Monthly Archives: February 2006

Philip Glass

I had a chance to see this concert at the last minute ’cause my friend Jason’s roommate got sick. Well, I’m sick too, but I’m not gonna stand up a date with Philip Glass! When I first heard about the … Continue reading

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Vern Thiessen: U of A spokesmodel

Have you seen these U of A ads? Hockey player! Chemistry lab! Vern Thiessen! As a recent GG Award winner for Einstein’s Gift, I he’s probably the most famous alumnus they could find. But it’s a strange way to sell … Continue reading

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Ad Club Do AGA

Over the years, I had struck up a friendship with the publicist from the Edmonton Art Gallery, now the Art Gallery of Alberta. She’s since left, but she asked me to participate in a “celebrity” art-making kind of thing for … Continue reading

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I Am My Own Wife

Who knew John Ullyatt had such delicate ankles? Never mind the show-offy one-man, dozens of characters, two-language show thing. It’s amazing, but as Jeff Page said in an interview the other day (for True West), in Edmonton we’re fully familiar … Continue reading

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Smashula!

Did you know we have a band? With Clinton Carew (of Matador moustache fame) and Paul Bellows (of being my boyfriend fame, link on the right). And a mystery drummer named “Scott.” Apparently our show is on. This is what … Continue reading

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The Matador

What a strange little film. It’s meant to be a dark comedy– a regular guy named Danny (Greg Kinnear) goes to Mexico for a make-it-or-break-it deal for his consulting business or whatever it is, it’s not clear what it is … Continue reading

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True West

It’s the Sam Shepard play with Lorne Cardinal, the guy from Corner Gas. And it was pretty good, but I wasn’t sure if it was supposed to be funny or not. Some parts, yes (guy trying to throw bread into … Continue reading

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Could you speak up a little? And please, be less boring.

If you, like me, have spent a little too many nights at loud rock n roll shows, then you’re probably experiencing some hearing loss. It’s been so bad lately that I’m doing that “Eh?” thing that you see old people … Continue reading

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Bluebeard’s Castle and Erwartung

The big event arrived! I have been waiting a whole year to see the Opera’s production of Robert LePage’s two short works. I’m gonna go back and see some of his films now, just to compare this cinematic theatre stuff … Continue reading

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Nami Namersson, the Viking Who Liked to Name Things

Hooray to Trevor Anderson and Bryce Kulak,wherever they are, for premiering their children’s musical last night. It is a fine show! In it, a viking appears in a forest where three friends, a tree stump, a slug, and a singer/songwriter … Continue reading

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