Thursday, December 29, 2005
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Thursday, December 15, 2005
It's official. Holly Dazed won first prize in AFCOOP's Super 8 Holiday Party and Screening at the Seahorse tonight! More importantly, it was magically in focus. There was tough competition from filmmakers Megan Wennberg ("Tis The Season"), Cam Erais ("A Shitty Christmas"), Jamieson ("Agoraphobia"), Joel MacGregor ("Fortune Cookie"), Steven James May ("Memoria"), Josh Edmonds ("How To Make a Halfassed Super 8 Christmas Film") and Ron McDougall ("Duet"), but we pulled ahead of the pack and got to take home an autographed copy of Mr. December from the AFCOOP nudie calendar. Plus, we didn't even stack the audience. Now, to find the best (cheapest?) way to get the film onto DVD for future generations.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
01 -- Dog Day* -- Thank You -- Out Of Touch -- L*
02 -- B.A. Johnston* -- My Heart Is A Blinking Nintendo -- Just Friends -- L*
03 -- The Burdocks* -- What We Do Is Secret -- Black Mountain -- L*
04 -- Alpha Flight* -- Battle Royale -- Independent -- L*
05 -- Special Noise -- Special Noise -- Out of Touch/Youth Club -- L*
06 -- Wintersleep* -- Wintersleep -- Dependent Music -- L*
07 -- Windom Earle All Stars* -- A Series Of Minor Personal Tragedies -- Independent -- L*
08 -- Holy Shroud* --Ghost Repeaters-- Level Plane -- L*
09 -- The Stolen Minks* -- The Stolen Minks -- Independent -- L*
10 -- Broken Social Scene* -- Broken Social Scene + EP -- Arts & Crafts
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Monday, December 05, 2005
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Saturday, December 03, 2005
Thursday, December 01, 2005
"What happened to this country. It was founded on Christianity. And you may talk about the bylaw – but what about the B-I-B-L-E? What about some righteousness, what about some holiness?" - Proposed adult entertainment club sparks lively debate | Halifax Herald
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Monday, November 28, 2005
Sunday, November 27, 2005
Thursday, November 24, 2005
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
* Ninjatune update:
S&N 'Homages' Double 7" EP
Sixtoo (1200hobos/Sebutones/etc.) and Norsola Johnson (Godspeed/Mollases/etc.) are S&N. No need for some witty snapping sales pitch here. Shit is hot. 4 sides of heat...with Sixtoo on live and not live drums and electronics. Norsola plays the cello, bass and other assorted instruments. Yes!
Sixtoo 'Duration' CD/DVD Re-issue!
Originally produced on Dollar Store VHS copies, we decided it deserved an actual DVD release, a full step up from the original 50 dollar store tapes that it was home-duped on! Say word. Also included on the bonus DVD is a full gallery section, a description of the project, and a high res gallery of other Sixtoo related goodness. There is also a CD of the instrumental hiphop classic Duration album.
* Buy Nothing Day is Friday Nov 25
There will be a street party and musical march meeting at Grand Parade Square at 5:30pm, and leaving at 6:00pm.Bring noisemakers, merriment, and fun to celebrate Buy Nothing Day. If you can't make the celebrations, then tune in to CKDU 97.5 from 6-7pm for live updates.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
By Carsten Knox, Iain K. MacLeod and Scott Reid
Monday, November 14, 2005
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Halifax 'rap nerd' to launch latest CD at Seahorse
By STEPHEN COOKE, Entertainment Reporter, The Chronicle Herald
Halifax hip-hopper Jesse Dangerously brings a crew along for the first time on his guest-laden EP Inter Alia.
By Jon Bruhm, The Coast
MP3>Jesse Dangerously's "Outfox'd (When Pacitists Attack)"
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Monday, November 07, 2005
Sunday, November 06, 2005
Saturday, November 05, 2005
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Best local website: halifaxlocals.com
Wi-five! Halifaxlocals.com wins for the second straight year as the best local website, keeping us all in the loop about the Halifax music scene. The site relies on an open-source, message board-style format that keeps things current—and unpredictable. “On the front page of Halifaxlocals, you’ll typically see a lot of show posters, but that was really not my original intent at all,” says site moderator and co-founder Sean MacGillivray. “That’s just what the user base has done with it. That space was supposed to be filled with news, filled with stuff that’s going on and original content, but all of the sudden people got this idea to put up their show posters. And now we’re inundated with requests to put up posters!”
Courtesy of The Coast readership!
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Friday, October 28, 2005
Thursday, October 27, 2005
To put that in perspective, math gurus say those odds are roughly equal to your chance of dying within 15 minutes of buying your lottery ticket - or flipping a coin and getting 24 tails in a row.
You are also somewhere between 14 and 50 times more likely to get struck by lightning, depending on who's doing the calculations, they say." - Macleans.ca
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Monday, October 24, 2005
Chances are you are scared of fictions.
Chances are you are only fleetingly happy.
Chances are you know much less than you think you do.
Chances are you feel a little guilty.
Chances are you want people to lie to you.
Perhaps the answer lies on the side of a coffee cup.
You are lost.
— David Cross, Comedian
Are you game?
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Saturday, October 22, 2005
Thursday, October 20, 2005
He can also be heard giving a tour of Excitement Video on Popped Culture's "SEX & ROMANCE" episode and Windom Earle can be heard giving an extremely rare "unplugged" performance on Radio Free Polygon. Both available in Podcast form.
Lastly, here is an chance to see the Windom Earle video set: CKDU FUNDING DRIVE: Immaculate Machine w/ Windom Earle and HotShotRobot @ Stage Nine $5 ($7 after 10pm)Tune into What's New Mitsou on Tuesday, Oct 25th to pledge and win tickets.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Sunday, October 09, 2005
Monday, October 03, 2005
Sunday, October 02, 2005
Saturday, October 01, 2005
Thursday, September 01, 2005
R. L. Burnside
November 21, 1926 - September 1, 2005
We at Fat Possum are sad to announce that R.L. Burnside died today at his hospital room in Memphis.
Blues artist R.L. Burnside, who redefined the blues genre by incorporating indie rock acts and hip-hop production, died September 1, 2005, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Burnside was born November 21, 1926, in Harmontown, Mississippi, and spent most of his life in the north Mississippi hill country, where he worked as a sharecropper and a commercial fisherman and played guitar at weekend house parties. In 1968, noted folklorist George Mitchell recorded Burnside for the first time. In 1991 Burnside was the first artist signed to then-fledgling Fat Possum Records in Oxford, Mississippi. His debut, "Too Bad Jim," was produced by former New York Times pop critic Robert Palmer. Along with his friend, neighbor, and label-mate Junior Kimbrough, Burnside was one of the most popular and important blues musicians to emerge in the last two decades. He recorded the crossover collaboration "A Ass Pocket of Whiskey" with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion in 1996 and became a cult hero. In 1998, music from "Come On In" was featured in several movies and television shows, including The Sopranos. Burnside sold hundreds of thousands of records in his lifetime. He is survived by his wife Alice Mae, twelve children, and numerous grandchildren.
Those wishing to help should send donations to:
Freeland & Freeland Trust Account
P. O. Box 269
Oxford, MS 38655
All proceeds will go directly to RL's widow, Alice Mae.
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Monday, August 15, 2005
Thursday, August 11, 2005
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Monday, August 01, 2005
Saturday, July 30, 2005
Oct-olbert: "Strangers With Candy" will be released on October 21 and Colbert Report debuts on October 17.
"Michael Moore and Mel Gibson are the same person, except for a few sit-ups. Moore thought his cheesy political blooper reel was going to tell people how to vote. Mel thought that his little gay S&M movie about his imaginary friend was going to help him get to heaven. George W. Bush is president and there’s still no god. You failed boys. Someone should have told Mike that the bad guys are smarter than him and someone should have told Mel that the Three Stooges were Jewish." - Letter from Penn Jillette (Official Site)
"A work of painstaking and penetrating scholarship...one of the most original and rigorous pieces of criticism in any medium I have encountered in quite some time...also possibly the filthiest, vilest, most extravagantly obscene documentary ever made." - A.O. Scott on The Aristocrats (New York Times)
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Monday, July 25, 2005
* ever-increasing storage space
* completely free
* speed (page doesn't have to reload to sift through messages)
* forwarding ability (works well with another account)
* POP downloading (you can use an e-mail program if you want)
* amazing searchability
* GmailStatus (Mac Os X)
* interesting hacks are popping up all the time
* you can read mail with an aggregator
* to me, Google is innovative and inspiring...Microsoft is stagnating. I cringe when I see a email@example.com on a business card or on a band web site. I guess I am an e-litest!
Monday, July 18, 2005
"As believers in Christ, we pray that God will be glorified through our work and that each of us draw nearer to him as we develop and grow as a business," the company says.
"We also pray for God's unyielding protection for our company, as well as others who are involved in his perfect plan for the world."
The sentiments of Christian developers will also strike a chord with the many family groups concerned about the effects of violent games on children.
"No blood, no guts, no gore," says Rev Bagley. "What we want are emotionally full games that don't just rely on adreneline.
"We are trying to build the genre of Christian gaming. People are tired of having these violent, demonic games dictating to their kids." (from The BBC)
I am sure I can help them out with some potential games for the AlterBoy DS, Christ Box, PriestStation 2 and CrucifictionCube.
* Halo 2 (the round, floaty kind though)
* Need for Sobriety II
* (Abortion Doctor) Killer 7
* Tom Clancy's Holy Ghost Recon 3
* The Sins 2
* Resident Evil-doers
* Super Jesus Brothers
* Leper (based on Frogger, but much messier)
* Thou Shalf Not Commit Grand Theft Anything
* Harry Potter and the Eroding Soul
* Tomb Raiser
* Rachet & Cross
* Street Preacher
* Mortal Communion
* Cardinal Law
* Angels vs. Gaylords
* Sonic the White Dove of Peace
* Tony Hawk's Pro Genuflecter 4
* Pokemon: Mother Theresa Version
* BALTHASAR! Patron Saint of Playing Card Manufacturers
Sunday, July 17, 2005
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Monday, July 11, 2005
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Saturday, July 09, 2005
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Monday, July 04, 2005
Sunday, July 03, 2005
Saturday, July 02, 2005
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Sunday, June 26, 2005
"It's not a boob job. It's a boob career." - me commenting on the latest incarnation of Pamela Anderson on the cover some men's mag.
"Buckle tuckle." - Beth's description of a guy wearing a t-shirt that is only tucked in such a way that you can see his belt buckle.
"Who has more fun than people?" - a co-worker recalled this phrase from his youth.
Saturday, June 25, 2005
Friday, June 24, 2005
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Note: The trailor features a great track ("My Own Memory" by Yègellé Tezeta) that I have always liked from Ethiopiques, Vol. 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale, 1969-1974.
Frank W. Peterson
President of the Rolling Chowder Chain of Family Restaurants
1) any of various usually burrowing marine and freshwater bivalve mollusks of the class Pelecypoda, including members of the genera Venus and Mya, many of which are edible.
2) a thick soup containing fish or shellfish, especially clams, and vegetables, such as potatoes and onions, in a milk or tomato base.
3) remarkably full-featured and sturdy wheel that brings a lot to the driving experience.
In unrelated news, The Lost Tape of Dan Norman Cummings has been unearthed and digitized.
Monday, June 20, 2005
Saturday, June 18, 2005
Friday, June 17, 2005
File under Viral Videos:
DJ scratches The Imperial March. (starring Skratch Bastid and featuring The Centaur)
NXNE Blog by Jon Bruhm
Ermine tour Blog by Chuck Teed
Content courtesy of The Coast.
Thursday, June 16, 2005
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Friday, June 10, 2005
Thursday, June 09, 2005
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Monday, June 06, 2005
Sunday, June 05, 2005
"It's an album so strong and so unexpected that it may change the way people hear all its predecessors. And that's just a start. Listen long enough, and this album might change the way you hear lots of other bands, too." - The New York Times on the White Stripes.
Saturday, June 04, 2005
Well, I actually missed it. Plus it might be just a US thing...
"Dear Canadian Friends of Krispy Kreme, Due to a technical error, you were sent an email regarding National Doughnut Day. This e-mail was only supposed to go to Friends of Krispy Kreme in the United States, since National Doughnut Day is a U.S. event. We are sincerely sorry for this error and hope you can bear with us as we solve the technical problems that caused this problem. We greatly value our Canadian Friends and appreciate all your support."
Friday, June 03, 2005
Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Monday, May 30, 2005
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Monday, May 23, 2005
Monday, May 16, 2005
Sunday, May 15, 2005
Saturday, May 14, 2005
Friday, May 13, 2005
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Monday, May 09, 2005
Thursday, May 05, 2005
Monday, May 02, 2005
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Saturday, April 16, 2005
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Monday, April 11, 2005
Sunday, April 10, 2005
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Are you interested in turning your piece of writing into a screenplay for a film? Do you have questions about the procedure, the possibilities and the pitfalls involved in selling your book for option to the film and television industry? Through the Word and Image panel, you can have these questions and more answered by people who have been through the process and who know the industry ins and outs. Come out on April 9th at 2:00pm and listen to an experienced panel of local authors, screenwriters and producers as they address the opportunities and challenges of selling Atlantic story rights to the International film and television markets.
Words & Image
Radio Room, CBC Radio Building
Saturday, April 9th, 2PM
presented by the Halifax International Writers' Festival & The Atlantic Film Festival in partnership with TradeRoutes.
Free admission, seating is limited. To reserve a seat, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information please see the poster (pdf).
Monday, April 04, 2005
Sunday, April 03, 2005
Thursday, March 31, 2005
"PRIMER is the headiest, most singular science-fiction movie since Kubrick made 2001." - Esquire
PRIMER is set in the industrial park/suburban tract-home fringes of an unnamed contemporary city where two young engineers, Abe and Aaron, are members of a small group of men who work by day for a large corporation while conducting experiments on their own time in a garage. While tweaking their current project, a device that reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it by blocking gravitational pull, they accidentally discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities--ones that could enable them to do and to have seemingly anything they want. Taking advantage of this unique opportunity is the first challenge they face. Dealing with the consequences is the next.
PRIMER is a mesmerizing thriller that introduces a filmmaker with an exciting new sensibility. Shane Carruth, a former engineer who spent three years teaching himself filmmaking, conceived, wrote, directed, edited, and scored PRIMER and also plays one of the lead roles. His impressive feature debut – set in the very world Carruth abandoned to make movies -- tells the story of two engineers who stumble upon a remarkable invention which changes their lives in unimaginable ways. Engrossing and provocative in its exploration of the dark side of human nature and science, PRIMER electrified audiences at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, winning the Grand Jury Prize and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award for films dealing with science and technology.
"Primer ranks among the best of recent thrillers such as "Memento" or "The Matrix," which rupture the fabric of reality and radically destabilize the narrative." - The Onion, Scott Tobias
"Fascinating and completely successful." - Roger Ebert
"Primer unites physics and metaphysics in an ingenious guerrilla reinvention of cinematic science fiction." - Village Voice, Dennis Lim
"Refusing to dumb down... Primer is "Mullholland Dr.," "Memento" for mad geniuses, or simply one of the most inventive films ever made." - Premiere, Aaron Hillis
"Prepare to be obsessed." - Miami Herald, Rene Rodriguez
"Love it or hate it, you won't be able to leave it alone." - Dallas Observer, Robert Wilonsky
Wednesday, March 30, 2005
April 2 at the Khyber Club
$5-10 (sliding scale)
1st floor: Special Noise, Windom Earle, Radarfame
2nd floor: INDIE DANCIN' with Da Deco Gangsta, Shiver Me Tatters, Readdan Whyte, Johnston Max
3rd floor: HIP HOP with Alphaflight and friends
Thursday, March 24, 2005
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
In no particular order.
12 A coveted Coast Feature on the Weakerthans.
11 The cover art for Reconstruction Site was done by Marcel Dzama of Winnipeg's Royal Art Lodge (who is also responsible for Beck's upcoming Guero release)
10 The Music: The Reasons, Psalm For The Elks Lodge Last Call, Plea From A Cat Named Virtue, Aside, The Last One, Our Retired Explorer (Dines With Michel Foucault In Paris, 1961) LIVE, On A Beautiful Day, Watermark, Confessions Of A Futon-Revolutionist
09 Two words: Weakerthans Karaoke!
08 E-card and videos: The Reasons, Psalm For The Elks Lodge Last Call, Our Retired Explorer (Dines With Michel Foucault In Paris, 1961), Watermark, Diagnosis
07 You don't have to go to Winnipeg!
06 Fancy pants label affiliations: Subpop and Epitaph in US (Three Gut and G7 in Canada)
05 The Music Part Deux: Long Distance Four, Young Offenders, Arizona, On To You, Nighttime Anytime Its Alright, Blind Luck.
04 Check out one of their videos.
03 The Constantines are "big on crowd participation" and are "pretty fucking close" to writing anthems, according to Pitchfork
02 You don't have to go to Guelph!
01 Friday is a holiday...WWJD?
Wednesday, March 30, at Empire 8, Park Lane, 7:00 pm. $7.25 at the door.
Dog On Wheels
The State I Am In
String Bean Jean
Belle and Sebastian
Lazy Line Painter Jane
You Made Me Forget My Dreams
A Century Of Elvis
A Century Of Fakers
Le Pastie De La Bourgeoisie
Put The Book Back On The Shelf
This Is Just A Modern Rock Song
I Know Where The Summer Goes
Judy Is A Dickslap
Take Your Carriage Clock And Shove It
The Loneliness Of The Middle Distance Runner
I'm Waking Up To Us
I Love My Car
Marx & Engels
Monday, March 21, 2005
Sunday, March 20, 2005
Friday, March 18, 2005
Thursday, March 17, 2005
Gus's Pub, 2605 Agricola ($4/10pm)
Note: rumoured to feature a Windom Earle video set. Also, leperchauns must be accompanied by a guardian at all times and don't do the shamrock shake without proper safety precautions.
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Sunday, March 13, 2005
Thursday, March 10, 2005
Monday, March 07, 2005
On Thursday, four officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were shot to death in Alberta, British Columbia's neighboring province, as they were searching a marijuana-growing operation, one of many on the rise there. The killings stunned a country that has apparently not lost that many officers at once since the mid-19th century.
Leigh H. Winchell, special agent in charge for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle, which investigates border crimes and is part of the Department of Homeland Security, said the police killings in Alberta were stark evidence of "how serious the B.C. bud issue is getting, how much money is involved and the lengths to which these criminals are willing to go to protect it."
He added, "It's getting worse and worse, and we need to address it at every level. The funding needs to be there, and the resolve of law enforcement to address it needs to be there - on both sides of the border. It's a very dark day for all of us."
When the Mounties arrived at the farm, they found what they say was stolen truck parts and about 20 marijuana plants...Roszko had a long list of criminal convictions, including a two and a half year prison term for sexually assaulting a boy.
Sunday, March 06, 2005
Thursday, March 03, 2005
Wednesday, March 02, 2005
Monday, February 28, 2005
Friday, February 25, 2005
*************** TOP 30 ***************
01--Windom Earle All Stars--A Series of Minor Personal Tragedies--Indie--CC*
02--Death By Nostalgia--Death By Nostalgia--Indie--CC*
03--GangBang--Ninjas With Attitude--Indie--CC
05--Dean Malenkos--The Album That Turns Girls Into Sluts--Indie--CC*
06--Antony and the Johnsons--I Am a Bird Now--Secretly Canadian
07--Spaghetti Western--Do Right By People--BMI
08--Eekwol--Apprentice to the Mystery--Indie--CC
09--Dandi Wind--Bait the Traps--BongoBeat--CC
10--Air Traffic Control--Air Traffic Control--Indie--CC*
11--Gilbert Switzer--Don't Stop The Film--Indie--CC*
12--B.A. Johnston--My Heart Is a Blinking Nintendo--Just Friends--CC*
13--LCD Soundsystem--LCD Soundsystem--EMI
15--Alpha Flight--Battle Royale--Indie--CC*
17--Black Mountain--Black Mountain--Scratch--CC
18--Final Fantasy--Has a Good Home--Block Block Block--CC
19--Destroyer--Notorious Lightning and Other Works--Merge--CC
20--Carlos Del Junco--Blues Mongrel--Northern Blues
21--McEnroe and Pip Skid--Disenfranchised 2 and Funny Farm 2--Peanuts and Corn--CC
22--M. Ward--Transistor Radio--Merge
23--Super Furry Animals--Songbook--XL
24--Yuppie Pricks--Brokers Banquet--Alternative Tentacles
25--The Information--Mistakes We Knew We Were Making--Primary Voltage
26--Coachwhips--Peanut Butter and Jelly..--Narnack
27--Middle Age Wasteland--Children of Celebrities--Indie
29--Pony Up--Pony Up--Dimmak
30--Brazilian Girls--Brazilian Girls--Verve
Thursday, February 24, 2005
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Friday, February 11, 2005
Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Halifax Pop Explosion 2004
Halifax NS — November 4 to 6, 2004
The Holy Shroud
Rarely does a band match the sheer intensity of their volume with the dexterity of their musicianship. Especially the ones that get tagged "super-group," in this case the merging of equal parts North Of America (two sets of vocals and guitars) and Contrived (the rhythm section). Clad in white from neck to toe, these Holy men of rock revision delivered one of the tightest, most energetic sets of the event. The group's ability to steer through a set of energetic songs will probably go unmatched until the audience hears them again. IKM
The only band he had was wrapped tightly around his head but this manlike Mannequin still tore through songs like he tears through his many rock poses. He wears his guts on his sleeve and isn't afraid to "meow" his way through a harmony or two while his obedient drum machine kicks along to the beat. He built his songs up with both his kung-fu grip guitar playing and dynamic facial expressions that laid the foundation for the words. Lyrically, he touched on Ween-worthy topics like royalty, doctors and the art of rocking. The priceless "The Price" ended things with portions of the audience cheering and others just scratching various befuddled parts. IKM
Monday, February 07, 2005
Sunday, February 06, 2005
Perhaps it was all those exams he had to write in school, but somewhere along the way, Peter Duffy must have missed out on a basic science lesson (The Sunday Herald, Jan. 30).
He calls the eight cents per litre increase in the price of milk "bearable" because the money will go to "farmers and processors, the people who actually make the milk."
Unless farming techniques have changed recently, I believe it's the cows that "actually make the milk."
Too bad it's highly unlikely that any of that extra money will be used to improve the living conditions of dairy cows or other farm animals in Nova Scotia.
Beth Lewis, Halifax