Monday, October 31, 2005

The Box (Toronto)

Gave a short reading at The Box art series in Toronto, organized by Louise Bak (pictured below), author of two excellent books, Ginko Kitchen and Tulpa . The event (in the back room of the Rivoli) was great--terrific crowd and some amazing performances and films, by Karen Hines, David Hyde, Linda Griffiths, Dave McGimpsey, Izabella Pruska, and Michael Turner, who chopped wood to Lenny Bruce (you had to be there). The audience was awesome, and included my cousin Heather (Camlot) and her husband, Marc, plus other ex-Montrealers Matias M., Syd P. and David B, and a former graduate student of mine, Angela Sz. I'm so grateful to all of them for coming. And thanks, Louise, for inviting me.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Urban Myth Records

So, the crazy kids at Urban Myth Records are going ahead with the release of a compilation of songs I recorded in the 1990s, to be called Blemish Years: 1994-1997. You can read the spin they've written about it at their very slick and smart web site. Just touch hard with your electronic finger against the bony chest of Urban Myth Records

They will be releasing a mixture of takes from O Glee, Mr. Fedora, plus some songs I recorded around the same time, and selections from some four track stuff from the period, tapes I called "sped" and "hoke" (See images below for original tape covers.)

O Glee

hoke by jc sped

jc "sped"

Mr. Fedora