Friday, 18 December 2009


Sunday, 29 November 2009

Edible Performance Art: the Poutizza

Several months ago, Jimmy Jettz had a dream. In this dream he saw two great foods come together, the pizza and the poutine.

This Wednesday, instead of practising our old material, developing new pieces or working on choreography, the members of Astronaut Love Triangle gathered to create and eat the world's first poutizza.

As expected, it was another artistic triumph for Jimmy. More nourishing than his love ballad, Caroline, more energy-packed than his Large American Car.

Although we all agreed that next time, he should try it with a thin crust.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

A Little Spacious Music For You

Spacious Music -
Tom Waits & Kool Keith, directed by Fluorescent Hill,
from BoingBoing Video


Sunday, 8 November 2009

Our logo in crayon

The Elgin Street Diner provides crayons that you can use to draw on your placemat while you wait for your chili dog to arrive.

The staff are nice about not suggesting you might be too old for crayons.

If you do a good picture, I hope you'll be careful and not spill any of your chili dog or poutine gravy on it.

Friday, 30 October 2009


From Art and Popular Culture:

"Prisencolinensinainciusol" is a song composed by Adriano Celentano, and performed by Celentano and Raffaella CarrĂ . It was first released as a single on November 3, 1972, later also on his album Nostalrock. The lyrics are pure gibberish, in an interview Celentano explains that the song is about "incommunicability" because in modern times people are not able to communicate to each other anymore adding that "prisencolinensinainciusol" is supposed to stand for "universal love".

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Jazz Guys - All the Single Ladies

A great example of a cover showing new aspects of a song.

Also some fine but simple dance moves.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Golden Age of Video

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Side Effects at Raw Sugar

This is the piece that our audiences seem to like the most. Perhaps it is a sign that spoken word is in vogue.

Astronaut Love Triangle: Side Effects at Raw Sugar from David Scrimshaw on Vimeo.

Performed at Raw Sugar at the opening for Milan Ilnyckyj's photo opening.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Avatar Love

From our performance at Raw Sugar

Astronaut Love Triangle: Avatar Love from David Scrimshaw on Vimeo.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Image Work

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

They Like Us. They Really Like Us.

Reactions from the Blogosphere to our appearance at Milan's Opening


My thanks again to the ever-talented Andrea Simms-Karp as well as the highly comic and deservedly infamous Astronaut Love Triangle (with introductory note above). Their repertoire included songs about cyberstalking, the side effects of the modern pharmacological rainbow, and the tenacity of the large American automobile, in the face of environmental concerns.


Astronaut Love Triangle was just as hilarious and entertaining this time as they were last time. Well, almost. (You know me, I don’t like to knit-pick, and what they did do was absolutely five star, first-rate entertainment. But it would have been ever so slightly better if only they’d included that Gilligan’s Island number I like so much.)

Hella Stella:

Astronaut Love Triangle was every bit as awesome as they promised to be. Manny Blue signed my chest after the show!! I want a matching pair. Aggie? You there? Get out the sharpie...

Real Grouchy:

ALT's songs are feasts for the imagination. At times abstract and experimental-artsy, but not the least bit pretentious, and always down-to-earth.

Jen Gilbert:

First, I have to say that I was BLOWN AWAY last night by ALT. They were already my favourite band, but now... I think they're gods.


Last night d.jack and I took in the Astronaut Love Triangle at Milan's art opening. There was beer and flirting. There were pretty pictures and BLEEDING GUMS.

Which you will only understand if you were there to appreciate the genius that is ALT.

Monday, 7 September 2009

In Training

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Performance at Raw Sugar

We were privileged to perform at Milan's photography show last evening.

Monday, 31 August 2009

We have a Gig - Friday Sep 4 8pm

Astronaut Love Triangle will be performing at the opening party for Milan Ilnyckyj's photo opening at Raw Sugar, 7:00pm on Friday, September 4th (692 Somerset).

In addition to our paradigm-shifting and assumption-shattering performance, there will also be live music from Andrea Simms-Karp.

Want to win a Milan pic? Enter his photography for comments contest.

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Back from Lepreau

Here is the one photo of our performance in Little Lepreau on August 21 that Michel Theriault managed to catch before his camera batteries died. You can tell by the sign that Manny is holding and the puppet that I am holding that we were about to launch Cyber Stalking Blues.

If you are wondering how our performance went over, let's just say that we had a standing ovation after every piece.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Soft Rocked By Me

Check it out. It's a song with a grammar theme. If we had a song with grammar references, we might also get picked up by Language Log.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Manny Blue's Muse

Charline, who is a luthier, has offered to give me, Manny Blue, a refurbished violin. It has made me dream big.

Diane Dufresne - Le parc Belmont

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

House Concert

Once again Astronaut Love Triangle demonstrates that there is no predicting the taste of our audience. Who would have guessed that a spoken word presentation of medical side effects backed up by a toy piano would be the big favourite?

Here is an excerpt from Zoom's review of our most recent performance:

... this witty and charming quartet is incredibly cute, fiendishly clever and thoroughly entertaining. My favourite pieces were Side Effects, Ponzi, and Cyberstalking Blues. But I loved every single thing they did. My only criticism is that I didn’t want it to end and it ended.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

A Video for Manny Blue

Monday, 20 July 2009

If We Did Covers

If we did covers and if we had an electric guitar, I would suggest we do My Boyfriend Eli is as Cool as a Jedi. Which can be found on the MySpace page of Butterfly Starpower.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Costume Ideas

Thursday, 21 May 2009

YouTube - Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down #1

I think we need a song with an animal metaphor.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

"The Aloof" - Rich Man's Frug

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Future Dance

Some dance moves for us to work on.


Sunday, 5 April 2009

Instead of a Tour Bus

Let's get one of these:

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Cover tunes

We are not a "cover band", but we are not adverse to f* ing with the classics. I think we could we do something interesting with this Neil Young tune. There's even a horn solo in there. We have a horn player.

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Lucy and Bart take Costumes to a New Level

LucyandBart is a collaboration between Lucy McRae and Bart Hess described as an instinctual stalking of fashion, architecture, performance and the body. They share a fascination with genetic manipulation and beauty expression. Unconsciously their work touches upon these themes, however it is not their intention to communicate this. They work in a primitive and limitless way creating future human shapes, blindly discovering low – tech prosthetic ways for human enhancement.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Inspiring - Playing for Change

Should we sign up to play for change?

Cowboy Song Inspiration - Part 2

Cowboy Song Inspiration - Part 1

Mitsou - Bye Bye Mon Cowboy

Monday, 2 March 2009

Inspiration: We can get weirder

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Flow it, show it, long as God can grow it

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

The Latest Big Thing

Apparently, Bonnie Prince Billy is all the rage. His real name is Will Oldham and I learned about him by reading this New Yorker article. Interesting. Thoughts? Reactions?