So I was checking out my Twitter account on the commute home last night and I noticed that my number of followers had blasted up from 1435 to an impressive fourteen-hundred and thirty-six. My new follower was a guy named Niro Knox, who looked like a pretty rockin' dude.
So I took a gander at some of his tweets and found one labelled "Guitar Solo" that was a link to a year-old YouTube video he'd posted. It's just him riffing out on a goldtop Les Paul, but as he soon as he hit a note it reminded me of Gary Moore, so I immediately followed him back.
That is all.
In Vancouver, members of the trans community and their allies will gather tonight at the Carnegie Community Centre (401 Main Street), starting at 7 p.m. Short documentaries will be screened, there'll be an open mic and speakers, and a candlelight vigil will be held at this event organized by the Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance Society.
Couldn't make it out last night? You missed Los Angeles experimental musician-producer Flying Lotus at the Commodore. Lydia Reedeeah was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Flying Lotus at the Commodore Ballroom on November 19, 2014. Thanks Lydia.
The Associated Press has released previously unseen video of Bill Cosby responding to questions about rumours of sexual assault.
The interview concerned an art exhibit and was taped in Washington, D.C., on November 6.
Cosby told AP that he doesn't answer questions on what other people have said about the controversy.
"There's no response," Cosby said.
At another point, Cosby said, "I don't want to compromise your integrity, but I don't talk about it."
After the interview ended, Cosby was still wearing his lapel microphone. He's seen and heard urging the interviewer not to broadcast the segment dealing with the allegations.
"I can't promise that myself but you didn't say anything," the journalist said.
I finally got around to checking out the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2015 and, lemme tell ya, that institution has developed its most severe case of HUA (Head Up Ass) Syndrome yet.
Okay, firstly, let's rattle off the nominees: Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A., Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, the Smiths, the Spinners, Sting, Chic, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes, Bill Withers, War, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Told ya it was embarassing!
From that lame-ass batch, the only ones worthy of nomination in my books are Jett, Reed, Butterfield, and Vaughan.
What happens when you get three grandmas who have never used marijuana to try their first toke?
Thanks to the folks at Cut.com ("The Internet's Happy Place"), now we know. And it's one of the most adorable things I've ever watched.
Filmed in Washington state where pot is legal and plentiful, the six-minute clip shows the women hitting a bong and doing some vaping before munching out while playing Jenga and Cards Against Humanity—oh, and they discuss the word queefy.
Honestly, hearing a grandma say the phrase "bleached asshole" would be enough reason to watch alone.
The history of Thai cuisine in Vancouver can be divided into two periods: before Maenam and after Maenam. If you think that's an overstatement, remember that it wasn't so long ago that nobody thought twice about eating pad Thai made with ketchup. Many Vancouverites won't stand for that these days, and Maenam is a large reason why.
Kids do the damnedest things.
Yesterday while I was in one of my favourite South Granville restaurants (which would prefer to go unnamed), I noticed a grubby, chubby kid in a hoody and shorts standing outside with his back to the main entrance. It so happened that while I was looking at him, he emptied the white powdered contents of two yellow packets into the palm of one of his hands; the hand and his face met halfway and he appeared to energetically snort up whatever powder he was holding.
The lad stood still for a bit before turning and coming into the restaurant. He brushed by a woman on his way to the counter where he ordered food.