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If Given A Choice, Always Choose “Trick”

November 24, 2015


NOTHING IS LIKE IT USED TO BE Every description of any ancient or medieval civilization always features the same sort of footnote or marginal aside: the vague mention of a festival or holiday that sounds totally insane and like a lot of fun. The Romans had so many holidays it’s a true wonder that they had any […]

Reverse Prank Calling Is My Favourite Hobby

June 11, 2012


Essentially I remain a twelve year old at heart, at least in several very important respects.  Most crucially I love screwing around with people on the phone.  I always have and I always will.  Back in the old days my friend Nick and I used to call the local strip club (Cozy’s Grill) and ask […]

It’s Chinatown. Again.

February 28, 2012


The day broke like any other, sunlight streaming in through my not-nearly-opaque-enough curtain and directly into my eyes.  I rummaged around, found some wearable clothing, ate a bagel, and hustled out the door.  And then… There it was.  This lovely still life: That’s right folks, here we have:  a small backpack, empty; two diapers, unused; […]

All hail ze Burger Kaiser!

January 29, 2012


Good day faithful readers.  Today I’d like to announce something very special – German fast food chain Burger Kaiser has a new Twitter feed!  Check it out here.  It’s going to be a rather funny little feed, I hope.  Not that I have anything to do with it, of course… Here’s the Burger Kaiser logo. […]

Parson Brown, please go to rehab

January 4, 2012


Ottawa’s much maligned Dundonald Park is actually pretty nice.  However, being located as it is across from the Beer Store* it is often populated with folks who are perhaps a little over lubricated (and most people don’t even know what it’s actually called, since everyone just calls it the Beer Store Park, or the sketchy […]

Barely legal – hardcore pienography

October 3, 2011


From time to time I make musical barter arrangements, which I always enjoy.  I have created custom songs and ringtones in exchange for scones, pies, carrot cake, Vietnamese coffee, cake, and other things.  It’s always satisfying to enter into a strange bargain with someone, and all the more so because they usually think I’m kidding […]

The Constellations are Dead. Rest In Peace. And A New Album? But how?

September 12, 2011


It was 2001 or so and I had been recording a whole lot of music, what a surprise.  I was fixing to release a thing or two, but I needed a name.  Bad.  It’s a strange phenomenon, in fact, this rock and rolling naming business.  Technology is such that a single person (like, say, me) […]