We be hammin’

Art… music…. performance…. sleep deprivation… meaty puns… Summer wouldn’t be summer in our little city of weirdness without a few good all-nighters. What’s better than watching the sun come up over the Narrows on an August morning after having been on the go since the…

Windsock closing

Sarah Smellie heads for the elevated underground. Sad secret I have a secret for you: The Windsock Lounge, at 161 Water Street, has the best deck in town. With a great view of the harbor, a small, quiet, candle-lit setting, and vaguely perverse bathroom signage…

Nananana-booboo

Jordan Canning says the The Bourne Ultimatum action scenes will leave your plot-following attention span in the dust. The latest installment of the Bourne franchise picks up right where the second film left off—with an injured Jason Bourne out-limping a dozen or so cops through…

When otters attack

You ‘otter’ know what’s going on in the Bowering Park duck pond. About a month ago a black otter set up camp in the area terrorizing the local residents, the ducks. He even killed and ate a few. Keith Fillier, a frequent park visitor, had…

Kathleen Winter

Occupation: Writer Age: 47 Home town: She was born in Bill Quay, England, and currently lives in Holyrood, but considers St. John’s her hometown. Musical preferences: Urban hillbilly; gypsy violin; original folk-syle ballads (“Ron Hynes is a real balladeer”); anything original and story-based. Last book(s)…

Attack of the Zucchini

Andreae Prozesky is not wont to exclaim “gad, zukes!” Remember that old joke, “when you step off a plane in Newfoundland, remember to set your watch ahead half an hour—and back twenty years”? I think it was meant in a bad way. I remember it…

Mountain man

Elling Lien talks to Jon Janes, aka The Mountain and the Trees. Pasadena’s Jon Janes is not a large person, but he’s often mistaken for a group. Performing acoustic folk tunes with a group, or—quite often—solo, he goes by the name The Mountains and the…

Seagull

Harsh electronic noise musicians from Vancouver Heather Johnston and Michael Piercey pick three of their favourite albums. 1. The Rita “Thousands Of Dead Gods” (Troniks) “Any record by The Rita is the aural equivalent to a punch in the face. It sounds like sticking your…

Paper Covers Rock

Anshuman Iddamsetty is straight up on that kryptonite. OMG PCR. Welcome to the latest edition of news and gossip from the gutters of the St. John’s music scene. 3 Bahs in a Punk Band Drop New CD “At this point it feels fucking amazing. The…

Making hay…

Elling Lien has your summer all planned out. Welcome to the middle of the end of summer! Sorry—had to say it. If you haven’t done any of this yet, drop everything and get to it right away: a quick bike ride, a little bit of…

Road rust

Bryhanna Greenough vs. the rust monster. For over ten years I’d been happily pushing pedal to school, work, the grocery store, dentist appointments and wherever else I needed to get to. Then, by an unusual set of circumstances, a car just kind of landed in…

Inept + Straight = Gay?

Sex and love columnist Dan Savage straightens out your socially maladapted world. I am a single guy… never good with women… not many girlfriends… I didn’t have sex till I was 31… but all my life I’ve had this strange fetish… I love to be…

Bjork — “Innocence”

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/72RFO1YtLMg” width=”400″ height=”330″ wmode=”transparent” /] Video: Björk — “Innocence” By Fred&Annabelle (contest winners) France www.bjork.com Rachel Jean Harding: Bjork has a knack for working with innovative video artists, and the fans who made this video have taken cues from a lot of them. The…