It has come to our attention that school is starting again soon. If you are starting school, then it’s quite possible that you are new in town, in which case Discorder welcomes you with an article designed to get you acclimatized to your new locale. We spoke to some of our favourite people in town and asked them what they would recommend to people who are fresh off the proverbial boat. Even if you’ve lived in Vancouver since you emerged from your mother’s womb, you might still learn of a place that you hadn’t thought of visiting before. I certainly hadn’t been aware that Mr. Lee’s General Store & Haberdashery even existed until Andy Dixon mentioned it for this article. Check it out on page 11.
If you didn’t catch the Malahat Revue on their bike tour it’s still a very interesting story to read. You can find out the details on page 22.
Everyone will probably be intrigued by the commentary the patron saint of East Van, Steve McBean, has on his band Black Mountain’s third album Wilderness Heart.
And finally, those of you interested in the Vancouver Folk Fest, whether critical or supportive, will find something to mull over in Alison Atkinson’s commentary on her most recent visit to the Festival on page 20.
There’s a little bit of change going on at the Discorder offices right now and we’d like to bid a fond farewell to David Stansfield, Miné Salkin and our intern Susanne Dewein who are all leaving town. They’ll be missed but we’re looking forward to working with Maegan Thomas and Sarah Berman who are taking on the positions of Ad Manager and Under Review Editor, respectively.
I hope I see you all at the Victory Square Block Party; on Sunday, September 5th to celebrate the last day of summer, but if not, I wish you all the best in the fall.