Where’s the compassion?

Babylon, P.Q.: Where’s the compassion?

Last Thursday, June 3, 35 suspects, as they were termed, were apprehended in a co-ordinated raid involving some 80 Montreal police on a total of four Montreal Island medicinal marijuana ...Read more →

It’s good to be the king

Babylon, P.Q.: It’s good to be the king

They call him "The Mel Brooks of the Main." And not just because he redefines Jews in space (if you can’t connect the reference, it’s because a) you’re too young ...Read more →

Cleveland on the St-Laurent… not

Babylon, P.Q.: Cleveland on the St-Laurent… not

"I just got back from Cleveland."To which one might normally respond, "I’m sorry to hear that." However, in Patrice Caron’s case, the journey to C-Town wasn’t to take in the ...Read more →

Black, and blue, room

Babylon, P.Q.: Black, and blue, room

The very sad end to what otherwise should have been a hopeful chapter in the book of Montreal music and arts came to an end at 8 a.m. Sunday morning, ...Read more →

Habs or hab not?

Babylon, P.Q.: Habs or hab not?

"Bravo!" I say to the genius who came up with the idea of blocking off most of downtown for Monday night’s Habs home game as a means of pre-empting civil ...Read more →

Bathing in a hot spring

Babylon, P.Q.: Bathing in a hot spring

While you wouldn’t know it from the blustery, wintry Christmas scene unfolding outside my office window this late-April Tuesday night, it’s getting hot out there. The kind of hot that ...Read more →

Out of the rabbit hole, into the box

Babylon, P.Q.: Out of the rabbit hole, into the box

"I’ve come out of a five-year rabbit hole," says Melissa Auf der Maur. "And the whole experience has been such a crazy learning curve and transformation. There was so much ...Read more →

This Dead Kennedy lives

Babylon, P.Q.: This Dead Kennedy lives

I can’t remember shit. Never could. I forget whole books moments after putting them down. Always made up lyrics to the songs I sang in various bands because I could ...Read more →

Beware the Ides of March

Babylon, P.Q.: Beware the Ides of March

"If you don’t have anything to hide, then you don’t have anything to be afraid of."That was always my favourite line. The line you always got from the cops, and ...Read more →

Getting the point

Babylon, P.Q.: Getting the point

Were it not for Jon Asher’s annual rock’n’roll benefit concert Blankfest Quebec – which collects blankets and other essentials for Montreal’s homeless – in combination with the infinite wisdom of ...Read more →

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