THE NEW ELECTRIC
& DAN TALEVSKI
LIVE @ THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL
FEATURE EDITORIAL REVIEW
VISUALS BY: JOANNA GLEZAKOS AND FRIDAE MATTAS
WORDS BY: FRIDAE MATTAS
It’s Thursday November 10th and last night (Nov. 9th) was ear blastingly insane, lots of very loud screaming females! It's now three in the morning and I've been editing videos all day and night, I thought a nap was in my future between renderings, clearly thought wrong! It's mind numbing trying to stabilize live footage, which takes longer than it does to render a final edit, I do not have patience for this. Seriously though, I need to hire someone who can edit and stabilize live footage because editing footage takes up a lot of writing time. The writing is easy when you're the original of so many copies! There is never a dry well, it's my attention span that hinders focus and has been more frequent since the accident. I can't sit for more than twenty minutes or walk for more than half an hour without extreme pain shooting through my body, so I always need to take breaks and do my physio stretches.
Thanks to the freak snowstorm we had April 2nd of this year, I was the front passenger in a motor vehicle collision. Majority is still a blur, I can remember a car coming at us really fast on my side and my boyfriend trying to avoid crashing. It was like watching everything in slow motion, yet it all went so fast! I was screaming, threw my hands out to stop myself from flying through the windshield and that is as far as my memory takes me. No fault, the cops said due to extreme weather conditions...Recently, my Doctors cleared me to cover events but not too many or too frequently because I am still healing. The injuries left me semi-broken, I could not walk for six weeks! It has been a long, painful and expensive road to recovery, I’m just very happy to be alive and walking again thanks to Hydrotherapy, the only method that has worked for me.
Alrighty, enough complaining because we have it way better here in Canada than many across the globe, including our neighbours to the south. Even though our countries are so close to each other, they are so very different. Very proud to be Canadian, especially since he who shall never be spoken of won their election…Rob Ford was a little “special” but at least he helped Toronto by doing his job, he actually knew what he was doing. Okay, that sums up all the political talk, didn’t pursue a career as a News reporter or political advocate for good reason. News about our crazy world is mostly sad, I would much rather cover fun stuff like entertainment, things that make people feel happy, nostalgic, artistic and inspired. I love finding events and artists that showcase creativity and passion, all facets of artistry intrigue my inventive self.