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Osheaga Day 1: Haiku Review!

Posted by Sisi / August 5, 2008

20080805_nighttime.jpgPhoto: "(Disappear here)," by Flickr user little kingdoms.

In our busy, busy online world, hardly anyone pauses to read a review in its entirety anymore. Here at Midnight Poutine, we like to keep up with the times. According to Dictionary.com, a haiku is "a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons." Credit for the idea goes to Paloma, who had the brain flash after too many pitchers of sangria at La Sala Rossa.

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N*E*R*D
Twenty minutes late
Restless crowd in the cold mud
But after rain: sun.

Tom Fun Orchestra
Radio 3 darlings
Melting my face with gypsy rock
Tom Waits, is that you?

Food Break
Fifteen buckaroos
For beans and a small sausage
Wallet gently weeps

Metric
Beside me there are
Three New York frat boys loud and drunk
Better luck next year...

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Lightning in a dress
Strutting like Tina Turner
The young ones were schooled

20080805_iggy.jpgIggy & The Stooges
A god among men
But graying at the edges
Skin like Peking duck

Booka Shade
This year's hidden gem
Light and shadow in the trees
I can smell the weed

Sebastien Tellier
A bloke from Paris
Music like stinky blue cheese
Sisi go sleepy.

Photo 2: "Tom Fun Orchestra," by MP writer/photographer/whiz kid Sarah Brideau.
Photo 3: "Iggy Pop & The Stooges - Osheaga Montreal 2008," by Flickr user Alex Daris.

Discussion

9 Comments

Jer / August 5, 2008 at 10:36 pm
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Sisi is awesome
Thank you for your review
Lesson in Haiku
paloma / August 5, 2008 at 11:49 pm
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I sound like a drunk...
is it weird that I am now
hungry for fried duck?

Seena / August 18, 2008 at 10:50 am
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Any shots of the N*E*R*D set by any chance?

golu dolls / February 10, 2019 at 10:08 pm
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nice post
kanchipuram sarees / February 10, 2019 at 10:08 pm
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nice post
kanchipuram sarees / February 10, 2019 at 10:09 pm
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nice post
herbal powder / February 10, 2019 at 10:10 pm
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nice post

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