Archive for August, 2010

Fun New Band

The Dum Dum Girls: Wonderful songs, old-world production, lovely singing. Here is the band’s MySpace page. Click on the photo to listen to “Catholicked.”

New York

I’m off to my American home ground, Buffalo and Rochester and NYC, next week: A family reunion and visits with wonderful friends. Normally I loathe leaving BC, but I am very happy to be having this trip.

Worldwide Green Eyes

The above photo is from Lincoln Clarkes’ epic “Heroines” series, portraits of women who lived and worked in Vancouver’s downtown eastside in the late 1990s. It’s beautiful work, and it helped bring to public consciousness the “missing women” scandal ignored by the Vancouver Police Department at the time.  Lincoln tells me he’s heading to Europe for a long stay. You will be able to see a photographic record of his travels on his wonderful website Worldwide Green Eyes.

A New Look for basil.CA

With the help of a marvelous journalism student from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, I’ve finally launched the new basil.CA, WordPress version. It is certainly still a work in progress, with lots of widgets to explore and content to add. Expect lots more soon.

Vancouver Pride

3 August 10: I was honoured by be asked by my pals from t-bodies to man their booth during the Pride Parade on Sunday. It was a beautiful time. And it really hit the spot.