Thursday, November 5, 2009


It's the (eternally) Thin Man's birthday today.  You could do worse than pick up his last couple of discs, being as they are bloody good.

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


Don't forget to tune in to CBC's revamped version of The National on Monday.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Local Newz Update

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

Shut Up And Sample

My boys Animal Collective open their yaps for PETA (well, really they shuffle their feet and look uncomfortable, as they bloody well should):

Crulity indeed.

More crulity:

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

We Ask For The Public's Assistance In This Case

At Yonge & Incurious:

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.