Category: This & That

Yo Ho Sebastian!

Beautifully filmed video, major earworm of a tune and old-fashioned story telling. Buy the track here.

Lovely To Make Your Acquaintance

Miss Mussel has been doing a bit of retrospecting on this past year by way of poking around her stats program and discovered that you’re quite the motley bunch. 100,000 of you viewed 1.25 million pages, which resulted in the…

Twelve Days Of Flash Mobs

Over on the LA Times Culture Monster blog, Miss Mussel is doing a countdown to Christmas via the medium of flash mobs. So far we’ve had the first food court Hallelujah Chorus; high schoolers spreading good cheer at the grocery…

Genghis Barbie Grinch

New York horn quartet Ghengis Barbie presents the You’re A Mean One Mr.Grinch with an extra large helping of sleeze. French horns can be secksy too, you know.

Haven’t You Always Wondered?

Why ballet shoes are pink? How are art installations put together? In a fight between the director and conductor of the opera, who wins? Good news Captain Curious! Miss Mussel is working on a new column, which is intended to…

The Madness Of An Extraordinary Plan

The Manchester International Festival is happening again this summer coming. Miss Mussel was there in 2009 and had a fabulous time. Mancunians are well known for their dismissive view of anything that sniffs remotely of pretension, so even though every…

Buy One Get One Free

The KW Symphony has a deal going on for this month where you can buy one ticket and get another one free. Bring a friend, give a gift or just use them both yourself and enjoy the extra legroom. 3…

Raindrop Melody Maker Game

The Raindrop Melody Maker is a little game/therapy tool that allows you to play around with 48 minimalist samples and create a relaxing sonic backdrop for the day. Unless you have poor fine motor skills that result in the beats…

Unsilent Night Cambridge 2010

For readers living in the Guelph/K-W/Cambridge Ontario area, Unsilent Night is back again this year on Monday 20th December at 7pm. More deets ici Miss Mussel went last year and made this video with her iPhone. It’s not exactly Pulitzer…

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our downstairs neighbors! Enjoy your turkey, the squabbling and the shopping but don’t let things get too rowdy when the football starts. Some of us have to work, you know. [Photograph is Baby Cain, violinist…

Canadian Opera Company Chorus Auditions

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: December 31, 2010 Location: Toronto, Ontario The Canadian Opera Company will hold chorus auditions in Toronto for the 2011/2012 season at the end of January 2011. Singers who are interested in auditioning should send a recent photograph…

What He Said

A new favourite blog – SwissMiss – has drawn Miss Mussel’s attention to this language manifesto from Stephen Fry. While his style is a little too frilly for its own good by times, on the whole, Fry & Mussel are…