Monday, May 30, 2011

The Artist Formerly Known as Sixtoo

While adding some songs to a playlist on CBC Radio 3's site, I thought to myself, "what the hell has Sixtoo been up to?" I knew his musical focus had switched, but I didn't know much else. It turns out he now runs a gallery and a creative agency (here's their Vimeo page), in addition to touring as Prison Garde. To be blunt, I think that's pretty fucking cool.

Above is the first installment of a series of Red Bull Music Academy tour videos, where Prison Garde and his cohorts jetted across the land to bring beats to the clubs. I recognized the Winnipeg Airport baggage pick-up area right away, and was immediately bummed that I missed their Peg City stop. Oh, well...can't see 'em all! I do love the shot of Portage and Main in this thing, by the way.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Best of the Super Jr. XVIII

I'm pretty excited for this year's tournament. Since New Japan started their own YouTube channel, we've been able to watch the action unfold on an almost daily basis. Participating again is Winnipeg's own Kenny Omega, who is bound to entertain and amaze the New Japan fans yet again.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Death By Popcorn

There's still much speculation about what's gonna go down with the Atlanta franchise. In the meantime, let's watch this film that satirically documents the last days of the Jets. L'Atelier National du Manitoba are the cultural archivists behind this.

Friday, May 20, 2011

So, the Jets are back.

Maybe. It's not official yet. Right now, the faithful are at Portage and Main, having a good ol' time and diverting buses. Apparently, an announcement may be made on Tuesday.
If the Thrashers relocate to Peg City, cool. I can't get mad at NHL hockey. I'm just tired of my fellow denizens getting jerked around. Well, my fingers are crossed.

The other question on people's minds should be: what are they gonna name 'em? Will the Jets monicker be slapped on 'em? Or will they still be the Thrashers? Also: will we see a brand new logo emerge, and will it get reviewed by Armin Vit?

(cross-posted at Mr. Lorde Should Be Drawing)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Getting Back On That Horse

Mameshiba Stuff!
Mameshiba merch at Tokyu Hands – May 11th, 2009.

I've posted barely a fraction of my 2009 Japan photos. I'm attempting to make up for that (to myself, really) by posting 10 or more of them whenever I can. I've been dying to go back since the day I left, so this is my way of prolonging the magic.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Therapeutic Power of Live Music

The Sadies
Koala Kostume! 2
Top: The Sadies at WECC, February 11th, 2011. Bottom: Kid Koala at WECC, April 21st, 2011.

The shows pictured above got me out of some emotionally rough spots recently. I could use another live music prescription right about now.