MMA March 14, 2011


Theme song : Ulrich Schnauss– A Strangely Isolated Place – “Monday Paracetamol

Underworld – 1992-2002 – “Dirty”

The Notwist – Neon Golden – “Consequence”

Broadcast – Ha ha Sound – “Before We Begin”

Radio Y: Yul Collective‘s Neil Griffith‘s on location in Griffintown with local graffiti artists, Urban Nightmares

as well as, Liz Pieries and Tony Vaughan‘s ( t+l ) interview with Sided Stories -community weaving event coordinator’s Kelly Thompson, Kathleen Vaughan and Lisa VinebaumThe Griffintown:Developing Culture 2011 event also included the participation of Concordia University Fine Arts students:

“The former stables of the New City Gas Co building, off Ann and Wellington Street becomes a site for a large scale, participatory, 3D fibre “drawing” comprised of individual stories related to space and place. Members of the public are invited to contribute their own stories to this generative narrative about place. Bring a small object, a photograph, a drawing, a postcard, yarn, fabric, and/or text to add to a large string ‘map’ of Montreal, and map your story of place onto Montreal local ‘space’. There will also be materials available on-site for viewers to weave into the structure. Individual actions and performances will contribute to the social fabric of shared public space, with visitors invited to take away a souvenir.”

For those of you interested in fibres, materials, fashion and simply creation, check out :

Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow
Concordia Fine Arts Undergraduate Student Exhibition
March 12 to 26, Vernissage: March 12 at 2 p.m.
Hours: Wed. to Sat. from 12 to 5 p.m.
Diagonale: Centre des arts et des fibres du Québec, 5455 de Gaspé St., Suite 203

This week more new music on Sabrina’s Secret Stash on Hercules and Love Affair‘s sophomore album, Blue Songs released in January on Moshi Moshi Records.  We at the MMA really dig Brooklyn based, Hercules and Love Affair’s music and vibe, and play them regularly.  They write vibrant, celebratory, dance-worthy songs.  Their brilliant self-titled debut,  Hercules and Love Affair (2008) on DFA Records was a fine mix of old skool dance and 1970’s disco.  DJ/producer Andy Butler recruited his friends, Anthony Hegarty (Anthony and the Johnsons) and Nomi Ruiz (Jessica 6) and DJ Kim Ann Foxman to lend their vocal talents.  This time around, Blue Songs features a brand new line-up which features guest appearances from Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke on the song “Step Up,”  and vocal contributions from Kim Ann Foxman, Aerea Negrot and Shaun Wright.  This time around, Blue Songs is more of a house album, circa 1987, embracing the Chicago house sound, and of course, the sound of Hercules and Love Affair‘s home town, New York City.  I highly recommend both albums by Hercules and Love Affair, you will sing and dance, and have a fabulous day no doubt!  Let’s get this PARTY STARTED!!!

Painted Eyes,” “Step Up featuring Kele Okereke,” ” I Can’t Wait,” and the powerhouse, “My House

One of the best music videos we’ve seen in a long time, complete with commercials made by the band.  Get ready for this old skool style dance show party!!

Hercules and Love Affair are something to see live, Nomi Ruiz on lead vocals:

Sublime vocals by Anthony Hegarty, on “Blind” from the debut album:


Democracy Now Headlines

Zoreen’s interview with Captain and Chaplain Charles Deogratias with the Department of National Defence, who shared with us his very touching and inspiring life story.  Born and raised in a refugee camp in Tanzania, and son of Rwandan parents who fled their home country, Deogratias overcame the sombre destiny of many around him, found hope and ultimately rose above and beyond.  He came to Canada, where he still resides today.  He is currently stationed in Saint-Jean Garrison in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.  “Everybody who doesn’t know the absence of freedom, doesn’t know how it feels to be free,” he has said in an interview with The Standard dated from three years ago.  For three years now, Captain Deogratias has been speaking at various alternative high schools in Montreal during Black History Month in February.  Captain Deogratias’s story is a reminder that we should not take for granted what we have, and to live life to the fullest.


Sigur Rós – Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust – Með suð í eyrum

Nicolas’ Bike Report

Life Stories Montreal : Caroline Kunzle‘s interview with Chilean-Montrealer singer/songwriter AliSepu.   Interview excerpts from his life story interview, in which he discusses a return to his roots and the discovery that he doesn’t completely fit in. Interspersed is original music from local artists of different backgrounds (Haiti, Chile, Argentina, Algeria and France), sketches for the songs for his next album.

Desert Drop with Meryem Saci,” “Un Amor with Sayen and Butta Beats,” “Sin Ti” produced by Lou Piensa, and “Todo Para Mi with Vox Sambon


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