Browsing All Posts published on »September, 2010«

Buy “Trees…” online

September 24, 2010


The Internet is a wonderful thing.  Not only does it allow you to see videos of various animals fighting various other animals, and not only does it allow you to share food-based erotica with people around the globe, but it also allows you to give me money.  That is a special achievement, to be sure. […]

The New Album Is DONE!

September 23, 2010


Hello folks.  I am very pleased to be able to report that Trees I’d Known My Entire Life, You Couldn’t Recognize Them is at last complete.  Yes!  Here’s the cover: I started this over a year ago and I’m very pleased to have finally finished.  Let me tell you a little bit about it…  I’ve […]

Inselberg video

September 21, 2010


Hello again folks.  So I finally got a computer that is capable of editing videos, which means that I can actually avail myself of my video camera.  Imagine that!  My first little project was a quick video for my song Inselberg, from my album Compositions For Fake Pianos.  I sort of synched up some of […]

Forget it Jake, it’s Chinatown…

September 16, 2010


Ottawa’s Chinatown is home to what is possibly my favourite enterprise on the face of the earth.  No it’s not a Pho joint, it’s so much better than that…  The place I’m talking about is a business that seems at first glance as though it was created by someone who lost a bet and had […]

More Adventures in Bizarre Packaging

September 14, 2010


From Baby Pants to…  Baby Carrots!  Thanks to my experience at Mike’s I’ve had an eye out for more weird packaging (and, in fact, I’ve got a beauty for you later!).  It’s easy to lament our modern age and say “oh, they don’t make crazy packing like they used to” and maybe that’s true.  Maybe.  […]

Don’t Calculate the Margin of Error, BE the Margin of Error

September 11, 2010


Last night I visited my parents at their palatial Lincoln Fields estate.  Dinner was fine.  Football was on.  Happiness all around.  The phone rang, my mom answered, and returned asking:  “does anyone want to take a survey?” .  As if she needed to ask. The girl on the phone asked me if I wanted to […]

Baby Pants Update

September 7, 2010


I was so charmed by the Waterproof Baby Pants that I went back the next day to buy the whole lot of them.  I figured I could snap up the collection for maybe five bucks, and I was worried that they’d find their way into the trash if I didn’t get there quickly.  And sure […]