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An Interesting Suprise

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2006-06-30 2 comments

This girl - Kinnie Star - was on stage for less than an hour, but her music and poetry was awesome. She had Don and I sucked right in for the whole act - the only shame was that it was so short. I usually don't succumb to CD purchases and what not at a show, but this one I bought.

Buck 65 was just killer - I had a suspicion this would be the case, but I was really impressed. It was him, a pianist (using a Korg and an old fat Moogand a Guitarist/Drummer (the guy alternated). Buck 65 is one of the most amazing scratch artists I have ever seen live - absolutely blew me away.

He mixed in a sort of comedy with his act that was brilliant and had a very theatric and physical way of performing that was as mesmerizing as his voice. All in all it was a fantastic time, and I'll be sure to hit his show anytime it comes through.

Anyway I've got this Kinnie Star CD that I intend to pass around. It is a kind of fusion, so there are HipHop elements, jazz, rock, pop and a bit of techno. Just ask if you are interested.

Weinie Roast (or "End of June Updated")

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2006-06-27 1 comments

Well, I thought I would re-cap the plan for this holiday weekend now that I have talked to some people.

Thursday night Don and I are going to see Buck 65, anybody else? Going once! Going twice! Gone!!!! (but seriously, it should be super cool)

The game plan for Friday has radically changed as, I have learned, I am the only person that gets Friday as the stat (all other places of business get the Monday - go figure). I will therefore not be going to see Superman Returns, even though it would have been a brilliant plan.

Instead, I'll be using Friday afternoon to max and relax (and try and rid myself of this cold that CPM gave me - thanks babe, nice one, no really, cheers). Friday night is another matter...

A few people are commited to coming by (or should be commited for saying they would come by nuge) for some entertainment (board games probably?). More comers are welcome of course, and a few are just going to crash at my place.

Saturday is at Eagle Creek. This week is looking like it will stay hot so hopefully the standing water dries up and we have good weather continuing into the weekend. Should be a killer time.

Late Sunday afternoon a weenie roast has been planned at our place, starting around 4:30 pm. If you are interested in coming, just give us a call, we would love to have you! If the weather has gone sour by Sunday, we will hold off till Monday (since everybody has it off anyway).

Can't wait to see people all weekend! Questions and comments?

More than meets the eye!

Posted by James Davie On 2006-06-22 5 comments

How cool is this!

A Milleniuum Falcon that transforms into Robo-Han and Robo-Chewie!
If I liked this kind of shit I'd have the whole collection (follow the link...), but I'm not much of a collector.

This thing fulfills multiple obsessions for so many people...

Uwe Fight Humour...

Posted by James Davie On 0 comments

'Nuff Said

End Of June

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2006-06-19 3 comments

June is almost through and the promise of a warm sunny summer seem like a phantasm that threatens to appear but never does. Regardless, I plan on having some fun at the end of this month, and I thought I would see how many other people are up for what.


Thursday, June 29th
Buck 65 is playing at the Odeon. Don and I are going for sure. If you don't know who Buck 65 is, I"m not suprised - but I think anybody would be suprised to find that he is a Canadian poet/musician that blends styles and sounds to create a "tech-folk" kind of music.

Friday, June 30th
I plan on hitting the earliest show possible of "SuperMan" with my brother Rob. After the show I will drop him off at home and then head home to meet a few people out there. I'd like to try and hit Eagle Creek to see if Barry and crew need a hand with setup, or it might just be a good night for some board games if they don't need a hand.

Saturday July 1st
I'm really pumped about Saturday for obvious reasons. I plan to go early enjoy the afternoon with some DJ's playing and check out the bands. I play at around 10:30 pm in the Quad Creek Room and promise to play some slammin classic Hard House/Trance and some original tracks.
I've got Monday and Tuesday off of work so this is the entirity of my summer vacation. I'm sure I will be tired as hell by Monday but it will all be worth it. Give me a call or email if you want to join me for some of the above activites. Cheers!

World of Starcraft

Posted by Clockwork On 3 comments

Hope you can all read this. If not, here's the link. As you'll know from my prior posts, I think they pretty much nailed it.

Cobra v Mongoose

Posted by Clockwork On 2006-06-15 2 comments

I've always heard about the abilities of a Mongoose but have never actually seen it. Pretty cool.

Kick 'em in the Bolls!

Posted by James Davie On 2006-06-13 6 comments

You know I'm pretty sick right now and despite the fact that I feel like shit, am doped into stupidity by cold medication, and am stressed beyond belief about work this article puts a big ole smile on my face!

Y'all know who Uwe Boll is right? In case you've been fortunate enough to never hear of him, he is the prat that brought us the films: "Alone in the Dark," "House of the Dead," and most recently "BloodRayne." He is also making films based on Postal, Dungeon Siege, and Far Cry video games. All of his work is shit. All of it, without exception. If you feel the need to defend any of his work to me save your breath and assume that we will agree to disagree.

There's an interesting theory floating around that the reason Uwe kept getting financing for his films was that up until recently there was a German law that allowed you write off dismal film failures; and his backers were making money off of the crap he spewed forth. Well the law has been changed and hopefully Uwe will disappear.

In the meantime the arrogant kraut (he blames everyone but himself for the failure of his films) has decided that he's had enough of being citicized and has issued a challenge to critics that involves a boxing match with Uwe. I hope one of you can represent for us and kick the tar out of the little prat!

Details on the link.

Why Fantasy and Why Now?

Posted by Clockwork On 2006-06-12 4 comments

Here's a short essay by R. Scott Bakker that I really enjoyed. I also recommend Bakker's Prince of Nothing Trilogy. Bakker is Canadian, so if you enjoy fantasy, support your contryman and buy his books.

Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex

Posted by James Davie On 2006-06-08 2 comments

In advance of the new Superman movie, opening June 28, I thought I'd draw your attention to this hilarious eassy written by Larry Niven back in 1971. It's all about the superdude's sex life, or lack thereof...

Well worth the 5 minutes it'll take you to read it!

Free Flow

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2006-06-05 3 comments

Hey people. Barry and Garret have asked me to play at a fairly large Canada Day party being held outdoors on - you guessed it - July 1st out at Eagle Creek.

There will be three outdoor stages, 2 bands playing during the day, camping, merchant tents, etc...

If anybody is interested, tickets are $10 from Mothers Music c/o Barry (665-9900). I'm playing a spot at midnight on Stage 2 (or B, or whatever they are going to call the second stage).

Eagle Creek is beautiful country, and very close to Saskatoon. Hopefully see some/all/a few of you there.