I’m in your launches, photographing your authors

I’ve finally made it into Quill & Quire, without having to go through the tedious business of writing a book. I insinuated myself into the Q&Q photographer’s frame at the…

Firefox eBay.ca search hack

Firefox has a pantload of cool features, not the least cool of which is the multi-engine search tool. If you live in Canada though, you may be a bit weary…

Well that wasn’t very smart

I’m kind of sorry that the SmartCard never caught on, and not just because it’s the only way to upgrade the firmware on the Motif ES (which probably won’t be…

Turn that piano down

I don’t have much in common with Stephen Hough. He plays piano, I play piano. He is regarded by some as Britain’s finest pianist. I am… currently supporting myself by…

Yamaha Motif ES 7

The latest addition to the arsenal is a cross between a piano and an airplane wing, the post-stretching Yamaha Motif ES 7 76-note sequencing-sampling workstation and part-time DeLorean spoiler. You…

What a difference 20 years makes

My edition of Arnold Schönberg’s Sechs kleine Klavierstücke op. 19 features an odd choice for a cover image – Renoir’s Young Girls at the Piano. And I find it odd…

The most consistently funny man on network television

I have never seen a Craig Ferguson monologue that was not funny. From the time, years ago, when the reformed alcoholic refuted rumours that he had started drinking again (“If…

An open letter to Bell Canada

Hey Bell, nice talking to you again. Say, a funny thing happened when I opened my mail the other day. I found a letter from you, Bell, congratulating me on…

Well I thought it was interesting

Warning: this post contains some spoilers about the movies Fargo and Raising Arizona. If you haven’t seen these movies yet, go rent them and then come back and continue reading…

It’s Kas

The adventures of your standard completely mental cat in comic book format.