Wednesday, March 31, 2010


1.a) 5 b) 3 c) 0 d) 2
2.a) 3 b) 2 c) 5 d) 0
3.a) 0 b) 5 c) 5 d) 3
4.a) 0 b) 2 c) 3 d) 5
5.a) 3 b) 5 c) 2 d) 0
6.a) 2 b) 3 c) 5 d) 0
7.a) 2 b) 5 c) 0 d) 3
8.a) 0 b) 5 c) 2 d) 3
9.a) 3 b) 5 c) 2 d) 0
10.a) 2 b) 5 c) 3 d) 0

40-50 points: Your heart is full of fury

You're happiest when it's loud-- the people, the music, life. It's not that you're an asshole, it's more like you're precise. You know what you like and what you don't like-- why pussyfoot around the rest? Your heart is like a cannon inside your chest, and with the right amount of fire power things can get real crazy, real fast.

Iron Giant
is your personal opening party on Friday night. Also, don't be coy-- bands with names like "Union of the Snake" and "Heavy Meadows" are right up your alley. On Sunday make sure to hit up T.V. Partyface. This kind of stimulation is like your own personal heaven. 'Nuff said.

26-39 points: Your heart is ready to burst

Your heart is currently building up like a really good song. Things started out slow, but now getting faster, and harder right until the bass shakes your rib cage and you're kicking over chairs, or making out with someone on the couch. Don't punch my lights out, put that energy where it should go-- right in the white-hot heat of the dance floor.

You'd never forgive yourself for missing the opening, or closing party with party starters like Diamond Rings, Ruby Jean, Wordburglar and T-Woo. The bookends of a hot weekend are where the real excitement happens. Just be good to yourself, don't fight how hard you want to cut a rug.

10-25 points: Your heart is broken (or on the mend).

You've been riding your tandem bicycle alone. No, no you haven't. You've been riding your tandem bike with the company of a 1.4 litre tub of Dutch chocolate ice cream. Being broken hearted is inevitable and normal, but--it doesn't have to be so lonely. And it doesn't have to be boring. Say that to yourself in the mirror and then get dressed (a bathrobe doesn't count).

Come have brunch with us on Saturday. Come fill your empty stomach, hear dance music at conversation level, light clinks of silverware, all while a Spring sun fills Local Source market. Good things happen on Saturday mornings, don't sleep through it. Before the weekend is up, make sure to see Julie Doiron, The Luyas, Julie Fader, and Daniel Ledwell play music.

I know you think no one really "gets" you right now, but your heart deserves some company.

0-9 points: Your heart is in need

You're exhausted. Maybe something happened, maybe nothing happened. But I want you to forget about it, and believe David Berman when he says "on a day like today, what looks like bad news in the distance
turns out to be something on my contact." Things really will be alright, if you let them.

I want you to nourish yourself. First, fill your stomach at the brunch on Saturday. Next, make your way to the North Street Church. The Queen's Artist's Market is open Friday, Satuday, Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Amidst the paintings, cook books, and cupcakes, you'll find something you like. You should have something nice, for no reason other than you want to. Do this for yourself. Then on Sunday really feel something while you listen to award-winning authors read at the Book Club's Literary Lunch. Do not miss Sue Goyette's poetry. Do not miss something you don't know exists. Nostalgia is a powerful drug. Come have fun.

No Tattoo for the Queen

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Here it comes.

Oh my goodness, welcome. Here at this darling new festival, the level of excitement is so high you could fill a balloon with our good intentions and sail away in it.

Long Live the Queen is a brand new music and arts festival coming so soon to the North End of Halifax. For an entire weekend in May, a neighborhood will open its arms to musicians and artists and their families and dogs, and altogether, we will sigh and say:
"I'm so glad I finally have something to do on the May long weekend."

The Queen is about to be host to a barrage of very special bands. To know exactly who they are,
see our schedule.

The Queen is also seeking artists to partake in our Saturday artists market! And volunteers! You can get free access to shows by becoming a part of The Queen's family.
If you are interested, please see our contact page.