Monday, November 29, 2004

Just got home from the Pixies concert...


Enough said.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Capital Slam site

The folks at Capital Slam have finally got their webpage up. It's still a work in progress, but they have posted some information about their next show on December 10th featuring Kaie Kellough of Kalmunity fame, who is currently promoting his new book Lettricity. I know I'll be there...

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

In the news

So, the Capital Slam was awesome! There was a great open mic set full of fresh new faces, followed by John Akpata's feature set. He played guitar! Is there anything the man can't do? John's set was followed by the actual slam. I wasn't very happy with my performance but I managed to snag third place anyways. Second place went to Matt Peake, and the winner was Kevin Matthews. Kevin was on the Winnipeg team in the Spoken Wordlympics and has recently been announced as the national director for next year's Wordlympics, which will be in Vancouver and totally rock. Is it too early to be excited?

In other news, Golden Star Lounge returns after a two month hiatus Friday, November 26th. It will be at the East African Restaurant (formerly known as African Palace) at 376 Rideau St. Featured performers include Manchilde from Montreal and Spin from Toronto. I've seen both performers before and trust me, you don't want to miss this. There is a $7 cover, but I think it's free if you read.

There's a show coming up with PressWon, ...As The Poets Affirm, and John Akpata -- unfortunately I don't remember the details. Look for it in the upcoming issue of XPress.

Sunday, November 28th I'm gonna go see the Pixies perform in Gatineau. It seems like eons ago that I bought the tickets. I am so pumped! It's the fucking Pixies! Odds are this tour is a one-time thing, which is unfortunate, considering (in my opinion anyways) what they did as a group was much more impressive than any of the band members' post-Pixies music.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Nov. 12th: Capital Slam feat. John Akpata

Here's a message from Greg and Elissa @ Capital Slam:

Ottawa has reached a new level of spoken word with Capital Slam! Following on the heels of last month’s spectacular premiere at Suite 34, the show moves to its regular venue and night (second Friday of every month at 8 p.m. inside the Universe City Lounge). Join hosts Elissa Molino and Greg "Ritallin" Frankson as things heat up on the Road to Vancouver 2005! Only one person can leave as the Monthly Champion ... who will it be?

Capital Slam
Friday, November 12 – 8 p.m.
Featuring John Akpata, October 2004 Capital Slam Winner and World Individual Final Runner-Up at 2004 Canadian Spoken Wordlympics

Universe City Lounge @ the Agora (145 Besserer Street, above the bookstore)
$7 at the door (slammers $5, arrive early to secure a spot in the slam)
*Cash prize will be awarded to the top poet on the night*

To find out more, contact us by email at