September 4 this year was a fine day. While heaps of people in Vancouver seemed to think doomsday was nigh and life as we know it was about to come to a rainy, grinding halt, I was was all roses. I refused to fall victim to the Labour Day blues, because summer was not ending. First, I wasn’t returning to school for the first time in two years. Second, the weather didn’t abruptly turn to sub-zero sleet and snow. We continued to have beaming blue-skied, twenty-plus degree days all month. Third, summer was not only figuratively still going strong, it technically didn’t end until September 21. Don’t just take my word for it, it’s science!
But when Olio Festival wrapped up and a bite creeped into the air recently, I surrendered and now I admit it. Summer is over. And everything is going to be fine. I wore a toque for the first time in months this weekend. I’m drinking coffee in the morning without sweating buckets. Colours are changing. Pumpkins are prevalent. The autumnal onset is pretty fine, indeed.
October is shaping up to be a great month in Discorder land, too. In this issue, cover artist White Poppy chats us about art-worlds colliding; comedian Paul Anthony talks shop about glass-smashing and winged creatures; and in a trip back to 1990, we reminisce of the good ol’ days when Ice-T was flipping the bird on the cover of Discorder, amongst other things. Also, SHiNDiG is in full swing every Tuesday night at the Railway Club, and I hear Ben “Jokes-for-Beer” Lai is on fire, as usual. If supporting local emerging musicians is your bag, I recommend checking it out.
If that isn’t enough, there’s one word that should get you through this month, regardless of how you feel about the weather and activities, the holiday to end all holidays: Hallowe’en.
Candy and costumes, anyone?
Read on and stay rad,