Currently enjoying “There is Love in You” by Four Tet

, March 30, 2010

I briefly met Kieran “Four Tet” Hebden as a concert promoter for my university back in 2001. I had booked him as an opener for DJ Food at a show at one of the campus pubs. It wasn’t a very crowded show – because I wasn’t a very good promoter – but it was a […]

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Jason Hall’s “great, brilliant show” hits New York

, March 29, 2010

Several years ago, playwright and friend Jason Hall wrote an excellent play called GBS. Its debut production at the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2004 was followed by a 2006 production in London, Jason’s new home. The show is now enjoying its American debut on New York’s Theatre Row, courtesy of the Clockwork Theatre Company – […]

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It’s Friday, so here’s the video for “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” by Saint Etienne

, March 26, 2010

“In case you haven’t made your selection yet,” my friend Rishi asked me in an email last night, “may I make a nomination?” In this case, he definitely can. I’m very much a fan of the Saint Etienne version of this song; it’s a departure from the Neil Young original, to say the least, but […]

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Hi, Mom!

, March 25, 2010

“You’ve got to be careful what you write on a public site like your blog,” my mother said after that thing with the Star. “Yeah,” I said. “I’m usually pretty careful about that.” “I know,” she said. “I read it every once in a while. You tend to be pretty polite.” “It’s funny you should […]

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Currently enjoying “For Lack of a Better Name” by deadmau5

, March 23, 2010

Toronto’s own Joel “deadmau5″ Zimmerman is a serious case of “local boy makes good,” at least as far as the international club scene is concerned. Originally from Niagara Falls, and currently celebrated worldwide as a DJ and producer alike, deadmau5 showcases both his impressive solo skills and his flair for collaboration on this, his second […]

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Night for Rights and Rent

, March 23, 2010

Ben Peterson of Journalists for Human Rights recently sent out an email to remind us all that tickets for the annual Night for Rights fundraiser are going fast. I’ll be spinning, as I’ve mentioned, and I’ll be just one of a few great DJs on the bill. My accomplished friend Splattermonkey, for example, will be […]

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I’m finally tracking my negligible traffic

, March 22, 2010

Hey, remember the other day when I admitted that I hadn’t even gotten around to setting up a Google Analytics account to follow this website’s hits and traffic? Well, I’m glad to say I’ve finally gotten around to doing so. The results are pretty humbling at best so far, but that just supports what I’ve […]

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It’s Friday, so here’s the video for “Out of My Head” by Junkhouse

, March 19, 2010

Junkhouse guitarist and Catherine North owner Dan Achen suffered a fatal heart attack at a hockey game on Monday night. He was fifty-one years old. What do you say we all take a moment to enjoy the video for one of the band’s greatest hits in his honour? By the way, ChartAttack has a list […]

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Twelve steps

, March 18, 2010

The Righteous Melody strip I published yesterday is the two hundredth strip we’ve produced. It’s also the first strip we’ve ever published on St. Patrick’s Day. It seemed like a good time to kick off a twelve-strip story arc. Stay tuned this month and check it out. I don’t yet know how it’s going to […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day, I suppose!

, March 17, 2010

This is what I had to say about St. Patrick’s Day last year. It basically still applies this year, so here it is again. As a bonus, I also complained about a bunch of other stuff. I also wrote this and this, if you’re in the mood for a shorter read. And I’ll be kicking […]

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