Friday, September 29, 2006

this week on the variety hour marcello and steve play ROCK AND ROLL.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

this week on BLAH BLAH BLAH 26, mike on the right and steve on the left talk about "THE WAR ON TERROR" and on BLAH BLAH BLAH 27 we talk about JAN WONG'S comments and a little canadian politics. you can check out mike's blog at

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

saltspring in winter

just a sketch from last winter.

Monday, September 25, 2006

jan wong was wrong


she was wrong when she said that the shootings in montreal were a result of quebec's xenophobic tendencies. the most recent shooting was not the result of computer games, goth music or south park. the most recent shooting, like those in the past, was the result of a disturbed mind.

now, having cleared that up, QUEBEC IS A XENOPHOBIC CULTURE. if you say this to a french quebecer they will angrily deny it. any negative comment about quebec or it's culture is vehemently refuted as though you were attacking their religion, because nationalism is the religion of french quebec, (only a little less scary than the catholicism it replaced) no, quebecers are not more racist than other canadians, but racism is more accepted here than in other parts of canada.

quebec city (they call it the national capital here) is the whitest city in north america, yet 80% of quebec city residents polled, said that there were too many imigrants.

the couch tard chain (quebec's seven eleven) has a line of candies shaped like ugly creepy things, frogs, flies, snakes, spiders, etc... last year they came out with a new one, it was a black guy with dred locks. a member of the black community complained and brought the story to the media. the french media wouldn't talk to her, they didn't seem to think the story was news worthy. the english media did cover it and as a result, couch tard said they would stop selling the offending item... as soon as the existing stock was depleted. they recognized that it was offensive but didn't pull it from the shelves, they continued to sell it! it may also be worth noting that these candies did not come from some wholesaler in china, the couch tard chain makes them theirselves.

I could site other examples but I shouldn't have to. all those quebec journalists and polotitions that were outraged by ms. wong's acertations, know this is true, or if they don't they should. yes she was wrong to tie it to the shootings, but not to point it out.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

montreal winter

it's coming

China acts on funeral strippers

Chinese villages are being told to end the practice
Five people have been detained in China for running striptease send-offs at funerals, state media say.
The once-common events are held to boost the number of mourners, as large crowds are seen as a mark of honour.

But the arrests, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, could signal the end of the rural tradition.

Local officials have since ordered a halt to "obscene performances" and say funeral plans have to be submitted in advance, Xinhua news agency said.

The arrests, in Donghai county, followed striptease acts at a farmer's funeral, the agency said.

Two hundred people were said to have attended the event, which was held on 16 August.

The Beijing News said the event was later revealed by a Chinese TV station. The leaders of five striptease troupes were held, it said, including two involved in the farmer's funeral.

"Striptease used to be a common practice at funerals in Donghai's rural areas to allure viewers," Xinhua agency said.

"Local villagers believe that the more people who attend the funeral, the more the dead person is honoured."

As well as ordering an end to the practice, officials have also said residents can report "funeral misdeeds" on a hotline, earning a reward for information.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

this week on RFM's weekly variety hour #29

marcello and steve play a couple of local bands, PRIESTESS and FREE LOVE FENNER, also a report from our sister city MELBOURNE and a word or two about WILLIE NELSON.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

from an Agence France - Presse report

PRAGUE- An interactive internet game developed to teach young Czechs the history of one of the worst Second World War German atrocities in the country has been withdrawn following uproar over its content. The interactive Internet site invited visitors "to burn down Lidice in the shortest possible time" and awarded points for Czechs killed.

A little background; At Lidice, on the outskirts of Prague, the Nazis shot 192 men over the age of 16, deported 196 women to one concentration camp and their children, (105) to another camp. The Nazis were taking revenge for the assassination of a top Nazi, (I feel no need to print his name).

It's a funny old world.

Monday, September 18, 2006's like rain on your wedding day...

Outraged by new pope's comments suggesting that their prophet encouraged violence, muslims fire bombed churches and killed a nun. Now that's a black fly in the old chardonnay.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

the muslims are pissed again...

...but this time you have to admit, their anger is somewhat justified. The new pope quoted a 14th century Byzantine emporor calling islam evil and inhuman. If you read the actual quote, it's not all that outragous, considering it was taken out of the context of a 14th century theological debate. I think that's new pope's problem, just like old pope, he's trying to deal with modern problems by looking backward, CONTEMPORIZE MAN! Ya, I know the whole christian/muslim thing has been around for almost 2000 years, but there are social and political issues at the core of this dispute that our modern eyes can clearly see. (unless you're part of the Bush administration) so say you're sorry, new pope and in the future try not to quote someone who's point is basicaly, "your religion lacks validity, so shut up" and remember to generaly watch what you say, I think you and your christianity are shit but there are people out there who think you represent me. And to the muslims, two things, as always, lighten up for fuck sakes, and your pope effigies sucked, I know you're just going to burn them anyway, but come on, a paper bag for a hat? people all over the world are going to see that, put in a little effort.

Friday, September 15, 2006

family outing

family outing
Originally uploaded by stevebmeyers.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

RFM weekly variety hour #28

RFM weekly variety hour #28
Originally uploaded by stevebmeyers.
this week a special, ALL JAPANESE show with bands like MICHELLE GUN ELEPHANT, JUDY AND MARY, DRAGON ASH, BLANKET JET CITY and more.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Originally uploaded by stevebmeyers.
check out for two new blah blah blahs. steve, on the left and mike, on the right, talk about 9/11 and the NDP.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Harlem 1994

Harlem 1994
Originally uploaded by stevebmeyers.

Monday, September 11, 2006

five years ago

five years ago
Originally uploaded by stevebmeyers.
As soon as they're finnished fucking up Iraq, the Americans are going to go after the bastards responsible for this. Maybe five more years of needless death and destruction and then they're gonna start looking for the ring leaders.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

does this scare you?

does this scare you?
Originally uploaded by stevebmeyers.
An hasidic jew was removed from an air canada flight for praying.
The man was making other people uncomfortable with his "rocking and praying." As most of you know, I hate all religion but I think Air Canada went too far.
I think praying in public is equivalent to masterbating in public (not cool) but most people in Canada have no problem with the practice, it's just that this guy had a beard and a funny hat.
Was this a plane load of Albertans?

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

it's about time.

it's about time.
Originally uploaded by stevebmeyers.
killed by a wild animal, stevie wonder could have seen this one coming.

Monday, September 04, 2006

duchess says

duchess says
Originally uploaded by stevebmeyers.
one of the highlights for me of this weekend's OSHEAGA festival, was Duchess Says. The singer jumped into the mosh pit to sing a song or two. We'll talk about the festival this week in a special two hour "variety hour"

Sunday, September 03, 2006

RFM variety hour 26

RFM variety hour 26
Originally uploaded by stevebmeyers.
this week marcello's away so Lydia sits in and we review some of the independant artists featured on the show over the last six months, including FREE LOVE FENNER, JP HOUSTON, BLOODSHOT BILL, TALA, NEON AND THE NASTIES, JOE GRASS, TRAILER, THERE"LL BE VALLEYS, BORDELLO and more.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

uh oh flashback, I got drunk last night and I think I might have probed that guy.