0 Comments Thursday, October 16, 2014 | @ 7:12 PM

Thanks for the feedback re yesterday's files...I'm going to try another server today (one that at least one other blogger from the list on the right uses on a regular basis).

Canada continues to surprise me in a positive way.

I've now bought my first tickets for a gig over here. I was thinking of trying to get to see The White Stripes, but they're playing tonight in one of the big arenas and I'd prefer my first experience to be something a bit more intimate.

Instead I've bought a ticket for Saturday 14th July at a place called The Mod Club which is not too far from the student part of Toronto (the hint is that its actual address is College Street...). And the name of the band I'm going to see????

Maximo Park.

That's of the biggest bands in the UK who regularly sell out 3,000 plus capacity venues in quicktime are playing a club venue in Toronto.

Anyone who started reading TVV in the old days may recall that I reviewed a Maximo Park gig in Glasgow in the Autumn of 2006 and I said that I was a bit disappointed in some ways, mainly as I thought Paul Smith was maybe getting a bit big for his boots. But they remain, in my opinion, a cracking live act, and I can't believe that I'm again getting to see them in a small venue - the capacity is around 600. And the ticket cost me less than eight quid, including a booking fee...

So if anyone else reading this living in the Toronto area is going along to the gig, why not drop me a line......

Today's three tracks are for a some folk who have already dropped me a line and asked if I could re-post some things. Mark & amp; Stella Shimmins wanted these two great indie floor fillers:-

mp3 : The Wonder Stuff - Circlesquare (remix)
mp3 : Paris Angels - Perfume (All On You)

And John Collins (surely not the manager of Hibernian FC) has also been in touch asking for a great bit of Scottish pop, and one that I'm delighted to oblige with in all its 12"" glory (although I should warn it does jump and scratch a bit):-

mp3 : Win - You've Got The Power

Incidentally, the TV ad that featured the track by Win is now available over at The Video Villain.

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