Friday, November 27, 2009

two biker classics on on TCM tonight....Psychomania followed by
Electra Glide in Blue

Thursday, November 26, 2009

my cousin's excellent clothing & textile company:

You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming Sans Soucie
studio sale just in time for Christmas!!!

We are clearing out our studio to make room for completely new work so there will be great deals available to one and all!!!

Most stock ( clothing and accessories) will be available at wholesale prices, which means 50% off the retail price as well as there will be an addition to our sale this year that has never seen before.....which we will keep as a surprise!!!

Please come and join us for a cup of tea and a nibble or two and see what treasures you might find!  We will also have some new work on display that has been not seen anywhere else yet!

If you would like to attend please RSVP at or call 604.716.1531 to let us know which date you may attend.

If you are unable to attend any of the dates below please contact us to arrange an alternative time to visit the studio.  For those folks who are not in Vancouver we will have work online available at studio sale prices. 

Please feel free to forward this message to anyone who you might think would like to attend!

We hope to see you this Holiday Season!


All of us at Sans Soucie


            123 E. Hastings (main floor, it is gated so please ring the doorbell to gain entrance)


            Saturday Dec 5th 12-6pm

          Saturday Dec 12th 12-6pm

Pay Parking available on the south side of the street of Hastings across the street form the studio and on Columbia St.  We are directly on the bus route, if you need directions please let us know.

Torture: The greased pig of our perilous existence
Canada’s military is deeply integrated into that of the US. Since the 2004 torture scandal at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison it is well known the US has been practicing torture. Only the utterly na├»ve would be believe that Canada’s military could avoid being complicit in torture and the breaking of international law in this close and utterly compliant relationship. It now remains to be seen how many other NATO countries serving there are also complicit in torture. The British army for one is embroiled in a series of torture accusations dating back to the Iraq war.

As long as this not so cuddly little pig has the run of the house all of us get smeared and the blame does not lie totally with our leaders. We too are refusing to wrestle this not so cuddly little pig as we drift toward being torture tolerant societies. Stark testimony to this is not only our lack of outrage to torture connected to the less than authentic war on terror but also domestic torture. Domestic torture comes in the form of our apparent tolerance for the use of the tasers by our police forces. Both the UN and Amnesty International consider the taser a form of torture. It was never intended as a lethal weapon, but it now has a proven lethality, and a growing list of victims...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

local trees & c.

A Quote and a Marvellous Mix: Theo Parrish – Straight No Chaser!

Love of the music should be driving force of any producer, performer or dj. Everything else stems from that core, that love. With that love, sampling can become a tribute, an expansion on ideas long forgotten, reconstruction, collage. Using this same understanding openly & respectfully, can turn djing into spiritual participation. It can turn a few hours of selection into essential history. Necessary listening through movement...

1. Jaco Pastorius – ‘Portrait of Tracy’ (Sony)
2. Hanna – ‘Hanna’s Waltz’ (?)
3. Blackbyrds – ‘Mother/Son Talk’ (Fantasy)
4. Common – ‘It’s Your World’ (Good Music)
5. Jean Luc Ponty – ‘Between you and Me’ (Atlantic)
6. Ojeda Penn – ‘Happy People’ ((?)
7. Al Jarreau – ‘Take Five’ (Warner/WEA)
8. The Crusaders – ‘Chain Reaction’ (MCA)
9. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – ‘Cubano Chant’ (Philips)
10. Herbie Hancock – ‘Sleeping Giant’ (WEA)
11. Herbie Hancock with Bill Laswell Feat Chaka Khan – ‘The Essence’ (Transparent)
12. Miles Davis – ‘Ife” (Sony)
13. Lenny White – ‘Venusian Summer Suite’ (Wounded Bird)
14. Haki Madhabuti & Nation – ‘Medasi’ (Third World)
15. Theo Parrish – ‘Love is War for Miles’ (Peacefrog)
16. The Rebirth – ‘This Journey In’ (Cajmere Sounds)
17. Fertile Ground – ‘Yellow Daisies’ (Blackout Studios)
18. Dee Felice Trio – ‘The Cricket Sing’ (?)
19. Hanna – ‘Laughin’ (?)
20. Ronnie Laws – ‘Tidal Wave’ (Blue Note)
21. The Heath Bros – ‘Smilin’ Billy Suite’ (Strata East)
22. Georgia Anne Muldrow – ‘One For the Funk (Stones Throw)