Saturday, October 27, 2007

I can see light at the end of the tunnel folks, a personal update of sorts

Okay, so it's Saturday night so I am going to keep this short for all you Halloween party people out there.

But my plans to attend college are on hold. My plans to go to the UK on a one way ticket are not.

Have I just started working somewhere that I really like? Yes. Is it possibly the best job yet in Canada? Quite possibly. I will tell you more about it later folks, hold tight.

Am I excited? Yes.

Is Opportunity by the Charlatans awesome? Yes.

Saturday, October 20, 2007


laptop on random listening to Jesus & Mary Chain - Darklands..............................

Monday, October 15, 2007

Taser death at Vancouver Airport

The user of the taser may have resulted in the death of the man at Vancouver Airport. We will have to wait for the coroner's autopsy report. All the same I am mystified why the RCMP could not tackle an unarmed man. The user of a taser is beyond reasonable force in my opinion.

I moved to Canada three years ago from England. The British police in comparison, although not without fault, are more likely in my personal experience having attended demonstrations and soccer matches to apprehend an unruly individual by ensuring first they have sufficient numbers of police officers on hand, and then rushing the said person and making an arrest. I don't blame the police officer who used the taser, the problem is with police training methods.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Creating one voice

A thought that occurred to me recently and which I mentioned in conversation to a friend is the idea of one's own voice or differing voices.

I know that sometimes I have thought that my phone voice differs from my natural voice as in when I am talking to someone. Furthermore I can have an online voice, experienced in forums such as Facebook (it's getting like the Starbucks of the internet).

I don't like the differences in those voices. To me it's not real. Real for me, I think is creating one voice. That, I believe is genuine, it is sincere. That is what people can trust.

Of course in creative writing it goes without saying, so why am I? So why am I, that there are many voices in characters.............

No more metal paint perhaps just Cashback

Layoff layoff layoff. No I aint asking for an easy time although you might see it as that in the sense that I am not working right now.

I got the layoff that I was craving. Painting with Urethane and Epoxy primer was really beginning to screw me up. I have no idea how the rest of the guys can work without a respirator. Me, I found the metal paint, and the day long restraint of a respirator, inhibited my ability to function normally and what with working in the drizzle I succumbed to a cold over the weekend. A pretty rotten one at that.

So now I continue on the road that is life and there are times when you see a film or read a book and something clicks. The right piece of art at the right time. I must admit on renting the film Cashback from Black Dog I was sold on the cover of the beautiful woman and Ben's night's of insomnia working in the local supermarket. I got more way more than I bargained for. Thanks Sean Ellis.

Dialogue from the film Cashback

Ben: I've always wanted to be a painter, maybe, have my work hung in a gallery one day.

Sharon: I've always wanted to meet a painter,

B: why?

S: I think it might be something to do with their ability to see beauty in everything.

And then Ben's thought, 'You just have to see that it's wrapped in beauty and hidden away between the seconds of your life. If you don't stop for a minute you might miss it.'

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Reasons why I love the DTES # 1

Okay so I'm walking along Main St having just crossed Cordova heading north and a young guy says to me spying my dinner, "pizza".

I return "Yeah, pizza and a DVD,"
"Pizza and a film"
"what film?"
"oh, what's it called?"
"'What's it called'. Haven't heard of that one."

I just start laughing. As I walk further on I hear him say, "Well enjoy the film",