Sunday, December 2, 2007

Oh Hey.


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mine, martin and azuree's mini-feast.

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pretty much my backyard. if you cut out the highway.

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My actual backyard view.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

"Quite Frankly, Fuck Discretion"

I'm not going to sit here and bore you with the minutiae of my life or the resurfacing of my youthful anxiety and amoral recklessness, the kind only cured by excess. However, I will enlighten you with some of the more relevant and less stress-inducing aspects of my future, which I am sure you are dying to read about.
I've never felt so calm and content with the fact that things are finally happening/are about to happen. A pretty exciting revelation considering I haven't felt calm at all in the last 2 years.

- a trip somewhere awesome on my two weeks off in december
- my camera being fixed PHOTOGRAPHY
- me starting my own business
- DJ equipment
- settling into my nice apartment
- a job with potential for growth.

Ok so most of these thigs are material but, together, these 'things' will create the fine mechanism that will satisfy my craving for inspiration and further success.....i hope.


Monday, October 29, 2007

Shake and Pop.

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Guys. seriously? I feel really good. I found an apartment that I like and because they didn't show up the first time I went to view the place the knocked the rent down and they are giving me two couches, a bed and a kitchen table. I'm smoking weed. I'm listening to Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and The Guess Who and loving every minute of it. I feel like I have all the time in the world. A new episode of The Hills is on tonight tonight!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Faust Arp.

One two three four

Wakey wakey
rise and shine
it's on again, off again, on again
watch me fall
like dominos
in pretty patterns
Fingers in the blackbird pie
im tingling tingling tingling
it's what you feel now
what you ought to, what you ought to
reasonable and sensible
dead from the neck up
because im stuffed, stuffed, stuffed
we thought you had it in you
but no, no, no
for no real reason

Squeeze the tubes and empty bottles
take a bow take a bow take a bow

it's what you feel now
what you ought to
what you ought to
an elephant thats in the room is
tumbling tumbling tumbling
in duplicate and duplicate
plastic bags and
duplicate and triplicate
dead from the neck up
guess im stuffed, stuffed, stuffed
we thought you had it in you
but no, no, no
exactly where do you get off
Is enough is enough is enough
I love you but enough is enough, enough
a last stop
There's no real reason

you'll go to hell for our fathers

you got melted to butter

you know what? Normally I'm against any sort of lyric posting for fear that it's to personal or even But these lyrics seemed to ring deep. They are lyrics from a song called Faust Arp off of Radiohead's new album which is UNBELIEVEABLE.In reference to the above lyrics and according to wikipedia, The name "Faust", which is German for 'fist' and Latin for lucky or auspicious, has come to stand for a charlatan alchemist (some claim "astrologer and necromancer") whose pride and vanity lead to his doom. Similarly, the adjective "faustian" has come to denote acts or constellations involving human hubris (exaggerated self pride or self-confidence [overbearing pride]) which lead eventually to doom.

I needed something new from Radiohead, I really did.

So far the songs that have REALLY stricken a cord in me, besides Faust Arp, are as follows:

NUDE - Radiohead
WEIRD FISHES - Radiohead
ALL I NEED - Radiohead

Saturday, October 6, 2007

All Flowers in time Bend Towards the Sun

You know what's awesome? feeling good about things. I went to look at the perfect apartment today. It's one bedroom and cozy and CLEAN and not smelly and high ceilings, think crown molding, darker floors. It's great and I really think I'm going to get it.
I found a full time job and i work with really nice people and my boss has dubbed me her little project which essentially means she's there to help me. It feels good to have that kind of support.

I've been finding very few really good songs lately, but i found this mark ronson ft. amy winehouse song. Mark Ronson sort of just came out of the woodwork for me in the last year but he's been doing what he does for years. He made his name as a DJ on the New York club scene in 1993. He was soon one of the most respected DJs and was being called on for celebrities' private parties. He is known for his diverse, genre-spanning selection, influenced by both the hip-hop scene of New York and the more rock influence of the UK, amongst others. He is a music producer, artist and co-founder of Allido Records. So far in his career he is best known for his song "Ooh Wee" featuring Ghostface Killah and Nate Dogg and that Lily Allen song "oh my god".

Valerie - Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse

aaaand the remix of course:

Valerie (Count of the Monte Cristal & Sinden)- Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

There Is Nothing Wrong In This Whole Wide World.

Thanks to Kiam who sent me the link to this.
Chris Cobb, an artist from San Francisco did something amazing. He arranged every single one of the 20,000 books in bookshop, Adiobe Books by color. The project is called "There is Nothing Wrong in This Whole Wide World" and is based on Cobb's idea:

"Even though there is so much to be unhappy about in this world, we should try to create something amazing and beautiful and interesting despite all of the problems." Chris Cobb

Cobb had 16 volunteers and they spent 10 hours arranging all of the books by hand. Inside every book there is a tag saying where it belongs.

This Installation has recieved a TON of attention, literally hundreds of people have visited the book store, including entire classes from local schools. I'm so jealous. I want to go to San Fran to see itttttt.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Sensitive Skin.

Things are going really WWWWWELL. I'm really excited about my work with Common Cloth and I actually look forward to doing work for them (a huge change from my other job.) I can't WAIT for Nuit Blanche. It's going ot be absolutely incredible. I hope to see you ALL this Saturday! It's going to be a really good day. Also I have been taking multivitamins for the last week and I feel soooooo much better. It's kind of crazy how much of a difference it makes.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007


DJs Camp So Chill and André 9 and Mischief+Mayhem

Come say goodbye to the Abell Street Lofts before the annihilation!

And celebrate Jon Friis' return from Italy!


This Party is RSVP required. (sorry guys, house rules!) Please RSVP by confirming on facebook or by emailing me or char.

Everyone gets plus one.

(If you think we forgot someone, feel free to take advantage of our kindness and ask for extra pluses! BUT-On the night, only those who RSVP'd + their guest are on the list. These are, once again, house rules.)

BYOB (for now, updates later)

GURLS NIGHT. Last night was FUN. I have had a great week, hangouts-wise. I'm feeling optimistic. I feel like things are finally happening for me. I had an interview at common cloth yesterday and I think it went well! Big Tings.

photo time. music time.
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This skip-it was laying outside my apartment. I should have stolen it.

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Gisella's sweet celery-cutting skills

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2000007 - Modeselektor ( ft. TTC)
This track is SO CATCHY.

Into the Galaxy -Midnight Juggernauts
This. Album. Is. Mindblowing. It's so pretty and well produced and well written and the vocal and the synths and....listen.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Brick n Lace.

Guess no one's interested in the girl's night. haha.

I've kept myself busy lately by downloading lots of music and reliving old favourites. I just finished watching a wicked documentary on Jeff Buckley. You can watch it as well by clicking on the following link : JEFF BUCKLEY DOC
I can't believe how much I love Jeff Buckley. It's such a tragedy that he died. I wonder what kind of music he would be making now. Either way this is my favourite Jeff Buckley song.

What will you say

because of this documentary i was also reminded of strange attraction to Elizabeth Fraser, a member of this mortal coil and the cocteau twins and Jeff Buckley's incredibly talented father. This is a cover of a Tim Buckley song by Elizabeth Fraser called "Song to the Siren", an eerie and beautiful song.

Song to the siren

And a song by Tim Buckley himself:

I Must Have Been Blind

I've been feeling kind of down lately, the old wanting a better job thing. Seems whenever I have this feeling, I screw things up for awhile. I always quit a really good job that's really NOT that bad, hoping for something better and then end up being forced to take a really crappy job. You'd think I'd learn. We haven't been djing very much either so I've been really broke. But this time, being broke doesn't just affect me, it affects everyone around me. I need to find something fulfilling and that makes me a lot of money. haha. With that being said I leave you with this:
Satisfied Mind

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

wheat thins and chinese food.

I'm watching Lynard Skynard on Ellen right now. They're playing "sweet home alabama". It's weird.

I'm home too much. I need 'out' time. I want to see my friends again. I've been busy with moving for the last month and now we're settled in. I'm thinking a girl's night. This time, no boys. Movie, wine, chatter, pizza? We can all pitch in for food and it'll be awesome. Who's in?

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


It's my birthday tomorrow and the one year anniversary of CAMP SO CHILL. Our first gig was my birthday party and it was in Avery's backyard. It was AWESOME and we were probably SO bad haha but we had the best time til the cops OBVIOUSLY came at 130am.

We're spinning at the drake two nights in a row. Tonight in the lounge and tomorrow in the underground (high school gym class theme IS in place.

After THE WORST MOVING EXPERIENCE EVER, we finally have everything in our house. We are starting to settle in VERY nicely and are making quite the cozy little home for ourselves. If only we could find somewhere to put the GIANT suitcases that are in our way :D........

I'm at work right now, thinking about the million jobs out there that are better and more fulfilling than the one I'm doing right now. I'm ALMOST Almost considering going back to the drake part time.......opinions? At least I kept busy there instead of sitting on my ass all day. I think I'll call Lolli tonight and ask her? ugh I don't knooooooow.


Monday, July 2, 2007

A Love Affair

I am actually madly in love with my new apartment. It is PERFECT. Last night Cam and I had an awesome night. I made my version of Shanghai Cowgirl's Ghetto chicken. Which is breaded fried chicken, steamed broccoli, and mashed potatoes smothered in mushroom gravy. My version though, I breaded the chicken with corn flakes. IT WAS SO GOOD. We sat on the balcony and ate and drank wine and watched the sunset and listened to music. Amazing. Everyone come visit. I guarantee you'll fall in love too.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

so much to tell.

FIRST OF ALL I want to say I will NEVER eat at the DRAKE HOTEL again.

SECOND: We found an apartment! and I can hardly wait to move into it!! It's on King West and I LOVE IT!

Vanessa and I have our big party coming up on the 29th! Featuring none other than JUICETAN.

Also, Camp So Chill got this awesome gig doing 3 parties in July for Calvin Klien's new fragrance, which is surprisingly nice. Everyone is welcome but we will have a "V.I.P." guestlist. I'll let you know more about it when i know more. So, at our June 29th party, free samples!!

Cam and I are selling a bunch of stuff. Ask me, if you care.

I'm bored right now. and scared about hearing from the people who interviewed me for my dream job. I can't go back to the service industry..but I will if that's what I need to do.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


I'm feeling good. SO looking forward to moving. It will be a lot of stress, moneywise but WELL worth it. We have so many awesome apartments to look at and I am not worried about finding a place, not that I ever was.


Aw I just noticed that all our aimals are asleep on either side of me on the couch. CUTE.

Yesterday I watched a wicked show on BET about famous hip hop battles. They spoke about how it shaped Hip Hop today. My favourite one was DEFINITELY MC Shan vs. KRS One. KRS said "Shan could have EASILY won the battle simply by ignoring me, but because he didn't I wouldn't be where I am today." The famous battle started because of some radio show thing ...blah blah KRS wrote South Bronx which absolutely KILLED. He said te first time it was played, the DJ was FORCED to play it 3 times in a row, because everytime he tried to play something else, the crowd chanted "South bronx south south bronx" over it. Sure, MC Shan's Kill That Noise was a 'cute' response to South Bronx, but BDP's The Bridge is Over is what killed MC Shan's battling career.

I love revisiting music that I totally forgot ruled :

Trevor Loveys, I don't know much about, but I know that I love his bouncy bass, space sounds, and occasional ripping synths and epic electronic music.

Trevor Loveys and Sinden - Organ Grinder

Voodoo Chili vs. Trevor Loveys-Look What You've Done

When I first heard Regina Spektor I was like OMG SO cute! She is the ex-girlfriend of Julian Casablancas of The Strokes, with a sweet, sometimes skratchy, lovely voice. She is a SUPER talented song writer, like her ex, and is probably the most endearing young woman EVER

Regina Spektor and the Strokes-Post Modern Girls

Regina Spektor-Hotel Song

I have ALWAYS loved Gnarls Barkley, everyone who doesn't OBVIOUSLY didn't listen to the full album. Cee-lo is an incredible, artist and musician. He,in my mind, is one of the greats. The soul and passion in his music is unlike anything I've heard. I tend to find myself a sucker for 'epic' music. This is one of my favourite songs off the Gnarls Barkley Album and the most epic. It's hard to choose a fave too because all the songs are SO different.

Gnarls Barkley-Storm Coming

whew. that was a long one.

Monday, May 28, 2007


what happened to music like this. It's so raw and emotional. it makes me crave REAL music about REAL thing.

Remember Jewel?

"You Were Meant For Me" was the first song that I ever sang in public. I was in Gr. 7 and my dad played guitar while I sang. It was in front of my ENTIRE school for a talent show. Listening to this whole album makes me so nostalgic. It makes me miss my dad a lot. I think I'll go visit my parents this weekend maybe. OH! speaking of this weekend. COme see Vanessa and I djing at Fisticuffs and help us cheer on KIKKI!


Monday, May 21, 2007

Skratchin my Head...

over last night. oy. Well , again. apologies if you missed our set. Turns out we were apparently supposed to play for an empty room for 2 hours instead of just 1. I guess we misunderstood. Camp so Chill was apparently supposed to start at 9pm and we got there at 10pm and had to start immediately. We're a little sad that we didn't get to hand it off to Paul, but whaaatever. There were so many of our friends there, I ended up having a wicked time and danced the night away. Skratch blew me away once again. he's so fucking GOOD. man. Videos of Avery dancing onstage to follow.

Today I need to find a job.
I want a burger.
and a nap.

Friday, May 18, 2007

whoa. first blog.

My life is preeeetty interestiiiing. you think you guys can handle it?

So I gave my two weeks at the drake last monday. which means I only have a week left there. I'M FREAKING OUT. I need to get a job so soon or I'm going to be so broke. I really don't know what I was thinking. I should have had a job lined up but I realized I just couldn't do it anymore. I probably sound like a huge baby and you're probably thinking "god it's just a cafe" and you're right it IS just a cafe but, i don't know, the politics there are pretty intense. Anyway, I'm sure I'll be fine, I'm pretty lucky with that sort of thing, but I'm still feeling the stress of needing a job.

In other news, Camp So Chill is opening for Skratch Bastid on Sunday and for The Cool Kids on thursday. BIG week.

Any of you that have been wondering about that painting I was supposed to be doing. You'll be happy(?) to know that I am throwing in the towel and with my dignity too! I spoke to one of the guys on the phone and understood what I was going through and reassured me that it was totally fine and to bring in what I have finished. He even said: "Stop feeling guilty, get a smile on your face, and get us off your conscience." As a gesture I'm going to take a pretty picture of the lake, or some sort of body of water, and frame it and bring it to them, just to show them what I can do and that I really am sorry. After getting off the phone with him, I nearly started crying. THAT's how relieved I was. Major major relief.