This is where I put bloggy stuff.....

Denied the right to watch TV online? You've been geo-blocked

February 8, 2009 - 2:28pm

[Geo-blocking – or geo-gating, as the networks prefer to call it – is how content providers like Hulu, and even Canadian networks like CTV and Global, restrict access to their online videos outside the territories where they hold the rights.

Except (shh!) there's an easy way around it. You don't have to buy a grey- or black-market satellite dish as you did in the old days to see HBO or ESPN. You don't need to send cheques to a cousin in Albany to cover your dodgy satellite bill.

Billy Manzik

January 24, 2009 - 1:59am

I'm currently recording a new album for Billy Manzik. Beds were done at Orange and guitars, keyboards, horns and vocals are being recorded at Knob & Tube.

The Star: Ben Rayner's Reasons

December 1, 2008 - 1:20am

Nov 30, 2008 04:30 AM
• Chalk Circle, Mending Wall.

My word, did I get my money's worth out of my cassette copy of Chalk Circle's first album proper back in junior high. And I'm still abusing it today, since that Best of Chalk Circle reissue from a couple of years back failed to deliver "What Counts" and "Park Island" on CD in addition to the elevated New Wave obscurantism of "This Mourning," "My Artificial Sweetener" and "Empty Park."......

Platinum Blonde bassist found dead in studio

November 25, 2008 - 11:38pm

Very sad news..... '80s glam-band rocker Kenny MacLean 'was incredibly happy' after releasing solo album Nov 25, 2008 04:30 AM Kenny MacLean, who rose to fame as bassist in the 1980s Toronto-based new wave band Platinum Blonde and had just released his third solo album, was found dead yesterday in his Yonge St. recording studio-apartment.... *****