Thursday, June 28, 2007

Happy travels

(Click image for juicy view)
(Photos from the series "Wing Shots" and "Shoes On A Wire")

Dear Ez Sez Reader,

Are you off on a trip soon? Wishing you a safe one and a fun one.

Summer best from Ez Sez to you. Thanks for checking back in whether you're at home, work, or at the beach.

Lots more on tap for you here at the site. Drop in again whenever you like.


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


(Hummingbird photo by Ez)

(by Zsolty diPietro Mbibmbobm-Yaoushzski)

Not a drumming bird
Not a strumming bird
The summer heard...
A hummingbird

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Elvis Perkins on Letterman

Congratulations to my friend Elvis Perkins on his appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman last night!

Enjoy the performance here at YouTube. Thanks to my friend Zed for putting it up there for all of us to see.

The performance was "goosebump-good" said a friend of mine in Montreal. "Elvis is dreamy and his music is haunting," said another in Ohio. "I've had his CD in my car stereo for months," lamented another in L.A.

You be the judge....



P.S. More about Elvis's music here at this Ez Sez post.

Save The Bens Building Demonstration

The demonstration to save the Bens Building and have it designated a heritage building is today, Thursday, June 14th at noon.

Socalled will rap, Dave Sanders will sing, Ez will sez.

Come on down. More info on this building and demonstration, as posted on Ez Sez, can be found here.

Be there or be smoked wheat.



Here are photos from the event, taken by Colin P. Rose.
Read about the Bens Building demonstration covered in the Montreal Gazette, June 15th, 2007.
Bens demo previewed in the Montreal Mirror. Click here.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Ez Sez: Post-It!

I made this for my cubicle wall one afternoon while working at CBC on Au Courant two years ago. Found it today and thought I'd share it here with you.


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

New SoCalled CD out today!

It gives me great nachess and pleasure to let you in on a little secret... my buddy Josh 'Socalled' Dolgin's new CD was released today across Canada and the USA. The CD has been on the charts in France and was playing all over the radio when I was there in December.

It is sure to make waves here too.

The CD is wild and crazy and tons of fun. Much like Josh himself if you've ever had the chance to see him live on stage or if you've ever met him face to face.

Lots more about Josh and his burgeoning career at this recent Ez Sez post.

Best to all from Montreal!


Buy the CD at Amazon here.
Buy the CD on iTunes
Big interview with Josh at today

Read about the new documentary being made by Gary Beitel and Barry Lazar about josh HERE.

P.S. Josh was featured in a big Montreal Gazette feature story this past Saturday. Check your recycling bins! Or click here.

Monday, June 11, 2007

On grand descents...

Friday, June 8, 2007

Recycling Plant

(click pic for juicy, glossy, glassy image)

(From the series "Special Verre", 12/2006, France)

I took these pix at a wonderful glass recycling facility in the southeast of France in a town called Codognon.

Please remember to recycle. (Not just for recycling's sake but so I can keep having cool places to traipse around in while on vacation.)


Tuesday, June 5, 2007

From my future-namesake-self...

100th Ez Sez Post... Help Save the Bens Building

Today marks the 100th Ez Sez post, the topic of which is the possible demolition of the historic Bens Restaurant building in downtown Montreal.

(Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, left, with unidentified guitarist and Ezra. In front of Bens Restaurant c. 1990)

Bens Restaurant closed its doors on December, 15th, 2006 after a strike by workers and the Kravitz family's decision to close the famous downtown smoked meatery. They had owned Bens for close to 100 years.

Now, filmmaker and friend Vanya Rose has taken up the cause - along with Art Deco Montreal, the Pop Montreal festival and other artists and concerned Montrealers - to urge the City of Montreal to designate Bens' Streamlined Modern building a Heritage Building before it's too late...

...For on June 19th, the building is to be officially signed over to new owners who could demolish it to put up a new building.

(Photo by Colin P. Rose, used with permission)

Are you a fan of Bens? Of endangered Montreal landmarks? Of Jewish urban heritage? Did you once have a great smoker there?

If so, consider attending the demonstration that will take place outside Bens on Thursday, June 14th, at noon. (990 De Maisonneuve W., corner of Metcalfe. Metro Peel)

Musicians Socalled and David Sanders will be playing there and filmmaker Tim Rideout who recently launched a short film about Bens will be showing it at the demonstration too. Other artists, speakers and former Bens employees are expected to be present as well.

(Photo by Colin P. Rose, used with permission)

Read the full "Save The Bens Restaurant Building" press release for more details on the event and the Bens restaurant building by Montreal architect Charles Davis Goodman (1894-1962). It is worth noting that the building is currently featured in a Montreal Museum of Fine Arts exhibit on Streamlined Modern design.

Off to eat a veggie burger in bewilderment of such ironies, I remain,


Further reading:
More articles on Bens here.
More photos of Bens by Colin P. Rose here.
Bens Wikipedia entry
Stay tuned for coverage of this event at your local media outlet, eager to fress deli-style on the latest news.

(Cartoon by Socalled, 2007)

Here are photos from the event, taken by Colin P. Rose.
Read about the Bens Building demonstration covered in the Montreal Gazette, June 15th, 2007.
Bens demo previewed in the Montreal Mirror. Click here.