Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Turn Left at the Blogspot

Ok, so I am capping off this blog for now. I have found a new home.

http://boostventilator.wordpress.com

It took awhile to get the content moved and it is going to take even more time to tag and categorize everything, but I am happy with the move to Wordpress and media temple (turns out I am not alone).

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Music

Ron Sexsmith "All In Good Time" [MP3]

Windom Clips

Windom Earle - Stage Nine
March 25, 2006

Windom Earle - Touched by a Transvestite
March 25, 2006

Windom Earle - Get On Into It!
March 9, 2006

Windom Earle play that Greg song
March 9, 2006

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Friday, March 10, 2006

Quote

"Jon Stewart did a capable job, but I didn't feel like he was embracing the movie business. Jon doesn't have the basic understanding of show business that Johnny Carson had. Jon's fresh and irreverent, but I don't think it worked." - Tim Allen Reviews Jon Stewart | Defamer

Nerd Alert

"We are thoroughly surprised at how accurately Microsoft and Intel have targeted a segment of the computing market completely barren of potential customers." - Origami: Buzz Killer? | Gizmodo

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Stopped Holding My Breath

From William Morrow/An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers: We do not plan to publish FREAKONOMICS in paperback until September 2007.

Column

Atlantic News Perspective #170 (Mar 6, 2006)
Twin tower controversy in Halifax, two moose deaths in New Brunswick and heavy helmets.
By: Iain K. MacLeod

Sunday, March 05, 2006

The State of Real Estate

"Thanks to various market pressures and especially some recent online innovations, the real-estate agent seems poised to join a list of endangered service-worker species that includes stockbrokers and travel agents." Endangered Species by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner | NY Times

Friday, February 24, 2006

Windom Watch

March is shaping up to be quite a music month:

Thu, Mar 9: Books on Tape (Los Angeles) + Windom Earle + Mark Black @ Gus' Pub

Sat, Mar 18: North By North End - Karaoke Brunch curated & hosted by Jeff Coll and Stephan MacLeod. Sing for TOAST (toast by Stephan MacLeod) @ Gus' Pub ($1.99 brunch, does NOT include coffee/11AM-1PM)

Sat, Mar 25: Akron/Family (New York) + Windom Earle @ Stage Nine. $7/10pm

Sat, Apr 1: [Expletive] the Junos w\ The Sweet Tenders, BA Johnston, the Jeff Coll 5, Mr.Plow (Vancouver) @ Gus' Pub

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Cult

What You Didn't Know About Scientology
by Mark Owen

Dueling Reviews

On "Magnificent City" by Aceyalone Accompanied by RJD2 [Project Blowed/Decon; 2006]

"Aceyalone's most accomplished album...[he] hasn't felt this vital in ages, and RJD2's creative winning streak continues unabated." - Nathan Rabin (A.V. Club)

"This should be great...[it's] lazy and inept, devoid of force and inspiration and chemistry...We deserve better from these guys." - Tom Breihan (Pitchfork)

Monday, February 13, 2006

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Unfrying Things

ThinkFilm has acquired all worldwide rights to "Strangers With Candy."

"At this important stage of our company's development, we were looking for a film that combined all of the best qualities of 'Crash,' 'Brokeback Mountain,' and 'Capote.' "'Strangers with Candy' has ethnic slurs, clandestine gay sex, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. What more could we want?" said THINKFilm's head of U.S. theatrical, Mark Urman | IndieWire

Monday, February 06, 2006

Monday, January 09, 2006

Local Media Watch

Plagiarist suspended from Halifax Chronicle Herald | Regret The Error

Program Bits & Bobs

The tools we use to run and build 37signals | Signal vs. Noise

Startup kit | Nick Denton

Running your company on web apps | Evhead

Favorite Macintosh OSX Applications | matt.makalumedia.com

Essential Mac OS X Applications | Mac Specialist

Geek to Live | Lifehacker

Demo Gods

"I certainly know better than to try to re-record or recreate things that sound cool. Record companies used to do demos, and that's something Mike and I always fought against early in our career. When something sounds great, it's done. You don't want to go back and re-record something that sounds great. The way we recorded with computers in our history, the quality was always good enough. You don't want to repeat golden moments. We always felt like 'We don't do demos, we only do finished product." - John King of the Dust Brothers (Sound on Sound)

The Future

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): "We live in a world with too much music," writes Joe Nickell at Missoulian.com. He's bothered by the fact that everywhere he goes, there are tunes pouring from cell phones and mp3 players and TVs and radios and live bands. As far as you're concerned, though, Nickell is utterly off-base. In 2006, you should take advantage of the profusion; you should immerse yourself in music more than you ever have before. To do so will be instrumental in helping you accomplish your top assignment in the coming months, which is to feel deep, rich, interesting emotions as often as possible. (courtesy Free Will Astrology)

Canadian Innovation

Designer invents winter snow skirt | CBC

Books

"Thanks to Oprah Winfrey, author James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces" has sat atop best-seller lists since the TV star picked the nonfiction memoir for her powerful book club four months ago. Winfrey has called Frey's book, which chronicles his years as an alcoholic, drug addict, and criminal, "gut-wrenching" and "so real." Well, not exactly. A six-week investigation has determined that Frey's blockbuster is filled with fabrications, falsehoods, and other fakery. In a related note, a "rattled" Frey has lawyered up and is threatening to sue us for millions." Details at The Smoking Gun.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Event

"Also on tonight, Gus’s Pub has one of the quirkiest lineups in recent memory, with The Jeff Coll Five (with members of Windom Earle, Death by Nostalgia and Stiff Kitty/Catholic Gaydar), Ceti Alpha (named after the planet that Captain Kirk stranded Khan on) and street poet Jack MacDonald backed by Dartmouth’s Hotel Faces.

As an added bonus, the show will also feature special guest speaker Mark Black delivering an illustrated talk about . . . well, what it’s about is anybody’s guess but it’ll likely touch on growing up in Cape Breton, major league baseball and Star Trek (which is why I know what Ceti Alpha is)." - Stephen Cooke (Chronicle Herald)

Tuesday, January 03, 2006