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Thar be choons!

Richard Seypka of St. John’s has posted some of the stuff he’s been working on this month, and it’s sounding really good… Check them out on his RPM profile.

7 Tips To Survive Mid-February RPM Disorder

By Another Cultural Landslide. Via this thread. 1. Don’t Think. Just Do. 2. F— Perfection. 3. Budget your time carefully. 4. Free yourself from bullshit expectations. 5. Passion & Desire. 6. It’s only a crisis if you want it to become one. 7. Stop kicking…

Dance Party of Newfoundland

After owning the Toronto Sketch Festival late last year, where they won “Best of the Fest” and a gig at Toronto’s famous Second City comedy club, local sketch comedy troupe The Dance Party of Newfoundland have already—with full force—plunged elbow deep into 2008. Elling Lien…

Cuff the Duke

Ontario alt-country quartet Cuff the Duke are coming to town, opening for Blue Rodeo at Mile One on February 22. Last fall, Cuff the Duke’s album Sidelines of the City was released on Hardwood records. Elling Lien spoke with the band’s lead vocalist and guitarist…

Chili for all!

When the slithy winter wind is working its knobbly fingers up under the siding of your house, when a trip to the corner shop is a major expedition requiring equipment usually reserved for professional adventurers, when everything you can see out your window—road, hills, water,…

Hot tickets

For Feb 14-28, 2008 Siberian Beach Party w/ The Kremlin (serf rock), Liquorice Welts, The Ship (Feb 16)

Storefront

Spaceship-in-progress. Screamers 2 invades the Dominion building on Elizabeth Ave. Photo by James McAteer. Emilie Bourque blasts off. SPACE: AISLE FOUR Ever passed by the old Dominion building on Elizabeth Avenue and wondered why the lights were on inside? Well, I’ll tell you what’s happening:…

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Interview with Sara Tilley

A conversation with the author of the recently published novel Skin Room, out on Pedlar press. Andreae Prozesky: Hi, Sara. What are you doing in Vancouver? Sara Tilley: I am actually here on a Canada Council grant to mentor with my Clown through Mask teacher,…

More than real

By Andreae Prozesky When I try to get in touch with Sara Tilley about Skin Room, her début novel, she’s on her way out of town. Can I send her a few questions over e-mail? Sure. I’m interested in her narrator, Teresa Norman. Teresa tells…

The Valentine window

The Valentine window on Long’s Hill Sharon Hynes celebrates the holidays year-round. Her front window is a familiar sight to regulars in her neighbourhood, and with Valentine’s Day here, she has engineered a window display to warm even the snowiest of souls. Strings of heart…

Wallace Hammond

Occupation: Local music cornerstone and sound technician. Bio: Wallace Hammond rules. Born and raised in St. John’s, he has been a huge part of the St. John’s music scene since his student days as station manager at MUN radio. In fact, February 3rd marked the…

Blood for oil

Dave Newman says yes indeed, There Will Be Blood. There is so much going on beneath the surface of Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood that it would be impossible to cover everything it tries to accomplish here. The film is overwhelming. Despite its…

DIY: Circuit bending

Bryhanna Greenough is in ur furby bendin ur circuitz. Craig Squires does funny things to Speak & Spells. Sitting at my living room table, he’s plunking away at his collection of mangled, bleeping children’s electronics. He’s unscrewing the back casings to expose the circuit boards,…