Posts By: Wanda Waterman

Wanda Waterman

Wanda Waterman is a poet, spoken word artist, blogger, cultural journalist, and digital nomad. She’s been writing regularly for The Voice Magazine since 2004, not long after she began studying psychology at Athabasca. Her poetry has been published in Descant, The Talking Leaves, Chizine, Our Times, The Best of Tigertail, and Pottersfield Portfolio and her articles in Design is Political, Rawckus Magazine, Coastal Life, The New Internationalist, This Magazine, and in her blog, The Mindful Bard. She grew up in Nova Scotia, but after having lived in New Hampshire and North Africa she’s now settled in Montreal.

Gregor’s Bed – Cybiont, So much work for love

Album: Cybiont, So much work for love (2011) ?The fundamental concepts that recur most often in biological, ecological, and economic models can easily be grouped into major categories: energy and its use; flows, cycles, and stocks; communication networks; catalysts and transforming agents; the readjustment of equilibriums; stability, growth, and evolution. And above all, the concept… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . J. D. Miner, Part II

J.D. Miner is a folk trio from B.C., now consisting of singer and songwriter Darryl Klassen, playing just about anything, Joe Worst on bass, and Chad Joiner on fiddle, mandolin, clarinet, and guitar. Honorary lifetime member Joel Klingler (who writes songs and plays mandolin and guitar) also joins them on their most recent album, Coal… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Aftershock

Film: Aftershock (2010) Director: Feng Xiaogang Cast: Fan Xu, Jingchu Zhang, Chen Li Genre: Art House/International/Drama ?When told only one child could be saved, my mother said, ?Save my son.? These words keep ringing inside my ears. Dad, It’s not that I don’t remember. It’s just that I can never forget.? from Aftershock ?He who… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . J. D. Miner, Part I

J.D. Miner is a distinctive alternative folk ensemble from B.C. It now consists of singer and songwriter Darryl Klassen, who also can play just about anything, Joe Worst on bass, and Chad Joiner on fiddle, mandolin, clarinet, and guitar. Honorary lifetime member Joel Klingler, who writes songs and plays mandolin and guitar, also joins them… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The Illusionist

Film: The Illusionist (Sony Pictures Classics 2010) Director: Sylvain Chomet Original Script: Jacques Tati (adapted by Sylvain Chomet) Genre: Animated ?Writers and people who had command of words were respected and feared as people who manipulated magic. In latter times I think that artists and writers have allowed themselves to be sold down the river…. Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Metropia

Film: Metropia (Atmo 2009) Director: Tarik Saleh Script: Fredrik Edin, Stig Larsson, Tarik Saleh Cast: Vincent Gallo, Juliette Lewis, Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgård, Alexander Skarsgård, Sofia Helin ?If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face?forever.? George Orwell, 1984 Brazil’s 1984-Style Matrix in 21st-Century Sweden At the end… Read more »