Bands, books, gigs, festivals, web startups, documentaries, albums, operas, TV shows, trade missions, residencies, websites, exhibitions, and more from the past 40ish years…
Calgary Herald article about Action Poetry ’94
A cover story I wrote for the Montreal Mirror in 1986
I was the Production Manager for this 3 week residency of indigenous performance artists that included Shirley Bear, Edmund Bull and Boye Ladd, at the Banff Centre (1996)
Me with Condition in Montreal in 1986 prior to our lengthy Canadian tour
My band, Condition, was at the top of the Canadian indie charts for a while in 1986
A player card from the Cosmic Questions Media League at the Ontario Science Centre, an innovative game which I conceived and directed.
Me in one of my first bands Nom Provisoire (1979)
Promo for The Media League, the competitive creativity league, the startup I co-founded in 2012
In 2016 I was the honorary Mayor of Cat and Mouse City at the Toronto Children’s Library
AWOL Love Vibe in the Czech Republic in 1995
I produced an elearning site called Electronic Cities after digifest 2003. I wrote 20 case studies on augmented reality and implemented a powerful backend for community-based learning.
The poster for Planet Struck, the street youth/street culture festival Dave Redfern and I created
Performing 2 Million Years of technology at the SAT in Montreal in 2007
Article from the Georgia Straight about AWOL Love Vibe (1994)
At Globalhood one of our clients was Liberty Mutual insurance, for whom in 2001 we created a custom digital newspaper featuring strategic user-generated content. It was a huge success.
In performance with Steve Lacy at the Banff Centre in 1994
Me with Classic Albums Live performing Born to Run at the Mohegan Sun in 2005
Pamphlet for Action Poetry ’94, the program I created that was attended by 44 performance poets including John Giorno, Jayne Cortez, Lillian Allen, Jeannette Armstrong, Bob Holman, Paul Dutton, Clifton Joseph, Audri Zhina-Mandiela, Diane Wolkstein and Sheri-D Wilson among many others.
An image from Planet Struck, a festval I co-created
A poster for the Classic Albums Live version of Sgt Peppers. That’s me with the big hair on the left!
A cover story I wrote for eyeweekly magazine in Toronto in 1991
An article about a festival I put on with Dave Redfern called Planet Struck in 1998
AWOL Love Vibe In performance @ Bumbershoot (Seattle 1995)
An article about AWOL Love Vibe at National Poetry Slam in San Francisco (1993)
I co-directed digifest 2003 with Paola Poletto. It brought together dozens of leading designers, thinkers, artists from around the world
I wrote a half dozen episodes of the Pippi Longstocking animated TV series produced by Nelvana & SvenskFilm under the direction of Astrid Lindgren
A full page article in the Globe and Mail about my business, Globalhood, in 2002
A digital album by my band Caymans released in 2012
I was an associate of the Convergence Consulting Group starting in 1998, when I wrote The Webcasters, the first in-depth report on the business potential of online video in Canada.
Promo for The Media League, the competitive creativity league and startup I co-founded in 2012
Poster for a talk I gave in Peterborough in 2013
A CD I produced for my label Word of Mouth in 1992
A double CD I produced for my label Word of Mouth in 1996
Plasy, Czech Republic, where AWOL Love Vibe took our month-long Vow of Orality in 1995
An online learning course I created for MADD Canada in 2004
In performance hosting the first acid jazz night at the Foufounes Electriques in Montreal in 1990
In performance with Rakestar, my current band
Kedrick’s spinning AWOL Love Vibe logo
Globalhood’s website – 1999 – designed by Duro3
A poetry CD on Virgin records featuring 2 tracks of mine
A CD produced from my label Word of Mouth featuring my sister and Dave Young, Hugh Fraser, Phil Dwyer, Barry Elmes, Richard Whiteman) 1992
The official opening of Lezarts, the 6,000 sq.ft arts centre in Val-David, Quebec that Annie and I founded in 1995.
A CD I produced for my label Word of Mouth in 1995
Euphorie Big Band at my loft, The Crossroads, in Montreal (1991)
In performance at the Kiss Project in Vancouver 1995
Me with Classic Albums live performing Crime of the Century at the Phoneix Theatre in Toronto
Poster for my show at the 2005 Edmonton Fringe: Two Million Years of Technology
My first CD under my own name. 1991.
A CD released on my label Word of Mouth
In performance at Ottawa Bluesfest in 2014
A weekend-long street opera I co-created with composer Peter Hatch and Interarts Matrix
I co-wrote this documentary about the legendary guitarist, which won a Gemini for best arts documentary in 1999
Freddy Nyiti and I founded Globalhood, the world’s first digital playground, in 1999 in a 3,000 sq.ft building in downtown Toronto
Portrait of AWOL Love Vibe
I produced and curated Canada Goes Wild!, a trilingual trade mission and exhibition featuring 13 Canadian designers at the 2005 AICHI World’s Fair in Japan
My Gigblog tracks about 60 gigs I did over 6 months in 2005/6.
A poster for an opera, The Salome Dancer, I created with composer Tim Brady, 2005
My album of original digital folk songs on Bandcamp (2012)
CD cover for my duo The John Waynes, with Wayne Kelso, 1996
Launch of The Media League in 2012
AWOL LOVE VIBE’S response to our experinece at the first national poetry slam in San Francisco in 1993
A pamphlet for a performance series I co-curated with Daina Augaitis in 1994 at the Banff Centre that featured Kathy Acker, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Paul Beatty and many other great artists.
A CD I produced for my label Word of Mouth in 1994
A show I put on at my 2,400 sq. ft loft in 1991 in Montreal. My roommate Doug Lowry and I put on many shows there.
Me with Classic Albums Live at the Phoenix Theatre in Toronto
An LP by my band Condition on AMOK Records from 1986
Promo for The Media League, the competitive creativity league and startup I co-founded in 2013
A poster for a film festival I co-produced at my loft in Montreal in 1990
The garage at Globalhood, the digital playground I co-founded with Freddy Nyiti, filled with 1st generation iMacs
I produced this website and videos for the Banff Centre’s first webcast
CD I produced for my label Word of Mouth featuring 17 songs about Canada (1992) featuring the McGarrigle Sisters, Kurt Swinghammer, Grievous Angels, Big Sugar and more.(1991)
I co-directed digifest 2004 with Paola Poletto. It brought together dozens of leading designers, thinkers, artists from around the world
AWOL Love Vibe at UCSD (1995)
In performance with Rakestar, my current band