Long weekends are for colouring in, no need to keep within the lines.

I have the reins of my day job firmly in hand and have come back to you, sweet blog, offering some spare time to you once more. How about a post with my suggestions for what to do with the long weekend ahead? PS: Please update your bookmarks, etc from ambergoodwyn.com (alas) to ambergoodwyn.worpress.com, thnx.

Tonight, Friday – Might I suggest the Ollie North + Maica Mia Oshow happening over at the gorgeously curated shop Citizen Vintage (5330 St. Laurent). Only $4 to check out two excellent bands: Maica Mia has been holding a place on the CKUT charts for a couple of months now with their album Sparcity Blues and Ollie North was just featured on the Free Music Archive, a repository of excellent, freefreefree music. So there! It’s gonna be rad. Show by brand new tape label Amiable Hundred, doors at 6pm, performances at 7. FB event here.


Update: If yer in the Mile End area: check out the St-Jean Black Flag Dreamy Pirate Party going on under the Van Horne bridge on St. Laurent. Music will be spun by Dirtyboots, Julie D, Aaron Maiden, Back Door, Otherpeoplesmusic and more! 3pm. Free of course.

UPDATE: (a little embarrassing, this is actually happening July 21st, jeez):::Check out THE PSYCHEDELIC CLASSROOM event happening as part of Pop Montreal’s Bike-In movie series. This edition will be a fundraiser for Film Pop in the fall and will feature unintentionally psychotropic educational/instructional/instituTional films from the 70s. Presented by A/V Geeks (special guest SKIP ELSHEIMER will be in attendance) and Le Cineclub/The Film Society, class will be in session on the McAuslan patio (located in St. Henri along the canal and  bike path) and could easily take you from 2pm to 11pm, except…

That Cool Fest XII.II is this weekend! This is Saturday + Sunday, so do check out the full line-up on the FB event page for the lists of bands (lots of out-of-towners and locals like ManyMental Mistakes and Jef Barbara), details about tarot readings and delicious food and all the rest of it.

via Studio XX

Monday – nothing for it, one must check out Andrea-Jane Cornell playing a solo set in support of Susan Alcorn (pedal steel composer/musician) at Casa del Popolo.

Sprinkled freely throughout the days: sipping minted water, summer time styling, grieving the loss of the Montreal Mirror, watering plants, citrus-y beer. Some songwriting, maybe even with the piano. Bike rides in the park, reading. Visits with friends and family. Housework. Not in that order.

Stay cool in the heat!



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