Forget about Gangster Squad or The Fifth Estate or any of the other cinematic dreck you’ve seen this year. Shane Salerno’s Salinger, the “acclaimed documentary” (acclaimed by whom?) about the private life of J.D. Salinger is the worst film you’ll see this year.
Last night the 41st Annual American Music Awards were held at the Nokia Theater LIVE from L.A. and there were a ton of big winners as well as some stunning performances! One of my favorite parts of the big award shows is the Red Carpet looks! So interesting to see which outfit celebrities chose as their debut! This year, I have got to say that mostly ALL the ladies were on point! I found a couple of the outfits a little boring…
We stay bringing the heat. Like a burner stashed in the glovebox, or krink in the socks. Which is especially good on Wednesday nights like this, when its cold as Mash Out Posse in the winter. Remember to tune in at 9PM every week for the best rap music on Saskatoon’s community radio station, CFCR, 90.5FM! We’ll be playing great hip hop from 9 to 10:30! Let’s see what we can treat your ears and eyes to this week:
We still can’t get over how amazing the mural by Kris Moffatt on the side of our Saskatoon HQ office turned out! Thanks again to Kris Moffat for a week of hard work and 9 million cans of spray paint!
I had the privilege and pleasure of sharing my 26th birthday with an event I hold close to my heart: the Lows in Motion (LIM) Parkinson’s “Shaker” (get it?). If you look through my blog roll, you’ll see that it’s pretty obvious I’m a massive LIM supporter, given that nearly 50% of my posts involve me bragging about one of my favourite nights of the year.
This weekend people will be out in force to see the latest Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire. While most readers will probably see Catching Fire at some point (these stories are insanely popular), some people may not want to brave the crowds on opening weekend. So for those folks daunted by the crowded multiplex, here is a list of 10 great dystopian films to watch at home. These films may not have children killing other children on a reality TV show, but they still chill in their depictions of a worse tomorrow. Continue reading
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Enter Azrael and Inkspill, two rappers from Vancouver who happen probably know more about Simpsons trivia than you. Also two rappers, with different hemispheres driving raps into frenzied lashes across this album. If you haven’t hurd the Mur-Diddly Urdlers, Nelson Muntz is pointing and laughing at your ineptitude. I had a chance to chat with the two about this collaborative project and their process in putting it together. If you need, check the widget below and play the album while you read. Then again afterwards to start digesting this heady piece:
Here’s a hopeful little push out the door with a list of things to do in our snow-coated city this week. I find that these winter months produce some of the most creative events, and we need them in these days where the couch x TV combo seems to trump all else.
This week’s Five O’Clock Friday video is from Saskatoon’s Deep Dark Woods, who have recently released an INCREDIBLE album: Jubilee. This video for “18th of December” just grabs you and doesn’t let go. It follows a couple who seemingly become addicted to a free & roaming lifestyle, but at what cost? Maybe it’s not so free, and maybe it taps a bit into the feeling of the song, which orbits the inevitable restlessness of the roaming musician’s lifestyle.
I love it. Great visuals, great feeling, it’s tense and beautiful at the same time. Congrats to Deep Dark Woods and director Jeremy Power Regimbal, with Altamont Productions.
When I asked my friend Katie Martin of Pretty Little Things Esthetics in Saskatoon to give me her picks for Ask The Experts: Best Make-Up Splurges, she gave me some really great products for the post… but then, she had another idea. “If there’s one service I’m THE expert in,” she said, “it’s box waxing.” I laughed so hard my cheeks hurt before I realized she seriously wanted to collaborate on a Rooster post about the Brazilian. First of all, my waxing experiences aren’t something I really look forward to and second, we’ve known each other since grade ten so I thought there miiight be a degree of awkwardness. But this convo happened over a few glasses of wine and by my third, I’d decided it would be part of hot holiday rediness series and had booked the Brazilian wax appointment with Katie. Continue reading