As October winds to an end, I’m realizing how much STUFF I’ve accumulated on my phone this fall. A crazy month+ has left me with little time for the regular digital data dump. So many amazing events with the TO community occurred this season & there is so much fantastic news to celebrate, share, synthesize…but this is all I can manage for now…
A highlight of the autumn was Dan Mangan‘s in-store at Criminal Records two weeks ago. The Sure Things opened up for Dan at the Rivoli later than night, & their blowout CD Release party was last night at the Dakota – so get that CD already!
While my Sure Things bootlegs turned out regrettably furry (arg! & they played SO many great originals & hilarious covers…spoon solos…Dani’s cuteness…Martin’s slide guitar prowess…frak!) You *can* enjoy two Dan Mangan Mp3s recorded at the lovely intimate session in Paul’s shoppe with a packed rapt house…you could’ve heard a pin drop between his husky growls & breathy phrasing for ‘We’re not us’…trust me, download it, it’s just gorgeous… & you’ll have to settle for a fan’s giggle instead of a pin:
& here’s the newest Mangan video for ‘Robots’: