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The end of tv / tivo

It’s been a great 3 years with TIVO. Easily one of the best media consumption services ever. They couldn’t make enough inroads in Canada/HD/Online services for us — plus our lack of watching “traditional TV”.

I even tweeted them a couple times pleading !!

We’ve now cancelled our Videotron Illico TV service and will be gracefully retiring our TIVO 2 series. Maybe it’ll go live up in the country at a nice home where it can run around and get fresh air.

Tivo is dead / Long live Tivo.

(Bring on a new giant NAS drive and a Boxee in 2011)

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Matthew Fox on the JKL Aloha to LOST Special


Still haven’t watched/downloaded THE “JKL Aloha to LOST Special’ — but this clip is great !!

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815 Sentences About Lost

We’re almost at the end. One more tonight then the finale.

“815 Sentences About Lost is a project bringing together 108 different people to share their thoughts about Lost during this, its last season. For some, Lost has become an obsession over the last 5 and a half years, for others, not so much. Personally, I thought the series began drifting during the 2nd season, bottoming out in the 3rd season, before coming back strong in the middle of the 4th season. What’s always been most impressive to me, though, is Lost’s innovative narrative style – using flashbacks, and then flash forwards, as well, to move the story along. I’m eager to see how the series concludes and whether the show’s fans will be satisfied with the answers provided by the show’s creators.”

Fitting time to read…

tivo + movies + music

Survivor Season 20

I’m a huge Survivor fan. Since Ep. 1 Season 1.

Next season looks epic. Already tons of speculation/spoilers to who will be on.

montreal + canada + the world thinking + zen tivo + movies + music

Montréal Operatic Drive

Mtl operatic drive

My iphone sitting on my dash pointing up as I drive down st joseph listening to some opera after a long day.

tivo + movies + music

13th Floor Elevators – You’re Gonna Miss Me

So awesome — 13th Floor Elevators – You’re Gonna Miss Me. Can you dig it?

design + art + typography tech + the internet tivo + movies + music

“Gary” – Short Animation

Love the style, colours, movement, and story.

“Directed by Clément Soulmagnon, Yann Benedi, Sébastien Eballard & Quentin Chaillet”

View on Vimeo

design + art + typography strangeness + randomness tivo + movies + music

Alex Marco “The Bike” (Scopitone)

For all my bike loving friends…

Alex Marco “The Bike” (Scopitone) rocks.

surf + skate + snow tech + the internet tivo + movies + music

Cell phone barrel — can you hear me now?

Look Mom! I’m filming myself surfing, with a camera phone… from jarrod Tallman on Vimeo.

“Sterling Spencer was chatting on his waterproof cell phone while sitting on his board and waiting for waves in Mexico, when a set came in. He had the phone in his hand, so he went ahead and filmed himself on the wave.”

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Which way to hell?

Which way to hell ? oo there’s a highway ?
Finally saw AC/DC last night.

The first band I loved as a kid — partly due to having a cool neighbor who told me how life worked and that AC/DC was an integral part of it all.

Great show — too bad about the sound at the Big-O. Essh. It’s as bad as it’s ever been.

design + art + typography surf + skate + snow tivo + movies + music

Apocalypse Now (Japanese Poster)

Apocalypse Now (Japanese Poster)

Not exactly how I remember the waves in the movie.

Large version here

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KISS in Montréal

KISS in MTL comes on stage from stevey on Vimeo.

The show last night rocked. I’m more a KISS fan now than ever. They put on an excellent show — 2 hours non-stop with great lights/pyrotechnics/antics and stunts !! Didn’t sit down once the whole time. Helped that we had AMAZING seats.

More photos here (I was live posting some last night) and T’Cha’s Gazette review here

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Playing for Change – ‘Stand by Me’

Playing For Change | Song Around The World “Stand By Me” from Concord Music Group on Vimeo.

Watch and wait for it to kick in… – From the award-winning documentary, “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music”, comes the first of many “songs around the world” being released independently. Featured is a cover of the Ben E. King classic by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it traveled the globe.

design + art + typography tivo + movies + music

Vintage LOST ads

Who observes the observers?
Loving these vintage LOST ads.

Full set here:

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USWM coverage and new album


This week’s HOUR has the United Steel Workers of Montréal on the cover. They also got a full story in the Voir (french) here.

Congrats to all of them, Linda, Rachel and everyone at UHW. Great way to gear up for their album launch at Club Soda next weekend..

“United Steel Workers Of Montreal
w/ Slaters, Jimmyriggers, Dirty ‘Ol Band, Ladies Of The Canyon, Unsettlers and Jonas
At Club Soda, Feb. 6, 9:30 p.m.”

The image above is their new album “Three on the Tree” — Linda tells me: “the three on the tree refers to the old gear shifter behind the wheel in the cars of the 40s and 50s (in case you were wonderin’)”. Love it.

Hour Cover and Story | Voir Story in French