Bren­dan Can­ning

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Nov. 24, 8 p.m. Park The­atre Tick­ets $20.25 at Tick­et­mas­ter process. Show peo­ple, ‘Hey, you can do this, too. Then you can make a record and play in Sar­nia.’” he says.

One of the perks of work­ing as a solo artist is hav­ing the space and free­dom to de­velop some of those archived ideas. “But the free­dom is some­times a drag. Some­times it’s like, ‘Can’t some­one just fin­ish this idea?’ But it’s nice not to have to com­pete. The band dy­namic and hav­ing your voice heard — some­times it worked great and some­times it was frus­trat­ing, like any re­la­tion­ship.” With Bro­ken So­cial Scene on in­def­i­nite hia­tus, Can­ning has cer­tainly kept busy. In ad­di­tion to record­ing You Gots 2 Chill, he’s been busy with a host of other projects, in­clud­ing the res­ur­rec­tion of his long-dor­mant, pre-BSS indie-pop project Cookie Duster and com­pos­ing the score for Paul Schrader’s much-maligned new flick The Canyons, which stars Lind­say Lo­han and is writ­ten by Amer­i­can Psy­cho au­thor Bret Eas­ton El­lis. “Paul Schrader stayed at my house and told me all th­ese sto­ries about do­ing blow with John Belushi. He loved to tell those sto­ries, too. He was like a gos­sipy teenager,” Can­ning re­calls with a laugh. Can­ning has done his share of score work, both on his own and with Bro­ken So­cial Scene. The band was no­tably

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