Thursday, May 31, 2007

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Those roads...

(4/00, NYC)

(5/13/07, by Ezra S.)

Those roads that shake us to the bone
Drag us from our homes
Knock us off our thrones
Those are the roads to the best of places
Those roads are the roads I drive
To a deeper place inside
Those roads, they make us thrive

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Bliss is here...

Hemp Bliss hempmilk is so delicious I had cereal for supper tonight.


I tried the vanilla flavour today for the first time with my super-duper cereal mix. I became an instant fan.

As I suspected at this post on my blog pre-launch, Hemp Bliss which hit store shelves across Montreal last week, is definitely going to give cows a run for their money...

Ez Sez: Plants putting cows out to pasture where they belong.

Off to bed now. Totally can't wait for breakfast...


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Top spot on YouTube

(Cartoon by Josh "Socalled" Dolgin, 2007)

Good news...

A video I shot and directed featuring Montreal klezmer hip-hop star Socalled was selected as the #1 "Featured Video" on YouTube this morning. It has since moved down the list but has already been seen more than 25,000 times! (75,000 as of 8/3/07).

Here's a screenshot of the original #1 spot:

I'm totally honoured that it was selected for this spot and was very pleasantly caught off guard by the news when it came in by email late last night. Thought I'd share the news with you.

(Click video to watch it.)

The video, called "Socalled Promo", was expertly crafted by editor Mika Goodfriend, features an intro by actor Joe Cobden, sweet background vocals by Katie Moore and "crazy-arm" clips by Ben Steiger-Levine. Watching it might just be the perfect way for you to get hip to Socalled's groundbreaking hop.

The Village Voice sez: "Socalled is one of the most deliciously demented minds in beat science."

Socalled is Montreal rapper, accordionist, cartoonist, magician, filmmaker Josh Dolgin. (But keep it under your hat... As you'll see in the video, Josh is very shy and low key.)

Josh made the music for my Cosmo's doc Man Of Grease and recently starred in and made the music for my new doc, Posthumous Pickle Party, about Simcha's Grocery. His new CD Ghettoblaster hits store shelves in Canada and the U.S. on June 12th and has already made it onto the charts in France where he's been touring extensively. I've heard the CD already and adore it.

For all you brand new or die-hard Socalled fans, you can now listen to the single from the CD, "(These Are) The Good Old Days" featuring James Brown's trombone player Fred Wesley, right here. You may just platz when you hear this track. A new classic if I've ever heard one.

Big congratulations to my good friend Josh and his whole music team on this cool YouTube accolade.

Socalled on Myspace
Official Socalled site
Ghettoblaster CD pre-sales (only $8.99 for a limited time!)

Wishing everyone a prelated 'Stay great in 2008' from the forward-thinkers here at Ez Sez.


UPDATE: A great new feature cover story on Josh just came out in NightLife Magazine here.

UPDATE #2: Big Socalled article just came out in the Montreal Mirror (May 31st, 2007).

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Times Like That

("6th Avenue Motel", NYC, 2006)

(5/4/07, MTL, Ezra)

Homey memories from a holy kinda place
Here's to times like that for one...
And times like that for all

It is out there
That which we all need
Truth and love and justice
And a healthy music dose

Move with it
Laugh with it
Play with it
Dance with it:
Life and life itself
To times like that and health

Homey memories from a holy kinda place
Here's to times like that for one...
And times like that for all

Here's to times like that for one...
And times like that for all

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Sunday, May 13, 2007

The new Ez Sez logo is here...

It's here: the brand new, spiffed-up, official Ez Sez logo!

New logo (unveiled 5/13/07)

The logo above is based on my drawing which you'll see below.

Extra special thanks go out to my uncle Gerry Goodfriend for his fantastic graphic design skills which helped transform the hand-drawn image into the zippy logo that now proudly represents the Ez Sez site.

Original hand drawn logo (Unveiled 3/07)

Here's to your own logos, friends and strangers. I hope you have as much fun creating a logo as I did!


It's Mothers Day

(Click pic for juicy view)
(Mothers Day Flowers and Parking Ticket, London/Morin Heights/Montreal, 2006/2005/2003)

A very happy Mothers Day to my mom, every mom and all those future momma's out there.

Thanks for inspiring.


Friday, May 11, 2007


and sweet.


Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Weird wheels...

Click pic for hard knocks...

Strange things roll by in life. Be open to them even if they make you scratch your head and wonder.

And wander.

Enjoy it all,


Saturday, May 5, 2007

It's not International Tree Day but I felt like giving props to my budding buddies regardless

("Shadows of Coincidence", 12/06, Barcelona, self-portrait by Ez)

Stand your ground. Then a plant a tree on it and move on.


More about trees. Hug a tree yesterday and tomorrow, for today we must spend our time understanding - and maybe even taking penance for - why they actually ever needed hugs in the first place.

Friday, May 4, 2007

1+1 Fun

1+1 equals _________...

(This is an experiment in collaborative experimental blogging, folks. Please leave your answer in the Comments section. Read other answers there too.)

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Welcome back...

Travel near or far, the results are the same. New perspectives on familiar things and new perspectives on new things.

Met many wonderful friends and strangers in NYC the past few days.

Thanks to you all for being here today. An honour to recommune at the ol' Ez Sez.

Go home early and relax,


P.S. If you're already home, just sit still, close your eyes and dream.