Thursday, September 30, 2004


The Hek will be filling in on the Friday Morning Special Blend. I'll be interviewing two poets competing in the Canadian Spoken Wordlympics. In the spirit of competition, the two poets will recite a poem each and then the listeners will decide which one is better. This is going to be FUN!

Tune in Friday, 7-8AM est. on CKCU 93.1 FM

The Hek

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

In a span of 15 minutes The Hek woke up, got dressed, grabbed his stuff, ran to CKCU and made it to his show on time. That is a world record. I just hope I remembered to wear pants.

Merçi Expos. Bonne chance en Washington.

The Hek

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Don't forget to listen to the WEDNESDAY MORNING SPECIAL BLEND. On this week's show Noel and I will talk about all sorts of things, including the Montreal Expos moving to a new city for next year. It's a full hour of fun.

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

The Hek

Monday, September 27, 2004

Today is my father's birthday. So The Hek would like to wish his Dad a happy and healthy birthday!

The Hek

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Today is the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. On this day, Jews all over the world fast for 25 hours in order to atone for all of their sins from the past year.

May we all be stamped in the book of life.

The Hek

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Vanilla Ice, MC Hammer, Grandmaster Flash? Where have all gone too? Check out the hook while my DJ revolves it.

The Hek

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

I feel so tired. I am starting to feel run down. I feel like the world is crashing on me. And everybody is laughing at me.

Then, confidence consumes me and I feel one million times better.

The Hek

Tuesday, September 21, 2004


Hehe, now that I have your attention, be sure to tune into the critically acclaimed WEDNESDAY MORNING SPECIAL BLEND. This week, we'll talk music news, sports, the Emmys and John Tory. All good fun.

Wednesday 7-8am EST on CKCU 93.1 FM

The Hek

Sunday, September 19, 2004

First off, yesterday I went to see Vision Theatre's production of Noises Off at the University of Ottawa and it was fantastic. Very enjoyable and funny.

Here is The Hek's most recent article from One-80.

The Hek

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Oh my, another day, another box of stolen pens.

Yesterday, I had the chance to check out my buddy Simon's Stand up comedy act at Yuk Yuk's. He did an okay job. There were some comedians that were better and worse then Simon. The MC who I believe is named Chuck Milne was outstanding. And, I did enjoy Don Perrier as well. But Dirty Old Gord should be shot. He is a dirty, dirty man.

Click here to read The Hek's latest article.

The Hek

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Don't forget to tune into the Wednesday Morning Special Blend. We'll be talking about a lot of things including the World Cup of Hockey and the NHL labor dispute.

7-8am EST on CKCU 93.1 FM

The Hek

Monday, September 13, 2004

Wow, I cannot believe it!

Strong Bad did an e-mail segment that pays homage to Piper's Pit. Now there are two characters that should run some sort of rouge nation, Roddy Piper and Strong Bad.

I really hate the month of September. I always have. I don't like it because its the start of an unknown trail. Apologies to anyone who like this month.

The Hek

Saturday, September 11, 2004

4 hours of Carleton Ravens Baseball + 3 hours of World Cup Hockey = one tired Hek

The Hek

Friday, September 10, 2004

Yesterday, it rained like never before. It seemed that Ottawa got the tail end of the hurricane that hit Florida earlier in the week. Literally, there was a three foot lake outside my window. The building I live in could not handle the rain. The first floor got completely flooded and all the residents who live there, had to be shipped off to a hotel. My room had two puddles appear near my computer. So, there's a garbage bag over my computer. It's like a condom. Fortunately, it is drying nicely. Stupid Smarch weather.

The Hek

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Here is another great e-mail sent to me:

The Washington Post's Style Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are this year's 2003 winners.

1. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
2. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
3. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops brioght ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.
4. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.
5. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.
6. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray painted very, very high.
7. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.
8. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
9. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness
10. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit }
11. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like a serious bummer.
12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.
13. Glibido: All talk and no action.
14. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly 15. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.
16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.
17. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a grub in the fruit you're eating. And the pick of the literature:
18. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.

The Hek

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Now that I am back in Ottawa, it is time to head back to the Blend.

Tomorrow on the Wednesday Morning Special Blend, Noel, James and I will catch up on lost time and discuss all the crazy happenings in the world. Plus we'll have music news, sports recaps and my favorite, Bytowne Movie Listings.

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

The Hek

Monday, September 06, 2004

Today I learnt the true meaning of Labour day.

It all started after lunch. I needed some dairy products as well as some wall tacs. The best place to get these things would be the Billings Bridge Shopping mall. As someone who needs some exercise, I chose to walk to the mall. The walk was a good 25 minutes and I was exhausted. However, when I came to the front entrance, I discovered that the entire mall was closed for Labour day. It was then that I said something along the lines of "Mother F**ker." So, I turned around and walked all the way back to my home. I did happen to stop along the way at a 7-11 and was able to pick up some of my groceries. Nevertheless, I intend to go back to the mall and pick up the remainder of my shopping list. And, I do intend to take the bus which leads me to my next point.

I went to go by a sheet of ten bus tickets and discovered that the good people at Ottawa-Carleton transportation (OC Transpo) had raised the price for a sheet of tickets from $8.50 to $9.00. That is an OUTRAGE!

There were some bright spots to this day. I got to see Tim before he goes to England and I had lunch with my friend, Jen.

The Hek

Sunday, September 05, 2004

The Hek has arrived safe and sound in Ottawa. It was a quick trip and the moving in went perfectly well. More to come later.

The Hek

Friday, September 03, 2004

Time to head back to Ottawa. Thanks for a great summer!

The Hek

Wednesday, September 01, 2004


I got my G license on July 22, 2004. I was just making a comment about how life flies by sometimes. But as Vincent says in the movie Collateral, "You have to improvise." Now I'm not sure if that made any sense but I put the quote in because I saw the movie and thought it was really cool.

The Hek