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Donald Sutherland to fellow Canadians: “change the government”

October 5, 2015

Donald Sutherland to fellow Canadians: “change the government”

Donald Sutherland, while attending the Toronto International Film Festival, was asked about the Canadian federal election on Oct 19, 2015. Thanks to the Conservative government’s changes to the Elections Act, Sutherland as a resident of the US has been rendered unable to vote and he has been very vocal about it in the media, especially given his feelings about the current Stephen Harper government.

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Album: Native North America Vol. 1

March 9, 2015

Album: Native North America Vol. 1

This is a superb and historically important album, a compilation of music by indigenous musicians in Canada 1968-1985. It’s telling that I had only heard one of these tracks before hearing the album; it points to a disturbing lack of airplay of native music during those years.

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Defeating Prime Minister Stephen Harper

February 21, 2013

Defeating Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Sorry, another post on politics, not design (but see About). And this is one that will annoy my more partisan friends, though perhaps not as much as partisanship is annoying me.

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Radiant City – entertaining critique of the suburbs of Calgary and beyond

August 18, 2012

Radiant City – entertaining critique of the suburbs of Calgary and beyond

Radiant City is an entertaining 2006 Canadian film written and directed by Calgary filmmaker Gary Burns  (Kitchen Party, Suburbanator, Way Downtown) and Jim Brown. The  film focus on the Moss family, who introduce us to the brand new suburb they have recently settled in.

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Leonard Cohen in the documentary “Ladies and Gentlemen.. Mr Leonard Cohen”

March 5, 2012

Leonard Cohen in the documentary “Ladies and Gentlemen.. Mr Leonard Cohen”

Watch the whole thing. This is a Canada so different from the Canada from the one we’re in now, the Canada that now sits in a deep, dark, chilly trough dug by our illegitimate prime minister, Stephen Harper.

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Rocking camel by B.C. painter/author Jim Willer

July 15, 2011

Rocking camel by B.C. painter/author Jim Willer

I grew up with this psychedelic rocking camel, handmade in the late 60s/early 70s by B.C. artist/novelist Jim Willer. He called these “Bumpity Camels” and ours was one of a series—our cousins had one too.

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