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Frank Zappa once said:

The essence of Christianity is told to us in the Garden of Eden history. The fruit that was forbidden was on the Tree of Knowledge. The subtext is, All the suffering you have is because you wanted to find out what was going on. You could be in the Garden of Eden if you had just kept your fucking mouth shut and hadn't asked any questions.

Montréal

Visited : October 2002


Montréal is what America would look like if you left all the buildings intact and took all the Americans out.

When I went, for a conference, in early October 2002, it was unseasonably warm. Another couple of weeks and instead of wandering around the streets in a T-shirt, as I did, it would have been 20 degrees below and probably snowing, so I was told. No matter, I loved the place. It has a very distinct character, which is not unconnected to its Quebecois situation.

I spent a bit of time while there taking in an exhibition by Atom Egoyan at the Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal called Hors d'usage. My abiding memory is the room with reel to reel tape decks, with tape strewn across the gallery spece, mingled with projections and vidoe clips. Beatifully disctintive, and the complex is ownderful

I aloso had a brief wander aorund the McGill University, seeing as Ernest Rutherford spent some time there in his past. What a beatiuful place. And the view from the hill that gives the city it's name was gorgoeus, looking back down onot the tall downtown buildings


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