Do’s and Don’ts

1. Do watch this video, don’t sit idly by! Thanks to Jordan and yay to Heather! From It Could Get Worse:

2. Do celebrate indie upstarts like the Archive Montreal crew and 10 years of the rad zine fair, Expozine! Don’t stay in all weekend, instead attend the Expozine 10th Anniversary and Four Minutes to Midnight launch at Drawn & Quarterly on Friday and then check out the fair on Saturday and Sunday!

3. Do stay warm! Don’t catch a cold!

4. Do follow my band Cobra & Vulture on Tumblr, don’t sit idly by part two!

5. Do check out Howl, don’t stay at home Thursday night!

A xo


Stuff I Like Today

1. The Road Ended at the Beach and Other Legends: This is a four part film program curated by my friend Brett Kashmere regarding the “Escarpment School” of filmmakers that emerged from Ontario (including, among others, Rick Hancox, Richard Kerr, Phillip Hoffman, Steve Sanguedolce), their film and video work and the  work they then inspired in other filmmakers (Mike Rollo, for example). Programmers and filmmakers will be in attanedance and tonight is the first screening at the Segal Centre. For full details and detailed information visit Brett’s website or check out the Facebook event page!

By Sonja Elizabeth Ahlers

2. Rookie, the new magazine for teenage girls edited by teenage style wunderkind Tavi. I’m often late to the the party when it comes to pop cultural stuff, but i’m glad I finally made it over to the website! Sonja has made some lovely images for the magazine to boot, so cool.

3. Campus Mixtapes and mixes in general! I especially like this one and this one so far.

4. Natasha’s Montreal Sessions residency this month, great guests, interviews and music.

5. Quantum Leap TV series The only TV I’m watching these days.

6. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon (thanks to J for lending it to me)

7. Basin/Bassin by Andrea-Jane Cornell

8. Oh yes, the momentous support the McGill student body demonstrated for CKUT in our recent existence referendum!

9. Music, of course: getting ready to write another EP with Cobra & Vulture, mixing the full length record, practicing country tunes at the station occasionally with my co-worker Slick (we debuted a Patsy Cline cover live on air during the Venus Radioke show earlier in the month!).

10. Hats. In desperate love of them, especially with autumn stylings…my tumblr is kinda chock full of them lately!

a xo


Lil’ Biz

Lil' Biz

So, I’ve been invited to take part in an indie business seminar this coming Saturday called Lil’ Biz that’s being organized by Pop Montreal’s Puces Pop team. Here’s the title of my presentation…click the pic for more details!

Suggested Reading: Dos and Don’ts for DIY Publishing and Dynasty-Building: A personal account of running a big, collaborative project and how to keep it glorious even when it gets messy.

Saturday, Nov 19th, from noon-5pm, at The Plant (185 Van Horne)

This event is free and space is limited (first come first served). RSVP to reserve your spot:

Make-Up Artist/To Make Up For Lost Time

Busy, busy. Life has been wonderful and full. The well that is this blog, well, less so lately. So here are two videos for you: I don’t usually post my ‘real’ films and videos on-line, but for these two an exception was made. Enjoy:

Lyric For Our Home Song (Video Sketch) (2005): “A snippet of visual conversation steeped in domesticity and centered around the ritual of morning tea” – excerpt from Anitmatter 2006 festival guide

River Eyelid (2010) Super 8 (Dual Projection), Co-Direction with Mike Rollo: Lake takes a breath; looks left, swims right.