Born Gold AKA Cecil Frena (formerly known as Gobble Gobble) will be embarking on a gigantic tour including many house shows. Born Gold has always balanced his polished, dancey sound, with a whimsical amount of DIY lunacy that has manifested itself nicely in this new tour.  Read More


I’m pretty 420 friendly, and very open to people getting the treatment they need, but if that woman started buzzing her volcano and making a bunch of noise crinkling that damn vapor bag I’d probably pitch a fit too.

So I know Calgary isn’t exactly Vancouver, we’re a bit more conservative here, but it can’t be a coincidence that there are some fairly 4/20 friendly activities happening this Saturday in Calgary. Even if Calgarians aren’t as open as pot-smoking-student Lisa Kirkman is, we’re hip in other ways.

Record Store Day – Ok, I’ll admit that not everyone who collects vinyl is a long-hair. However you’ve got to be suspicious of anyone who is THAT in to the White Stripes. Also, if this lawsuit is any indication, those hip-hoppers are also in to the Devil’s weed.

(AllHipHop News)The unnamed woman worked for Universal Protection Services at UMPG’s complex in Santa Monica, CA and in the lawsuit details the unprofessionally cavalier attitude UMPG and Universal Protection Services exhibited towards marijuana use in the office. In the lawsuit, she alleges her superiors would ignore her written complaint and she was on numerous occasions informed when to “expect blazers” which is a term used to refer to marijuana smokers. At one point she recalls ”artists and high-profile celebrities began visiting the premises with drugs in hand and oftentimes offering drugs to Plaintiff, which she refused,” according to the lawsuit.

Live Action Graphic Novel – So apparently, this performance is of 3 people who are acting out the voices for a graphic novel that is being projected huge in downtown Calgary’s EPCOR centre. I’m certainly not accusing anyone involved of being a REEFER ADDICT but the idea sounds like it’d be at least 10x better under the influence.


CUFF Saturday Morning Cartoons – This is another coincidence, but I like to think the reefer gods smile kindly on this event and bless it’s sugary snacks, and mind rotting television. The event features 180 minutes of classic Saturday morning cartoons, a buffet of all-you-can-eat breakfast cereal, and “jammies” are encouraged. I guess you don’t have to feel so bad about being a diabetic sloth if you’re doing it in the name of culture.

(CUFF) Remember Saturday mornings? Kids today may not realize the significance of the Saturday morning ritual, but once upon a time, we had to wait a whole week to get our cartoon fix, and when we got it,wetendedtobinge.Inthatgleefullygluttonousspirit,theCalgary Underground Film Festival presents a 3-hour trip down memory lane with a tribute to the eye-popping, brain-addling Saturday morning cartoons of yore, complete with a smorgasbord of delicious sugary cereals (and yes, we have soy too!) You’ll see both faves and obscurities spanning the 60s through the 80s, all punctuated with vintage commercials and PSAs! The lineup is always a secret, but there will be sci-fi, monsters, crime-solving, hot dogs, kid power, bubblegum bands and general nonsense galore! So get ready for a sugar rush and an explosion of nostalgia all wrapped up in one candy-coated package.

are these cartoon children high on dope?

are these cartoon children high on dope?

Who needs a giant drum circle in Stanley Park when you have these amazingly 4/20 friendly* events happening in Calgary?

*don’t smoke indoors you dope.


Getting really excited for Random Access Memories, the new album from Daft Punk. Like, really excited. I mean, the Tron album was pretty exciting, but ultimately it was a film score. As hard as the bangers, banged, it was more an opus in the classical definition than a modern one.

Judging from these collaborators videos, Daft Punk knew they weren’t going to get away with a wimpy filler album. They’ve come to a point in their careers where they either have to make a huge splash with a mega-album that forces everyone to lose their minds in unison, or release a few radio-slaying singles and rake in money as the commercial deals and ‘other’ revenue piles up.

I’m assuming their going for the former, with the latter potentially happening through pure happenstance.


The person who is writing this is an idiot. Long before search results had anything to do with anything, he misspelled a pseudonym for himself and made himself very hard to google.

Bonnaventure James is Bonaventure James

You can also find Bonnaventure James sometimes if you search for Bonaventure James

Sometimes I do comedy, but no one who’s heard me tell jokes, knows me as Bonaventure. If you know my face, you know Bonaventure James means MUSIC.

Am I making things worse by polluting this blog post with both spellings of my silly name? PERHAPS!

Play and enjoy Bonnaventure James’s music.

You can’t roll a spliff on a Mp3

You can’t roll a spliff on an MP3 challenge rules: No iPods, computers or other devices may be used to aid the rolling – it must be done directly on the MP3. The winner will provide his home address to The Lions, who will play a 30-60 min live show on the date of the winners choosing, within one calendar year of this challenge.  Winner must provide spliffs for the band and crew.  Must be good weed.  If the winner lives outside the greater Los Angeles area, winner must provide airfare for band and crew.  The Jamaican guys fly first class – rest of the band is OK with coach. If the winner lives outside of the greater Los Angeles area, band members and crew will have to sleep on your couch.  Good luck!

Some great news from the from the Nation Music Centre‘s newsletter:

Jesse and the Dandelions perform The Soft Bulletin

Since releasing their first full-length in 2010, Jesse and the Dandelions have gained widespread attention through their dynamic live performances. This indie-rock trio have now taken on the challenge of playing this Flaming Lips classic album in its entirety for one special gig.

Thursday, Nov. 1 – 7:30 p.m.

National Music Centre

 134 – 11 Avenue SE

$7 at the door

Love the lips, love that Jesse, love them Dandelions.