Sunday, June 13, 2010

Shad and Champion

We went to Shad's concert at The Opera House last night.  I haven't been to many hip-hop or rap shows and I wasn't sure what the crowd was like.  I decided to wear my Champion t-shirt for the occasion thinking it gave me a little street cred, although electronica is still a musical departure away from Shad's hip-hop style.

Today, I was having some trouble trying to find the setlist from last night (so I can fill in some of gaps in myShad downloads), when I came across a CBC Radio 3 podcast - Shad and Champion playing last year's Transmission Festival in Victoria !  Never suspected they'd played on the same bill before.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Ryan - coincidence, originally uploaded by PJMixer.
I was downtown checking out some of the exhibits for the Contact Photography festival when a noticed this striking bright red truck on Ossington Avenue. I took a few shots, one of which included a brightly dressed passerby. After taking the shots, I continued my walk up Ossington and noticed some beautiful and colourful art work at AWOL Gallery. Upon closer examination, I noticed the piece was made up of mousetraps. I went into the gallery and met Agata Ostrowska who told me all about Ryan Barrett and his latest project, Fire Trap. Ryan returned from getting a coffee and we spent almost an hour talking about the project and art in general.

When I checked my photographs when I got home, I noticed Ryan was the stranger I captured in this earlier photo.

Click here for the full story and more photos from my visit to AWOL Gallery.