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the intersection of philosophy & sociology.
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cursing.
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bbq.
cjlo.
deep fried everything.
americana.
making lists
, including this one of my life's ambitions, and these of things on my mind at the time.

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i took a trip! read about it here.

evidence of my lame yuppie side on my (gasp!) house blog here.

C’mon out tonight, it’s gonna be fun!
We’ve got mostly ladies (and one gentleman) spinning tonight, bringing you a mix of hardcore, heavy psych, whatever the hell I’m gonna play when my set starts at 11:30pm, and then some trad metal to close out your night. 
As it says in the graphic, there are food & drink specials (I’m partial to the 3L giraffe of beer), plus great company, and if you’re feeling competitive, lots of pool tables on hand as well. 
FB event is here. 

C’mon out tonight, it’s gonna be fun!

We’ve got mostly ladies (and one gentleman) spinning tonight, bringing you a mix of hardcore, heavy psych, whatever the hell I’m gonna play when my set starts at 11:30pm, and then some trad metal to close out your night. 

As it says in the graphic, there are food & drink specials (I’m partial to the 3L giraffe of beer), plus great company, and if you’re feeling competitive, lots of pool tables on hand as well. 

FB event is here

Fantasia Film Festival 2014 Review Roundup: Part 4… The End.

The festival has been over for almost a week now. Final tally? Of the 44 films that interested me, I managed to see 26, or a little more than a film per day, almost identical to my total for 2013, but nowhere near my festival record of 43 films in 2012 (seriously though, how the fuck did I manage that?). Still two reviews to go, so let’s make ‘em short and sweet:

Space Station 76 High on aesthetics, this comedy puts pretty people on a pretty space station, and lets the story unfold from there. Come for the 1970s retrofuturistic stylings, but stay for the story of sublimated desire, and marvel at the world we were once promised.

Zombeavers If the title doesn’t tell give you an idea of exactly what this film is, you clearly have not seen enough Fantasia films. Kudos to the filmmakers for the hilariously awkward non-CGI creatures, and to the actors for hamming it up through this silly but well executed flick.

All in all, this was an amazing year, and almost everything I saw was a slam dunk. If I had to pick my standouts, I’d choose Cybernatural (best of the fest, by far), BoyhoodThe Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (with the similar In Order of Disappearance coming in a close second), Wetlands (which managed to be this year’s Klown, sort of), and The Creeping Garden. In the “please let there be a sequel or 3 category”, I choose Cybernatural and Let Us Prey, and I Am A Knife With Legs gets a nod in the “WTF?!? how is this so good?” category.

If you want to relive the best of the 2014 Fantasia Film Festival, tune in to CJLO 1690AM tonight from 6pm ET, for a three hour recap of the most memorable films and festival moments. Join Satyyy from Shibuya Crossing and me, Angelica from BVST, as well as special guests, as we run down our festival favorites! Tonight, only on CJLO 1690AM in Montreal, CJLO.com around the world, from 6 to 9pm ET!

Missed my other reviews? Click through for Part 1Part 2 and Part 3.
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Angelica of BVST on the spinal tap at Heavy Night @cjlo1690am #metalmusic #idratherbelisteningtoCJLO (at McLean’s Pub)

If you missed last night, y’all should come out next month. Watch this space…

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Angelica of BVST on the spinal tap at Heavy Night @cjlo1690am #metalmusic #idratherbelisteningtoCJLO (at McLean’s Pub)

If you missed last night, y’all should come out next month. Watch this space…

Zany, unhinged, groundbreaking and genre bending… these all describe CJLO 1690 AM, the Fantasia Film Festival and I Am a Knife with Legs. Blend these three together, and it’s gonna be a party you won’t soon forget. 

CJLO is proud to present the world premiere of I Am a Knife with Legs, part of the brand new “Fantasia Underground” programming section at the 2014 Fantasia Film Festival! Spotlighting “outrageous indie outsider visions created in the counter-cultural spirit”, this section is a perfect fit for CJLO, Montreal’s underground radio station. I Am a Knife with Legs pushes the boundaries with its absurdist humour, musical numbers, offbeat animation, and a microbudget of $12,000! The CJLO-sponsored screening happens Friday, July 25th at 7pm in the DB Clarke Theatre!

After the film, come to the downstairs bar at Kafein (1429 Bishop) to celebrate 10 years of partnership between the Fantasia Film Festival and CJLO 1690AM, with drinks, snack and CJLO DJs doing what they do best! The party starts at 8:30pm, bring your friends!

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/885731088107278

Hey, guess what I’ll be doing this Saturday? 

If you guessed DJing ALL THE HAIR METAL YOU CAN HANDLE all night at the Terrasse St-Ambroise (5080 Rue Saint-Ambroise), then you win an awesome screening of DJ XL5’s Spandex Zapping Party, which starts at 9:30pm, Saturday, July 12th! McAuslan and CJLO 1690AM are super proud to present this latest, hairiest DJ XL5 event, which collects film and video clips from the bitchin’est era ever, and you better be there!

What’s not to love? Delicious booze and food under the starry sky, yours truly spinning the sleaziest metal all night long, and an amazing collection of the glammiest, hammiest 80s era visual delights… Once again, the film starts at 9:30, but come early to hear me spin and buy me beers!

people who make hot chocolate with water are basically war criminals.

people who make hot chocolate with water are basically war criminals.

For the second year in a row, Angelica turns over the reins of BVST to Mr. Santapalooza himself, Matt Kiernan, for the holliest, jolliest two hours of rare, vintage and newly released Christmas music. Kringle cats and dashing dames will delight in Santapalooza’s carefully curated playlist of covers and originals, so slide on your slippers and spike your eggnog and tune in TONIGHT from 7 to 9pm ET as BVST goes Santapalooza! Also, follow the Santapalooza project on Twitter @Santapalooza.

For the second year in a row, Angelica turns over the reins of BVST to Mr. Santapalooza himself, Matt Kiernan, for the holliest, jolliest two hours of rare, vintage and newly released Christmas music. Kringle cats and dashing dames will delight in Santapalooza’s carefully curated playlist of covers and originals, so slide on your slippers and spike your eggnog and tune in TONIGHT from 7 to 9pm ET as BVST goes Santapalooza! Also, follow the Santapalooza project on Twitter @Santapalooza.

Tune in to BVST on CJLO 1690AM tonight from 7 to 9pm ET, for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the 17th edition of the Fantasia Film Festival AND to enter to win a pass to Heavy MTL! I know this sounds crazy, but I assure you it’s legit. Guest host Andrew from Grade A Explosives will be taking your calls, so tune in and listen for your chance to win!

But that’s not all! You can double your chances to win Fantasia tickets by tuning in to Champions of the Local Scene, right before BVST on CJLO 1690AM from 6 to 7pm ET! Guest host Andrew will be talking to CJLO alum and Fantasia programmer Simon Laperrière about this year’s edition of the festival and his brand new book on snuff films!

So just to recap:

1) Andrew from Grade A Explosives is hosting both BVST and Champions of the Local Scene tonight

2) He’ll be talkin’ Fantasia with Simon Laperrière

3) We’ll be giving away Fantasia tickets…

4) … AND giving you a chance to win a pass to Heavy MTL!

Tune in to Champions of the Local Scene from 6pm tonight, and BVST from 7pm tonight, only on Montréal’s 2nd favorite radio station, CJLO 1690 AM / www.cjlo.com!

A few weeks back, I mentioned that DJs from CJLO would be guest judging the Wacken Metal Band Battle. Round 4 is tonight, and it’s my turn to judge! The bands competing tonight are Valfreya, Sanguine Glacialis, Karkaos and Hollow. You can check ‘em out here, or tonight, live at Katacombes! Tickets are 10/12$, and because it’s Katacombes, you know the booze will be flowin’ cheap & easy, so come down and party!

A few weeks back, I mentioned that DJs from CJLO would be guest judging the Wacken Metal Band Battle. Round 4 is tonight, and it’s my turn to judge! The bands competing tonight are Valfreya, Sanguine Glacialis, Karkaos and Hollow. You can check ‘em out here, or tonight, live at Katacombes! Tickets are 10/12$, and because it’s Katacombes, you know the booze will be flowin’ cheap & easy, so come down and party!

Here’s Vidar from Kvelertak reminding you, in Norwegian, to tune in to the BVST Meets Kvelertak special on CJLO 1690AM tonight! Don’t miss my full interview with him, as well as a bunch of amazing Scandinavian music, and of course, a whole bunch of Kvelertak. Tune in, 7pm ET tonight, only on CJLO 1690AM in Montréal, www.cjlo.com around the world, and keep your eyes peeled for the full transcript of the interview in the CJLO magazine in the next couple of days!

It’s no secret that BVST has been preaching the gospel of Norwegian heavy metal geniuses Kvelertak since the release of their debut album. Now, in the wake of their first-ever Canadian tour dates, Angelica from BVST was lucky enough to sit down with Kvelertak guitarist Vidar Landa for a wide ranging chat about Norway, Guns N’ Roses, trolls, and the band’s future plans, set against the roar of other bands soundchecking. Be sure to tune in this Wednesday at 7pm ET only on CJLO 1690AM in Montréal / www.cjlo.com, especially if you like the gritty audio verité styling of poorly recorded in-person interviews! We’ll be playing a lot of Kvelertak and other Scandinavian bands you should know about, as well as nerding out about one of metal’s most up-and-coming bands.

It’s no secret that BVST has been preaching the gospel of Norwegian heavy metal geniuses Kvelertak since the release of their debut album. Now, in the wake of their first-ever Canadian tour dates, Angelica from BVST was lucky enough to sit down with Kvelertak guitarist Vidar Landa for a wide ranging chat about Norway, Guns N’ Roses, trolls, and the band’s future plans, set against the roar of other bands soundchecking. Be sure to tune in this Wednesday at 7pm ET only on CJLO 1690AM in Montréal / www.cjlo.com, especially if you like the gritty audio verité styling of poorly recorded in-person interviews! We’ll be playing a lot of Kvelertak and other Scandinavian bands you should know about, as well as nerding out about one of metal’s most up-and-coming bands.

Tonight is the first night in the Montréal series of the Wacken Metal Band Battle competition. CJLO DJs will be guest judging throughout the series, with Andrew from Grade A Explosives on the panel this evening. Tonight’s event is at Katacombes and starts at 8:30, and features Dissension, Bookakee, Warcall, and Virulys. More info is here and here.

Tonight is the first night in the Montréal series of the Wacken Metal Band Battle competition. CJLO DJs will be guest judging throughout the series, with Andrew from Grade A Explosives on the panel this evening. Tonight’s event is at Katacombes and starts at 8:30, and features Dissension, Bookakee, Warcall, and Virulys. More info is here and here.