Thursday, November 5, 2009
Here's a good and comprehensive (on personal matters anyway) multi-part interview from a couple of years ago on a Dutch site:
mp3: Peter Hammill -- "Amnesiac" (from X My Heart)
mp3: Peter Hammill -- "Top Of The World Club" (from Thin Air)
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Please, anything but the Monolithic Sidewalk!!
501 becomes 250.5 (approximately). Overdue good news...for the wife, anyway. I drive everywhere so I don't give two shits.
Laura likes preserving tomatoes. I see this becoming my new catchphrase for some reason.
I'm pretty sure this used to be a crackhouse. Or looked like one.
That is all.
mp3: Pele -- "Nude Beach. Pin Hole Camera" (from The Nudes)
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Toronto police are again turning to the public for information about a missing teen after her backpack was found on Thursday outside a building near Eglinton Ave. E. and Yonge St.
"This is the first tangible item we've discovered," said Det. Sgt. Dan Nealon about the schoolbag belonging to Mariam Makhniashvili, who vanished on Sept. 14 while walking to school.
After questioning people in the area, police learned that Al Nezhadi, a resident living on the ground floor of an apartment building on Roehampton first spotted the bag on the lawn about two weeks ago.
But he didn't think much of it. After all, he says, students who attend the high school often cross the street to smoke, chat and hang out, routinely leaving things behind on the grass next to the building, such as baseball bats and shoes.
Not wanting the bag to get wet, Nezhadi moved it on to his balcony, in plain sight, hoping that its owner would claim it. But then it got muddy, so he moved it again after some days.
"I moved it around a few times, thinking someone would take it," said Nezhadi, adding he had not heard of Mariam's disappearance.
Nezhadi said he and his wife opened the bag and noticed it contained books and food, presumably Mariam's lunch. But they did not leaf through the books in search of a name.
Residents out walking their dog, also noticed the knapsack, but they assumed it belonged to Nezhadi's daughter, so no one took a closer look.
"I was moving it around and hoping somebody would pick it up," said Nezhadi. "And then three or four days ago I didn't see it."
That's when somebody moved the bag, about 20 metres, from Nezhadi's balcony back onto the grass, beneath a tree.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
The unpleasantness behind him, Mr. Richards returns to his Parkinson's research.
mp3: Dodos -- "The Strums" (from Time To Die)
This can be an opportunity for all of us to rediscover what it is to be the community of faith, to realize what the root of our faith really is, and how each of us helps to share the faith.
We are going through a very painful contemporary experience of the mystery of our Faith, which is all about Passion and Death yes, but it is also about the promise of Resurrection, without which we have no future. So I call on you to be hopeful because we believe in new life and new possibilities.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
mp3: Angry Samoans -- "Right Side Of My Mind" (from Inside My Brain)
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Close-fitting shirt though, as was the style in 2008 at Mountain Equipment Co-op.
mp3: Guided By Voices -- "Blimps Go 90" (from Alien Lanes)
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
The indomitable Wings up 4-0 currently in second period of game 5.
The daughter's current favourite:
Anthony Phillips -- "High Fives" (from Field Day)
Just like fucking tweeting isn't it?
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Hundreds of Inuit at a community festival gathered around as the Governor General made a gesture of solidarity with the country's beleaguered seal hunters.
Jean knelt above a pair of carcasses and used a traditional blade to slice the meat off the skin.
After repeated, vigorous cuts through the flesh the Queen's representative turned to the woman beside her and asked enthusiastically: "Could I try the heart?"
Afterward Jean grabbed a tissue to wipe clean her blood-soaked fingers, and explained her gesture of solidarity with the region's Inuit hunters.
Or, the purple version:
First she gutted it. Then she had the heart pulled out of its furry, flabby carcass. Finally, she swallowed a slice of the mammal's dripping organ.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The show was very good, although I was disappointed they largely skipped over Feels and Sung Tongs ("Leaf House" was really cool). All of the current Merriweather Post Pavilion hits were there, along with some nice reworkings of older tunes like "Chocolate Girl."
Victoria Day fireworks with the girl on Monday, fortunately making us feel young again.