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