This comes a little late but sobeit. Tuesday we voted for the first time as Canadian citizens. We’d registered a couple weeks back, and the volunteers there assumed that as Americans we would expect fancy electronic machines. They warned us, “it’s very old fashioned.” And it was: we arrive at the polling place (a short […]
Finally, I got a good shot of my favourite sign. In the background, you can see that St-Denis, normally a very busy thoroughfare, has been cleared. Also, some great costumes from tonight’s protest, AND a May 1st flashback for the Tax Dodgers at the NYC May Day demonstration. They also sang, but I didn’t record.
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). […]