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Tomorrow is the second instalment of the 8th House Collaboration Series (you may remember that the first one featured our very own Mr Hanson-Finger) and this time around there are 2 Dragnet connections: Ben Ladouceur and Gary Barwin. It’s a pretty stacked line-up, and I would be sad if you missed it just because I didn’t tell you about it. So, you’re welcome, really.
So Tom, you stomped the bucket… sad to see you go.
As you may know by now, our very own Jeremy Hanson-Finger is having his début collection of short stories (working title: Nice People Who Care About Each Other Having a Good Time) published by 8th House Publishing. This in and of itself is rather exciting; but wait, there’s more! Tomorrow, 8th House is throwing a night of multimedia collaborations, and Jeremy, along with Dragnet friend Ian Turner, and The Benefit of the Free Man (see: video), will be headlining. Other collaborations abound, and after, dancing! (And I think you MUST know how we feel about dancing at this point in our relationship.)
Here is a video of the awesome chamber/folk group The Benefit of the Free Man performing their song “Anonymous” on Record Store Day 2012 in Toronto. I will be collaborating with them to produce something for the 8th House Collaboration event on November 29 at the Ossington, at which I will also be reading a story. We are meeting up soon to discuss how this collaboration will go.
This evening is the launch of Fawn, a “progressive, Toronto-based New Music and Opera collective.” Tonights multi-media performance, called Synesthesia, will be a concert/art installation, featuring the art of Dragnet Issue Five cover artist, Liz Emirzian. The event is at 627, a gallery space at (you guessed it) 627 Queen St West. AND there will be an after party at La Perla. Check it.
Dragnet friend and musician extraordinaire Devan Boomen has released an album called Capital Girls, which you can cop for free, here. Boomen calls the album “a lo-fi synth pop love letter to Ottawa Ontario” and it is all those things and more. It is pretty while being subtly melancholic, and it is very much worth a listen. But you don’t have to take my word for it.
Much thanks to Mr Hanson-Finger for sending this my way; I had no idea this existed, and I am a better person for hearing it. And now you all are too.
This song has been stuck in my head for a couple of days. Good on you if you got tickets to their Toronto show.