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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, 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.


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

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.



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

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

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herbal powder / February 10, 2019 at 10:10 pm
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