Thursday, May 29, 2008
cofounders andrew kimani and bartholomew 'kamau' fisher sullivan.
designer lenjo maza in the 'obama'.
having an ear to the ground in kenya can provide a wealth of coolness. kila kitu (a swahili work meaning 'everything') is a clothing company cofounded by a couple of renaissance men - my down homeboy bart and his good friend andrew. these resourceful fellows, 'mine the depths of nairobi's sprawling second hand clothing markets' for, 'preloved fabrics... which they reuse, remix and renew to create one-of-a-kind garments'.
each piece has it's own name, identity, music, and website. yea, i said website. you can download mp3's, upload pictures of you wearing your hot piece and join the boys on a virtual video tour of a fabric hunt a gikomba, nairobi's biggest second-hand clothing market.
don't trip. check it.
Friday, May 23, 2008
this past mother's day, my best friend's mother, hilary gidney sullivan, went missing from her home in vancouver. last night, we discovered that she had 'passed from this world. she was in a grove in pacific spirit park, a forest she often visited'.
this is a message of love, peace and prayer to a family i consider my own - amelia, brian, clare, madeleine, bart, rama and gus, i love you and hope that jasmine and i can be a wealth of strength and support for you whenever you need us.
have you guys ever been on theonion.com? it is mock-journalism at it's funniest and finest. seriously, with headlines like, 'new roommate hopes 5-hour fuckfest didn't keep you up', how can you not check this shit out. it's amazing and you should all read it. for reals.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
last night susan and i were total barflies at h&m grand opening. the misshapes were there, and i got a couple of really cute pieces.
we're leaving for sasquatch tomorrow after work, and it promises to be a disaster of an weekend - i can't wait. colleen gave me the headdress she made and wore at acme west and i am totally going to preside over my campsite in that shit. i think emma is getting me a sweet besty dress too - it's going to be all costumes, all the time. wish us luck..
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
stand up comedy has got to be one of the toughest gigs out there. i mean, i would most definitely cry and/or pee my pants out of sheer fright if i was up on stage in front of a bunch of critical hipsters and one of my jokes fell flat.
well, lucky for this bunch of assholes, that won't happen. because they're funny as shit. their mockumentary piece on creeps and the best ways to lurk is worth watching more than once.
check it: every tuesday night at cafe montmartre at main and 28th.
Monday, May 19, 2008
last night after a solid afternoon at third beach, i met up with some of my favourite gnarcore homies, and their down homegirl, judith, at the persian tea house on davie. it was the first time i'd ever smoked shisha through a bonafide hookah.
if i'd made it there earlier, i would have been able to have the traditional tea too. i think that i'm going to be incorporating tea time on davie into my new, improved summer schedule. holler.
Friday, May 16, 2008
my down homeboy gerhard just moved to toronto from vancouver and has informed me that while he will be missing the best coast, there are heaps of things to do in the big smoke.
evil dead the musical for instance. to all of my torontonian homies - check it: the diesel playhouse. booyah!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
last night leah, kris, alana and i went to see a bunch of super cute swedes play their super cute swede music at the red room. lykke li and el perro del mar were headlining and it was totally worth my $22.
highlights of the evening:
* lykke li's 'breaking it up'
* lykke li and el perro del mar combining forces, singing some classic motown on the final encore of the evening.
check it: lykke li on myspace.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
holy crap. do yourselves a freaking favour, drop what you are doing immediately, and download 'revolution death squad' by dragonforce. please.
special thanks to chaad for turning me onto these guys.
check it: www.dragonforce.com and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/dragonforce
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
big dudical love to my down homeboy, sal. i gave him a lovely flannel shirt at dinner last night, and he presented me with a super dope rubber bracelet made by his friend jac vanek.
i got the ruthless one, p.s.
jac is a ucla media arts student. check her out:
Monday, May 12, 2008
this new york based dj trio is made up of friends geordon ninol, leigh lezark and greg krelenstein, and they're spinning next wednesday night, may 21st, at the private grand opening party for the new h&m flagship store in pacific centre.
yay! i was lucky enough to get on this list for this party and am definitley looking forward to seeing these hepcats spin - not to mention getting 25% off some fresh gear that no one has picked through yet.. this should be some hot shit - i'll keep you posted.
Friday, May 9, 2008
this is tovah. she is so awesome. tomorrow, she turns one year old - i am hopping an early ferry to the island to go see her and her mom (one of my best down homegirls in the entire universe), liesel.
liesel is an amazing mom. happy first birthday tovah shae!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
amelia and i watched a special on buffy sainte-marie around christmastime, just before she left to go back to school in the u.k. it was right around the time we realized that we, in fact, were 'sass & tass', and that i wanted to be just like buffy.
so here's a list of a few reasons why i love this canadian songbird:
* we share the same birthday
* she was briefly addicted to codine
* she named her first son, dakota starblanket wolfchild
* she breast-fed that same son on an episode of 'sesame street'
* she co-wrote the classic song 'up where we belong' and won an oscar for it
* she loves using mac computers for all of her art
* in 2004, kanye west, cam'ron & jim jones of the diplomats sampled her track, "lazarus"
* in 1998 she was honoured with the 'order of canada'
check her out: www.creative-native.com
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
the weather is getting to be pretty beautiful in vancouver. i know i probably shouldn't speak so soon, seeing as it's still spring and any celebrations of sunshine are usually followed by getting caught in an unsuspected downpour.. regardless, i've been having fun getting out and about on my bike.
sunday, beaudry picked us up in his motorboat at granville island. we packed 5 bicycles on it and zipped out to gibson's for an afternoon of crusing, fish and chips and gelato. amazing.
last night, suze and i met up with brendan and dave. we biked down to the lookout between kits beach and point grey and tipped a few pilsners to the sunset. somehow, i managed to keep up with those guys on our cruise back to east van - but i think i need a faster ride. let me know if you guys hear of any deals!
Monday, May 5, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
saturday night in vancouver the gays and all of their hangers-on will be toasting the shit out of life. the tranny to top all trannies (across the universe) and ultimate muse of david lachapelle, amanda lepore, and her sidecick cazwell, the hottest gay electro-rapper (on the planet), will be joining forces and performing like, 2 blocks away from my freaking house.
10:30 p.m at the biltmore cabaret- 2755 prince edward street (on the corner of kingsway and 12th). this is not to be missed. fuck, i hope i can still get tickets..