“But I don’t want to be a pirate!” (Band 1) and YES, that’s a keytar.
… and it’s over!
With the support of 25 adventurous musicians we were able to raise about $1,300 for the Ottawa Food Bank with an event I’ve been running for the last three years. I was NOt expecting the amount of support we got from CBC Radio and TV. This year essentially Rock Lotto became 4 events in one (commercial, press conference, band draw and actual event). Needless to say, I’m exhausted from trying to balance all of my work on top of it.
We got coverage in at least 6 major media publications and were featured on CBC’s All in a Day afternoon show (3 hours), 6 o’clock news, in addition to dozens of online , podcasts, community radio and photography sites. The reviews were great too, people were saying it was the “coolest event” they’d ever been to. The club was PACKED and all the music was actually good.
These were all the newly formed bands after we threw them into a guerilla-style photo shoot.
Here is one of the bands performing
Here I am with CBC Radio 1′s Amanda Putz, our host of the evening.
Everyone was having lots of fun at the photobooth between awesome bands…
Here is how I felt once it was over… delirious.
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I am so ridiculously excited to see this film today. I’ve been a huge fan of Baz Lurhmann’s work since I first popped the Romeo and Juliet VHS into the VCR hoping that I would avoid re-reading the Shakespearean play. I was shocked at the use of visual aesthetics and commitment to contemporary music usage.
Same goes for Moulin Rouge, I can oddly recall exactly the place I was when I first stumbled upon it. I think it I was in an extreme punk-rock phase and recall not wanting to like the film. Nope. I loved it. The mix of Elton John songs with U2 ballads and Queen inspired me so. Nicole Kidman’s red dress in the giant elephant was what girls talked about as their dream prom dress. (OK, THIS girl.)
I’ve got high hopes for Gatsby and not just because I can remember whispering Leo’s best Titantic lines to friends in Jr. highschool and that my well-thumbed version sits on my office desk to my right (after 7 years of post-secondary liberal arts school, one would expect it to be so!).
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