Saturday, June 28, 2008

Newfoundland Sound Symposium

More words, more sounds...

In the spirit of the article I wrote for artist Kristen Roos' (BC) sound installation of yesteryear, I've written an essay for Eastern Edge Gallery's portion of this year's Sound Symposium (NFLD).


From "Brand New Ghosts" 2008:

"The basic human need to feel sound as opposed to be treated to a passive, treble-inflicted listen can be observed most often at the afternoon rush hour. Regardless of the tune, the almost unbearable levels of bass and vibration leave the passengers of these tiny mobile discos lost amidst a common yet indispensable catharsis..."

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Friday, June 20, 2008


Bust out your tiny pink umbrellas, girls... It's time for some more fresh-squeezed tropical-type drinks.... A New Pineapple Review!

This one includes Lebanese car bombs, educational error, 1812, and a conversation I had with a girl from Buffalo when I was about 15-years-old. I almost devoted an entire paragraph to Amy Winehouse, but you know, I can't pull these things out of my ass. It kind of seemed apropo of nothing.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Karaoke Starpower

I'd like to
make an official plea to Fumihiro Hayashi:

I'm thinking you should record an album's worth of Dylan covers. Tell me how that wouldn't work.