For this week's Georgia Straight, I interviewed English postpunk act Eagulls about convincing their reluctant singer to join them, and their resemblance (or lack thereof) to a certain American band. Read it here, and check out some of the group's video's below.
Earlier this week, the European Court of Justice held that Spanish lawyer’s "right to be forgotten" was violated when Google refused to eliminate links to embarrassing articles about him in its search results. In this interesting take on the case and its implications, Slate's Eric Posner says the ruling is "perfectly sensible", noting that it shows that … Continue reading Google and “the right to be forgotten”
About a year ago I started a blog called Get Evolved! Rather ambitiously, I thought that blogging about issues such as the environment and veganism was a great idea. Well, I still think that's a great idea, but I have come to realize that keeping a blog up to date actually takes more time than … Continue reading My other blog: Get Evolved!
One of my favourite articles to write in recent years was this Georgia Straight cover feature on South African rap act Die Antwoord. It's not that the group was a great interview—it was actually tricky getting decent answers out of Ninja and Yo-Landi—but writing the story gave me the opportunity to research an area of global pop … Continue reading Die Antwoord
I recently reviewed Vancouver music-scene mainstay Phil Western's latest release, Longform, for the Straight. In the review, which you can read here, I described the double LP as "an exercise in what he is arguably best at: namely, hypnotic electro built from lush layers of synthesizer tones over a variety of creatively deployed but generally … Continue reading Phil Western: Longform
For the current issue of the Georgia Straight, I wrote reviews of three of the documentaries screening at the DOXA 2014 festival. Read my reviews of A Brony Tale, Death Metal Angola, and InRealLife here. Of the three, my favourite was Death Metal Angola, the story of two people and their struggle to mount a … Continue reading DOXA 2014