Earlstown Winter is a very Canadian band. Stomping Tom sang about snowmobiles and PEI potato haulers. The Tragically Hip probably know the career stats of every small town kid who ever laced up a pair of skates. That’s Canadiana. Earlstown Winter are Canadian. This might be the only place on Earth where they could have […]
It started with a foot, a picture, and a hallway. It ended with me, fearing for my life, dragging my terrified body through Vancouver’s streets. I’d peer around corners and squint down alleys. I was avoiding The VanDolls. Now to be fair, I had slighted them. I’d promised them a review and that review never […]
Even as I begin to type, I have no idea where I am going to post this. Facebook notes are usually a waste of my time and it is probably too tangential for burlesquestars.net. Too personal for the YVR blog and not self-centred and smutty enough for The Bastard’s Notebook. I’m going to start by […]
Melody Mangler has a very dirty mind. I wouldn’t have her any other way. I pride myself on my ability to skew every childhood memory one may have but she has taken that to a whole new level with her latest endeavour and my hat is off to her. Mangler, the writer (artistic director and […]
Living my life the way that I do has had several regrettable side effects. One of these is my description of the past being either “a while ago” or “yesterday.” Sometime, between a while ago and yesterday, a website, “Tales From A Bar Stool“, popped up on my radar. It was filled with usually humorous, […]
We’re on course for the coldest June on record. It’s feeling like fall. Generally speaking, spring and fall are the major fashion moments of the year. Friday was a weird day because it looked like the Vancouverites in Yaletown were dressing for both. Below are the photos I took over half and hour, Friday afternoon.
I was invited to The Rio Theatre for “Cheeky Tiki Luau: Scout Boutique Retro Fashion Show, Tropical Party, and Pop-up Shop”. Taking my shoes off at the beach is about as “tropical” as I get. When I saw on the invite that “Aloha and tropical wear is STRONGLY encouraged, vintage or not just make it island […]