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Official Music Video for Andrew Austin’s No Flowers

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

I produced this with lots and lots and lots of help from my friends. Thanks everybody! What an amazing experience.

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”??

Music videos shot at The Boat in Kensington

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

It seems like I am often watching music videos by Toronto people and I think, “Another video shot at The Boat!” It seems like a favourite place and it does look pretty cool inside… But when push comes to shove, I can only think of three… I’m sure there are more. Can you think of any?

take picture dont steal

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Take PictureOne of the coolest projects I’ve seen in a while:

http://www.takepicturedontsteal.com/

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Flashing Lights

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Renata Kaveh has done it again, this time as art director in a beautiful spread shot in Toronto’s Dundas Square appearing in Luxsure Magazine.

luxsure

Toronto cyclists go out of their way to show love to good drivers

Monday, October 19th, 2009

This is an awesome campaign idea to address the weird but totally present animosity between cyclists and drivers. I like the idea of cyclists putting in the effort, because we’re nice people. It strikes me as a little bit suck-uppy for things we should expect drivers to do anyway, but you know what? We can drop our pride for the good of everyone and raise awareness in a way that doesn’t make people defensive. PR-wise it’s pretty frickin brilliant, you think?

Read the Now article on the campaign…

How ’bout this autumn?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Where does our heart beat now?

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

I liked this Torontoist article about finding the “heart” of Toronto using the text from craigslist ads for apartments. It’s interesting. It might have struck a cord because I’ve been looking for an apartment for the last little while and I can tell you the market here in the city just sucks right now. Just terrible and horrible and depressing.

Heart of the City

Also, I’ll post the Youtube video of the amazing song the clever article title references:

The Cyclist Who Drew Toronto

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Watch the totally cool video below and read the Torontoist article:

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