What else might we see in the budget then? kings in their counting houses counting out their loses, mighty parade and hunting witches for the burning, that was yesterday though, today is a whole different day, did they buy you? yesterday’s art drop happened on a busy road in East London, up against a wall that pez once painted
yesterday in NewYork
PUNKCAST2891-01 The Pop Group, performing live at Bowery Ballroom NYC on March 17th 2015.
ALL SHE WANTS 2 is a new piece of feature length narrative fiction, a fifty-seven minute film that premiered back earlier this year on February 21st in New York City. A film directed, written, edited and scored by Laura Hyde Crapo. A woman’s perspective on art, relationships and enlightenment. Comedic elements and dreamlike. Laura Crapo was a crew of one as well as lead actress in the movie. “The movie is populated by members of the Canadian and international art and music scenes”.
Synopsis All She Wants 2 is the sequel to 2001, All She Wants. Ruby has moved to Montreal from Toronto where she left behind best friend and Yorkville shopping companion Jade. She also left behind her failed attempts at romantic conquest and in the art world. In Montreal, Ruby has a string of romances with younger men and men her age whom she treats as disposable in her quest to be the sex goddess she imagines herself to be. No one understands her power and vision of herself. She tries to break into the art world as a major player, but she wants it the easy way. Counsel from artists push her to go further than she has before, to where she no longer knows what she wants. Ruby flashes back to an awkward conversation with Jade in which they trade pleasantries, ending in a vicious tirade; pleasantries about their creative goals and achievements. Ruby’s competitive nature drives her to try and out-do Jade on every front resulting in further disillusionment. Glimpses of her personal power in dreams and visions start building a logic within her. Jade’s daughter does a miracle faith healing on Ruby and she’s finally able to sense peace, forgiveness and love. A stable and loving relationship is now possible for Ruby.
The movie was made intermittently over 5 years and stars her sons hockey coach, her masseur, a real estate agent, a high school friend she hadnt seen in 25 years, an Australian who gave her subway directions on New Years Eve in NYC who agreed to an impromtu filming, her artist and musician friends and her children. They were all volunteer actors. Fiona Highet and Lauras eldest daughter, Sasha Tymoshenko, and Andrew Scott (Sloan) star with Laura in both movies. Sasha was 2 in the first movie and ranging from 12-15 in the second.
The film includes FIONA HIGHET actress, screenwriter, ROB SQUIRE (musician aka SIXTOO), KRIS KNIGHT (designer for GUCCI 2014), ALDEN PENNER (musician UNICORNS, CLUES, HIDDEN WORDS), ADAM BROWN (musician), DAVID ARMSTRONG SIX (artist), ANDREW SCOTT (SLOAN drummer), JANOS BARACS (consulting engineer for several Expo 67 buildings), HENRY CRAPO (mathematician, plane geometry), CHARLIE NEUFELD (musician), ALEX CHOW (ISLANDS), SEBASTIAN CHOW (ISLANDS, ALDEN PENNER), ARIANNE FOKS (performance artist, France), GIM GWANG CHEOL (performance artist, Korea), ILIANA ANTONOVA (artist, curator SILVER FLAG)
The Soundtrack to “ALL SHE WANTS 2” was written, produced and performed by Laura. Guest vocals on “WILL YOU MARRY ME” by AL TUCK (the voice of Milkman Cat in the Spike Jonze-produced animated short, Higglety-Pigglety Pop!) Laura has self-released many full length albums and concept albums on her label SNOB SHOP since 1989 including “Laura” 2008, (named album of the year by Malcolm Fraser in Eye Magazine 2008) “I love you”, duets 2009, Funderful songs by Laura Borealis, 2001 (3 stars by the Globe and Mail), LE LOOK Je T’aime 2010 (an album in french). The soundtrack includes songs from three of Laura’s albums and is available as a Soundtrack album on its own.
R.I.P Andy Fraser
“Free bassist Andy Fraser has died at the age of 62, it’s been confirmed. He passed away on Monday morning. His cause of death has not been confirmed, but he’d been dealing with AIDS and cancer in recent years. An official statement says: “Andrew McLan Fraser passed away on Monday at his home in California. He leaves behind his daughters Hannah and Jasmine Fraser, and their mother Ri, his sister Gail, brothers Gavin and Alex, and many friends and associates in the industry. “A survivor of both cancer and AIDS, Andy was a strong social activist and defender of individual human rights.” Fraser was born in London in 1952 and was a founding member of Free at the age of just 15. As well as his work with Free, he had success with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and Sharks. In the 1980s he was diagnosed with HIV and a form of cancer called Kaposi’s Sarcoma and he battled with suicidal thoughts which, he wrote on his website, were only alleviated when he came out as gay. Fraser had recently been a leading light in the Rock Against Trafficking charity. President Gary Miller said: “My dear friend did so much for the organisation, and for me personally. “He was my little big brother and one of the greatest bass players and songwriters of all time.” (Classic Rock)