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Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Well since when did CBS get so morally upstanding? A leaked letter to Grammy Award attendees from the network insisted, “Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered… Thong-type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare flesh under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack,” I’m guessing that last part applied to […]

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

worldbeatcanada radio presents another fabulous free hour of the world’s best music, except for our friends across the pond who’ll be charged a nominal 750 Euros. Come on, that’s only half of what each household in the old country will be paying for the Big Fat Greek Bailout. Too bad there was never a god […]

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

I went downtown to occupy East Hastings Street this weekend and, seriously, some of these people looked like they had been there for years. I don’t mind showing up fashionably late but I would have appreciated a little heads-up Facebook! Sorry for the sarcasm. If you’re not familiar with Vancouver town, East Hastings is the […]

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

The tributes continue to pour in for Steve Jobs. A friend of mine described his emotions as similar to what he felt when Jim Henson died. It makes sense when you think about it. Both men evoked a child-like wonder in us; one with the characters he brought to life through puppetry, the other with […]

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

One of the most memorably titled worldbeat albums I’ve come across over the years is from UK South Asian rockers, Cornershop and the seminal When I Was Born For The Seventh Time. If that doesn’t tickle your chakras I don’t know what will. Last week we touched on BBC music guru Paul Gambaccini’s declaration that […]