Friday, May 29, 2009

Elijah you're so cute

We're at the point where we're *almost* ready to order our very own LAVA shirts. It's very exciting!! We'll be starting off small, but I can definitely envision a time when we will have numerous styles, colours, designs....

Do you have any ideas you'd like to share with us? Your favourite colour? A design that you came up with that you think we'd like. I actually think it would be really neat to have a variety of designs, contributed by all different artists.

Another thing we're putting a lot of thought into is where our shirts will come from. There are so many choices (bamboo, organic cotton, fair trade...) and they all have their different pros & cons. What do you think? Here's the company that we are considering. Although the t-shirts are not organic, I do get a warm fuzzy feeling from what they represent. Check them out at & let me know what you think!

Making Fair Trade "Work"

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Promise she kept

Breast cancer wasn't going to stop singer finishing her 6th album
May 01, 2009 04:30 AM

Victoria Ahearn

About a year and a half after starting treatment for breast cancer, Vancouver rocker Bif Naked says she's feeling physically strong and psychologically free.

"It's almost like from there to here, everything's easy. Everything's easy now," the Juno winner, whose real name is Beth Torbert, said in a recent interview to promote her sixth album, The Promise, recorded during chemotherapy. The disc drops May 5.

Up until her diagnosis, which she publicly announced in January 2008, the tattooed singer-songwriter – adopted in India and raised in Winnipeg – kept a stringent eating and workout regimen: only raw, vegan food and mounds of exercise that produced a chiselled body that would make even pop-workout queen Madonna jealous.

"I was incredibly rigid almost to the point of being almost self-righteously stubborn about it, about my eating and my health and my training regimen," Torbert, 37, said.

Chemotherapy and radiation sessions, of course, forced her to ease up. Faced with a voracious appetite and constant nausea, Torbert couldn't be as selective about meals. "The first time I went into something called neutropenia, which is where your white blood cell count plummets in between chemos – partly because the chemo is working – I became hungry like I've never been in my life."

Torbert still works out seven days a week and has maintained her vegan diet, but she said she's "learned to be a little more chilled out" about those things as she continues to go through preventative procedures, including an ovariectomy.

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Shed - Belfountain

um.. excuse me... i thought i ordered the LARGE soy latte?

Meet Your Meat

Please watch this video. Don't turn it off half way through, please watch the whole thing, and THINK about it. Thank you.