Monday, June 29, 2009


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Granville St

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Friday, June 26, 2009

The ubiquity of Coach

is killing moi. How did such an ugly brand get so popular?

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Wreck Beach Butoh diary

Day 5 lunch break

The last two days were rather hectic: after finishing dance rehearsal Wednesday aft, hotfooted to the ferry for a performance as KEYTAR WARRIOR that night in Vic (a most enjoyable event), then two hours sleep, and back on the first ferry. Auditioned for part as 'Keytar player' in a BC Hydro commercial, zipped over to dance rehearsal, then home to bed for nearly 14 hrs. Whew!

Back in a regular schedule today, just in time for the end of the week.

This is our group doing a laughing excercise at the end of this morning's class (laughing to commence soon as I lay down). Muwahaha!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

"Confucious had saying, wherever you go your ass is always in back. There are only two rules in taxi business. Rule one: there's always someone somewhere waiting for a taxi. Rule two: you have to find him."

- Wisdom of a Vancouver taxi driver.

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Wreck Beach Butoh diary

Day 2 lunchtime

Sitting on the art gallery steps, sunning, vegetating. This morning's class was really good, we stretched and warmed up then ran some of the choreography. I suck at pushups, should work on that, but they just feel so lame.

This aft will likely hitup Wreck Beach with Big Tiny, who's in town to see Andrew W. K. DJ or something. May tag along, but this body will need rest in the evening; rager nights out would be unwise.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Wreck Beach Butoh diary

Unwinding on the VAG café terrace after rehearsal, enjoying a tall G+T... Knackr'd.

PS what the fuck Granville street? I thought cities were supposed to have "concerte sidewalks." Yr getting my kicks dusty.

PPS Gotta find a watering hole closer to Harbour dance. VAG has annoying live music afternoons.

BONUS GPOYM: H&M dressing room edition.

New shorts. Yes I feel like a dork posting this. Had to run for the ferry and forgot to transfer shorts from my suitcase.

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Wreck Beach Butoh diary

Day 1 lunch break

Up late last night packing and puttering. Slept 3:30-5:30. Came over on first ferry. 1 sailing wait, so left car (and suitcase) at Barnacle Rd., essentials in handbag, walked on. Bus to downtown was 15 minutes coming over bridge.

Arrived 10:00ish, straight into dance training. Expressive walks, cartwheels, Butoh walking. My body is just waking up again. Insupressable laughter bubbling up.

"Happiness is solid, joy liquid." - JD Salinger quoted in Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell

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Show! Wednesday! Come and see!

In Van for two weeks attending dance workshop. Back Wednesday night only for above radness.

(Aside: found out I was playing gig when invited to event via facebook. Didn't even have chance to say nu. Internet, ye gods.)

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

woman soldier on the street
Jerusalem, May 2008
Leica M6 on colour transparency

from the archive

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

bacon wrapped hot dog

@ Pig BBQ Joint. Blog anything bacon wrapped.

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death machine

Honda Honda go faster faster

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Toronto from the AGO 5th floor
Ontario College of Art and Design
AGO exterior, sunset
AGO east entrance

photo exhibit at Cafe Fantastico

Matt Savage and I have hung a collaborative photo exhibit at Cafe Fantastico in the Cook Street Village Food Court. It features fashion designs by Kim Krempien, and our friends Brazley, Skott and Megan as models. Go check it out!


This is my next Keytar Warrior gig, for those who are interested in such things.

this is killer

Photograph of my t-shirt by Malcolm Johnson

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Liveblogging the AGO

After more than six hours exlopring the collections I've finally retired to the bar for a restorative G&T. The AGO is humongous. I thought I was through an hour ago, but it turned out I'd missed a fair amount of the main floor, including important works. I doubled back to cover these exhibits. I was impressed with the exhibit of Cologne dadaists/the stupid group, and especially enjoyed a special exhibit of prints by Inuit women on display in the print and drawing study room on Wednesday evenings. I also haven't yet had a chance to go through either the Inuit visible storage or the Grange annex. Tampis, next time.

I'm especially impressed with the various collections of Inuit prints and carvings found throughout the museum. I once took a course on Inuit art at UVic. I found it particularly compelling, and so now am drawn to this work; I feel that I understand it to some degree. The recent seal meat controversy has only served to heighten my interest.

On a tangental note, I'm returning to Victoria tomorrow, and will be hanging a series of photographs by myself and Matt Savage at the Cook Street Village Food Court. The photos feature our friends Brazley, Skott and Meagan modelling fashion designs by Kim Krempien. The opening will be on Friday from 4-6, please come.

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Liveblogging the AGO

I've just climbed the massive spiral staircase to the fifth floor café (there's a cute cheering soundtrack at the top), after seeing the first floor and basement. The 'remix' exhibit of contemporary aboriginal artists was cool, as were the model ships in the basement. The most affecting image I've seen so far was the Slaughter of the Innocents, a beautifully rendered painting of babies being dashed on marble columns and women being put to the sword. Ugh.

I'm now refuelling before tackling three more floors of contemporary, Canadian and African art. The AGO rules. Sorry VAG, but your collections don't hold a candle. But you do have a nicer patio and café. ;D

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Liveblogging Toronto

Going to the AGO!!! So stoked, I love art galleries.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

c'est what?

We've met up with Josh's friend Max for dinner. He lives in the neighborhood, and was formerly (recently) an intern at VICE magazine:

He did production for VBS tv. We're now at 'c'est what?' meeting another friend, Maria, who got into the Neil Gaiman thing on a press pass (as a blogger: I'm demanding a play by play. ;)

PS here's me in my grandmother's trenchcoat:

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scalper tickets

Standing outside St. Lawrence centre for the arts trying to buy scalper tickets to Neil Gaiman. No luck so far.

Here's Josh:

Josh's friend had a press pass. Lucky girl.

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stopping for a cocktail.

it's a scotch & soda.

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Tiger of Sweden

at Model Citizen

Want this suit.

Bought a tie instead:

Thanks Max!

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Liveblogging Toronto

On the Subway: I hope there's coffee where I'm going. Also, Josh called and is down for this Neil Gaiman gig. I hope we get in.

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Liveblogging Toronto

I'm on my way down to Kensington Market to see what's what in hog town, then down to St Laurence Market to try and catch a reading by Neil Gaiman. I've also a plan to meet my friend Joshua Hurwitz for dinner. Further updates as events warrant.

I told my grandparents not to worry, I'd be live blogging my adventures, so they could just check the website.

PS yes I'm wearing a pocket square and my grandmother's trenchcoat. It's windy today.

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O snail
Climb Mount Fuji
But slowly, slowly!

- Issa.

From Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger, some light airplane reading.

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

want: Italian death machine

Going for a test ride tomorrow!

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Konica photos

Ish scanned some photos I took with my Konica (see previous post). Heart that girl so hard. More scans soon.

Ish n Duncan



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paint it black

Brazley has a plan to make any car cooler: paint it black, and drill holes in the muffler. Here is a prototype:

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abbreviation of the day

"B-sam" - breakfast sandwich

ie. Cornerstone has the world's best b-sams, mang.

PS hi blog. missed yall.

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