T-MAG: “But for the video for the song “On a Path,” which premieres above, Pallett turned to one of his longest-running creative partners, the artist Steve Kedo. The pair have worked together since they were college roommates. For this particular video, Kedo stayed at Pallett’s house for an entire week while photographing every object in it. “It’s very much conceptually about taking stock of our possessions, and the implied validation of life from the things we surround ourselves with,” Pallett explained. “And it will also help with insurance claims in case my possessions ever got destroyed in a fire!”
OWEN PALLETT T mag interview HERE
Owen Pallett – On A Path (Lyric Video)
Directed By Steve Kado
HIGHLIGHTS of THE 4th ANNUAL CFNY UKNOW AWARDS 1984 on BACKSTAGE!!! (featuring a young Jim Carrey does Lou Rawls & Billie Holiday)
OK… this is KILLING me! Toronto’s CFNY/ CASBY AWARDS from 1985 showcasing awesome (Delbello & host Carole Pope) and the awful (everything else). Truly a blast from the past for me! SEE (even if you really don’t want to) Eva Everything, Johnny McLeod, Darkroom, Glamorcult, Messenjah, Pukka Orchestra, Villains, David Marsden, The Spoons, Siren (Lyn & Lea Harper), Luba, Belinda Metz, Tamara Silvera, Gowan, Eugene Levy, Sherry Kean, Paul Humphrey, Gerry Cott, Jim Gray, Benjamin Russell, Paul Shaffer, Jane Siberry, Martin Short, Moral Support, Tapps, Vital Sines, Ted Woloshyn , BB Gabor, Jim Reid, Matt Zimbel, Henry Heillig, Images In Vogue, M + M, The Nylons, Parachute Club, Rough Trade and MORE!
Sadly, no one has uploaded Cumming’s “Glamour Boy” Juno Awards performance of this song… but you do get a glimpse of a rehearsal in the NEW MUSIC segment below…
HEY LOOK… IT’S THE (((NEW))) MARIE!!!
The 1980–1981 TV season featured Marie with a Bob Mackie fashion make-over and starring in her own solo variety series on NBC called Marie, which was also produced at Silverman’s behest and attempted to follow a similar format. It lasted one season.
Don’t you just love getting packages in the mail. Things you’ve purchased yourself and magical surprises. Here’s my Pee-Wee Herman Abstinence Ring.
Info: The Pee-wee Herman Show Abstinence Ring is a design collaboration between Pee-wee creator Paul Reubens and sculptor Brad Oldham. They worked closely together to provide you something special. Oldham hand carved the first ring in his Dallas art studio. Each subsequent ring was hand-cast in lead-free pewter and hand polished to a satin finish. The inset Swarovski crystal provides a glamorous glint. The four-sided design allows the owner to choose what side shows. Of course, the inside of the ring features the promise of PURITY.
Pewter can be cleaned much the same as sterling silver. However, pewter does not shine as sterling silver since pewter is naturally a softer metal. If the ring dulls, it can be rubbed with a fine steel wool to bring the sheen back. $20.00 US. PURCHASE HERE!
Here’s the delightfully BONER worthy CUB CAMP 2014 Calendar! Look at all the hairy man goodness. YAY!!! $20.00 US. As an added incentive, a portion of the calendar’s proceeds will go to the Will Munro Fund for Queer & Trans Youth Living with Cancer. Photos by Bradley Roberge. PURCHASE HERE!
Special Guest: The Free Design
The United States Air Force presents “The Now Sound of Christmas” from the radio station only album “The United States Air Force presents “A Christmas Party 1968″ / The United States Air Force presents “The Now Sound of Christmas”" in 1968.
Special Guest: The Free Design
1. The Now Sound Of Christmas
2. Proper Ornaments
3. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
4. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
5. Only Narration
Special Guest: The Free Design
1. Close Your Mouth
2. Christmas Is The Day
3. Winter Wonderland
4. Shepherds And Wisemen
5. Reprise: The Now Sound Of Christmas
Oh, The Patterns!!! Two songs from Sandler & Young “Two Christmases” 1972 special (featuring the BEST cheap seventies set & outfits)
Short documentary directed by James Rewucki about Manitoba’s Orbit trash program that was so popular throughout the 60′s and 70′s. Produced for MTS Winnipeg On Demand.
“As a child, I didn’t really realize that the “Orbits” were Manitoba-specific. My father’s family is from Winnipeg, but I grew up in Brandon, so there were lots of hours back and forth on the highway growing up, and the “Orbits” were a memorable part of the travel scenery.” - Greg Hamilton, Brandon Sun
WIKI P: Toronto was a Canadian rock band formed in the late 1970s in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, when singer Annie “Holly” Woods met guitarist Brian Allen. The band’s constantly shifting line-up was originally augmented by guitarist/backing vocalist Sheron Alton, keyboardist Scott Kreyer, bassist Nick Costello, and drummer Jimmy Fox.
The song “What About Love” was originally recorded by Toronto during the “Get It on Credit” sessions, having been written by band members Alton and Allen along with outside collaborator Jim Vallance. However, the band elected not to release the song, and the frustration Allen and Alton faced in getting this and other material onto Toronto’s albums eventually led to their departure from the group. In 1985, the song was offered to Heart, who turned “What About Love” into an international top 10 hit. Toronto’s original version was eventually released in 2002 as a bonus track the CD reissues of several of their albums. WIKI P
CAN. Canadian documentary. A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the music industry and youth-culture scene of 1973. Things you’ll see include: Outside the Montréal Forum at a Rolling Stones concert kids try to score hash. Cool on-stage footage of the Stones performing, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” Close-up of Jack Daniels bottles sitting on guitar amps. Mick tosses buckets of water into the audience. Concert tickets cost $7.00! VIDEOBEAT REVIEW HERE
Friend and AWESOME photographer Jet took this shot of me (above) for 10X10, the 3rd annual photo exhibit/book celebrating queers in the arts. We had a really fun afternoon shooting the shit… sharing stories… and being super silly! She just sent me a few outtakes which she is totally happy to share with you all. The double hand is killing me. Thanks Jet!!! xoxo
Canadian documentary about prostitution on Davie Street in Vancouver.
The decision to shoot a film about “the prostitution capital of Canada,” Davie Street, was based on eight months of research by the filmmakers concerning prostitution in major cities throughout Canada and the United States. Davie Street is located in the heart of Vancouver’s residential West End, just minutes from Stanley Park. Hookers have turned the tree-lined streets into a drive-in brothel open for trade from noon until 4 am, seven days a week. The prostitutes here have organized themselves by meeting once each week to discuss safety, self-defense, and health controls. Collectively, they print “bad trick sheets,” warning each other of potentially dangerous clients. These prostitutes are independent and through mutual cooperation have maintained a “pimp free” work environment. There are normally up to 150 prostitutes frequenting this area, congregating around neighbourhood churches and lining the alleyways and street corners all day long. After spending two months on Davie Street talking with the hookers, the filmmakers were able to gain their trust and confidence. The subjects agreed to wear radio microphones while being filmed by a hidden camera in a parked van. They worked the corner, openly negotiating with tricks, and spoke candidly about their experiences during breaks at a local restaurant. Hookers on Davie emerges as a fresh insight into the lives of prostitutes working the streets, giving a sensitive and personal portrayal of their world and their lives. (From the Canadian Filmmaker Distribution Centre Study Guide).
“I loved this when I originally saw it in 1984… the people in this doc are so compelling”
Such a great doc… WATCH IT NOW!