buying.

***I got my Storm before Christmas and I am just loving every aspect of it. I know some internet reviewers have found things wrong with it, but from my experience, my Storm is flawless. I am a Crackberry Addict. 🙂