Monday, November 28, 2005

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Post (Halifax Locals)

Warning: This post contains no pictures.

* 'Sloan' to join CBC as satellite radio DJs

* The Canadian Podcasting Tour - Halifax: November 23 (7:30 p.m.)

* 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.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

US Politics

"Members of Congress have increased their own pay by $30,000 per year since freezing the minimum wage at $5.15 per hour (the lowest among industrialized nations)." - Jimmy Carter (This isn't the real America | LA Times)

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Halifax Locals

Dangerously clever
Halifax 'rap nerd' to launch latest CD at Seahorse
By STEPHEN COOKE, Entertainment Reporter, The Chronicle Herald

Dangerously zone
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)"

Monday, November 07, 2005

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Critical Confessions

"It's a dirty little secret among critics, I think, that we don't always feel today what we felt yesterday, yet I think that's a secret that we keep as much from ourselves as from our readers." - Scott Tobias confesses in The Onion AV Club.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Ignorance Is Bliss

"People who do things badly...are usually supremely confident of their abilities -- more confident, in fact, than people who do things well...One reason that the ignorant also tend to be the blissfully self-assured, the researchers believe, is that the skills required for competence often are the same skills necessary to recognize competence." - New York Times (January 18, 2000)

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Awards

Best of Halifax 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