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NOV 24
Full Contact Roller Derby

Saturday, 24 November 2012 at 17:00
More than a year ago

Forest City Derby Girls Proudly Presents
Movember Pain – Full Contact Roller Derby

The Luscious London Lunch Ladies vs Kingston’s Disloyalists
The Thames Fatales vs Hamilton’s Hammer City Eh Team

Saturday Nov 24th, 2012
Doors open at 5 pm,
first game at 6pm
second game 830
Western Fair Grounds Agriplex building,
All ages, children under 10 free
advanced tickets 12 dollars
15 dollars at the door
This is a licensed event
online tickets available at
or from your favourite Forest City Derby Girl.

The La La Land story

la-la-land3La La Land is a visual and musical tour de force. Nostalgic, evocative, old-fashioned, classic oeuvre. A throwback to the golden era, harkening Fred and Ginger, classic scenes from Marilyn,¬† Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face, the magnificent An American in Paris, the soundstage from Judy Garland’s last scene from MGM musical Summer Stock Get Happy which in itself is a tragic counterpoint to the sweeping of time of the movie – the what-if in the City of Starsap-lala-land-film-mem-170110_12x5_1600.

La La Land strikes all the right chords – even down to the so perfect jazz references, the Coltrane and Chet Baker photos, to Bird – Charlie Parker, the Miles Davis riff from L’Ascenseur d’echaffaud.

La La Land is a classic boy meets girl off to rocky start, then the connection is made. Mia is an auditioning actress serving as a barista on a Hollywood studio lot, literally down the street from stardom. Sebastian is a talented down on his luck pianist, reduced to playing Christmas classics for the entertainment of the diners. steeped in the roots of jazz. Sad at the demise of classic clubs and hoping to start his own club. Sebs.

“I hate jazz” and the subsequent turnaround of Emma Stone’s character Mia while Ryan Gosling’s Sebastian sacrifices his dream for a new one in its stead, playing in some form of futuristic fusion jazz band led by John Messenger.


Fire and Ice – Dirty Jeans at GRRRLS NIGHT Out

It took a cold wintry day to embrace the fire and ice of trio Dirty Jeans at Central where the Grrls Night party was in full roar.

The Central 603 Markham Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G 2L7 GRRRLS NIGHT

Dirty Jeans

Where: The Central 603 Markham Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G 2L7

The noisy club as narrow and confining as it was afforded little room to move. Dirty Jeans merchandise was laid out on the table – cd, shirts, even a white sleeve with vinyl – while the camera was unloaded and loaded. Nonetheless the outside world continued to pour in packing the place wall to wall, back to front. Overheated by the throng of young fans in contrast to the frigid clime outside, the band went into overdrive. To quote” “it was super busy in there.” There were the usual kerfuffles with cords or amps and soundchecking which only add to the elements of live club shows.

The showtime conditions were so eerily reminiscent of the Sonic Youth show at the Warehouse packed to the gills, shooting through the crowd and tall heads chaotic get what you can when you can. On first encounter, Dirty Jeans hailing from the area of the Hammer could be called a fun bunch blend of Babes in Toyland and punk rock frenzy. Lindsay Bird [known from an early incarnation of Mittenz or Anti-Queens] is the manic we got the beat drummer who finds the one and can down a pitcher of water in a go. Ashley Sloggett is guitar, Kelly Boag is bass.

When a band deserves an encore, they get an encore and unfurling their rendition of Runaways classic “Cherry Bomb”.

Then it was back into the frigid outside to pack the camera gear away and discuss motor drives with one of the punters and then others going in to shoot their shots in liquid form. Meanwhile, it was just a walk up the streets to the remnants of the blacked out Honest Ed’s and the subway home back to suburbia.