The voodoo that distract you do

Posted on September 18th, 2009 11 great comments. Room for one more!

Ah, fall. A time when a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of replacing that moth-eaten coat and maybe, finally getting that haircut. But there are so many options downtown that it’s hard to make a decision. So I thought I’d do a bit of window shopping down trendy, chic Queen West.

"art on" -- better put on the thimble

It didn’t pan out.

First off, I wouldn’t know fashion if it ran up to me, tugged at my sleeve, and called me dad. So most of the clothing stores and their slight, jaded attendants with aborted personalities, were out of the question. And any haircut I would plunk down three digits for (as if!), would be experimental. I don’t wear experimental well. I have a utilitarian, European head. It’s made for thinking, imbibing spirits, and spectacular love-making. Not for unusual hair styles.

But that’s okay. If I can’t spend my money on anything else, I can always buy a new MIDI controller of some kind that I’ll use, like, three times and then forget about.

ukuleles are out back with the GARBAGE!

I used to flip through the comics at Silver Snail regularly as a teen, but they don’t carry much of what I enjoy anymore. I keep tellin’ em there’s a market for it. They keep tellin’ me that what I want is “illegal” and “sick” and that they “never carried it” and “please stop masturbating”.  Hey, their loss.

I’ll happily take my business elsewhere.

they have a "roll" now too?!

I enjoy a genital piercing as much as the next guy, but I was pretty intent on getting that haircut. That’s the problem with Queen West though, isn’t it? There’s always something to distract you. If it’s not a novelty condom store or the exciting fall 2009 line of designer bongs and smoking accessories,  it’s street voodoo:

"strange, the cards indicate a crossing of the paths with 'jerk and camera'"

So, naturally, by the time I got to the old Citytv building, the first thing and the other thing (there were two, right?), had broken free of my skull and fled. Something about a hat and a vest?

Oh well, there’s always tomorrow. Wish I could say the same for  poor Moses Znaimer.

wasn't the first time either.

Oh yeah, now I remember. Yeah. No way I’m getting a haircut now.

11 Comments on “ The voodoo that distract you do ”

  • Gautam
    September 19th, 2009 8:32 am

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  • Patrick
    September 21st, 2009 9:48 am

    Thanks, Gautam. Your taste in blogs is without reproach.

  • Inge'
    September 19th, 2009 9:25 am

    Interesting photos! Reminds me of the Cooper Young district here in Elvis Land. BTW, I love the self description of your head!

    Have a great weekend!

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  • Patrick
    September 21st, 2009 9:52 am

    As usual, Inge, thanks for you kind words. Memphis' Cooper Young district seems to be more cohesive (festivals, etc.) — Queen Street is more just a bunch of stores and urine-scented alleys. Did you take in this year's festival? Or should I say are you taking it in — seems to still be on (?)

  • Maya
    September 19th, 2009 2:24 pm

    Nice blog, great picture of the car in the wall!

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  • Patrick
    September 21st, 2009 9:55 am

    Cheers, Maya. I can't help but wonder how much longer they're going to keep that there. It was a sort of symbol of Citytv's originality and quirkiness. But now that CTV has taken over…

  • EdZee
    September 19th, 2009 10:05 pm

    I had never been to Toronto City and probably never will be there but I find your shopping guide and photos interesting.

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  • Patrick
    September 21st, 2009 10:08 am

    That's a shame, EdZee. Toronto isn't as awful as I make it sound. And there is more to do here than just shop! I'll re-double my efforts :|

  • RE-EntrePOD
    September 21st, 2009 11:55 am

    Patrick, is that truck stuck into the side of the tv station building ? theres' one in Miami on Biscayne, exactly like it.

    just seems like the twin.

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  • Patrick
    September 21st, 2009 12:05 pm

    It is, BadGal. It was cut in half and gutted before they hung it up (wouldn't want any holes in the wall during winter!).

    Now that you've mentioned the one in Miami, I'll have to look up who created it — might've been the same person or Citytv might've "borrowed" the idea :)

  • Gautam
    September 21st, 2009 8:05 pm

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