Eagulls

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.

Google and “the right to be forgotten”

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”

Phil Western: Longform

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