Thursday, December 17, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Do The Ostrich

Lou Reed,
You were always good.

The Primitives "Merry Go Round"

 The Primitives "Sneaky Pete"

The Primitives "The Ostrich"

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

True Blue

First favorite...saw him play last night...met smitten.
(by the way, that's his parents in the photo...amazing)

and another favorite...

Ugly Rainbow

The past four weeks has convinced me that only the idea of having a temporary work visa in Quebec exists. They have guidelines and phone numbers and websites and forms about visas, but facts are fleeting and farcical. Empoi Quebec sent me to Immigrations who sent me to Service Canada who told me to call Immigrations who hung up the phone on me because they didn't have any representatives available. And even in the case that you do get a representative on the other end of the line, they don't know answers either; they're just as in the dark as we are. As much as Quebec Francophones like to think they're their own country, they actually do have to follow Canada's rules. And Canada says you must offer temporary work visas. So, on paper, you do have the right to earn one of those fine looking visas in Quebec. (Maple leaves, viridian fading to peach, overstamped with a red cutout "Canada.") But getting one is like trying to find the end of the rainbow. Except it's an ugly rainbow. And the pot of gold isn't even that big because there are no jobs here and if you're anglo, they won't hire you anyway. Anyone have suggestions on where to find under the table work that doesn't require fluency in French? I'm just all confused...ugly rainbows don't even exist.