Travel can be extremely boring if you have nothing to read or watch. Especially if you’re being forced to do so via car with crazy people/family members/friends.
So this week we decided to set up one of you lucky readers with a rad little portable DVD player to get you through those hour long drives to your fave music festival/grandmother’s house.
To win, tweet @pinkmafia4life with the title of your favourite Oscar contender (film, person, or otherwise)
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Karen Stewart, aka, Kitty Kaled , is an artist who’s been working on a career that started drawing band flyers, to becoming a well sought after tattoo artist to working with acrylics mediums on various sizes of canvas. She draws “inspiration from the world around me and reinterpret it, filtered through my imagination.” Shes thinks of her self being lucky and grateful that she can making a living from painting. She does not see herself as having a defined style, but rather would like the viewers of her work to create that for themselves. In her own words, a few answers to some of my burning questions.
Week two on Koh Samui and I don’t even know where to begin.
We discovered this delicious veggie/raw restaurant at a detox resort and after a week of menus riddled with burgers and fries, Thai food packed with MSG, and more summer fair/ball game/King St. tourist fare than you can shake a stick at, we practically made out with the waiters when we sat down and opened the menu. And, get this, at home it would have easily been $100 meal we got for less than $15 Canadian. So we ate three meals a day at the Spa Resort before deciding to just book in for a 5 day juice cleanse.
For the low low price of about $500 Canadian, we got 5 nights accommodation, daily massage, steam room, yoga and meditation, plus all the organic juice, broth and fruit you can cosume.
Our friend Fun Bobby came to visit after months of consuming nothing but buckets at parties all through South East Asia. I forgot to mention to him, of course, that the week was going to include two self-administered colema’s (Bobby’s demonstration below) as part of the detox.
Boys and Girls, just say no to drugs, whether they are from the street or your pharmacist, even if you are buckling under the pressure of the Canada Fitness Test. The following video is a truly fucked up PSA that may bring back some horrid memories of the bean bag portion of the Canada Fitness Test. Check out the special performance of the Gym Teacher by my friend Trashy T. Bitch should have gotten an oscar for this!
Tumblr ruins lives. You can sit on your dashboard and scroll through endless pictures, videos, and tracks and before you know it you’ve wasted 3 hours doing….niente. Here are some of my favorite tumblrs that I spend most of my time on, contemplating whether to reblog or favorite each post to increase my url altness, even though NONE of it matters :)
This is Justin. You may know him as from Broken Social Scene and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (yeah, that’s right) or his latest creative endeavor – Eight and a Half. Made up of him, Dave Hamelin and Liam O’Neil of The Stills this 3-man group is rocking their way into our world one step at a time – and we know you’ll love them too.
Go check out Eight and a Half tonight at The Drake, 9pm ($10 @ the door).
Ottawa based rockers The Balconies have been making their way into our hearts for some time now and we’ve been given the chance to hook one of you awesome people up with a piece from She Said Jewellery, which was sported by lead singer Jacquie Neville in the video.
(All She Said Jewellery is totally unique and handmade by Cara Said, working with natural materials creating designs for both men and women.)
This past Thursday marked the launch of the By The Pound – Reweighted exhibit. With 100 artists participating, the launch at Goodfellas Gallery (1266 Queen St. W) was a hit with tons of great pieces and enough glam people to make anyone want to become a patron of the arts.
The premise of the group show is to compare ”art to meat in the sense that if quality and long term happiness is at all important to the consumer… although the initial cost may be a little more, the long term reward is greater than the cost”. With a description like that, you can do no wrong.