Wednesday, December 22, 2010

T’was Before That Night In Spanglish

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the casa,
Not a creature was stirring - ¡Caramba! ¿Qué pasa?

Los niños were tucked away in their camas,
Some in long underwear, some in pijamas,

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Clap Your Hands for Reverend Peyton

Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band is on the road in support of it's latest disc The Wages. The ironically named Big Damn Band consists of only three members - The Reverend on guitar, his wife Breezy on the washboard and drummer Aaron 'Cuz' Persinger.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Maple Syrup - The Sappiest Canadian songs EVER!

There's nothing like a weekend in Niagara Falls. The Honeymoon City, the Capital of Kitsch, snow globe souvenirs and a ride on the Maid of the Mist. The musical lineup in the coming months include Styx, Foreigner and Tony Orlando. Surely, this is where the 70s go to die.

All this musical reminiscing got me to thinking, "What are the sappiest Canadian songs ever written and foisted upon an unsuspecting public?" Or in other words how can I drive my friends crazy after a night of herbs and tequila. How do I get a houseful of reprobates to shout in unison; "Turn that @#$% off!"

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Blessing of the Waves in Surf City USA

ORANGE, CA – Southern California is home to many world-class surf breaks and the majority of these are in Orange County. Many people spend much of their time surfing and enjoying the natural beauty of the coast line and recognize the spiritual importance of this natural asset. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange will, in solidarity with other faith traditions, host the third annual Blessing of the Waves at the iconic Huntington Beach Pier (400 Pacific Coast Highway) October 3, 2010, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The goal of the event is to bring together surfers and ocean-minded people, regardless of their faith tradition, to show spiritual appreciation for the ocean and all that it gives the planet and its population. This gathering demonstrates concern for a cherished environment already compromised by the effects of climate change, toxic emissions, and other pollution.

Friday, August 27, 2010

I Wanna Be Like Mommy!

Mrs. Pacheco (who does not exist) was really irked after seeing this artwork from little Estar (who doesn't exist either) who handed it in as a kindergarten assignment. Pinned to Estar's shirt the following morning was this note to the teacher:

Monday, August 2, 2010

Joey's Journey: Medical Marijuana Saves Child's Life

Knocking on death's door, 10 year old Joey Perez was slowly dying. The potpourri of prescription medications he’d consumed since the age of five were damaging his body beyond repair. The side effects were literally killing him. Doctors had no answers, or any safe alternatives. Their only suggestion was the combination of a few more meds, and to experiment with what happened next.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Broken Social Scene and the G20 Police State

Toronto's Broken Social Scene are promoting this mash up video of the recent police state activities (otherwise known as the G20 meetings )in their hometown. Sent in by an anonymous fan the video is set to Meet Me In The Basement. BSS's YouTube statement reads in part, "The rest speaks for itself."

The Arts and Crafts group fresh off a gig at Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival also asks that you, "please share this video."