People are always banging on about ‘finding yourself’ when you go traveling. But when you’re living in hostels and greyhound stations, the reality is that mostly the only time you’re alone is on the toilet. So after traveling for five months, I rented a room in Calgary and spent most of two months in solitude, painstakingly working away on this series of self-portraits. I still haven’t found myself.
This is the best DIY thing ever. In their words: ‘Choose Yer Own is a festival based on sweet adventure, and built around a love for Calgary and the many great projects that happen here. Choose Yer Own is a collaborative festival. Anybody can put anything on, which means the festival is always unpredictable and [...]
Extra Happy Ghost!!! doesn’t sell many records. As a result, I work a couple of jobs to help pay rent and subsidize touring. My main job is as a reference assistant at the Calgary Public Library (we have a great library system here and it employs a number of artists and musicians like myself), and [...]
I’ve been coming to this place since I was a kid. Hot Wax sells new and used vinyl, tapes, and CD’s, and features a tonne of local releases (ours included). The shop has a tiny little stage in the basement for in-store performances. Through the years, Hot Wax has employed some really creative people from [...]