Friday, May 28, 2010
So I thought I would post this hysterical but quite pointed video created by Penn and Teller for their Showtime special. It shows how potent a brand can be!
Friday, May 21, 2010
The White Pine Flotilla
This is the second in a ten part radio series by Charlie Angus on northern voices. Dave McLaren on the history of the fur trade, white pine and rough timber loggers of Lake Temiskaming. The series was made for CBC Radio in 2000.
William David Ivan McLaren was born on January 9th, 1915 at the village of Notre-Dame-Du-Nord in Northwestern Quebec. He was the third child of six born to his parents Donald and Elizabeth McLaren. David is the author of 6 books The Good Old Days, Turn of the Century, The way it was, Poems from the Heart, Rhymes of a Seniors' Home, and Wonderful Memories From the Valley all published by the Highway Book Shop.
Unfortunately most of David's books are out of print but we do have a few copies of the The way it was and Turn of the Century let in stock.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Mike Large, Director of Outreach Services at Music and Film in Motion, will be discussing all aspects of the organization including how MFM can assist those involved with the music and film industries in Northern Ontario as well as FACTOR.
Thursday, May 20th 7pm to 9pm at Chat Noir Books, 57 Whitewood Ave in New Liskeard. For more information and to register, call 1-886-674-9954 or visit MFM website at www.thinknorth.ca
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Salvia divinorum (also known as Diviner's Sage, ska María Pastora, Seer's sage, and by its genus name Salvia) is a psychoactive plant which can induce dissociative effects. Its native habitat is within cloud forest in the isolated Sierra Mazateca of Oaxaca, Mexico, growing in shady and moist locations.
Not so sure why we keep on having people asking us if we sell here in the store?!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
We would also like to thank all the performers who came out last Saturday; Ryan Primrose, Alec Morrison, Headframe, Jeryka & Kevin, David Brydges, Ann Margetson, Tiah Akse, Dave Paterson, Emma Laughlin, Mark Bradford, Sylvain Doucet, Jeromiah Moore Glenn Scott and Tamara Cull! Thanks Guys we could do it without you. Photos by Pamela Mae
Music and Film in Motion (MFM) will be in Temiskaming Shores on Thursday, May 20th to present an information session called “Nuts and Bolts – Getting to know Music and Film in Motion and FACTOR”.
Mike Large, Director of Outreach Services at Music and Film in Motion, will be discussing all aspects of the organization including how MFM can assist those involved with the music and film industries in Northern Ontario as well as FACTOR. The Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) offers various funding programs for independent artists and music industry personnel.
This session will be an informal event designed to acquaint persons in the music and film industries with MFM, its programs and services. Attendees will have a chance to mingle, network and talk about their latest projects.
This session, free for anyone to attend, will take place at Chat Noir Books located at 57 Whitewood Avenue in New Liskeard from 7-9 p.m. For more information or to register for this session, please call MFM at 866-674-9954. Space is limited so please book ahead to reserve a place. This session is offered in English only.
Music and Film in Motion is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to foster and promote the development of the music and film industries in Northern Ontario.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Will Ferguson becomes the fourth Canadian author to win this prestigious literary award three times. Ferguson's most recent book, titled Beyond Belfast, was named the best book of humour published in Canada in the past year by a panel of national judges and Orillia's Stephen Leacock Association. Mr. Ferguson had previously won the award in 2002 and again in 2005. Vancouver humorist Eric Nicol won the award three times in the 1950s, Donald Jack scored the literary hat trick with three of his novels in the Bandy series and more recently Arthur Black won it in 1997, 2000 and 2006.
read more: The announcement was made at today's noontime luncheon at Swanmore Hall
Offbeat and charming, and filled with humour, insight, and a wide array of eccentric characters, Beyond Belfast tells the story of one man's misguided attempt at walking the entire Ulster Way: a 560-mile path that circles Northern Ireland, from the city walls of Derry to the moorland heights of the Sperrins, from the green glens of Antrim to the Mountains of Mourne.
Along the way, Will Ferguson, grandson of a Belfast orphan, uncovers his own hidden family history. There are clues about a lost inheritance, a mysterious photograph, rumours of a vast estate: the truth when it comes is both surprising and funny...
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London, 1860: the largest city in the world is pulsing with contrasts--filth and elegance, poverty and wealth, dissolute indulgence and proper manners. On the brink of destitution, Dora Damage takes over the family bookbinding business. Beset by debt collectors, an epileptic daughter, evil doctors and errant workmen, she is lured into binding expensive volumes of pornography commissioned by aristocratic roues. When a fugitive slave arrives at her door, she realizes that she has become entangled in a web of sex, money, deceit and the law.
Set against a backdrop of power, politics, conservatism and abolitionism in the Victorian era, The Journal of Dora Damage explores the restrictions of gender, class and race, and the ties of family and love, above all examining the price at which freedom can be obtained.
About Belinda Starling
BELINDA STARLING died in 2006. This was her first book.
Good To A Fault by Marina Endicott
In a novel reminiscent of the work of Penelope Lively, Ann Tyler, and Alice Munro, acclaimed author Marina Endicott gives us one of the most satisfying, most profound, and most memorable reads of the year.
Absorbed in her own failings, Clara Purdy crashes her life into a sharp left turn, taking the young family in the other car along with her. When bruises on the mother, Lorraine, prove to be late-stage cancer, Clara—against all habit and comfort—moves the three children and their terrible grandmother into her own house.
We know what is good, but we don't do it. In Good to a Fault, Clara decides to give it a try, and then has to cope with the consequences: exhaustion, fury, hilarity, and unexpected love. But she must question her own motives. Is she acting out of true goodness, or out of guilt? Most shamefully, has she taken over simply because she wants the baby for her own?
What do we owe in this life, and what do we deserve? This compassionate, funny, and fiercely intelligent novel looks at life and death through grocery-store reading glasses: being good, being at fault, and finding some balance on the precipice.
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
A New York Timesbestseller.Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family’s apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.
Paris, May 2002: On Vel’ d’Hiv’s 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France’s past. Through her contemporary investigation, she stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connect her to Sarah. Julia finds herself compelled to retrace the girl’s ordeal, from that terrible term in the Vel d’Hiv’, to the camps, and beyond. As she probes into Sarah’s past, she begins to question her own place in France, and to reevaluate her marriage and her life.
Tatiana de Rosnay offers us a brilliantly subtle, compelling portrait of France under occupation and reveals the taboos and silence that surround this painful episode.Tatiana de Rosnaywas born in the suburbs of Paris and is of English, French and Russian descent. She is the author of nine French novels. She also writes for French Elle, and is a literary critic for Psychologiesmagazine. Tatiana de Rosnay is married and has two children. Sarah’s Key is her first novel written in her mother tongue, English.Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family’s apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.