Without Dave McMillan and company's renowned JOE BEEF, Griffintown would still be a wasteland of pitiless diners, questionable brasseries, and topless breakfast joints where you wouldn't stop to use the bathroom, let alone buy a luxury condominium across the street. The yuppies (okay, urbanites) living in downtown Montreal's southwest side should offer a libation every...
Tonight's guest is a young man whose face is easily recognizable amid the clatter of strobing parties, lost summers, and the little known (but well received) Who is K.K. Downey?, a madcap romp about fame, lies and the true cost of success. Continue reading
"They fall, they are torn, they rise, they walk again."* Kate Puxley's art gives way to the crowding back of nature as civilization continues to infringe upon the old geography where animals still had a place within the western scope of life, instead of the packaged pets of urban existence. But it's also really cool. Join...
Viva la Democracia! Not only is Mariano Franco one of the founders of the delicious TACHIDO restaurant on Parc Ave, serving up some of the best sandwiches and tacos in the city, but he's also a filmmaker and avid collector of weirdness. He brought a sampling of his messy, frenetic, kaleidoscopic monsters for us to take...
Conspiracy in the 5th Dimension Tony Ezzy is the best kind of guest; funny without trying, never bumptious, always sincere, Ezzy is tender within and without! His live music performances have been known to channel the flamboyance of Liberace, or Elton John--but there the resemblance ends... Continue reading
Loose Leaf If you like loose leaf, you're gonna love Jimmy Zoubris. His dad practically invented it if by you understand the notion of invention to be primarily composed of stocking and selling stationary supplies on Parc Avenue for over two decades. Loose leaf! Where would we without it? And if you can't back the innate...
Heart of Darkness There are no words to describe tonight's guest. None at all. We tried! Instead, we hope you'll simply sit back and enjoy what we consider to be one of our very best episodes with a guest that was nothing but gracious and kind; your man, Stretch. Continue reading
Meet the Twins Most definitely our classiest show so far, this week's episode has Vera Miller and Nadia Rona of ELITE CASTING talking Hollywood. The twins have been casting movies and television since before the form came into fashion. You've seen their handiwork on a bunch of shows you love including ER, Being Human and our...
Cinema schminema, just make sure there's danish. To start off the second half of the season we thought we'd begin by chatting up talented writer come film director Mark Slutsky about his recent movie, PEEPERS, now available at video stores near you. Not that video stores exist. They don't. But YouTube does, and Mark thinks it's...
Viewer Discretion is a Myth As it turns out, the owl is a fake. Fortunately our special guest, a Mr. Morgan Black, is as authentic as it gets, which totally makes up for the bird. You may know his dark outsider artwork, but Morgan is best known for his unique--and often controversial--take on jewellery design. If...
The Gods Hammered Thunder as the Children Wept When Lenny Robert started making cigar box guitars under the name Daddy Mojo it was only a lark, a way to get by and pay some bills, Balzac style. Today, Lenny's hand crafted instruments are played by some of the best guitarists in the world. If you like...
Shake It Like You Mean It Lady Josephine is one of those women that can destroy you with a stare or lift you up with a sigh. We're just happy she showed up. Voted MOST BEAUTIFUL, the lady does breathe life unto us Continue reading
It doesn't matter what you eat, it always comes out... Despite not selling poutine, Nouveaux Palais remains the definitive late night stop for a snack and final drink in Montreal's grimy (by Ottawa standards) Mile End. Tonight's guest, Jacques Seguin is one of the people responsible for saving one of the best diners in the neighborhood...
You're right. I have no right to push my way into your life. I know that, I'm not crazy. But listen, Marianne Ackerman is the founder of ROVER magazine, which is dedicated to keeping you informed on the arts in Montreal, and she's here, right now. Continue reading
Portuguese and Proud So this is it, the very first interview we even shot. Ricardo Pereira--animal lover and bird expert--came by the studio/hovel to chime in on the most wonderfully irrelevant matters. Continue reading