Skinned-down music

Phillip Cairns chatted with two-time Juno award-winning singer and  storyteller David Francey before his appearance this Sunday at the St. John’s Folk Festival. David Francey didn’t really take himself seriously as a musician until he won a Juno in Newfoundland back in 2002. For about…

Interview with David Francey

Phillip Cairns had so much fun talking on the phone with musician and storyteller David Francey that it seemed a pity to compress it all down into 500 words — so here you are: the full interview! This phone interview was conducted on July 31st,…

Astroloscopes for Aug 3-9, 2006

Leo (July 23 – August 22)Do not share your drugs. Keep them out of the reach of your parents, your pets and your formerly-best buddy. Birthdays this week: Martha Stewart (3rd) Louis Armstrong (4th), Mata Hari (7th). E-mail: birthdays@thescope.ca  

AAAARRGHHHH!!!! WHO PISSED ON THE SEAT!!!!?!?!???!??!

Dear Frances B, If I sit in one more mystery puddle in a women’s washroom I’m going to lose it! Most bars clean the bowl more often than your Nan, but there are still girls who are afraid to sit down. My bet is that…

J.C. comes back

Even though he lets on that he didn’t, Jonathan Adams secretly enjoyed the movie Superman Returns. The resemblance between the origin, character, and ultimate fate of Siegel and Shuster’s Superman and that of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John’s Jesus Christ have been thoroughly indexed by…

Jigger’s last gig ’til…?

Jigger are ready for you. Are you ready for Jigger? Jigger’s Geoff “Bastard of 69” Younghusband has been rocking the hell out of St. John’s since way back (you do remember The Parasite Drag, Fur-Packed Action, Jupiter Landing, Potmaster, and Potbelly, don’t you?). Now he’s…

Butler’s Marsh

Butler’s Marsh is a harmless looking patch of trees on Bell Island. But ask around and you’ll hear stories. Disturbing stories. Fairy stories? In Robert Chafe’s unsettling two-person show, Nora sets out to find some rational explanation for her mother’s disappearance in Butler’s Marsh some…

Instant performance

The 2nd annual St. John’s Busker’s Festival is coming. Elling Lien sat down for a beer with handbalancer Cory Tabino, magician Michael James, and contortionist Mason Dangers to ask the how and the why. MJ – Michael JamesMD – Mason DangerCT – Cory Tabino [To…

First dreams

Bryhanna Greenough mushes to the Newfoundland and Labrador Aboriginal Youth Arts Gathering. If you could do one thing you’d always dreamed of doing, what would it be? When St. John’s was being considered for the Cultural Capital of Canada recognition, a city wish fairy (not…

Food Nerd for Aug 3-9, 2006

Once upon a time, so the story goes, townsfolk would converge to roast an entire goat on a spit. The whole community would gather round. (“Yes! Free goat!”). The beast was cooked from his beard (barbe) to his tail (queue). A summertime, mesquite-infused tradition was…

30th NL Folk Festival Schedule

August 4-6 One time pass: $12 adult, $6 youth/senior, 12 & under free. Weekend pass: $50 adult, $25 youth/senior, 12 & under free

Other events Thursday

18 & Over Roller Skating, $5-$4 student/senior, 8-10:30pm, Mile One Stadium Aboriginal Youth Arts Exhibit & Sale, (see article page 4), 6-9pm, Fairmont Hotel Mall Walkers Club, 8:45am, Avalon Mall, 737-2333

Music Thursday

A Boy Named Tragedy, Aide-de-Camp (Halifax), Dearly Beloved (Toronto) $5, Roxxy’s Acoustic Insiders, Martini Bar ALL AGES SHOW (709 Metal Fest III)  Fireign, sHeavy, Cyprian, Embers Fade, Flatline and Incidium. $7 adv -$10 door, St. John’s Curling Club Amelia Curran & The Mercy Band (CD…