Groove With The Rhythm In Your Soul

I made a Beastie Boys mix when MCA's passed away last week, and thought I'd share it with people. I'd also love to hear what other tracks people might have on their mix. Or, if you're particularly daring, feel free to share your "Desert Island, Top … [Read more...]

Night, Night

Yesterday seemed like a perfect time to have some fun with a silly little poem I've had sitting around for a couple months. I did two recordings, shortly after midnight. The first was recorded outside, in a park near my house. It didn't work, as the … [Read more...]

Off To The Wild Rumpus

I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more. ... What I dread is the isolation.   Thank you for Max. Thank you for the Wild Things. Thank you for telling our story,  Mr. Sendak. … [Read more...]

Levon, My Brother

I’ve been trying to piece together some words about Levon Helm for a couple hours now, and it’s been difficult. His death has hit me pretty hard. I never met the man. I only know what the rest of the world knows about him. And yet it was still a real … [Read more...]

Venn The Lights Go Out

I often have difficulty sleeping at night, as my mind doesn't like shutting off at the same time as my body. So instead of falling into a blissful slumber, I will toss and turn while my brain performs mental gymnastics. Several weeks ago, I was lying … [Read more...]

The Next Episode

“This is just a small introduction to the G Funk Era.” So I’m back. Where to start? Well, there was this guy Andy, who used to write a lot on this thing called the “Internet.” Then he had some personal issues, lost his mojo, and disappeared. You … [Read more...]

A Few of My Favourite Things: 2011

Below are some of my favourite things from the past year. Books, television, movies, music…it’s all here. I’m not doing reviews or overviews this year. If it’s here, it’s good.  Am I that confident? Yes. But there’s also links for many of the items … [Read more...]

Conflict Heats Up In Middle-Earth

Tensions continued to rise today as dwarves, elves and men fight over the treasure of the dead dragon Smaug. Slain by the lake-man Bard, Smaug’s demise has created a geopolitical vacuum that threatens to tear apart the north-East region of … [Read more...]

My Edmonton

"A lump rises in our throat at the sight of beauty from an implicit knowledge that the happiness it hints at is the exception." --Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness I love Edmonton. My mother, who was born and raised in Vancouver, has … [Read more...]

Beers, Books and the Seven Kingdoms

 Samantha Power likes books. So do I. Samantha Power likes fantasy books. So do I. Samantha Power likes George R.R. Martin's fantasy books. You guessed it--so do I.  Sam (who in her non-nerd time happens to be the News Editor at Vue Weekly) and … [Read more...]