Monday, October 29, 2007

HUNKA JUNK 5 + KOTI = NYT! / Halloween Screenings

(Above: Ad for Night Visions Program - Finland)


Well, I have been slack AGAIN with updating my blog but I always think to myself "Who reads this?" but apparently some of you do as I got a couple e-mails saying "PLEASE update your blog!" Well, tassa se on! ;)

I guess there's news on the CONFLICT ARCHIVES front here that I will be doing a screening of HUNKA JUNK 5 here in Toronto on November 23rd. In some ways, it feels kind of weird. For over a year, I've been screening in Finland and now, it feels like I'm coming back home. But on some grounds it's kind of exciting. A new cinema, hopefully new faces and yeah, I'm a big fan of "new"! LOL!

Halloween was always a fun time for screenings here. But I dunno, so far I don't know what to see as far as public screenings are going. EVIL DEAD is showing, but I've seen it plenty of times before. HOUSE OF WAX in 3-D is showing while I love 3-D, the film plays kind of slow. Perhaps I'm dreaming of a screening of some trashy 80's slasher flick just to shake up the city a bit. But it might only get 20 people. It looks like I might have a meeting in another attempt to direct a new music video that night anyhow.

During my last visit to Western New York, we saw all kinds of freaky Halloween type things. One that was pretty interesting was a foam coffin with skeleton and sound effects. The whole gaudy contraption was well worth the $45 price tag at K-mart. BIG LOTS had this nasty rat in a huge rat trap that squirmed and squaled when you pressed a button. Anyone who knows me knows that I don't like rodents, so that won't be on my shopping list.

But you know I'll be stocking up on all that 50% off candy the day after.

Monday, October 08, 2007


I taped this AGES ago from RussianMix here in Toronto, but hadn't found it and here it was on youtube! HI-FI's classic "Voron" (means "Crow" in English.

HI-FI have been around for some time, and there's been lots of new gossip bout them. The lead singer's "jealous boyfriend" supposidly posted naked pics of him somewhere on some Russian online site, and the girl has left cuz she's married and now has a kid. I'm not sure what she did except maybe sing their classic English track "Call Me Misha". But whatever. Maybe someone on there can fill me in!