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Harvest Festival

by on Sep.15, 2006, under - Main Page -

Hey it's that time again, and Harvest Festival is upon us, and I'm glad
to be back playing!  This year should be a bit different style for me,
though likely won't be playing any of the techno/  house / breaks I've been
doing lately.  Here's the official info:

SEPTEMBER 16th & 17th 2006

ITB : techno

  • NOAH PRED (metapath / fukhouse)
  • MIKE GIBBS (alienInFlux)
  • ERIC DOWNER (sensor / fukhouse)
  • HALI (
  • TIM PATRICK (5th sun, catalyst recordings)
  • ADAM MARSHAL (minimal)
  • JAMIE KIDD (stratagem-musik, xanuradio)
  • IAN GUTHRIE (fukhouse)
  • TOM KUO (foundation music)
  • ALI BLACK (heebar, livin' large)
  • BRENDAN LAWLESS (independent lawless ent.)

ITP : downtempo & broken beats

  • SHEN – LIVE (native state, GSC)
  • PRIMAL – LIVE (drum collective)
  • YOSHI & CHIE – LIVE (kaminari)
  • KINDER ATOM – LIVE (nice & smooth)
  • MARZ (BLA)
  • ANDREW McCALLUM (mentalfloss)
  • CHOCOLATE & PATRICK ROOTS (scratchfree)
  • LEX & REW (legion of green men)
  • GABOR (IBS productions)
  • DMS ( :: guelph
  • AIA (
  • OWEN (psyence project)
  • ROLLIN CASH (sumkidz /

ITT : trance

  • BASILISK (ektoplazm / metamystiks)
  • LEXICON (metamystiks)
  • YEB (, bla)
  • TENZIN (techsafari) :: montreal
  • REPTILIAN (geomagnetics records) :: ottawa
  • PLAN B (shakti collective)
  • SEB (mandala sound) :: montreal
  • decorations by JULIEN (


We have a stunning new addition to this year's Harvest Festival – an
aerial circus show! This Toronto-based performance group creates shows
for events all across North America and around the world. They have
built themselves into an important hub of activity in that realm and
any incredible new performer that comes to Toronto ends up at Zero
Gravity with their talent. Zero Gravity will be holding a special
Harvest version of their regular Lunacy Cabaret. They will be erecting
their steel acrobat rigging near the pyramid and you can expect
sweeping aerial dancers, breakdancers, jugglers and acrobatics. Their
show will lead up to the lighting of the bonfire. We are so lucky and
looking forward to this part of the festival.

$46 + canned food donation at the gate


  • Shanti Baba (546 Queen St. W)
  • Odyssey (557 Queen St. W)
  • Moog Audio (442 Queen St. W)
  • 2thebeat (S/E corner Queen & Spadina)
  • SpyLab (247 Queen St. W)
  • White Lodge (4 St. Patrick)
  • Style Bomb (676 Yonge St.)
  • Play De Record (357A Yonge St.)


  • Shakedown Street (276 King St. W)


  • Baseline Records (31 Wyndham St.)


  • Cottage 13 (224 King St. W)


  • Velvet Elvis (221 King St. E)


  • The Spill Coffee Bar (414 George St. N)



* * ABSOLUTELY NO GLASS, PETS OR FIREWORKS (it’s a working farm)

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Burning Man 2006 video

by on Sep.08, 2006, under - Main Page -

Just arrived back from my 3rd burn, and decided to try and shoot video this time around rather than stills.  Okay, it's the backup plan after my Nikon broke.. argh..

At any rate, enjoy the 5 minutes of fun and music.  The subtitles get hard at some points but you can usually find a frame where it's clear enough for each word.

update: This seems to be doing pretty well on YouTube — already got in the top 20 Travel Videos for the week I posted, and top 100 for the month.  Not bad for 7 hours of work and little bits of footage.

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