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MIA

I don’t know what has curtailed my output more than just living in the moment. I have a few things bubbling up through the road haze so maybe I’ll put them down during a flight or a drive. I’ve put…

Cutting Out the Middleman

We arrive after a twilight cab ride through an unfamiliar town. From the hotel on the outskirts through the rural to the suburban — no urban. Its Friday night at the megaplex, multi-cinema, mall annex trasheteria. Overly ornate navel rings…

brambles

Dog yelps at kids on trampolines. I leave soon. Don’t leave her to stop the kids. She’s a dog. This is all she can do. Thought the car was on fire. It was steam. The hardest working dream. Ploughed under….

Skate Park Convocation

I was driving past the skate park. A brand new concrete cubist strategic game board the size of an Olympic pool is nestled in the crotch of a busy east/west highway and the main north/south thoroughfare. Behind a chain link…

Grad Night

Drunken high school grads arrive in rented limos at the lakeshore for their party on the rented ship. Limo drivers lean against pearl white, slightly worn stretch limos. They look mint from twenty metres but dents and scratches reveal themselves…

Top 20 Yahoo Search Madlib

Rules: use Yahoo’s top twenty search words in their original order. Jennifer Lopez slid her avocado scented feet down into the Wal Mart knock off retro trainers as Matt Starr prepared, in his own apartment for his own clandestine night…

Ask the Love Scientist

Ask the Love Scientist Q: I have been in a long-term relationship for eleven years. I love my boyfriend very much but we break up every year or so for one reason or another. I

Robert Quine

Well. It just gets worse for awhile I guess. Found out tonight that Robert Quine had died. Tributes are pouring out. We in the Odds got to spend some time with Robert in NYC when he came to help us…

Alien Super Beings

I was barely concentrating as I drove home up the empty corridor of our local high street. Holding the needle at 60k so as to hit every green light, the road wet and shiny, I rolled down the window to…

Ray Charles

Let’s all take moment out of our day for brother Ray. His contribution to music and the world is immense. As I get a little older it seems the mentors, heroes, friends and loved ones are moving into that other…

the Grand ‘ol Odds list

Forgot to mention that there are many stalwarts in the Odds friend network located out there on the net and connected by Yahoo…serious. No not Yahoo Serious…Yahoo….I’m serious. Here is the great list administrator: Kevin Gandel (oddsman@wam.umd.edu) Odds Fan Club…

Tim’s discussion group

Message from Tim “the finger” Der. “go to http://oddstp.com and click on the news section. there you will see, like okayplayer.com, it’s part news, part blog where group discussions are strongly, strongly encouraged. I’m a big fan of okayplayer so…

itunes – mytunes

Dear all, Some of you USA type people are already hip to this but I will announce to the rest of you that you can download all of “Giddy Up” through the apple itunes store. The newest version of itunes…

Glen Phillips

My pal Glen Phillips has a new album coming out soon. If you got to his site you’ll see he’s also recenty recorded a live CD at Largo in LA. There is a free download of our song “Back Up…

Great Salt Lake

The edges of the great salt lake scrawl, wind and stretch as if formed by something other than nature. Even from the air this massive thing appears shallow. It

nothing

Lots of nothing in this posting but lots behind the dam in my head. I’m adding up receipts in the mad dash to make a tax deadline that has already passed. Going away takes the momentum out of anything else…

Gallery Stats

Just thought I’d let you know about the demographic profiling and information gathering I am doing on my site. Most visited gallery: Movies These people like to be entertained by modern “talkies”. Some have called this the “Sesame Street” syndrome….

Liquid Paper

Can only Jesus write on liquid paper? If he can walk on it then he can write on it in any form. I have a feeling that liquid paper is not made from paper at all. I will call 1-800-884-4443…

TV Off

I noodled with the galleries a bit last night. There are some more photo’s in the “Found on Road” gallery and a new movie in the “Movies” gallery. Thanks to David Leonard Reimer & Robert Kemmis for their fine contributions….

Flames

People of Calgary. I do not hold it against you. I imagine someone there as passionate about their Flames in equal proportion to my passion for the Canucks. My imagination, however, is stumped. Who could actually love the Flames? I…

Team Jesus

I wrote a good one but I just erased it when I switched over to Explorer. I give up. Happy hockey playoffs. Go Canucks. Check out the ever expanding galleries.

ALISTAIR CALDER

Dear Everyone, Let it be known that Alistair Calder designed and built this site. He is some sort of virtual saint. Actual saints are designated by the pope. Perhaps he drinks creme de menthe just like the pope but I’m…

Casting Dog

Everyone was so uncomfortable in the distressed leather furniture. There was a tiny fridge with a glass front. They had all filled out the essential information on the clip boards with the sharpened pencils supplied. Lulu Lemon track suits colour…

CRAIG NORTHEY POWER TRIO at the Media Club (695 Cambie St) Vancouver this WEDNESDAY APRIL 7th with special guests Shaun Verreault and Paul Myers show starts at 8:45 pm check out the Galleries for some fun. GIDDY UP video is…

Big Show…they’re all big

So! It looks like our site is resembling a modern airport. It will be under construction on a continual basis from here on in. Security is tight and coffee is everywhere. I can’t be responsible for your baggage. Information comes…

Important Show Dates

DON’T FORGET: Craig Northey Power Trio , the Railway Club, Vancouver BC, Mon. March 22 with Shawn Verreault (Wide Mouth Mason) “the Queens”, Nanaimo BC, Wed. March 24 special guest TBA “Upstairs”, Bastion Square, Victoria BC, Thurs. March 25 with…

So much under the bridge

The website has been static all this time but I haven’t been static all this time. I had the surprise opportunity to open for Elvis Costello and Steve Nieve just this Sunday. Its a rare thing that I perform in…

the Goal

Yes. The hockey was played and I took part. It is already on the list of amazing things that have happened to me.

Today I play in the

Today I play in the “Sea to Sky Hockey Challenge” to raise money for our future international amateur athletes…Olympians. The game is in Whistler at 1:30. Tomorrow we play at GM Place in Vancouver at 2 pm. Tickets are pretty…

Codiene cowboy. Had a bit

Codiene cowboy. Had a bit of corrective surgery to my underface. The post op dreams are being recorded and quickly forgotten. Last night my middle boy had 18 friends over for a sleep over. I was in a T3 semi…

There are other events unfolding

There are other events unfolding today. Vancouver’s Mojo Radio changed their format to “all sports” and the Paul Myers Show was cancelled. Just because the guy is my friend doesn’t mean I can’t say objectively that it was a great…

Cop out. I have no

Cop out. I have no creative gas so I will just reprint a much reprinted George Bush quote regarding his position on quotas: “What I am against is quotas. I am against hard quotas, quotas they basically delineate based upon…

Micro con artist. Penny ante

Micro con artist. Penny ante grifter. The gray zone is coated with grease. Project a sense of entitlement when presenting upgrade certificates to the ticket attendant. The rules can change at any moment and there is at least a 60%…

From moral distress to moral

From moral distress to moral courage. A bible belt rallying cry. Who cares? Weakness is a slippery slope. I say lets ride it. Moral collapse seems to provide far more entertainment. Sin is fun. I

There was a problem with

There was a problem with the e-mail gatekeeper and several responses to “the Other Mailman” were deleted with the reams of spam. If you wrote me a letter about that last posting, and received no response, could you please send…

Off to the Island. I

Off to the Island. I hope I’ll see a few of you up on Mt.Washington enjoying the riding, skiing, singing and dancing. A reminder that the gig is at Fat Teddy’s. The Power Trio will probably hit the stage at…

A reader asked me today

A reader asked me today whether my last posting was based on something that actually happened. Its a legitimate question that brought me closer to understanding what made this whole journal experience interesting. I had been operating under the assumption…

Clapping on the 1 and

Clapping on the 1 and the 3 with that “stand in one place dance”. The one where you bring your right heel in to meet your left heel on the 1 and put your foot back where it was on…