Singing the Pain Away

Are YOU ready for Heartbreak Karaoke?

With our Valentine’s Day party only days away, our publisher Haley is practicing her rendition of “No Scrubs.” I’m studying the lyrics to David Bowie’s “Heroes.” Ted’s got the whole Beatles discography queued up. What is the soundtrack to your own heartbreak?

Let us know in the comments the songs you want to sing at Heartbreak Karaoke so we can get them ready for you. Then come out on Valentine’s Day with red on your back and your heart on your sleeve. Support independent publishing, and sing us a sad song!

$7 Admission
$5 Admission if you’re wearing red or pink
Each song is $1
Jump the line for $10
Celine Dion songs are $5

Jun Jun
374 College Street
Bring on the heartbreak: 9:00 p.m.
You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here: 2:00 a.m.

Red and pink preferred
Your heart on your sleeve: mandatory

“Rock and Roll’s a Prostitute. It Should be Tarted up, Perfomed”

“The music is the mask, while I in my chiffon and taffeta… Well, varda the message” – Brian Slade, Velvet Goldmine

Todd Haynes’s 1997 film Velvet Goldmine puts the glitter into glam rock. The film takes place in the ’70s and retraces the steps of the fictional (but oddly familiar) rock icon Brian Slade, whose every move and outfit are drenched in sequin and shine. It’ll make you want to pull out your David Bowie records and sing along to Starman at the top of your lungs while wearing bellbottoms, silver go-go boots and multicoloured boas. The outfits make and define the film’s characters; more than the actual music, Velvet Goldmine is about how a rock star’s image and style can define a generation.

Pastel Mini Mouse dress suits are a wardrobe staple

“A Man’s life is his Image” – Curt Wilde (Ewan McGregor)

text and screencaps // Paulina Kulacz