Month: May 2012

More to Danger than Stranger

Payola$ No Stranger to Danger album cover

Classic albums of the eighties: Payolas No Stranger to Danger The Payola$ were a Vancouver band that started out punk, went new wave and featured hard-rock record producer Bob Rock.  No Stranger to Danger followed 1981’s debut In a Place…

Some A.E. Van Vogt, perhaps?

Used books on Commercial Drive

Weird Vancouver—guy selling sci-fi paperbacks on Commercial Drive Last weekend, I wrote a blog post about buying a cheap science fiction paperback (Destiny Doll by Clifford D. Simak) off a guy selling books outside my neighbourhood liquor store. The guy…

Revisited: Carolyne Mas

Remembering the 1979 debut album by Carolyne Mas 

Remembering the 1979 debut album by Carolyne Mas I thought about this album the other day. I had it on cassette—it came out in 1979 so I would’ve been 14 (Mas would have been 24). I might have bought it…

Jerusalem offers anecdotes but little insight

Graphic novel review—Jerusalem: Chronicles From the Holy City The original French version of Guy Delisle’s Jerusalem (out now on Drawn and Quarterly, hardcover, 336 pps, $24.95) won last year’s Prize for Best Album at the Angoulême International Comics Festival The book also became a…