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Guest Column: Blag Dahlia - Blag Dahlia’s Hate Mail

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Guest Column: Blag Dahlia - Blag Dahlia’s Hate Mail

Posted June 18, 2017, 4:38 p.m.

Blag Dahlia is the singer for legendary punk band the Dwarves and co-hosts the podcast We Got Issues. Since forming in the mid-1980s the band has ruffled feathers and pushed limits musically and otherwise. As they prep for a pair of new releases in 2017-2018, vocalist Blag Dahlia returns to Scene Point Blank to share some of his favorite (real or fake?) hate mail he’s received along the way. Blag Dahlia’s Hate Mail As the singer for the Dwarves, hate mail is the least of my worries. I’ve been threatened with death and dismemberment, lost record deals because of boycott pressures and been subjected to physical attack, robbery and vandalism of gear and automobiles. But nothing hurt ...

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Guest Column: T (Vegas) -  A Hot Sauce Tour

Regular Columns Guest Column: T (Vegas) - A Hot Sauce Tour

Posted May 16, 2017, 1:51 a.m.
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SPB contributor T is a global traveler. In visiting countries he’s a fan of music (that is the Scene Point Blank focus), but also ...

Guest column: Josh Allamon (Reservoir)

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Posted March 19, 2017, 8:49 a.m.

Its 7:55 on a Monday morning. I’m sipping a cup of hot water and Folgers coffee crystals as I stare at the French ...

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Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Wake

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Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Wake

Posted May 11, 2015, 2:16 a.m.
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(…) tunnel vision's tightening its grip - beat by mutual denial (…) During the Double Ninth Festival in China cemeteries get crowded. People drink chrysanthemum wine and hold onto dogwood as they clean ancestral graves and pay respects to the dearly departed. Celebrating the Chongyang festival in the capital of Sichuan province meant visiting pandas in the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, watching them devour bamboo with their human-like dexterous hands and indulging in the local spicy cuisine: Chopsticks clack, soups being brewed, meat being sliced with a chop chop chop on wooden boards, bingqilin being offered. Huajiao, Sichuan pepper, is quite ...

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Guest Column: Justin Pearson - The Right Answers To The Wrong Questions

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Posted Aug. 27, 2016, 10:28 a.m.

When I was growing up, I nihilistically spat in one eye of the universe. At some point, I figured I ...

Ashley Lynch on film editing

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Posted July 11, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

For this edition of Beyond Casual Observation, Ashley Lynch, owner of Burnaby, BC-based Gingerbreadgirl Post—a versatile post-production studio that ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Fruition

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Posted May 20, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
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FRUITION. ( . . . ) I can hear it fading / fading like gas. ( . . . )I am having a hard time figuring out what you came ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Cure My Heart From Beating

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Posted April 3, 2016, 3:20 p.m.
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CURE MY HEART FROM BEATING.(...)every time I close my eyes I pray for your demise(...) Did you know that ...

BJ (Ancient Shores) on Claudio Marino

Regular Columns BJ (Ancient Shores) on Claudio Marino

Posted Feb. 21, 2016, 3:34 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

For this installment of "Beyond Casual Observation" Claudio Marino of Artax Film and Swedish band Tid took some time to ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Inner Sanctum

Regular Columns Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Inner Sanctum

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 4:47 p.m.
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INNER SANCTUM. line has been drawn / headed for the big death / your everywhere is my nowhere / some things are better ...

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