Saturday, June 27, 2009

'Glamour Guts'

Check out my awesome Halifax friend Jasmine Oore's 3 minute short film 'Glamour Guts' (watch it here).

Her touching and wacky comedy about life with bowel disease is one of 3 final films in the running at a big CBC short film contest.

Update: Thanks to all who voted for the film during the voting period. The film won first prize. Jasmine is already at work on her next film with the help of the generous CBC prize.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Rain Subsides

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Will Hollywood Get This Man To Play Ed McMahon?! ...for free!

(Montreal man who looks a little like Ed McMahon, no?)

I was out at a café in Montreal the night after Ed McMahon passed away. By strange coincidence there was a man ordering a coffee who was talking about Ed McMahon's death and he looked so much like Ed McMahon.

The following is a short video interview I shot with this fine man on a small Flip Ultra camcorder I've started carrying around in my bag for times like these!

Will this man get the call from Hollywood to play Ed McMahon in a biopic? And will he take on the role for free?! Watch the video to find out...

Enjoy the new video. You can watch it HERE.

(The real Ed McMahon)

Be well and thanks for dropping by!


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

On Musical Discoveries

("Leonard", 5/31/09, Ottawegian Valley)

To make a long story short,
A couple of years back I got my first iPod
I loaded it up with lots of Leonard Cohen songs
My first batch of Leonard Cohen music
What the heck
Hadn't known his stuff much before
(Was always on the Dylan side of the fence)
Next day, I listened to the Leonard Cohen tunes carefully on a flight to L.A.
What do you know...
Found it to be excellent
"So that's what people are raving about," I thought
Stepped off the plane
There he was walking by the baggage carousel
I couldn't resist
"Pardon me, Mr. Cohen...
I'm a nice Jewish boy from Montreal like you
To make a long story short, I got a new iPod yesterday
I loaded it up with lots of your music
My first batch of your music
Hadn't known your stuff much before
And here you are! Wow!
I just wanted to say:
Mazel tov on all that fine music."

He laughed, thanked me and walked on.

Sounds like one of those weird dreams, but it's true.

Here's to musical discoveries coming at just the right time.


UPDATE: My friend Gnome who's on a scooter from Edmonton to Montreal I write this, adds: "Ez, this reminds me of when I put Joni Mitchell's documentary on my iPod Touch last summer and... boom... synchronicity. Wowza. True that, Ez."

(Gnome and Joni, 2008)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Tires Weaving

("Tires Weaving", 5/31/09, MTL, Ezra S.)

Wheelie good of you to drop by Ez Sez again.


Friday, June 19, 2009


("Closed Rose", 5/2/09, Ottowegian Valley, Ezra S.)

I thought of a new expression today... It goes something like this:


It means super duper.

Once I thought of a word in French:


It means absolutely everywhere, or towards all cardinal points.

OK, must run. Have fun!


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Yiddish Fest!

("I Love Yiddish", photo from Google Images)

Fan of Yiddish?

The Montreal International Yiddish Theatre Festival starts tonight (6/17) at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts.

Come see Yiddish films (with Eng. subtitles!) at my the film screening room I run, CinemaSpace, from June 18-25. The full film schedule with synopses and pix is here:

Close to half the shows are sold out already so act quick!


Smell Some Flowers

(Click LineDot ArtText drawing quick for juicy view)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Send you a smile

(Click pic quick for juicy view)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Fear Flu

(Click for juicy view)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


("Escabeau means echelle means ladder means climb!", 6/09, Manotick, Canada, pic by Ez)

(6/10/09, Rock and roll barnburner in the key of E for Escabeau)

Barely even wireless
Hardly ever guileless
Tireless, you're tireless

Up and go on at 'em
As you friendly chat 'em
Tireless, you're tireless

Love your way
Fear no thing
Fight with good
Let it sing
Let it super sing

Tireless, you're tireless
Let is super sing
Tireless, you're tireless

Keep going strong
Let summers go long
Sweet nothing is wrong
Tireless, you're tireless
Tireless, you're tireless

Sending a busy hello to all from Montreal.

Keep on climbing.

We're getting somewhere.