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PostArctica: Calabash Beats – Jam Report #9

Friday night was the first edition of The Jam at Cafe Kali for 2016. And if anyone was worried that the Jam may have lost its incredible pre-holiday momentum, let […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Calabash Beats – Jam Report #9

PostArctica: Fire Victim Benefit Concert

Was at the Fundraising concert at the Crowley Arts Centre today. Stayed for the first 5 acts, all of whom were very good. Hopefully this event will raise some money […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Fire Victim Benefit Concert

PostArctica: Mandolins and Traditions – Jam Report #7

Another great night at the Jam! I would like to mention the importance of community, that feeling of belonging to some kind of evolving open cohabitation in the ‘hood, up […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Mandolins and Traditions – Jam Report #7

PostArctica: Special Event – Jam Report #5

Overflowing house Friday night as a bunch of things were happening as well as the Jam. Politicians came by, lots of artists were networking, Rocky Mt Lo led a ribbon […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Special Event – Jam Report #5

Larry Hubich's Blog: For Profit Health Care and queue jumping for the wealthy

In 2009, Brad Wall said he would never allow someone “to use a bulging wallet to jump the queue.” Now his government is doing exactly that. – CUPE Health Care Council – Saskatchewan . . . → Read More: Larry Hubich’s Blog: For Profit Health Care and queue jumping for the wealthy

PostArctica: Magic – The JAM report #4

Lots of new faces at the Jam last night and many new connections were made, ideas shared, and, of course, some great music! First time Jammers Craig Girardin, Marie Andree […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Magic – The JAM report #4

The Canadian Progressive: Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski called female candidate an “NDP whore”

In yet another example of pervasive misogyny in Canada, a new YouTube video shows Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski calling a provincial candidate an “NDP whore.” The post Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski called female candidate an “NDP whore” appeared… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski called female candidate an “NDP whore”

The Canadian Progressive: John Oliver Rants Against Paris Attackers: “Fuck These Assholes”

Comedian John Oliver has the perfect response to the Islamic State-linked terrorists who carried out last Friday’s barbaric attack in Paris, France, killing 129 people.

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PostArctica: The Jam Report #3

Friday was our third edition of the Jam and it went smoothly as expected. After two weeks in the basement we brought the show upstairs and that was a big plus as it is more comfortable, the cafe offerings are more easily accessible, and there is much more room. Going to work on the bugs as they pop up but it’s been pretty smooth sailing so far. Big props to the musicians who make this thing the cool event that it is! We seem to be averaging around 25 people so far so it makes for a nice casual environment, (Read more…)

PostArctica: Handsome Johnny by Wally Dae

On this time of remembering and not forgetting…

Handsome Johnny by Wally Dae

And remember that Wally Dae will continue to be the Special Guest at the Jam at Cafe Kali every Friday through November.

PostArctica: Jam at Cafe Kali in Verdun

Last night was our 2nd edition of the Jam and it was a truly good time. The musicians work very well together, the people love the casual environment and it all comes together nicely. Wally Dae is one of the greatest unknown singer songwriters of our time so it is a particular pleasure to have him as our Special Guest for the month of November. The Jam is every Friday at 6 pm at Cafe Kali – 5200 Verdun (corner Desmarchais) Metro Verdun. Did I mention that it is free?

I belong to the local artist’s association, Empreintes d’artistes (Read more…)

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Will Ferrell does a mock music video of gangster rap – and it’s a scathingly hilarious critique of the genre

This is scathingly funny. Will Ferrell does a mock music video of macho gangster rap. Man, how I despise that music. As Rage Against the Machine said, “So-called rap’s a fraud.” Worse, most of it is disgustingly offensive, as well as hollow and noxious. Bob Marley would roll in his grave. Only new country and […]

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Will Ferrell does a mock music video of gangster rap – and it’s a scathingly hilarious critique of the genre

A musical commentary, followed by social and political analysis, followed by hilarious spoof rap videos, and more This is scathingly funny. Will Ferrell does a mock music video of macho gangster rap. Man, how I despise that music. As Rage Against the Machine said, “So-called rap’s a fraud.” Worse, most of it is disgustingly offensive, […]

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Naomi Klein on Neoliberalism, the Shock Doctrine and Disaster Capitalism

Normally I post only essays that I have written on my blog, but this deserves to be an exception to the rule. This is a true Must-Watch. Naomi Klein clarifies the history of neoliberalism and the current state of the world in a few short minutes. 100,000 protests a year in China now, protests across […]

The Canadian Progressive: Harper to blame for Elections Canada’s awful voter registration mess

Elections Canada has made an awful mess of voter registration for the 2015 federal election. It’s a mess that recalls bad memories of the 2011 robocall scandal. Stephen Harper is partly to blame.

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Larry Hubich's Blog: Harperman, a Protest Song

PostArctica: Bob Dylan, Hiroshima, Great Balls of Fire

From an article at CommonDreams.

“What gets in your blood?” the editor asked.

“The whole culture,” Dylan answered.

What do you mean? What are you saying? the editor asked. He kept pushing Dylan to explain where rock and roll came from.

Finally, when push came to shove, Bob Dylan gave the definitive answer.

Hiroshima.

“The atom bomb fueled the entire world that came after it,” Dylan said.

“What we need are people who are not afraid to wake up, to be aware, to be mindful, to be nonviolent, to be alert to what has happened and what continues (Read more…)

PostArctica: Bob Dylan, Hiroshima, Great Balls of Fire

From an article at CommonDreams.

“What gets in your blood?” the editor asked.

“The whole culture,” Dylan answered.

What do you mean? What are you saying? the editor asked. He kept pushing Dylan to explain where rock and roll came from.

Finally, when push came to shove, Bob Dylan gave the definitive answer.

Hiroshima.

“The atom bomb fueled the entire world that came after it,” Dylan said.

“What we need are people who are not afraid to wake up, to be aware, to be mindful, to be nonviolent, to be alert to what has happened and what continues (Read more…)

Larry Hubich's Blog: Jim Stanford separates rhetoric from reality on the Harper economic record

The Canadian Progressive: New NDP attack ad says Harper is world’s worst talent

New NDP attack ad draws attention to the fact that Stephen Harper is the “world’s worst talent scout”, highlights the Conservatives’ recent ethical lapses.

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PostArctica: When Punk Rock Hit Vancouver

Vancouver, 1978. So I am over at Glen Ward’s place and he puts an album on for me that he had ordered from Europe and we both were killing ourselves laughing through the whole thing, shaking our heads and pumping our fists, and just so damn high on this horrible, awful, ugly “new” stuff called Punk. It was awesome, simply awesome, to hear some rock music that was positively radical!

The 70’s were already done, Disco was everywhere. The Stones took a whack at it, Bowie was trying to own it, a terribly depressing time for a young fellow who (Read more…)

PostArctica: Coyote ~ Joni Mitchell

The Canadian Progressive: Shit Harper Did gives Conservatives taste of toxic debris from Vancouver oil spill [VIDEO]

Shit Harper Did warriors ambushed Industry Minister James Moore’s little party and rebuked the Conservatives’ “pathetic response” to the recent Vancouver oil spill.

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Things Are Good: A Video Series That’s Fighting Obesity

The obesity problem in North America keeps growing larger and it’s within all of our interests to ensure that we trim the fat. An online video series directed at kids is making a difference. The Adventure to Fitness series educates kids about animals, geography, and other fun things while keeping kids moving. This is really great because any parent or teacher can use the series to bring more activity and learning into a kid’s day.

According to Dr. Jenny Delfin, the Adventure to Fitness medical advisor and a cardiologist at New York University Langone Medical Center, the program’s effectiveness (Read more…)

The Canadian Progressive: Quebec police unleash violence on anti-austerity protesters [VIDEO]

Protesters hit the streets to protest the Quebec provincial government’s austerity policies. The police unleashed tear gas, sound bombs and rubber bullets, hitting some of the protesters in the face.

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