Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pain T.V.

Pain T.V. is presented by Project Pain and VBM Productions. This online music television show features live performances and amusing interviews with artists from the Niagara Region and those visiting the area from around the world.

New episodes are available for your viewing pleasure every week and will be posted here on facebook, as well as myspace, youtube and twitter. Email us at paintv2010@hotmail.com and become a fan, a friend or follow us for all the latest news, shows and upcoming events.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Having some trouble...

Making up my mind! I am so indecisive about a lot of things. Especially when it comes to blogging. I have so much I want to share but, it all seems so random. I love food so I would like to share recipes with you. I love travel and wish to share my adventures. I love fashion, music, art and so much more that I want to share with you. So...I am going to share it all.

Just over a week ago, my boyfriend and I were fortunate enough to win tickets to see Them Crooked Vultures in Ottawa and Toronto plus round-trip train rides and hotel accomodations in Ottawa. This was our first experience on the train and it wasn't bad. I have the worst case of motion sickness so I was prepared with some little pink pills to help me from being sick. Good news is that they worked and I wasn't puking on anyone. Bad news is there was a derailment about halfway to Ottawa so we had to take a bus the rest of the way.

When we arrived in Ottawa we got a taxi to the hotel and were surprised that we got hooked up with 4 diamond accomodations. Oh and over the course of 2 days we ended up spending $167 on cab rides!!! All we did was go from train station to hotel, hotel to concert, concert to hotel and hotel to train station. Unbelieveable. We just ate a local diner and entertained ourselves to make up for the hefty cab rides.

The 2 days in Ottawa were great. The first night was the concert and Them Crooked Vultures put on a great show. Smaller crowd than I was expecting but we had great seats so I didn't mind! The next day we made use of the hotel pool and hot tub, took a nature walk around the premises (there was a golf course attached to the hotel) and enjoyed our luxurious room. The train ride back to Toronto the next day went smoothly. No bus this time!

We arrived a few hours before the next concert and were so drained from the past couple of days I wasn't sure if we were going to be able to keep our eyes open! We did, however, leave a little early but, while we were there, after many text messages and squinting across the arena we were able to find our friends in their seats which, delighted us all and caused a great eruption of waving and "lol" texts.

The Toronto show, what we saw anyways, was another great performance by Them Crooked Vultures and overall was a trip to remember. Thanks to 97.7 HTZ-FM for our mini-vacation full of adventure!

Monday, May 17, 2010


It has been awhile since my last post and I apologize. I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue with this blog or not. So, I have decided to continue and I begin posting again this Friday. From now on, I will be not only be posting my "addiction's" but, comments on life, raves, rants and maybe a few tell-all posts for some insight into my world. I hope you continue to read and enjoy yourself while visiting my blog. Happy posting!!


Friday, March 26, 2010

No.10: Checkered Pattern

I'm not sure how it started but since my mid-teens I have been addicted to anything checkered. I have and have had multiple pairs of the Vans classic slip-ons in the check pattern, checkered purses, scarves, socks, flip-flops, keychains, earrings, wrist cuffs, backpack, photo frames, lamp shades, vases, area rugs etc. You name it, I probably have it.

I tend to be more inclined for the black and white check but have black and other colours as well. Anytime I'm out, anywhere, that awesomeness always catches my eye. Then I have to buy whatever it is. As long as it has the checkered pattern on it, I will risk going over budget and claiming that item for myself.

On any given day you will find something checkered on me. I'm not kidding, take a look at the picture of my front entrance before I was forced to get another shoe rack by my old roommate...

Friday, March 19, 2010

No.9: Magazines

My first magazine supscription was to "All About You" given to me as a birthday present from my aunt when I was 12. This is where my addiction started. Shortly after I started receiving my copies of this teen mag in the mail I began to buy more and more each month. "YM", "Seventeen", "Teen People" and the occasional "Teen Vogue" all became monthly staples that I just had to have.

As I grew older my tastes changed and every month my addictions became "Vogue", "Nylon", "InStyle", "Cosmopolitan", "Vanity Fair" and even though I'm heterosexual and a feminist, I had a subscription to "Maxim" when I was 20 (believe it or not, the writers were hilarious and the articles were always good for a laugh).

These days I'm more inclined to purchase "Martha Stewart Living", "SPIN", "Revolver", "Everday with Rachael Ray" and I have a subscription to "Women's Health." Quite the variety of tastes but that's just me. My music collection refelcts the same kind of eclectic taste. From one end of the spectrum to the other.

There's something about the glossy pages, the artistic photography and layout of the pages that sucks me in every month. It's a costly addiction, but subscriptions are a money saver. Right now there are two magazines on my end table that need some attention so I'll end this post and see you again next week.

Friday, March 12, 2010

No.8: Vinyl Records

Vinyl records are so cool. My addiction to them has fluctuated over the years, but I have always loved them. I started collecting vinyl several years ago when my brother also really got into it. We would go to garage sales and thrift stores to find the hidden gems. Then my brother was given the ultimate collection from our dad and I was so jealous, however, I was lucky enough to get the doubles and inherited some original press Beatles albums amongst others.

Then I started to find picture disks and coloured vinyl on eBay and I went a little crazy. I bought single after single (7" records) from my favourite band My Chemical Romance and also found a couple Nirvana live and b-side singles as well. Shortly after my eBay craze ran dry, in other words my credit card was maxed, I drifted away from the vinyl for a short period of time.

Recently, my boyfriend and I have gotten back into the vinyl hunting and collecting. We visit a flea market almost every weekend and get the best bargains on the coolest and strangest albums. Anything from Disney Halloween sound effects to Robin Williams comedy albums to Janis Joplin in concert.

Our combined collection reaches a total of 300 and counting. My brother's collection is double that! I know I won't stop until I surpass my brother's collection so I'm off to the flea market again this weekend. See you all there!

Friday, March 5, 2010

No. 7: Halloween

As you may have already guessed from my previous post, my favourite holiday, and another addiction, is Halloween. I love the spooky atmosphere and the excitement of playing pretend. The Reese's Peanut Butter Cups don't hurt either, except on the scale!

I have always been fascinated with the afterlife because it so mysterious. It happens to everyone yet none of us can explain for certain what happens when the time comes. Sure some have theories or beliefs, but there is no telling of what happens. Halloween is the day to celebrate those ghosts, goblins and other dark creatures of the underworld.

I am so addicted to Halloween that I keep the decorations up year long. I have black, twisted trees in the living room, a painting of Captain Spalding in the dining room, horror movie figures around the house, blood splatter and flying bat decals on the windows and a Psycho shower curtain in the bathroom complete with sounds effects. The best day to go shopping for this stuff? November 1. It's like boxing day but for Halloween addicts. The best!