Say hello to the mini ECO-FRIENDLY TOKIDOKI FMV LOOX LAPTOP from Fujitsu. Stylish, compact, cute, efficient, useful...and only available in Japan. Boo.
If you really, really, really need..no wait...want the Tokidoki laptop then feel free to peruse its Fujitsu page HERE, but make you have someone around who can read Japanese. Good luck! Ooh, it comes with a free Tokidoki tee-shirt as gift-with-purpose. The price starts at 123,800 yen (give or take US$1125), and for full specs check out Pocketable's full-on description (in English to boot!) HERE.
Have no clue where the "eco-friendly" part comes in...but it seems blindness could be a side-effect from using such a teeny laptop. *squint squint*Posted by Tamiko | August 29, 2008 | Comments (0)
The POKEMONES' look is androgynous -- spiked hair, dyed hair, thick Goth eyeliner, low-slung jeans, multiple piercings. A look that sounds a bit like the description of an anime character, no? The Pokemones may take their name from the "pocket monsters," but in Chile they're an urban tribe of teens aged 12-18 known for their afternoon raves, tech gear, shared kissing, and political apathy.
Sound like teens the world over? Well, yes...but conservative Chile is reeling from the Pokemones who are blatantly going against their parents' conservative mores -- Chile, after all, didn't approve of divorce until 2004 and abortion is still illegal. The Pokemones' favorite pastimes are to gather at a "ponceo" (rave) to hangout and partake in a kiss-a-thon, regardless of gender, to tally up to see who can kiss the most people. And although there's no drugs or alcohol involved -- so they say...yeah, right -- the Pokemones also enjoy full-clothed simulated sex on the dance floor.
Sounds like a typical highschool party. Maybe the Chilean leaders would benefit from watching American Pie -- after all, Pokemones won't seem so "bad" in comparison to the teens in that movie. Maybe.
This hilarious blog with make your life...even if you don't have a Korean mom. You'll desperately want a Korean mom by the time you get through the list of STUFF KOREAN MOMS LIKE -- currently the list is at #45: Pale Skin (whitening skin products). Ahh, this explains the visors and the driving gloves...
The blog is written and maintained by the mysterious Chiyo (which is rather confusing considering Chiyo is more commonly known as a Japanese name; see?) whose own Korean mom actually reads the blog and obviously offers much inspiration. It's about as good as Margaret Cho's stories about her mom.
Except you learn things that deliver a WTF? if you aren't Korean...such as finding out that behind your back some smart-ass Korean mom is calling you "pork hock". Pork hock! Aren't those pig's feet? Damn. This requires stank-eye revenge. Now. No, wait. Give up. Will lose. Obviously. Sigh.
Yup, this blog with make your life! Seriously. Gut hurts from laughing so hard. And...OH MY GOD you'll want to die it's so funny.
In a tale of "come on, give me a break," Warner Brothers, the studio behind the Harry Potter franchise, is suing the Bombay-based producer of HARI PUTTAR: A COMEDY OF TERRORS...because, well, it's kinda obvious.
The Hindi-language children's film will be released on September 12 across India -- that is, if the looming legal action doesn't delay the release of Hari Puttar. Apparently the film has been around for two years since its initial development, and it's only now that Warner Bros' lawyers have decided to raise a stink. Hey, maybe they're hard up for some drama, even some more cash (*greedy bastards*) since delaying the November 2008 release of The Half-Blood Prince to summer 2009?
Whatever the case, the plot revolves around 10-year-old Hari Prasad Dhoonda, nicknamed Hari Puttar ("Hari" is a popular boys' name in India, while "Puttar" means "son" in Punjabi) who moves to Britain with his family. Hari gets left behind at home when some thugs (one of them looks awfully like the wedding planner guy in Monsoon Wedding) decide to break-in to steal plans to his father's top secret project which are found in a computer chip hidden in the house. Can Hari Puttar save the day, without any magic wands in sight?
Man, it sounds like Home Alone more than Harry Potter.Posted by Tamiko | August 26, 2008 | Comments (0)
It's a toss up. Can't decide which video/song/girl-pop group is more saccharine: Japan's HINOI TEAM's "Night on Fire" (here) or Korea's WONDERGIRLS' "Tell Me" (here). Oh, it's so close...cavities are already beginning to sprout at the root of the tooth canal.
The Hinoi Team's song "Night of Fire" was a popular (egads) Eurobeat track from 2005, the third single for this 4-girl J-Pop group who also have a song out called "Sticky Tricky and Bang!" (...) -- what a gift! The "Night on Fire" video features comedian-wrestler Korikki Choshu and said girls dancing para-para style in bright hues while singing such choice lyrics as: "My boyfriend's excited and can't sit still. Whenever we see each other, we just hug and act like friends. How about more? How about not hiding anything? Even if you're nervous, it doesn't matter what happens to love. It's okay to do it in one take. I'm all right, I won't hesitate. Night on Fire ..."
Then there's Wondergirls, a 5-girl K-Pop group, whose 2007 song "Tell Me" samples Stacey Q's "Two of Hearts." The video features one of the Wondergirls transforming into Wonderwoman (hee) whenever "evil" lurks. The bouncy dance moves performed in the video were imitated -- because, come on, who wouldn't?! -- and classic lines were karaoked (can it be used as a verb? -- whatevs) such as: "I didn't know you like me. I feel so good. Oh so good. I thought it was a dream. Maybe I should pinch my cheeks, I just feel so good...Tell me tell me, tetetetete tell me that you love me, that you waited for me..."
Can't decide whether the Hinoi Team's angry-wrestler guy trumps the Wondergirls' locker-room flasher? Thoughts?
PLEASE VOTE FOR ME, a documentary by Weijun Chen, is out on DVD. The doc looks at an experiment in democracy -- at the third grade level -- following students as they elect a new class monitor at Evergreen Primary School in Wuhun, China.
This is the first time that these students have been exposed to a democratic election process and a variety of other issues, from the very idea of how democracy works to China's One-Child policy.
At school, the candidates, Luo Lei (the current class monitor), Cheng Cheng, and Xu Xiaofei, make speeches, promises, and plan tactics to try and win over their classmates' votes. The doc also follows each candidate in their home life, where overzealous parents coach their kids on how to campaign, exposing the pressure it places on the kids.
This 55-minute documentary first premiered on TV earlier this year. Grab yourself a copy here. And watch a clip of Please Vote For Me (under the cut)!Posted by Michelle D. | August 22, 2008 | Comments (0)
Now, I know what you're thinking..."Gilbert Arenas has a blog!?" Well, yes, he does. It would normally go unnoticed, except for his fans who actually know who he is. Come on. Please. However, about his trip, the title of his blog entry is "Everybody Should Visit Manila." A grand statement, right? So why visit Manila, Gilbert?
Well, according to his blog, the city experience itself was "unreal" and will undoubtedly "bring your spirits up." But that's not all -- he goes on to give glowing praise to the residents of the city:
One thing I want to say about Filipinos: they're very warm people, very good-hearted people. Like, everybody was nice. You know, you meet nice people, but a whole country of nice, genuine, warm-hearted people was unbelievable. These are diehard fans.
Dude. For real? No doubt that they're nice people, but for the most part they're nice to you because you're a towering 6'4" basketball player...and maybe with the surname Arenas this makes you family...and maybe, just maybe if the photo under-the-cut is any indication, we're thinking you spent quality time with some very nice, genuine, warm-hearted ladies who only recently took up a liking to basketball. Just saying.
Sometimes you're minding your own business, when you find yourself smack-dab in the middle of a link that blows your mind -- the WTF? kinda feeling. This is seriously WTF? but also a bit awesome too. Can it be possible to feel wretched and intrigued at the same time?
With titles such as Delinquent Girl Boss: Worthless to Confess; Girl Boss Guerilla; Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter; and School of the Holy Beast, the PINKU EIGA ("sex films" in the "arty" sense, not the "porn" sense....wait, who're they kidding?) that came out of late '60s and early '70s Japanese cinema are not Kurosawa in the least, but they served to bring back an audience that was turning away from theatres due to the accessibility of TV.
Using their in-house action-film directors, Japanese film studios began filming and releasing "Roman Porno" ("Romance Porno") as a way to entice audiences back to the theatre. Guess sex does sell. Initially, the films were soft-porn in nature but slowly the films began featuring more violence and action -- creating a genre that became known as PINKY VIOLENCE (Pinku Eiga) . Tough ladies that kicked-ass, tons of T&A, and violence. Does any of this sound familiar? What American director was so influenced by this? Come on...you can do it.
Of course, Pinku Eiga didn't fizzle out into the universe after the '70s. A new crop of Pinku Eiga films appeared, shocked, and intrigued a new set of audiences -- re: Hana to Hebi by Takashi Ishii, and Audition by Takashi Miike. This film is totally WTF-ed up. You'll feel wretched and intrigued the whole time. Trust.
A list of Pinku Eiga out on DVD with English subtitles HERE.
If double-dutch chants, cartoon action theme songs, early hip-hop, and '70s funk are your thing, then you'll find peppy bliss in THE GO! TEAM.
The Brighton, England-based six-piece band began mixing live instrumentation and samples in 2000. Inspired by Sonic Youth-style guitars and horn music, founding member Ian Parton, along with Chi Fukami Taylor, Kaori Tsuchida, Jamie Bell, Sam Dook, and Nkechi Ka Egenamba (aka Ninja), recorded their debut album, Thunder, Lightning, Strike, in Parton's parents' kitchen. The album, filled with flashy, attitude-driven dance music, was nominated for a 2005 Mercury Prize, and the lead single off the album, "Ladyflash," topped U.K. charts.
In 2007, The Go! Team released their follow-up album, Proof of Youth, which showcased a more complex and mature version of the band's original sound. Singles "Grip Like a Vice" and "Milk Crisis" are heavy on Ninja's rap skills as well as Parton, Dook, and Taylor all on drums.
Fans of Brazilian band CSS will definitely be drawn to The Go! Team's similar, exciting mish-mash of instrumental dance beats. Catch The Go! Team as they finish off the summer on the European festival circuit, and take a listen to them (under the cut)!
You know, that guy? The guy who dances badly. The guy who dances so badly but doesn't realize it. The guy who dances so badly and doesn't realize it, while everyone snickers behind his back. The guy who dances so badly, doesn't realize it, even while everyone snickers behind his back, but he doesn't care because he's "dancing like no one's watching"....which is all very good and Oprah-esque and all, but when the guy who dances badly ends up being paid to dance badly around the world, well, he's got the right to call you an ass and call it even.
And here we have WHERE THE HELL IS MATT?. Matt is the guy who dances badly. In fact, he's famed for his very own unique dance -- kinda like Elaine's tortured jig on Seinfeld. In 2006, after a youtube video of his dancing became popular, Stride Gum approached Matt to dance through 39 countries on all 7 continents -- they'd pay, of course. Lucky bastard. His dancing became an Internet hit (no pun intended), winning him fans around the world....
That's when Matt came up with a new idea, where he'd invite his fans to dance with him -- kinda like a Matt-dance-a-thon flash mob. So in 2007, Matt travelled for 14 months and visited 42 countries, and danced with a cast of thousands to create a better, enhanced WHERE THE HELL IS MATT? video.
It's even enough to induce a tear or two, and release the canned heat in your heels tonight, baby!
Damon and Naomi released their first album, More Sad Hits, on Shimmy Disc in 1992. From there, members Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang recorded six more studio albums, including 2007's Within These Walls, while collaborating with psychedelic rock bands Magic Hour and Ghost.
The band's sound is a fusion of psychedelic folk-rock and gentle acoustic 1960s-inspired folk and dream pop. Most of their songs feature Krukowski on acoustic guitar and vocals with Yang on bass or keyboard and vocals.
Listen to some of Damon and Naomi's breezy, soft-spoken tunes (under the cut)!Posted by Michelle D. | August 15, 2008 | Comments (0)
"The audience will understand that it's in the national interest," said a Chinese official about all the fakery exposed in the Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony. The audacity! Secretly love the drama, don't you? *shameface*
Let's see...first of all, there's the fact the adorable little girl in the red dress who everyone wants to adopt was lip-synching...because Lang Peiyi, the girl with the sweet voice was not cute enough. Hopefully she gets free counselling sessions because after hearing that, who wouldn't be traumatized?: "Sorry, you're not cute enough, but your voice is choice. In fact, your face is a disgrace to China, so we're going to put this cute girl over here on stage, give her a red dress and pigtails, and let her lip-sync to your voice...and if you plan to make it to age 10, no one knows about this, okay?"
Then...it turns out those fireworks and "fire footprints" were digitized. Okay, the firework procession did actually happen but organizers said it was too difficult and dangerous to film, so we got to watch computer-generated film of what it might look like. We are such suckers!
But let's face it....around the world, regardless of national lines, the media and the powers to be (oooh, so X-files conspiracy) fake most of what you read/hear/see anyways. At least China boldly admitted it by basically saying, "So what? Our ceremony kicked ass with its beauty and ingenuity. It made people happy and proud. It made people forget about Tibet and pollution and poverty. We did our job. Now shut up about it. The end." There was no squirming and backtracking -- just straight up admission. Now, that's damn good fakery!
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The headline alone is awesome: WINNIE-THE-POOH HELD FOR ROBBERY IN TOKYO. Can you imagine the mugshot?
Turns out it was a faux Winnie-the-Pooh -- just a 20-year-old guy into cosplay, who donned a Pooh-san (what the Japanese call Winnie) costume...then attacked and robbed two people who dared to stare at him.
The scene: Masayuki Ishikawa decides to hang out at a Tokyo street corner after midnight in his Pooh-san costume, with two friends dressed as a mouse and panther. For real. Probably wondering if their last drink was laced with mushrooms, two people stop and stare at the unusual sight...when Winnie-the-Pooh and friends pull their best DeNiro (with liberty) and say, "You looking at me?" Then BAM, the furry trio pounce upon the two victims, beat them straight up, steal the equivalent of $160 from them...and then promptly get arrested. At least the two victims are left with a story to break the ice at any party: "Did I ever tell you about the time I was pounded by Pooh-san? Lemme tell you, it was like Pooh-san was cracked up on honey withdrawal...."
Once apprehended, what did the faux Winnie-the-Pooh and friends have to say for themselves? They explained that they chose to wear their cosplay costumes because they had run out of clean clothes. (.....) Can't believe this is not made-up sh*t because it's too dumb to be true!Posted by Tamiko | August 14, 2008 | Comments (0)
Cabaret, the 1966 Broadway hit is now on stage at Stratford. One of the most renowned musicals, about Berlin in the sex, drugs and anything-goes 1930s, its storyline and themes still resonate today. Fred Ebb's timeless lyrics and the music of John Kander breathe new life into the colourful cast of characters.
New Years Eve 1929, Clifford Bradshaw (Sean Arbuckle) and American writer finds himself in Berlin where he meets Ernst Ludwig (Cory O'Brien) who helps him secure a room and persuades him to visit the Kit Kat Klub, where he meets the vivacious Sally Bowles (Trish Lindstrom) an English cabaret dancer. As Bradshaw befriends Lugwig, Bowles, and a host of other characters and makes a life for himself in the Berlin, the darkness of the burgeoning Nazi Party arises and changes the landscape and lives of the characters forever.
While Cabaret's ending may seem a little rushed to some, the musical numbers, and the ever-relevant themes of politics, love and nationalism make this musical a must see. Performances run until October 25.
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BLONDE REDHEAD is no stranger to New York's indie rock scene. After all, the trio, consisting of Kazu Makino and twin brothers Simone and Amedeo Pace, have been rockin' together since 2003. However, to the world of mainstream pop-rock music, Blonde Redhead has still remained on the fringes, so we're bringing you this Fresh Face in case you're lucky enough to be near one of the many festivals they'll be playing in August.
Blonde Redhead grew out of a chance meeting in a New York Italian restaurant when the Pace brothers collided with art students Makino and former member Maki Takahashi in 1993. Named after a DNA song title, the band caught the attention of Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, who produced their self-titled debut album that year.
Since then, Blonde Redhead have recorded an impressive six more albums, their last one being 23, which was released on 4AD in 2007. Their sound is a combination of dream, psychedelic pop and subdued rock. The title track off their latest album was recently featured in an episode of Grey's Anatomy and was used in the trailer for British TV series Skins.
Blonde Redhead is doing the festival circuit in New York, Mexico City, and Paris. If you can't see them live, tie yourself over and listen to some of their tunes (under the cut)!
Ah weddings, that holy bastion of tradition where two destined lovers meet to speak vows of everlasting love for each other in front of their most cherished loved ones. Or, something like that. In reality, weddings are costly affairs, creating as much stress as debt; some might say that the whole ordeal is not worth it and shun getting hitched altogether. However, the Church of Sweden has an alternative solution: the SWEDISH DRIVE-THRU WEDDING.
A drive-thru wedding works exactly how it sounds. You drive up with your beloved, spit a few lines while the priest leans out the drive-thru window, and bam! you are forever husband and wife.
Thirty-six couples have signed up for this unique event, which the Church defends as a way to "make things simpler and more down to earth when people take the plunge and get married."
Of course, the concept of drive-thru weddings is nothing new; Las Vegas has offered the same thing for years. However, it is very unusual for an actual church to endorse such a thing, but the Church of Sweden is considered the most liberal church in Europe. It even endorses democratic church elections of its leaders and was the first major church to allow gay marriage.
Now if only they could offer 2-for-1 coupons...
Brazilian-born, Montreal-based singer BIA KRIEGER encompasses the true meaning of "world artist." Singing in French, Portuguese and Spanish, Bia has been performing and singing professionally for well over a decade.
Her debut album, La Memoire du Vent, was recorded in 1996. Singing French translations of Brazilian songwriter Chico Buarque's songs, the album earned Bia the Grand Prix de l'Academie Charles Cros prize. After touring around the world, Bia spent time in Rio de Janeiro recording her second album, Sources in 2000, then Carmin in 2003, and Coeur Vagabond in 2006.
Bia's fifth studio album, Nocturno, just saw it's English Canada release in May 2008. The album released on Audiogram is filled with angelic, sensual vocals over trickling acoustic guitars over bossa nova and samba beats.
Check out Bia (below the cut)!Posted by Michelle D. | August 11, 2008 | Comments (0)
All eyes are on Beijing now that the Games of the 29th Olympiad are underway, having commenced on 8/8/08 at 8:08:08 pm. (That's a whole lotta eights, and for good reason: eight is an auspicious number in Chinese culture, as the Mandarin word for eight is bā which sounds similar to fā, the word for 'prosper' or 'wealth.' )
But China's got a brand new face these days, and it just may (or may not) surprise you. RCI viva's web series A NEW FACE FOR BEIJING follows Toronto-native Jennifer Hsiung, 25, a recent immigrant to the country, as she explores the mounting pressures and excitement of the Olympic Games in a changing China. Ms. Hsuing, a sports anchor at CCTV, talks to locals and immigrants, young and old, and foreigners of Chinese-descent such as herself about their experiences.
Directed and filmed by Ms. Hsiung's sister Tiffany, the series is smart, entertaining and refreshingly honest.
The website is also fully trilingual (does that word make anyone else think dirty thoughts? no?) with subtitles. Stay tuned for the upcoming episodes Opening Day (Aug. 11th) and After the Games (early Sept.)
A New Face for Beijing on Facebook
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Whether you agree or disagree with the Olympics...and whether you agree or disagree with the Olympics being held in Beijing, you might just have to admit that the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing was a breathtaking spectacle. The gala opened at exactly 8pm on the 8th day of the 8th month of 2008, as a tribute to the number 8 which represents prosperity, good fortune, and good luck.
And why not? It took famed filmmaker ZHANG YIMOU three years to create both the opening/closing ceremonies, starting from his initial promise to "complete the task beautifully and successfully." Zhang's films include Raise the Red Lantern, To Live, Not One Less, The Road Home, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, and The Curse of the Golden Flower.
The opening ceremonies featured multimedia, visual arts, 22,000 performers and musicians, and 43,000 fireworks exploding at 29 points around the "Bird's Nest" stadium to represent the 29th Olympic Games. The theme of the ceremony reflected China's key inventions to the world -- the compass, gunpowder, paper, and printing; the latter showcased by a unfurling electronic scroll on the floor of the stadium which sprang to life with Chinese characters and moveable type. A key moment was when children from 56 ethnic groups carried the Chinese flag while 9-year-old Lin Miaoke (the cutest!) began singing a Sing a Song of Praise to the Motherland.
If you missed it, there's always the closing ceremony. P.S: One of the differences between CBC's Canadian coverage of the Opening Cermonies and NBC's American coverage? --NBC continually panned over to Yao Ming every 5 minutes or so. Hee.Posted by Tamiko | August 8, 2008 | Comments (0)
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Origami is the delicate Japanese art form of transforming ordinary pieces of paper into beautiful treasures. Jewelry designer Cindy Ng takes it to a whole other level by using sheets of fine silver and gold and turning the creations into wearable necklaces and earrings.
ORIGAMI BIJOU is the site where Ng showcases her intricate creations. From sailboats, to fish, to stars, to paper cranes, Ng's creations are nothing short of magical and a very unique way to showcase the art. Each necklace charm comes on a 16-inch chain, and earrings are showcased on fishhooks.
Check out all of her designs HERE.
Ng also recently became an author, penning the origami how-to book, Girligami: A Fun and Fashionable Spin on Origami. Ng shows readers how to fold paper into their favorite fashions and designs: shoes, purses, clothes, animals, and more.
Are you tired of trawling the bar scene for companionship? Have internet dating sites left you feeling less than hot? Maybe you should try looking to the ones who know you best for potential mates: your loved ones.
According to author Reva Seth in her new book, FIRST COMES MARRIAGE: MODERN ADVICE FROM THE WISDOM OF ARRANGED MARRIAGES your best bet to finding everlasting love is to forget what you learned from TV and movies, and to get traditional. Real traditional.
Seth, who is of South Asian descent, doesn't advocate what's typically thought of as an arranged marriage (although her own parents had one). Instead, she defines an arranged match as one where the couple meets via family or friends. Seth also advises readers to get practical in their quest for love by forgetting about the "puppy dog emotions" and sexual fever most of us are swayed by initially, and to instead evaluate our mates on compability and values. In fact, she says that the seemingly all-important spark doesn't matter at all, but that couples can learn to make sparks "if you know how to unlock your passion".
Seth's advice is backed up by over 300 interviews of women in successful marriages; however all the interviewees were in arranged marriages, begging the question of the unrepresented unhappy women in arranged marriages, or the happy ones in "love matches".
However, this book does have an interesting perspective and sound advice worth thinking about. So, perhaps instead of looking for a mate that loves Gossip Girl, ultimate frisbee, and late-night Taco Time runs as much as you do, you should look for someone who believes in RRSPs, having 2.5 children, and who also believes that yes, people who wear shoes indoors are just unhygenic. *wink*Posted by Jordana Mah | August 6, 2008 | Comments (0)
Target -- or as we Canadians learned, it's fondly referred to as "Tar-jay" -- is now featuring an affordable and chic collection from their 12th GO International designer, RICHARD CHAI. Target has previously featured collections from the likes of Paul+Joe, Behnaz Sarafpour, Proenza Schouler, Temperley, and Jovovich Hawk.
Chai is an Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation winner AND one of People's 2004 Sexiest Men Alive -- heh heh. The Korean-American designer interned at Oscar de la Renta and Christian Dior; helped launch the Marc by Marc Jacobs line; designed at Donna Karan, Geoffrey Beene, Nave, and TSE; and finally launched his own line in 2004.
What you'll find in the Richard Chai for Target collection? Chai's modern yet minimalist designs with old-world detailing like bias tapes and French seams. And on the cheap too...and you can always tell someone who hasn't heard of Richard Chai something like this: "Richard Chai? Oh, everyone knows he's like the new Calvin Klein." Oh *snap*!
Er, they said it, not me.
They are Toronto producer Bobby Brown (not to confused with "Don't Be Cruel" Bobby Brown) and comic Ali Rizvi, who've recently collaborated on an online digital sketch comedy series for the CBC called BLOODY IMMIGRANTS. In addition to Rizvi, the series also features comedian and Toronto radio personality Frank "Trixx" Agyemang.
Bloody Immigrants features several 3-minute episodes which are being described as a culturally diverse version of Kids in the Hall. As Brown puts it, ""we all have those uncles and aunts and relatives and quirks that we make fun of on a daily basis. The goal here is not to make fun of other people, it's to make fun of ourselves."
Not that there's anything wrong with making fun of other people...Posted by Anu | August 4, 2008 | Comments (0)
Whaddya get when you cross fresh, beat-driven soundscapes with sound wave theory and taiko drumming?
With any luck, you get total aural madness.
But don't take our word for it. (To quote Reading Rainbow, which, like this post, is 100% pure fusion and multi-culti goodness.) Jot this down in your dayplanner or crackberry:
RHYTHM CLASH: A collaboration with Total Constructive Interference (taiko) and no luck club (electronics)
at the 32 annual Powell Street Festival
Sunday August 3, 2008 | 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
"Good ol" Oppenheimer Park
400 Powell Street
The 32nd Annual Powell Street Festival is an annual celebration of Japanese Canadian arts, culture and heritage in Vancouver and is chock full of fun events for all ages. It runs Saturday and Sunday, August 2 & 3, 2008.