A dark cloud loomed over the city, as Pusha-T was performing at Danforth Music Hall November 20th 2018. Terrence was anticipated to be ready for anything after his highly profiled beef with local darling Drake. Thrown drinks, bodyguards with 2x4’s, fists flying and a stabbing were all a part of the chaos as the night … Continue reading Toronto’s Complicated Relationship with Hip-Hop & the Black Community
I wrote the last editions of this series almost a year ago. I am now without a doubt in my identity, as a writer anyways, and so I cannot continue the themes of those earlier posts in the same way. For one, I'm on Wikipedia, something I always wanted but didn't expect would happen until … Continue reading Writerly Things cont. again
As I sit in my home sipping a coffee, reading The Big Sleep, I wonder what people won't endure for the sake of life and liberty. Outside my home it is -21°C. Thankfully, weather is about the worst thing in my life. But, there is something especially malevolent about air being so cold it burns … Continue reading Winter Brrrzz
It's nice to be able to see the CN Tower when I go for a walk. I forgot how much I missed it. Last night as I was driving home, I passed the CN Tower lit green and red. It's great to be home. -Clay
I am concerned that writing is becoming a lifestyle. What I mean, simply, is that I am not anymore just someone who writes - as I've been for awhile now. What I am is a fucking writer. This idea first came to mind when a friend of mine commented that I seemed less concerned with … Continue reading Writerly Things Cont.
Second City Toronto is a wonderful place. I've an affinity beyond just the typical comedy fan for a very good reason: my time as a member of the comedy cohort there. Well it was just a camp for a week, but I did tell some jokes on a tiny side stage that got some laughs. … Continue reading Second City: Silly and Serious