Two new texts on the casseroles appear today: 1. Quebec’s #casseroles: on participation, percussion and protest. This was the piece that got me started writing about all this stuff — as in, “I have to write something and this has such an obvious sonic angle.” I emailed Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman, as I’d admired the Sound Studies […]
Last night we attended our neighbourhood casseroles protest at 8, but had to get down to Metropolis for the MUTEK show by 10. So we only marched a few blocks. 75% of the satisfaction but 25% of the exercise. We’ll miss the protests tonight and tomorrow but I gather they will be happening for a […]
Natalie Zemon Davis and I have an op-ed in today’s Globe and Mail giving some historical context to the casseroles protests. While the Anglophone press continues to talk about disorder and how they are wrecking everything (summer festivals, school recruitment–though people actually involved in both seem considerably less worried than the journalists covering them), I […]
Most nights when we arrive at St-Denis and Jarry, if it’s close to 8pm, people are marching back and forth in crosswalks, with the light. This goes on for some time as the crowd builds up. And then, in a manner I can’t quite fathom, we take the intersection. People just walk right in and […]
I totally broke the rules too. Most people just list the first five websites they go to every day, or go back through their browser histories. I wrote an essay, I listed more than 5 websites, and they’re not exactly the first five I hit in sequence (Create Digital Music is usually read at night). […]
Here’s last night’s casseroles protest in our neighbourhood. We walked down to Beaubien last night and ran into a bunch of friends. I guess “Villeray désobéis” is the place to be. My attendance this week will be a little spotty–there’s a lot of music stuff going on with MUTEK right around 8pm, but perhaps I […]
Carrie and I make a brief appearance around 1:00, along with our friends Derek and Manon and their daughter Rosalie; and Nick. We got drenched on the way home after marching for several blocks. The demo continued on to downtown.