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Archive for April, 2004


Friday, April 30th, 2004

Admittedly, in my view, odd is the factory in the background being hit by what looks like lightning. …Oh, hang on, that’s the struggle against sweatshops and globalised exploitation! Happy pre-General Strike in BC Day, too! No school, no library, no garbage collection: nothing was on today. And that was a warning.

In lieu of an entry…

Wednesday, April 28th, 2004

…an extended comment to the entry on April 23 about Al Tysick.  Go read that if you will. I had a lovely offline weekend and I also wasn’t able to access this blog for a few days (was the server down?), hence the paucity of entries.  I went on a rant (albeit via email) about […]

Fences and neighbours

Friday, April 23rd, 2004

The Victoria Conservatory of Music, located at the corner of Pandora Avenue and Quadra Street, recently installed fencing, which is over 2metres high, along its Pandora Avenue entrance. The avenue entry opens into a courtyard area, now barred, that apparently had become a hangout and sleeping area for some of the homeless people (up to […]

Some good things to do this weekend in Victoria:

Friday, April 23rd, 2004

First, the Fairfield Studio Tours kick off tomorrow (Saturday & Sunday — April 24-25). This has become an annual event (started in 2001, I think) in which local artists open their homes/ studios to visitors. It’s free and lots of fun, and there are always gems to discover. You can pick up a map at […]

Talk to your pharmacist

Tuesday, April 20th, 2004

The plot thickens, even as — I hope — the congestion thins. I should have done this sooner, but today I finally sought out my neighbour at her place of work. She is A Pharmacist. I brought her a webpage print out that describes Zephrex, with pencilled annotations that the Long Acting version has 120mg […]

Elizabeth Fischer and Dark Blue World

Monday, April 19th, 2004

If you’re in Vancouver or the Lower Mainland, you have a great opportunity to see Elizabeth Fischer and her new band Dark Blue World this Wednesday night, April 21st at 9pm. They’re playing at the Anza Club, at 8th and Ontario. See poster for details. Elizabeth made that cool poster, by the way: she can […]

Can you help me score some drugs?

Monday, April 19th, 2004

Prescription, that is. It’s not a libido-enhancer or a weight-reducer I’m after. This is what I want, nay, what I need: Zephrex LA 120 Tablets by Sanofi-Synthelabo. I’m not interested in the weaker-dosed non-LA Zephrex (LA stands for Long Acting), nor in the generic product. I have years of experience taking this stuff, and only […]

The new flowers of evil: bad news is, they don’t stink

Sunday, April 18th, 2004

BBC News World Edition carried this item yesterday, Online affairs ‘are infidelity’, which refers to a study by Dr. Monica Whitty of the Psychology Department at Queen’s University in Belfast, Ireland. It was published in the November 2003 issue of CyberPsychology & Behavior. The abstract of Whitty‘s article, called “Pushing the Wrong Buttons: Men’s and […]

Holy Barbarians, Beatman, it’s Semina!

Saturday, April 17th, 2004

Inspired by Tom Shugart‘s April 12 entry Howling Recollections, I decided to revisit one of my favourite beats, Wallace Berman. I love Berman’s work, how it flies below the radar, side-steps co-optation, attracts and repulses simultaneously, destabilising the viewer and the society it was made in while still using all the flotsam and jetsam — […]

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