This poem on cinema and life in Vancouver was written and performed by the legendary J.B. Shayne, and photographed and edited by Michael Klassen – soundtrack composed by Gavin Froome.
Searching high and low for agreement on Gump. Movies become like personal objects to us. We can buy them now of course, but long before the $15.99 DVD people esteemed certain movies to be about them. Not literally, but we identify with a character or a situation so closely it reminds us that we are […]
Performed on Z95.3 FM April Fool’s Day, 1994. Hailed by a local news program as Vancouver’s best April Fool’s Day stunt the year it was originally broadcast. Host: Clay St. Thomas Karl Kruikshank performed by Michael Klassen http://mikeklassen.net/files/Z95_Monster_Truck_Gag.mp3
Modern times call for a redefinition of “a**hole” “Look,” the fellow says, ready to thrust his point. “You see, I’m an asshole.” “That’s okay,” responds another, “I’m an asshole too.” I actually overheard this remarkable exchange, where 2 people admit to a shared character trait. It wasn’t a halfway house, or in a grueling therapy […]
It must be pointed out that this hair-brained idea, the All-Canadian Walk of Fame, cleverly spoofed in this radio play which aired on CBC Radio in 1993, came well before the REAL Canadian Walk of Fame in Toronto. http://mikeklassen.net/files/All_Canadian_Walk_of_Fame.mp3 Script by Michael Klassen & J.B. Shayne Performed by J.B. Shayne, Michael Klassen and Gord Tanner. […]