Wednesday, May 31, 2006

drive slow

click above to check Kanye West's new video for "Drive Slow". That is my track on Late Registration. Got that cool soulful Hank Crawford horn sample.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Listening to my one year old trying to say some new words behind me as I write this - he is killing me- some kind of high pitched - EEEEEAHHHHHH! then a DADADAY.

If you were in Toronto, you know TTC went on a "wildcat" strike at 4 am yesterday throwing the city into a bit of hectic turmoil. Like the blackout - I love when this kind of stuff happens to a major city. It really brings out the character of the city. So many cyclists, and walkers and I also noticed many patios full with those you skipped work. Although I am glad it was short lived, it sure was interesting to watch.

Friday, May 26, 2006

head burst-downtime

long time no blog. I am bad at this. I think George Stroumboulopoulos has got a link to me at his site - it has not launched yet but when it does I guess I better update this thing because someone may actually hit it.

as i am writing this it is early am and I am listening to some George Benson guitar jazz. I like a lot of jazz, but not much guitar oriented stuff - I need horns or Bill Evans piano. But Benson chills my bones instantly, especially after a crazy week. If you want to chill, I highly recommend some mellow Benson (he also gets funky sometimes) .

If you wanna get out of that daze that Benson puts you in - hit up some Cannonball Adderley- I recommend Cannonball Plays Zawinul- uptempo craziness.

Anyhow - back to Benson.

The show I work at The Hour has a new website - click my title above (head burt-downtime) to get to it.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


$279,527,656,846 was the cost of the war in Iraq at midnight Tuesday, May 9,2006

146 million children in poor countries are underweight, a condition that kills 10 children every minute.


Monday, May 08, 2006


Watched David Blaine craziness this eve. He was in that bubble near the Lincoln Center in NYC for a couple weeks - which was totally a wild stunt. He had planned to hold his breath for 9 minutes after and release himself from chains. His problem was throwing the chains into the stunt, cause at 7 minutes he was damn close.

I could not stop thinking of those old toilet bowl commercial and the ty-d-bol man who drove around the toilet bowl in his boat. Not sure why I thought of this?

Friday, May 05, 2006

Cloud Watch

another algonquin shot from my friend Matt- such a beautiful place- It used to be more touristy (is that a word?) up there. I have a hard time believing that. The gov't that decided to scale back development and logging in the area did good. I found this
"ALGONQUIN, established in 1893, was the first Canadian provincial park established to protect a natural environment. The idea for such a park was conceived in 1885 by an Irish immigrant, Alexander Kirkwood. As a clerk of the Crown Lands Department, he had become concerned about the destruction of the northern forests and wildlife and was impressed by the new NATIONAL PARKS at Yellowstone in the US and BANFF in the Canadian Rockies."

I also read that Rondeau Park was the second provincial park created in Ontario. That is cool, I grew up real close to it and spent lots of time there.