Stuff from Quebec City, Canada

Sunday, April 30, 2006

La Linea

I've recently managed to find more info about the La Linea TV cartoon serie by Osvaldo Cavandoli. I loved that show so much when I was a kid. I'd like to buy the DVD, but it's only available on Some episodes are available here .

Friday, April 28, 2006

I don't get the hockey frenzy...

Someone will have to explain it to me, I really don't get it. I was sitting at the bar in the Faste Fou after work, having a beer with a colleague. Both TVs where tuned on perpetual news channels, the big story was about tonight's hockey game at the Bell Center. Is that really news material ? I mean, there's a million of important events each day that change the world as we see it... Do we need to know that much about a sport event ?

A colleague in Montreal this week was having a really bad day because the Canadien lost a game. I'm having a bad day when I learn that a loved-one died. I might have a bad day if I wake up late, to then ride an over-crowded bus on a rainy day. I can't conceive having a bad day just because my favorite team lost a game in the finals.

How can a sport bring so much passion/mass hysteria ?

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Soirée Osez! Centre de création O Vertigo April 22nd

A party/fundraiser will be held at the Centre de création O Vertigo at the Place des Arts of Montreal, April 22nd, 21h. The night is for the launch of the 2006 edition of the dance event Osez! in St-Jean-Port-Joli, August 16th to 20th.

Map: MyMaps at

Soirée Québec 84 !, May 6th at the Sacrilège

An other Soirée 84 ! Music from the 80's by Dj Lo and Dj Zézette.
May 6th, 22h at the Sacrilège
447 rue St-Jean

map: MyMaps at

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Tonight's Subhumans show

I've finally seen Subhumans at l'Anti tonight. What a great show ! Amazing ! Those guys are solid, and they can teach a lesson to many bands. It was a concentrate of pure energy. I wish they could've gone for longer, but I can imagine they were pretty exhausted from such a performance. The show went so fast, it was like a flash. It was good seeing that big crowd of punks outside, scatering around côte d'Abraham, still stunned by the show.

Here's a video of the song "I Don't wanna die" I've found on YouTube that was recorded August 6, 1998.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Music made with a Commodore 64: Goto80

While listening to LastFM, I discovered an interesting artist; Anders Carlsson (AKA Goto80). He makes music with a Commodore 64, a Gameboy and various old hardware.It brought a lot of memories about the good ol' Commodore 64. I remember playing countless games of Jumpman, Impossible Mission and Moon Patrol on it.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

An other crazy birthday party !

I haven't slept in more than 32 hours, so I don't know how the post will be like...

We have a tradition with my friends, we sometime like to kidnap each other on our birthdays. Yesterday (well, still today for me), the LaTourelle Orkestra (5 members) entered my workplace and I was with two colleagues. They played Bubamara (Black Cat White Cat) for us. After the song they gave me a note telling that a car was waiting for me. The band followed me while playing like if I was in an Emir Kusturica movie. We embarked in a Dodge Caravan mini van that a friend was driving and they continued to play in the car. The trumpetist was all squished in the back and still managed to play. We went from the Parc industriel Jean Talon nord to the Salons d'Edgard. It was like having a live radio in the mini van. The band was still playing when I entered the Salons. I don't like to be the center of attention, so to tell you that I was embarrased would be an understatement . I took a shooter of vodka with the musicians. I know the staff and they are good friends. Everybody was laughing and wishing me happy birthday. I was then told that we would eat at the Clocher Penché and the band followed me from the Salons to the Clocher Penché. I thought about running, it would have been funny to be chased by the band with pursuit music (I should have done it). On the way there was some peoples in the street claping and dancing and even honking. They played a last song in front of a mystified/amused audience at the Cloché Penché. Originaly, my friend planed to have the band follow me in the bus trip home, imagine that !

I had a nice and delicious supper with very dear friends and then we went to a big party that a friend was hosting at his flat (it was his birthday on Tuesday). At some point, there was actually someone body surfing on the small dancing crowd. I managed to catch the last call at the Sacrilège and went back to the then finished party. There was no more time to sleep, so I took a taxi and went to work directly. Yes, I worked, I know it's crazy, but don't worry I was completely sober and in good shape considering all that happened during the night.

Now, I'm completely burnt/incinerated/cremated and I have some serious ZZZs to catch up.

What a great birthday party !

So long, and thanks for all the fun.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Super Cop video

You don't want to mess with that bad motherfucker...

Street Scratch n Spin video

It looks like I'm in video mode these times. Here's a clever little ad for a crossfader.

Red Bull - Crashed Ice 2006 video

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Ali Farka Touré Buried in Mali

I just learned that Ali Farka Touré died March 7th. I liked his music very much, it sucks to learn that so late. Here's a BBC article about his hometown burial.