Monday, February 28, 2005

For all those who love the spoken word, here are two websites that The Hek endorses.


Aspiring Creative Writers (aka, AC F'N

The Hek

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Last night, I had this dream.

I was sitting at my computer and in the span of two minutes, I found out that many of my friends and acquaintances - who, mean a lot to me - were heading over to Iraq, at the height of war, to write stories about it. There I was, so safe and so far away from any danger; and yet I was the only one scared. I was scared that they would all be killed. I was scared that I would be all by myself forever.

Right now, I am staring at the book I am currently reading, The Wars by Timothy Findley. There's a character who sits underneath a table while his headquarters is being bombed by the Germans. He turns to Robert Ross and says "Isn't it marvelous."

There are three things I dream about:

1. Doing my show at CKCU and everything goes wrong.
2. Going to a Blue Jays game and getting lost on the way.
3. Something to do with death and the people I care most about.

The Hek

Friday, February 25, 2005

Hey, Hey, HEY!!!

Where did my reading week go? In the words of Carlito Caribbean Cool, "That's....Not cool."

And there is still my take home exam. Four questions, an answer per page and, I haven't done most of the readings. Fun!

The Hek

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Consuming sustenance
passing on delicious cake
her loss

The Hek

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Yesterday The Hek and his buddy Owen went to see Million Dollar Baby. Let me tell you something; if there is one movie you should go see, it should be that one. The Hek was literally left speechless. I was out of speech. Clint Eastwood is on my top five actors list.

The Hek

Tuesday, February 22, 2005


You know what I'm talking about. The Wednesday Morning Special Blend.

Tune in tomorrow for another hour of great radio!!!

Wednesday, 7-8am EST, CKCU 93.1 FM

The Hek

Monday, February 21, 2005

Kraft Dinner? HA!

I ate it for breakfast. That's right. Kraft Breakfast.

Take that conformity.

The Hek

Saturday, February 19, 2005

In the words of ECW commentator Joey Styles: OH MY GOD!!!!!

The Hek has just returned from watching the NBA Slam Dunk competition. It was off the f**king chart! Josh Smith of the Atlanta Hawks not only won the contest but, has taken the art of the slam dunk to the EXTREME! Smith took the ball, jumped over Kenyon Martin of the Denver Nuggets who was sitting in front of the net on a chair and, put it in the net! Amare Stodamire of Phoenix Suns also had a sick dunk. It goes like this: the ball goes off the backboard, off Steve Nash's head, into the hands of Stodamire who takes it home. I am so worked up right now, I have to do some Tai Chi to calm down.

Congrats also to Steve Nash who won the skills competition.

To my man Stephen in the land of the rising sun: you have to see those dunks! It makes Spud Webb look like Oliver Miller.

The Hek

Friday, February 18, 2005

Guess what The Hek found out yesterday.

The Hek was going through and came across this new film called The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy. The movie has a character named Zaphod Beeblebrox. There is a bar here in Ottawa with that same name. And, The Hek has always wondered how the bar's owner ever came up with that name. Now, The Hek knows. And knowing is half the battle, in bed.

The Hek

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Reading week
A reading week
a week to read
the read for the week
the week of the read
Who am I kidding?

The Hek

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Some thoughts as I listen to the Bulls/Raptors game. Bulls lead 37-34, BTW.

The NHL season has been cancelled. To be personal, as a Canadian, I do not give a darn. I don't need hockey. There are other sports, people. NBA, MLB, Arena Football, etc. That's it, that's all, baby goes to sleep.

The Hek

Tuesday, February 15, 2005


Tommorow we will have the usual stuff you have come to know and love. Plus, we will also have the results of the 2005 Carleton Univeristy Students Association election. As always, we'll play some tunes that will get you moving and grooving.

Tune in: Wednesday, 7-8am EST on CKCU 93.1 FM

The Hek

Monday, February 14, 2005

The Hek highly recommends a film called "Meet Me In St.Louis." Judy Garland has the sickest mullet you will ever see.

The Hek

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Yesterday, The Hek did something he has not done in a long time. The Hek bought some bagels.

Now, I'm not talking about the usual bagel. I am talking about the finest bagels of them all. MONTREAL STYLE BAGELS. Truly, the best type of bagel. You can eat them plain and they taste divine.

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The Hek

Friday, February 11, 2005

Arthur Miller died today, he was 89 years old.

I am a bit sad about this because I have a very close connection to this man. My first performance for my high school drama club was in one-act play called "Accidental Death of A Salesman." The story was essentially about Willy Loman meeting his creator, Arthur Miller. I played the role of Miller and for two months, I researched and investigated this man's life. It also helped that I was reading "Death of A Salesman" in English class. He was an interesting man. Wrote plays and married Marilyn Monroe. The theatre has lost a great one. May he rest in peace.

The Hek

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Here is what a prof told myself and my fellow classmates yesterday:

"The main idea to remember about society is that existence sucks. You're born and then you die and that's pretty much it. So, how do we combat this awful reality. We combat it with four simple things; booze, sex, drugs and, religion."

Funny. You can have all the PhD's in the world and all the intellect; and look what you get.

The Hek

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Populations praising my actions
Friends always there for joy
In the end
I am still one

The Hek

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Be sure to listen to another exciting edition of the WEDNESDAY MORNING SPECIAL BLEND. On this week's show, The Hek will be discussing the Super Bowl and we'll have also the usual stuff you have come to know and love. Plus some great tunes to start your day right.

Tune in: Wednesday, 7-8am EST on CKCU 93.1 FM

BTW: If you are in the Ottawa area tonight come on out and watch the Carleton Improv Association. We are doing a show in Commons Grill in the Residence Commons Building at Carleton University.

The Hek

Monday, February 07, 2005

Well the Patriots won the Super Bowl again. I guess it is now time to use the word DYNASTY when describing them. How is it that Tom Brady can be so perfect? The half time show was pretty good. A little toned down but, that was expected.

After the game The Hek watched "American Dad." It was okay, not fully funny. The Hek needs to watch a couple more episodes before he makes a judgment. The Hek's not too crazy about this new show following the "Family Guy" formula very closely when it comes to the main characters.

In conclusion, The Hek ate too much of the good food Noel and Leslie made. The Hek would also like to thank Noel and Les for the awesome Buffalo Bills band-aids he got as part of the festivities. The Hek cannot wait for the next time he cuts himself and uses them.

BTW: If you are in the Ottawa area tomorrow night, come on out and watch the Carleton Improv Association. We are doing a show in Commons Grill which is located in the Residences Commons building at Carleton University. Show starts at 7:30pm. It's going to be OFF THE CHART.

The Hek

Friday, February 04, 2005

More ON THE GO stuff for The Hek today. This time, I was handing out flyers in Carleton's Uni-Centre. Normally people don't take flyers. But they took from me. Why? The Hek has the four C's.


The Hek

Thursday, February 03, 2005

And now, a glimpse at The Hek's day.

10:00am: The Hek wakes up
11:00am: The Hek gets a call from CKCU asking him to fill in from 1-3pm. The Hek accepts!
11:30am: The Hek goes to the doctor so he can have a bandage for his injured toe changed.
12:30pm: After waiting for an hour, The Hek is forced to leave and go to CKCU. The nurse tells him to come back later before 5:30pm.
12:40pm: The Hek arrives at CKCU and gets ready for show.
1:00pm: The Hek goes on air and has a great two hour show. Apparently, people in the CKCU office were dancing when The Hek played "Jive Talkin."
3:00pm: The Hek finishes his show and then helps his friend Chia with a computer program she is deigning for CKCU. The Hek also grabs a beagle, the second thing he has eaten today. A granola bar was the first.
3:30pm: The Hek zooms to the library to photo copy some notes for a friend who missed Tuesday's film lecture.
4:00pm: The Hek goes to his Canadian Literature class. Does his presentation on "The Luck of Ginger Coffee" and bolts for the doctor's office.
4:30pm: The arrives at the Doctor's office and waits.
4:45pm: A nurse changes The Hek's bandages and now he has to go back there on Friday.
5:00pm: The Hek arrives home, votes in the RRRA election and eats dinner.

That's it. That's all. Baby goes to sleep.

The Hek

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Today the Toronto Blue Jays announced that the Skydome will now be known as the Rogers Centre. The Rogers Centre? You have to be kidding me. For those of you who don't know, Rogers is a tele-communications corporation who owns a million things like the Blue Jays. The Hek does not mind if Rogers wants there name on the stadium but, calling it a 'centre?' What's that all about? Why not just call it the Rogers Skydome? That sounds much better. Well, another new thing to get use to. Maybe the new name will get the team to win more games.

Thanks to everyone who sent me their predictions. Enjoy the Super Bowl.

The Hek

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

On the next Wednesday Morning Special Blend, The Hek will have the music news, sports report, poem of the day and entertainment/movie listings. I am also going to be talking about the Super Bowl! Here's where you come in:

Feel free to send me your Super Bowl predictions to the show's e-mail address; I'll read it on the air. Send your predictions to You don't even have to like football. Base your prediction of on which team (New England Patriots or Philadelphia Eagles) has the better name, better location, better looking dance pack, etc. It is so simple; just pick which of the two teams will win.

Tune in! Wednesday, 7-8am EST on CKCU 93.1 FM

The Hek