by carl wilson

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So much going on. There will be a gig guide update this afternoon with the first couple of weeks of October added - a preview of the wonders of the upcoming Zoilus refurbishment which will give the guide its own standalone page. (But I use the term "upcoming" advisedly... mañana, mañana.) First things first though:

I'll be talking as part of a Toronto bloggers' panel at this Sunday's Word on the Street, at 4:15 in the "Beyond the Page" tent, in the southeast corner of Queen's Park, discussing how blogging helps knit a community. Besides Carl of Zoilus, the knights of this roundtable will include Sarah of Torontoist, Robert of Reading Toronto and Sam of Daily Dose of Imagery. Our king will be Matt B, the potentate of the droll M@B strip, of Spacing magazine (the print wing of the Toronto Public Space Committee) and its new Spacing Wire blog as well as Matt's own Matt B Images photoblog. Yeah, this mutha's earned his crown. The panel's only about a half-hour long, so don't dally. Come say hey.

Additions: This Pop Montreal ad does a pretty good job of supplying the persuasion I sought earlier. Due to the fire etc. I can't go, but now I think I would.

Cat & Girl does it again with Girl's new band, The Upper-Middle Class: "Well I saw her face/ Now I read The Believer." (Speaking of which, there's an interview with Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo up there today.)

In a related development, the new David Grubbs album is a collaboration with the poet Susan Howe, which strikes me as one of the most promising examples of "lit. rock" in an age: Both of them do nonlinear work, but it seems to me impossible to subject to a straight translation (why? well, here's a sample of one of the Howe works they're setting to music - see?) - which means the works will have to be wholly reinvented as musical pieces, and thus should genuinely be musical pieces.

In other news: Are the Comments broken or something? The readership stats are hitting new highs and yet you're all so quiet ... How did you like that Kate Bush single, for instance?

Via Toronto | Posted by zoilus on Friday, September 23 at 1:21 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (6)



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Posted by skmxawe on October 13, 2005 10:32 AM



I did a quick recap of the WOTS panel @ for those interested.

Posted by Chris on September 25, 2005 7:23 PM



id love to see more of the lit-rock phenom. what a challenge! even some of the jazz-poet hybrids were great -kenneth patchen with al neil ( van city boho) or with mingus. patchen also did work with cage, i think. and from the hometeam: what about some of victor colemans poet/music experiments from the 80s? Nothing Too Fragile or Heavy...

Posted by andrew on September 24, 2005 11:03 AM



I just don't care about Kate Bush!

I'm still here. But to be honest your last few posts have kinda been listings-y things, haven't they? There's not so much to talk about.

Posted by Sean on September 24, 2005 7:02 AM



I was gonna say the exact same thing, Dix, what with school and all.

Posted by Craig! on September 24, 2005 3:52 AM



We're all just really busy these days.

Posted by Dixon on September 23, 2005 8:02 PM




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