lovehate podcast 241: Our Culture in Dire Straits

NOTE: I mistakenly took out some of my wrath on the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) when it should have been directed at the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) for implementing rules that effectively have censored Money for Nothing by Dire Straits from all radio stations that are part of the group.

"See the little faggot with the earring and the makeup,
Yeah buddy that's his own hair.
That little faggot got his own jet airplane.
That little faggot he's a millionaire."

- Mark Knopfler

lovehate podcast 216: Remembering The Old Lie

The attack at Vimy Ridge which was undertaken by the Canadian Corps (of the First Army) on Easter Monday, the 9th of April, 1917, is often seen as the first unequivocal success gained by the British (in this case Canadian) forces during the course of trench warfare. 

Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen

Lyrics for:

Forgotten Sons by Mariliion

When the Tigers Broke Free by Pink Floyd

lovehate podcast 208: How The CMPDA Made My Day

photo courtesy Manu Mohan (via

Bereft of a topic for tonight's podcast, I happened upon a US-funded, Canadian copyright mercenary group at and was astounded by their suggested list for where Canadians could watch legal content online.

I laughed. I cried. I got fellow DyscultureD podcast mate Andrew Currie online to express shared vitriol over the presumption of such a group to claim they protect creativity and somehow enhance artistic risk-taking.

A long effort to be sure, but I hope you enjoy it.

Some Creative Commons songs courtesy Jamendo behind the discussion:

  • Trafic de Blues - Time to Funk
  • Dieter Werner - Axiom of Going By
  • Revolution Void - Invisible Walls
  • Fhernando - Sexed Up!
  • Diablo Swing Orchestra - Heroines

thinglets: Canadian Rockies Time-Lapse Montage


I'm continuously amazed at how technology has brought us closer to reality in allowing one person trekking around to capture shots like this. While you can certainly watch the embed here on the blog, if it's not giving you the full HD experience, I'd recommend going to the Vimeo source page and clicking full screen.

Makes me want to drive a lot slower and out of reach the next time I cross Canada. Commendable job with scenery that is oft-shot, but rarely so beautifully.