In CHUBBY BOUNTY HUNTER 033, it’s the launch of a new segment called “Chubby Wolf & Cub” whereby Eton Zootine joins me for food adventures. In this episode, it’s Eton’s choice, one of his personal favourite snack items, Hostess Hickory Sticks. For me it’s a nostalgic trip aboard this crunchy treat, with smoky hickory flavour and tangy seasoning upon potato chips in matchstick form. Now produced by Lay’s Canada, it’s the only snack left with the old Hostess name on the bag; a certain throwback to the heyday when “nothing else will do”. Luckily, Eton leads a new generation into the snacking fray with these addictive little morsels.
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In SLUMBERJACK LEGENDS 020, it’s the final music video from my Sleepworld Radio “Incubator Chicks” EP. “Ontario Highway Collision” is a companion piece to the “Night Trucks On Highway 60” video as both lyrically play off of the rural highway tragedy theme. Additionally, the two videos share a visual style of using intimate closeups of faces that are altered. All in all it’s a pretentious bit of art that adds to the soundtrack of the Sleep World.
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/i6w7NLt7cV0
In SLUMBERJACK LEGENDS 019, I welcome you to visit the construction site of the portal to the Sleep World. In this ASMR roleplay, I don my site manager hardhat as we descend into drowsiness through repetitive and percussive tapping and crinkling along with some mind-altering narration. I hope you enjoy your tour and are ready to submerge yourself into the REM.
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/Dyppwd32UGU
In SLUMBERJACK LEGENDS 018, I warm up my hands for future universe-building in this ASMR experiment. There is virtually no talking in this video as I do a lot of hand rubbing, wringing, snapping, clapping and popping with just the minimalist sounds of skin on skin. Hopefully this’ll relax you further and ease your gradual submersion into the Sleep World.
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/ecHFXT7BHvc
In CHUBBY BOUNTY HUNTER 032, it’s a snack break with Mistercee as we dig into a bag of Uncle Ray’s Cheese Puffers. Essentially, a cheesie, the puffers are pleasantly crisp with a cheese coating that does not overwhelm. I could snack on these any day without thinking. Great for all you cheesie lovers. And the bonus is that every Uncle Ray’s snack food comes with another chapter from his autobiography on the back of the bag. Enjoy the snacking and the storytelling alike.
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Watch it here: https://youtu.be/Hg9oh7d_8PE
In SLUMBERJACK LEGENDS 017, it’s a return to the succinct experimentality of music videos. This one is a one-shot, one-take performance art piece paired with one of my solo tracks “Night Trucks On Highway 60”. Taken from the EP “Incubator Chicks”, recorded under the Sleepworld Radio moniker, the song lyrics connect to the video via a psychological fishing line, nearly indistinguishable and yet obvious once you’ve grabbed hold.
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/F1GwUur1tlA
In CHUBBY BOUNTY HUNTER 031, I’m at another grocery store hot table for lunch in the van with Mistercee. Zito’s Marketplace on Toronto’s Marlee strip is as authentic Italian as you can get in Toronto. The shelves are chalk full of house-made products and that goes for the takeout items as well. Today, I go with the server’s suggestion of lasagna with a generous side of veggies. The pasta is perfectly cooked and the meat gravy is simple and tangy with nice dimension and depth. The side veggies – a mix of green and yellow beans, carrots, and a choy-style leaf – are sauteed gently in garlic, herbs, and oil to make for tasty times. All in all, I felt like I was having dinner at Mistercee’s Nonna’s home and Mistercee agreed.
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Watch it here: https://youtu.be/U8PEyisRK7Q