Spurred by the UK’s new anti-porn filter, Canadian MP Joy Smith is proposing that our country jump on the bandwagon and protect our children from viewing explicit content online. Naturally, Twitter responded immediately, with many worrying that this will amount to censorship of the internet, and with Smith responding that clicking a button to opt … Read more
Cross-posted from FFWDWeekly.com. The following is a response to Patrick Finn’s piece, Artists are Dangerous, and the video below. You should also read Dr. Finn’s response in this week’s Fast Forward. I am better than you. I am smarter than you, work harder than you, and am more pure in my aims. What I do … Read more
So the Calgary Underground Film Festival starts today, and in my relatively biased opinion (I’m on the board, but I’m not the guy who picks the movies), it’s definitely one of the best things you can spend your time on this week. The programming team has yet again put together an incredibly solid line-up, and … Read more
Right now, we’re legislating based on ideas about creativity that are hundreds of years old. They might be true, but they also might not. It may turn out that the approach we have to copyright law right now is the best way to promote the creation of new culture, and to make the world a more vibrant place. But it might turn out that it’s actually counter-productive, that we’re stifling more creativity than we’re encouraging, and are keeping valuable new ideas from spreading. The only way to figure that out is to have a better understanding of creativity, and talking to artists seems like a pretty intuitive way to build that understanding.
There are so many good verbs we could be using with art. Why get stuck on “support”?
Well, that was pretty fun. First proper show of the new year, with some pretty unimpeachable tracks in there if I do say so myself. A couple of them are off of free albums, so have a skim through the links scattered below. L.V. Johnson – Don’t Cha Mess With My Money My Honey or … Read more
Sorry for the lateness and whatnot. I’m sure you were very concerned. But now that it’s no longer particularly timely or relevant, here’s what I played for my Christmas and New Year’s specials. A Very So Good Christmas Truth be told, I’ve never much cared for Christmas music. But that’s mostly because I never put … Read more
I’m not generally a fan of Christmas music, but since I have a radio show on Christmas Day this year, I’m diving in head-first. Turns out, some of it is pretty alright, and I’m posting a few of the better-but-not-appropriate-for-my-show ones here. This one’s a slight cop-out, since it’s been a favourite of mine for … Read more
Yes, I have been derelict, but if you’ve been patiently waiting, here’s what got played on the last couple of shows. Tune in next week for a very soulful Christmas (and keep in mind that I traditionally hate Christmas music, so I’ve gone out of my way to find songs that are actually good. It’ll … Read more
Harvey Danger is one of those one-hit wonders who actually recorded a lot of great music outside of their (great but overplayed) hit. But even as one of their biggest defenders over the last decade, I had no idea that they had anything remotely Christmas-y under their belt.