Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Neighbourly Love

"Anybody with any ambition at all, or intelligence, has left Canada and is now living in New York...Canada is a sweet country. It is like your retarded cousin you see at Thanksgiving and sort of pat him on the head. You know, he's nice but you don't take him seriously. That's Canada...Canada is essentially a stalker, stalking the United States, right? Canada has little pictures of us in its bedroom, right? ... It's unrequited love between Canada and the United States. We, meanwhile, don't even know Canada's name. We pay no attention at all." - MSNBC host Tucker Carlson | The Chronicle Herald

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Award Winning

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.

Update: Scott taped the screening on video last night and added the chipmunk effect. Holly Dazed is now available in QuickTime format. Here is a bit of publicity from The Coast.

'Tis The Season For Virtual Greetings

Happy Holidays 2005

Me Want Book

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The CKDU Top 10 of 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

from CKDU's Top 100 of 2005 (Discussion)


Belle & Sebastian "Another Sunny Day"

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

List to End all Lists

Lists: 2005 | Fimoculous.com


"An in depth portrait of John Lennon, told through the original audio of Jann Wenner's seminal 1970 New York interview with Lennon for Rolling Stone magazine. The most famous interview Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner ever did was an extensive interrogation, on tape, of Lennon shortly after the Beatles had broken up." - BBC Radio 4


"Encourage creativity. Google engineers can spend up to 20 percent of their time on a project of their choice. There is, of course, an approval process and some oversight, but basically we want to allow creative people to be creative. One of our not-so-secret weapons is our ideas mailing list: a companywide suggestion box where people can post ideas ranging from parking procedures to the next killer app. The software allows for everyone to comment on and rate ideas, permitting the best ideas to percolate to the top." - Google: Ten Golden Rules | Newsweek


Atlantic News Perspective #161 (Dec 5, 2005)
Nunatsiavut, Oxford's Christmas Season and an unofficial Stompin' Tom figurine.
By: Iain K. MacLeod

Monday, December 05, 2005

It's a Wrap!

Production wrapped on the no-budget, 3 minute short Super 8 film Holly Dazed. As co-producer, camera-person, light supplier and part of the creative team, I would like to thank the rest of the cast (Sam, Scott, Amanda and Markus) and crew (Lynn, Steve and Glen's mom's sweater) for all their hard work and dedication on the project. Also the various locations (Alantic Film Festival, Profac, CBC Radio Canada, Chadwick Foods, Kick Ass Shoes, Nubody's and the Park Lane Parking Garage) that put up with our shenanigans. A big fat "no thank you" to Alexandra's Pizza for taking about two hours to deliver two medium pizzas. Another shout out to Amy at The Maxwell's Plum for serving us during our impromptu wrap party event, about 5 hours after we began shooting. The film was produced for the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative's annual Super 8 Holiday Party and Screening taking place on December 15, 2005 at the Seahorse Tavern (9 PM). Fingers crossed...I just hope it is in focus. And there was enough light. And it is funny. And why didn't I take any pictures? Damn.

Thursday, December 01, 2005


Satellite Radio On The Air in Canada...about two decades too late, I think.

Sweet Zombie Jesus!

"If you’re a member of the long-suffering Christian majority, have you been cowed into feeling guilty about this special time of year?" - Political correctness a blight on society | Halifax Herald

"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