Saturday, December 23, 2006

today I made the mistake of going to the mall to do a little shopping. Desperate, unhappy people. Made me sad, tired and wish that I stayed on college street, shopping in the little stores.

the game is about to start...go Leafs go.

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

I saw the new film Monkey Warfare last night at the Royal Cinema. What a great film. Directed by Reg Harkema and starring Don Mckellar. There are so many interesting underlying themes that I quite enjoyed; lots of vinyl being played, lots of pot being smoked, lots of bike being ridden and lots of protest power in the air.

Although I missed the quotes or direct references to Godards films I did enjoy the unique view to urban landscape here in Toronto. (funny to see all the cityscapes with the top of the CN tower cut off!)

The soundtrack was very funky and some Sun Ra and other interesting, dark music.

I thought the script and the acting were excellent and the film looked great too. I hope people will encourage the Royal (Toronto's new alternative cinema) and go and see it before it comes to DVD. It is worth it to see a realistic view of our own neighbourhoods on the big screen.


Monday, December 18, 2006

I support the move of the CRTC to increase the amount of jazz and blues required by radio stations. If we weren't partially guided by the CRTC the only radio that would exist would probably be dance music for kids. (ie. Whatever sells advertising will dominate)

Since most good Canadian jazz music is now released on indepent labels it will take some serious research for radio to find the Canadian jazz artists releasing new material each week. (as we have little or no budget for distribution or advertising) It will be worth it to help keep some diversity on our airwaves.

Hopefully the radio stations can move into this Century and use the internet to research and gather the nescessary music to meet their new CRTC demands.

Tim Posgate

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