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Living and Saying

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

No more big talking for me. Just you wait til 2010.

In the meantime, a list of five interesting things I’ve seen in the past week to ring in the holidays. I’m going to try to hit on as many of my categories as possible in this one:

  1. Thursday morning “Things I wish I could pull off”: Woman in her early-forties tending to her 8 Tamagotchis while she waited for the bus.
  2. Friday night x 2 “Religion and then birthdays”: Went to the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit and saw ancient pieces of parchment on a triple date (geeky) and then my friends took over the Central for a most fun Birthday Three-Way – Cutebarf, Lady Parts, and one half of the Slow Clap performed.
  3. Monday night “Local celebrity sighting”: Nikki Payne and this actor who is in a million commercials chatting together on my subway car from Keele to Spadina.
  4. Tuesday evening “Wacky bike”: This guy in covered recumbent bike on Queen East near Church. I really wish I took a picture cause I can’t find anything like it on google. It was literally a stainless steal pod low to the ground with a little head and helmet sticking out the top – awesome.
  5. Tuesday night “Just a concert”: Arkells at the Horseshoe – twas a great and free show. Looking forward to many shows there in January too. Horseshoe always kills it.

And sticking with my arts and craft mandate, I just saw this internet-wise (which doesn’t count for my list) which I think is awesome:

Knitted caps and beards

Buy them here: http://www.beardhead.com/

Make sure you check out the mix-and-match mustache add-ons in different styles and colours.

Tall Drink of Water and No Flowers Party

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Andrew Austin

My favourite Renata Kaveh took these gorgeous photos of my other favourite Andrew Austin at the Berkeley Church. We’ve got lots of really great ones, but they’re not being released all at once. Soon though!! Exciting! Amazing job by art director and yet another favourite, Jen Thomas. Andrew is rolling out a bunch of artsy-fun stuff under the umbrella of a new collective called “Glowpoke”… It’s a neat little bow to wrap up all the coolness that’s going on lately, like… the video we made and we’re releasing at the Drake Underground on December 2!! I know, I know, that was a lot of information at once and I am breaking a lot of PR tenets, but try to stay with me. We’ve been so busy doing all this fun stuff that I didn’t even have time to mention it here yet!!

COME TO THE SHOW!!

Who: Andrew Austin and the Fuss with special guests Ron Hawkins (Lowest of the Low), Everlea Acoustic and DJs Slow Clap
What: No Flowers single release and video world premiere
When: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009, 8pm
Where: The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto

Teaser for “No Flowers”:

P.S. What do you think of the name “Glowpoke”??

Bicycle Film Fest Opening: Do Make Say Think

Monday, August 10th, 2009

So Make Say Think

The Bicycle Film Festival presents Bikes Rock! with Toronto’s Do Make Say Think. Evening Hymns and another special guest will join them in a very special evening at Polish Combatants Hall (206 Beverley St) @ 9 pm. This party time is ALL AGES, babies.

Tickets available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/76392, Soundscapes (572 College Street) and Rotate This (801 Queen West).

The BFF is August 19-22!! It is a celebration of cycle culture through art, music and film. See the full program at: http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/?p=toronto

Do Make Say Think:
http://www.myspace.com/domakesaythink

Evening Hymns:
http://www.myspace.com/eveninghymns

Threadless partner makes a wicked presentation…

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

…about his community-based company and “transparency” in business… Really cool, smart, informative and engaging… but long. Watch it in full if you’re interested in business, brands, and what that has to do with online communities. Threadless is a genius idea at a very appropriate time with excellent decisions behind it. Everyone wishes they thought of it.

Jeffrey Kalmikoff of Threadless @ Big Omaha 2009 from Big Omaha on Vimeo.

I found it on Call me Jeffrey.

And here’s Threadless of course.

BFF Bike Month Film Night Thursday

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Celebrate Toronto Bike Month with a special presentation of films presented by the Bicycle Film Festival and CineCycle.

Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 8:00pm

CineCycle @ 129 Spadina

BFF and CineCycle poster

Rare! films projected by Martin Heath

New! films by Benny Zenga to live music accompaniment by Nif-D + Melons

Live! projection by Super 8 guru John Porter

Unseen! new Super 8 film “Ground Zero” by Nicholas Kovats, a glimpse into the epicenter of cycle courier culture in Toronto

***ALL LETTERS IN THE BFF TRAILER ARE ON THE GUEST LIST***

BFF 2009 Trailer

Benny Zenga film

BFF Trailer to feature large cardboard letters riding bikes

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

The 2009 Bicycle Film Festival trailer was shot this weekend in Toronto.

BFF Toronto Trailer pic 4

We flew in a director from Italy, Marco Mucig. I just received screen grabs, but I think they are too precious to display publicly until I receive word. But boy-oh-boy it looks real nice. You’ll have to come to the festival to see!!

These cool looking on-site photos by Alex Tran:

BFF Toronto Trailer pic 1

BFF Toronto Trailer pic 2

BFF Toronto Trailer pic 3

My bike is being ridden by the letter “L” in “FILM” in these photos. Haha.

The Deep Inside. Exhibition of 3D Art.

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

The Deep Inside. Exhibition of 3D Art.

Curator Rafi Ghanaghounian of Keep Six Contemporary and Michael Viglione of Studio XIX present “The Deep Inside” An exhibition of 3-D art

“The Deep Inside” is part of this years Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

Opening reception: Monday May 11, 7-9pm
Film Screening, the Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3D, 9:00pm
$10 cover (include reception and screening)
Duration of exhibit: Thursday May 11-Sunday May 24
Hours of viewing: Mon-Fri, 12-3pm, or by appointment (free after the 11th)
Contact Rafi Ghanaghounian at rafi.projects@gmail.com

Participating artists:
Steve Manale, Steve Wilson, Aaron Leighton, Clayton Hanmer, Fiona Smyth, Gary Taxali, Adam Swinbourne, Christopher Hutsul, Charlene Chua, and Michael Comeau.

From Chris Hutsul’s site, Hutsulville:

Hutsulville The Deep Inside

Renata Kaveh in WOMEN x WOMEN Exhibit

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

From Renata Kaveh photography

blogTO features an interview with the co-founders of the WOMEN x WOMEN photography exhibit on this week during Toronto Fashion week. It’s at The Fashion House at 560 King St. West. on March 21-22. The article mentions my friend Renata towards the end. Says one of the co-founders, Alice:

I’m happy for some of the other emerging artists whose visions really solidified in their submission piece for WOMEN x WOMEN, Renata Kaveh and Mila Victoria in particular, who are showing really different but fantastic pieces.

(I had to correct misspellings “peice” and “peices” up there… ugh… anyway.)

So  go support this great show and talented emerging photographers. I’m excited to see!

Best wedding ever!

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Here is a link to OLD WEDDING PHOTOS FOUND NEAR A GARBAGE CAN IN AN ALLEY NEXT TO AN OLD MATTRESS.

FOUND WEDDING PHOTOS

Stitch n’ Pitch at a Jays’ Game

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Isn’t this a fun idea?

I am totally going!