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Poem Every Day #20 – Borrow

          Borrow (PED #20) The rhythmic beat dogs in the background repeating with precision. Light slowly trickles in the tiny slits in opening eyes. Shocked to...


Poem Every Day #18 – Midnight

          Midnight (PED #18) At high moon the ending of a day, my evening begins. Venturing out to visit my nocturnal friends, gathering in loud, awful...


Poem Every Day #16 – Sour

          Sour (PED #16) The tinge and tang. Toes curl, face crinkles. Needing water to get your taste out of my mouth....


Poem Every Day #10 – Nerve

        Nerve (PED #10) I no longer feel the pain from your selfish ways, breaking down my spirit every time I disappoint. Your burning words and razor...


Poem Every Day #9 – Tomorrow

            Tomorrow (PED#9) Tomorrow, Tomorrow things will Be different. Tomorrow I will love more. Tomorrow I’ll accept more. Tomorrow promotes more promise. Tomorrow ill leave...


Blackdog Ballroom Balls Out at Cherry Cola’s

Last night I popped into Cherry Cola’s Rock ‘n’ Rolla Cabaret and Lounge, legendary Toronto sanctuary of sin. What was going down? Besides the luscious lady in the window dancing...


Les Coquettes Takeover Kitty Nights at Revival

Last night, famed burlesque company Les Coquettes pounced out of retirement to take over Kitty Nights at Revival Bar on College Street. I met my good friend, the ravishing Liv...


A Place to Find a Brief Sanctuary

Brave and young, and full of pomp and vigour, Magalie Rouillard-Bazinet has taken on a brief but fiery piece by Emil Sher, Sanctuary, with Théatre Français de Toronto. “June goes...


Lucky to Have Edo By My Side

                                      At it again, Edo Peled’s Electric Ego has pulled my heart...


Melodic Movement of Emotions – Movement I

Folk tunes hypnotize Some produce melancholia Others jubilance Wit and humour spread like peanut butter Pain and misery like jam Swirling together like the clouds of a starry night Muddled,...


City Stills

A very early morning shoot in downtown Toronto. Photos courtesy of Leclair Studios  ...


Homesick? Sick of Home?

Homesick? Sick of Home? Home soft pale skin tan lines on summer feet chipped nail polish and frayed cuticles hair like a halo of blood eyes that have wept too...


Edo Peled – The Thoughts of An Electric Ego

Some time ago, I was given the great pleasure of sitting out on the patio of the Black Irish, here in Toronto, with my dear friend Edo Peled. Over a...


Barnaby Jones: Part II

II   Ande a Greate hearte thundered in the voide saying: “seake pater, ande alle that woulde be…. sprange forthe.”    hayte and amore bothe as woeful and brighte and...


Summer’s Last Pride 2015

I went for a stroll along Lake Ontario, and through High Park. A little early September stroll, where everything, and everyone was taking advantage of the last few warm days...


“All I Do” – Edo Peled

Rocking in retro style, Edo Peled AKA Electric Ego, mixes sweet synth with punchy poetry in a gritty love song, chalk full with all the conflict of a real relationship:...


Men’s Issues Group CAFE Condemns Threats Targeting Feminists and Women

The Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE) and the U of T Men’s Issues Awareness Society (UTMIAS) condemn in the strongest possible language threats of violence targeting feminists and women at...


…She’s The Closest Thing To Magic… – Edo Peled

Electric Ego, AKA: Edo Peled, the best mix of musical past and hopeful future, has released two of four singles from his EP ‘All I Do’. The most powerful of...


The Summer: Swept Away

With a summer hiatus, Swept Media is back and ready for action, bringing you some great local literature, photography, and some interesting stories of Canadian arts and culture. We hope...


A Blooming success…

  I had no idea what to expect from the staged reading of ‘Molly Bloom,’ a play inspired by the final chapter of Ulysses by James Joyce. I have never...