I was introduced to a great band called the Yoko Casionos when they opened for Sloan last Wednesday. They're a killer powerpop band that's also suprisingly adept at kicking out a solid dub track now and then. If you live in Canada you can buy their new CD, and if you don't you are out of luck, Charlie! (Unless it is on iTunes or something.)
Want to celebrate Halloween with a Mickey Mouse cartoon that scared little children? In the mid ninties, Disney took a (single) stab at making new Mickey Mouse theatrical shorts -- probably as a result of losing the right to make more Roger Rabbit cartoons. The end result was Runaway Brain, an "edgier" Mickey cartoon that is really surreal to watch. You can see it right here.
Disney didn't release this thing on home video for a long time, and even when they finally did, it was only in a DVD set marketed towards hard-core collectors. I think someone must have realized that maybe, just maybe, making a cartoon that trained little kids to scream in horror at the sight of Disney's second favourite children's cash cow was a bad business move.