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This Week in Montreal Blogs

Posted by Olivier / February 21, 2008

This Week in Montreal Blogs starts off with two different perspectives on Habs worship in this city. First, the classy: tonight marked the opening of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra’s musical ode to the storied history of the Montreal Canadiens, called “Les Glorieux”, a throwback to an age when hockey and old stadiums like the Forum were a place to wear your finest hat.

At the other end of the classy spectrum is the fourhabsfans revelry in the Canadien’s unbelievable comeback from a 5-0 deficit last night. While the blog’s reaction demonstrates that the city continues to worship these Habs, the content is a bit different: the comeback is analogized to overcoming a bad night at the bar by unexpectedly bedding a women at the end of night. Throw in the random shots of scantily clad females that start off every post, and it’s not quite Kent Nagano’s orchestral masterpiece. But I don’t know if there’s a better Habs blog out there.

Speaking of classy, Coolopolis seems to have decided to put on its classy pants when it got out of bed this week, posting a review of an interesting new theatre production playing at Berri and Duluth until the end of this week, as well as reporting on a book launch for the French translation of “This Is My Country- What’s Yours?”, written by Noah Richler, son of Mordecai. Luckily, Coolopolis followed up with a post on this provocative ad for the Gogo lounge, and order was restored to the Montreal blogosphere, although I seem to be noticing a trend towards sophistication at Coolopolis. Careful now.

A new blog, Eatwellmontreal, was brought to my attention in the comments section, and it looks like a useful tool for those looking for reviews on Montreal restaurants new and old. Here is an interesting review of the new restaurant M:Brgr, of the same owners as Moishe’s Steakhouse, promising long-awaited social prestige for hamburger eaters.

Slushblog thought she could play on my vanity and give me a shout-out it in her (rivalrous?) round-up of Montreal blogs in exchange for recognition. Well, she played me like a fiddle, so here’s a link to an incredible Montreal photography piece she found at the blog Digital Apoptosis. There was some concern that her blog wouldn’t qualify as Montrealais due to her American origins, but as originally a Vancouverite myself, that would seem counter-productive.

And, as it often is, Spacing Montreal was the cream of the crop this week, reporting on everything from a face-lift for Concordia to political manipulations of the pedestrian-only zone in the gay village discussed last week. But the best piece of the week was its continued emphasis on opposition to the Griffintown development project, highlighting the major news of the last few weeks, including a partial capitulation to opponents by the developers that will be unveiled tonight.

That’s it for this week. Just as This Week in Montreal Blogs reaches unparalleled heights in blogospehere recognition (more accurately, our first and only shout-out, via Slushblog), I will be taking a one-week hiatus for a reading week trip to Colombia. So enjoy this last post for February, and, as always, post in the comments if you’d like me to take a look at a blog I haven’t mentioned.



HabsFan29 / February 21, 2008 at 10:34 am
<i>But I don’t know if there’s a better Habs blog out there</i>

What are you, ignorant? Those guys are a bunch of totally classless pigs.

Fagstein / February 21, 2008 at 05:43 pm
If you're looking for Habs blogs, you can't go much better than <a href="";>Habs Inside/Out</a> from The Gazette.
G / February 22, 2008 at 10:09 am
HA! Ilove bedding a woman after a bad night at the bar. But how do you expect to do so yourself if you blog about blogs?
modalert / December 16, 2009 at 01:38 am
knew it

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