Friday, May 30, 2008

New Episode Of FutuRéale Radio

The latest installment of FutuRéale Radio is now available online!

This new episode features recording artist Vivian Nicole and a preview of the Toronto Small Press Book Fair.

To listen, head to, click on the 'podcasts' link, followed by 'FutuRéale Radio.'

The Hek

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Stream Of Islands

My hand holds your hand
and you begin to glow beautifully
while our hearts beat together.

The Hek

Friday, May 23, 2008

NHL Playoff Predictions - Stanley Cup Final

In round three, I was right on one of the two match-ups. No perfect predictions.

Once again, damn you Philadelphia, damn you.

2008 Stanley Cup Final

Detroit over Pittsburgh in 6

I hate to sound like a broken record, but the Red Wings are a superior team. Both teams have cruised to the championship. Detroit is well experienced and their ability to score goals is phenomenal. The Penguins are a great team. They have played well. However, it's not their year. Wayne Gretzky's Oilers were defeated in their first Stanley Cup appearance. A similar fate will happen to Sydney Crosby.

The Hek

Thursday, May 22, 2008

NBA Playoff Predictions - Round 3

Again, please bear with me.

In round two, I was four for four! Out of the four match-ups, two were perfect predictions. Now, that's what I call BALLLLLLLLINNNNN'

Onto the conference finals:

Eastern Conference

Detroit over Boston in 7

Western Conference

Los Angeles over San Antonio in 6

- I really think the Pistons can beat the Celtics. Detroit is an excellent team that has quietly gone about their business, while Boston has spent most of the time in the spotlight. If anyone can beat Boston, it's the Pistons.

- The Lakers and Spurs will be an entertaining series. The deciding factor: Kobe.

The Hek

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Way To Go 1989

Some fun clips for you to check out:

Way To Go Canada - 1989

The Zone With Phil

Where have you gone, Monika Deole

90210 Series Premier

Eating at the Eaton Centre

These clips are part of two YouTube channels that features a wide assortment of television clips from the 1980's; the majority of which were prominent on television screens across Southern Ontario.

To view the channels (put together by the same user), head to and

[CHEAP PLUG] You can also read an article about the channels in the May issue of FutuRéale.

The Hek

Friday, May 16, 2008

Sweet New Look

FutuRéale's webmaster has done a few touch ups to the website and it looks great!

And now, Bill O'Reily flips out. Enjoy!

The Hek

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Pres. Bush Loves Roy Halladay

During a recent conversation with, George W. Bush was asked to pick one pitcher he would try to sign if he was still an MLB team owner.

The President's response: Roy Halladay

"[Halladay] is a steady guy, he burns up innings," explained Bush.

Good choice, Mr. President! Good choice. Sure, Halladay's record is 4-5, but we all know that's because he wasn't getting any run support.

To read the interview, click here.

The Hek

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Toronto Rocks

Now why aren't there shows like this anymore?

The Hek

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

100 Songs

The Hek's Super Playlist hits the centennial mark.

New entries in red.

1. Kennedy Killed the Hat - Buck 65
2. I bought some books - Black Boot Trio
3. Watching the Wheels - John Lennon
4. Vacation - The Go-Go's
5. Like a Prayer - Madonna
6. Night Swimming - REM
7. Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
8. Ring, Ring - Abba
9. Call on Me - Eric Prydz
10. November Rain - Guns N Roses
11. Cruel Summer - Bannanarama
12. Hung up - Madonna
13. 463 - Buck 65
14. Judy is a Punk - The Ramones
15. The Laws have Changed - The New Pornographers
16. Portland, Oregon - Loretta Lynn feat. Jack White
17. Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
18. The Card Cheat - The Clash
19. Canadian Railroad Trilogy - Gordon Lightfoot
20. Boys in the Bright White Sports Car - Trooper
21. Mandy - Barry Manilow
22. Let's Get Together - Al Green
23. Mickey - Toni Basil
24. Bodies - Drowning Pool
25. Folson Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
26. Bawitaba - Kid Rock
27. Losing Grip - Avril Lavigne
28. City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
29. Pump it - Black Eye Peas
30. Lonely Old Eyes - Neko Case
31. Immigrant Song - Led Zepplin
32. Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
33. Don't Walk Away Eileen - Sam Roberts
34. Bring the Noise - Public Enemy & Anthrax
35. Maneater - Nelly Furtado
36. Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
37. My Immortal - Evanescense
38. Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
39. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns and Roses
40. Bad Habit - The Offspring
41. LDN - Lily Allen
42. Man I use to Be - K-OS
43. Lolipop - Aqua
44. Banquet - Bloc Party
45. The Sign - Ace of Base
46. Rise Above - Black Flag
47. Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
48. Thank God I'm a Country Boy - John Denver
49. Hello - Lionel Richie
50. River - Joni Mitchell
51. Romantic Rights - Death From Above 1979
52. Knock on Wood - Amy Stewart
53. My Heart Skips A Beat - Buck Owens
54. Levon - Elton John
55. Use It - The New Pornographers
56. The Boy In The Bubble - Paul Simon
57. Graceland - Paul Simon
58. Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
59. Head Over Feet - Alanis Morrisette
60. Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
61. Inside And Out - Feist
62. Crosseyed And Painless - Talking Heads
63. Give It To Me - Timberland feat. Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake
64. Intervention - Arcade Fire
65. I'm Afraid Of Brittany Spears - LiveonRelease
66. For Whom The Bell Tolls - Metallica
67. Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
68. Hard To Concentrate - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
69. Sabatoge - Beastie Boys
70. Diamonds From Sierra Leone - Kanye West
71. One Thing - Finger Eleven
72. Changes - 2pac
73. Gone Away - The Offspring
74. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk
75. 1234 - Feist
76. Relax, Take It Easy - Mika
77. God Save The Queen - The Sex Pistols
78. The Message - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
79. Miami - Will Smith
80. Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
81. TV Party - Black Flag
82. Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead - Crash Test Dummies
83. 99 Problems - Jay Z
84. Sorrow - Bad Religion
85. Body Count - Body Count
86. What's the Frequency, Kenneth - REM
87. What Do I Get - The Buzzcocks
88. 9 Crimes - Damien Rice
89. New Slang - The Shins
90. Wait For You - Elliot Yamin
91. Needy Girl - Chromeo
92. Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim
93. When The Levee Breaks - Led Zepplin
94. Cecilia - Simon and Garfunkle
95. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself - The White Stripes
96. The Love You Save - Jackson 5
97. Your Ex-Lover Is Dead - Stars
98. What Is Life - George Harrison
99. Time To Pretend - MGMT
100. Daughter - Loudon Wainwright

The Hek

Friday, May 09, 2008

NHL Playoff Predictions - Round 3

In round two, I was right on one of the four match-ups. No perfect predictions. Brutal.

Damn you Philadelphia! Damn you.

Off to the conference finals.

Eastern Conference

Philadelphia over Pittsburgh in 7

Western Conference

Detroit over Dallas in 5

- The Red Wings are just too strong.

- The Flyers/Pens series will be a great one to watch. Philly and Pittsburgh are on solid rolls.

The Hek

Thursday, May 08, 2008

FutuRéale News

The latest of edition (aka the Brazil edition) of FutuRéale is now available. Head to and click on the 'magazine' link.

Also, if you're interested in advertising with FutuRéale, drop me a line and I'll point you in the right direction. We have a number of options with very affordable prices. eric AT futureale DOT COM

Now, it's time for some poetry:

The phone rings
with your sweet voice
coming through

It's your electricity
that powers
my metropolis

The Hek

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

NBA Playoff Predictions - Round 2

Okay, the second round has started; so please bare with me.

In round one, I was right on six of the eight match-ups. Out of the six, one was a perfect prediction (Cleveland/Washington).

(No) Thank you Orlando. (No) Thank you Utah.

Onto the next round:

Eastern Conference

Boston over Cleveland in 6
Detroit over Orlando in 5

Western Conference

San Antonio over New Orleans in 7
LA Lakers over Utah in 5

- Don't see anyone beating Detroit, Boston or the Lakers.

- I think the Spurs' playoff experience will outmatch the Hornets.


Thank you Chuck Swirsky for everything you have done for the Raptors. I am sorry to see you go and you will be sorely missed. However, I understand why you're doing this and I wish you nothing but the best.

The Hek

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