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I woke up a few minutes ago and this is what I first saw out the window:


I didn't think or hope we'd see any snow during this trip, but there's plenty of it and more is falling! They say it will change into rain though.

Today we're off to Québec City for a 2-day trip, and with a bit of luck we'll be able to appreciate the city under a thin layer of snow. If it rains though we'll have to spend the whole time in museums.

This weekend we were in Montréal just for a few days and we kept ourselves quite busy! We did a bit of shopping on Ste-Catherine, St-Laurent and St-Denis, and saw a few movies (Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation and Denys Arcand's Les invasions barbares (English site). We also went to see Stereolab.

Well, gotta go! I hope you had a Happy Easter (where applicable)!

Posted on April 13, 2004 at 08:23 | Tweet |


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Those are all very good films, but "The Barbarian Invasions" takes the cake. Saw it just last week. Very touching, funny at times. Altogether a well-made, insightful film. Highly recommended! (as are the two others). Have you seen "The Triplets of Belleville"? Another good one (:

Posted by petrol on April 14, 2004 at 00:19

I wanted to also check out "Les triplettes de Belleville" but couldn't because of lack of time. I hope to be able to catch it sometime in Japan! Thanks for your recommendation, which makes me even more eager to see it!

Posted by Patrick on April 14, 2004 at 20:07

how was the stereolab show?

Posted by william on April 15, 2004 at 23:30

It was great! They played for close to two hours. The band had support tour members for a total of 7! They played most of the songs from Margerine Eclipse and a few nostalgic ones like Lo Boob Oscillator.

They were selling a tour 3" CD with 3 new songs (the price was $10CDN), which I bought but I have yet to listen to it.

We just got back to Japan a few hours ago so now we're sorting our stuff. :)

Posted by Patrick on April 17, 2004 at 04:28

it sounds fun, i've been a bit disappointed the last couple of times i've seen them though(the last time being in 99).

welcome back!

Posted by william on April 18, 2004 at 17:01

Actually I have to admit that this time I was really missing Mary's back vocals. The band of 7 consisted of Laetitia and 6 guys, with back vocals being replaced by synth (when replaced at all). That sounded a bit empty.

Last time I had seen them, in Japan during the Sound-Dust tour, they had an additional female band member doing back vocals and also lots of instruments, and that sounded better to me.

I'm still very glad to have caught this tour. Margerine Eclipse is a truly great album! They'll also be in Japan next month but tickets are about 3x the price we paid in Canada.

Posted by Patrick on April 18, 2004 at 18:18

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