Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Great Red North

Late at night, we're with
friends attending the launch of Spirit
magazine. We're in a crushed bar, DNA, on
Adelaide. A native hiphop artist,
doing those hand gestures, as if he's
pressing air down. A baseball cap on
and a white towel under the cap.
He's a great mimic of black gang culture.
A waiter twisting through the crowd,
carries a grey plastic tray full of
empties above his head. A video screen
with poker. Am I the last to figure
out that native Canadians have a home
in hiphop music? The next act is
so American I have to ask: they are
Hispanics from Los Angeles, playing
the aboriginal card.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

uh, was he mimicing black gang culture, or was he just doing hip hop which you associate with black gang culture?

10:19 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I experienced a disturbing incident today in Starbucks. I ordered a light Eggnog Latte and the server said “You mean a Non-Fat Latte.” Yet she’d just explained that eggnog lattes are half eggnog! I didn’t correct her -- I sensed the terminology might escalate. (And why am I using Italian to order a coffee, anyway? I’m not Italian.) Dear readers, please advise.

ER Druthers

6:07 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1. Go to Google
2. Type "World Map"
3. Open Photoshop or Paint or something else that changes images
3. Place small red dots next to all the places you've been

11:18 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, it worked! Nice to see new content in this blog.

ER Druthers

2:19 p.m.  

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