Saturday, December 30, 2006

I've taken an interest in graffiti lately. Well not so much tags. The above pic was taken yesterday on Napean St. I like this one because of where it was on the building, not because of the actual tag considering how unimpressive it is. Anyway, there actually is some really fun graffiti in Center Town and I think I'm going to photograph it more often.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Punk History 101

I'm currently reading a few books on the beginning of punk rock to the end of post punk. It's unfortunately a topic I've never dove into deeply and have recently decided to explore how everything started. I have started with Please Kill Me and Rip It Up, and Start Again. I have a couple other books to read next : Confessions of a Record Producer and Our Band Could be Your Life. After that I think I'll start into even more specific periods of time if that's at all possible, or maybe more specific places and scenes. Anyway I'm enjoying it so far.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

MacLeans January 1st 2007

I haven't quite figured out what to do with this blog. I was feeling kind of morbid when I started it but now I feel quite fine. At any rate we'll see where it goes. However, today I would like express my extreme outrage for a certain interview published in the January 1st edition of MacLeans Magazine. The article was addressing how young girls dress like hussies. Valid complaint. The part that pissed me off was that the interviewie Celia Rivenbark,started going off about how she would switch off the radio station and say "no!" if she disagreed with the content of music her eight year old daughter was listening to. I don't understand why she would simply sensor what her child hears. I think that in this instance, awareness is key. Why do you feel she shouldn't listen to this song? I mean come on, an eight year old girl isn't incoherent. She can understand things if she's allowed the chance to comprehend. I strongly suggest checking it out if you have the chance. There are quite a few articles in that issue that are well worth the 5 bucks.