Dracula is really going above and beyond

, October 30, 2009

My brother Jon, an artist and sketch comic of some acclaim, recently added a couple of new clips to his channel on YouTube. One is brand new, and the other’s a classic. There’s also more to come, so be sure to stay tuned to his channel for plenty of updates. Meanwhile, this month is apparently […]

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Werewolf Bar Mitzvah

, October 29, 2009

I wish I’d posted about Werewolf Bar Mitzvah sooner. With all the Payday stuff and the Strong Words this and the Everyone’s a DJ that, it’s been a little too easy to lose track of all the other aspects of my calendar. And that’s a shame, because this is a party you really ought to […]

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Witness the birth of slam tap tonight

, October 28, 2009

Strong Words curator Spencer Butt is appearing tonight at 9:00 PM at the Annex Live, which you may already know as the site of the former Poor Alex Theatre. He’s part of a much larger show featuring what he describes as “lots of other great and varied performers and funny people.” Although I’m afraid I […]

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It’s a White House! A White House!

, October 27, 2009

A little while back, I hit YouTube in search of the final scene from Planet of the Apes. I found it here, and whether you’re reading this on the same night I’ve posted it or years after the fact, I hope that link still works. After all, everybody needs a little bit of Charlton Heston […]

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All of the things in the world I wanted to be

, October 26, 2009

There’s a great paragraph in Jarhead, the Gulf War memoir written by Anthony Swofford. There are a lot of them, actually, but this is the one I’d like to share with you: “Like most good and great marines, I hated the Corps. I hated being a marine because more than all of the things in […]

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Tonight’s the big night

, October 23, 2009

Just a quick reminder that Payday launches at Augusta House tonight. Big thanks as always to those of you who have been spreading the word, or who have at least been patient about me pitching it for the past couple of weeks. Hope to see you tonight!

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Payday preview: yours to download

, October 22, 2009

Last night I finally locked myself away and recorded the demo set I’ve been promising in honour of Payday, which launches at Augusta House tomorrow night. The set clocks in at 49 minutes and 31 seconds, and you can download it in MP3 format. Many thanks to those of you who have been spreading the […]

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Don’t delay Bill 311

, October 21, 2009

Hey, remember the other day when I said that it’s every Canadian’s duty to compel the government to take action on climate change, but I didn’t offer you any real, practical advice on how to do that? Well, check this out.

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The bitrate of the beast

, October 20, 2009

My friend Liisa Ladouceur happened to link to this yesterday. It’s an MP3 version of “The Number of the Beast,” the classic Iron Maiden single, compressed six hundred and sixty-six times. If you like, you can download the file directly. I hate to spoil the ending, but it basically sounds like a really crappy MP3. […]

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The forgetful DJ’s dealbreaker

, October 19, 2009

The next time I buy a mixer, it’s going to have a built-in power cable. The Stanton M.505, which I currently use and love, is an excellent piece of equipment with a detachable AC adapter. And if there’s one thing I’ve had to learn the hard way time and again, it’s the fact that I […]

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