It's that time again! I may be almost 30 years old, but you best believe I always look forward to creating the annual SHIRK MAGAZINE HOLIDAY WISH LIST and this'll be year 7 (since 2008)! Hey Santa, if you're reading...

Just ask anyone; there's nothing I love more than a hot bath. I live for baths. I take one almost daily. And what's better than a bath with candles, a glass of wine and an array of Lush bath products to choose from? I'm a huge fan of the Lush Bath Bombs (which start around $6 CDN and come in all kinds of different shapes, sizes, scents and packages). The shower gels, bar soaps and bath foams are all also incredible. All natural, great for your skin and stress levels and most importantly, they don't test on animals. I love Lush! http://www.lush.ca/

I'm 29 going on 80, so I'm a sucker for warm, cozy clothes to wear around the house in the winter time. Jesse and I's apartment can get quite chilly, with our shitty base-board heating and all, so cosying up makes a world of a difference and keeps me nice and toasty. I love the slippers at Ardene right now; cheap, comfortable and cute. Lots of selection at http://www.ardene.com/, 2 for $20. I'm also totally in love with the Oysho Fluffy Robe with Animal Ears going for $67.95 CDN on http://www.asos.com!

I'm not much of a watch person, or haven't been most of my life anyway. But I can't get my mind off of owning a nice, gold, chunky watch that not only pulls any and every outfit together but serves a purpose! And I'm not one for spending a lot of money either, so this super-cute rose-gold watch from H&M is perfect at a great price of only $34.99 CDN! http://www.hm.com/

I'm pretty sure this has been on my list every year. Hi, Mom! I know this pisses you off. I usually tell Jesse to buy me a tattoo for Christmas; it's a gift you'll have forever! My favourite tattoo shop in Toronto is by far Pearl Harbor Gift Shop, http://www.pearlharborgiftshop.com, and all of the artists are totally amazing. Oh yeah, baby.

 Zara is one of my most favourite stores, and their shoe/boot selection is fucking killer. I'm absolutely obsessed with these Zara Leather Ankle Boots going for $129.00 CDN. Trying to hold back my drool. I'm a size 7.5 BTW.  http://www.zara.com/


1. (You) Got What I Need – Freddie Scott
2. Help Me Rhonda – The Beach Boys
3. Miss You (Club Mix) – The Rolling Stones
4. Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
5. Let's Dance – Chris Montez
6. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – The Beatles
7. Cherry Cherry – Neil Diamond
8. Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival 
9. Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf
10. Soul Man – Sam & Dave
11. Run Around Sue – Dion
12. Try A Little Tenderness – Otis Redding



ON THIS DAY IN 1963 – The Beatles topped the bill at The Royal Variety Show at The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London. With the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret in the audience, this was the night when John Lennon made his famous remark ‘In the cheaper seats you clap your hands. The rest of you, just rattle your jewellery’. The show was broadcast on UK television on the Nov 10th 1963.




Boys, bring your girls for a Friday night dance party at STONES PLACE, with me — DJ Blush! 50's 60's soul & rock'n'roll all night!



1. Beast Of Burdon - The Rolling Stones
2. (You) Got What I Need - Freddie Scott
3. Hey! Baby – Bruce Channel
4. Land Of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
5. Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
6. Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
7. War – Edwin Starr
8. My Generation – The Who
9. Day Tripper – The Beatles
10. The Letter – The Box Tops
11. Mony Mony – Tommy James & The Shondells
12. Time Is On My Side - The Rolling Stones

I'm so excited to be week two into myself and the legendary Stones Place FRIDAY NIGHTS! It's the most fun you can have on a Friday! Make your way to Stones Place (1255 Queen St. W) tonight where I'll be spinning all your favorite 50's, 60's and 70's pop soul rock'n'roll – dancing all night is a given! Can't wait to see you all there – doors at 9PM!


ON THIS DAY, 1969 – John and Yoko flew to Canada with the Plastic Ono Band to perform at the Rock & Roll Revival Show in Toronto, Canada. The band members Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann and drummer Alan White were put together so late that they had to rehearse on the plane from England. Also making an appearance at the concert were Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, Bo Diddley, The Doors and Alice Cooper. Lennon later released his performance as the Live Peace in Toronto 1969 album.


Hey, gang! Wow, it's been a while. It's been an absolutely insane summer! I'm very happy (exhaustedly happy) to say that I've had a gig almost every day this summer – whether I'm at Molson Amphitheatre DJ'ing every single show of the season, spinning at tons different bars around the city of Toronto to providing the tunes for half a dozen weddings... needless to say I've been a busy bee. Click here to check out my DJ Blush page, btw. September is here already which means I get to kick back a little bit. Won't complain about that! So nice to have a little time to throw together a new Things I Love Friday! TGIF, MOTHER FUCKERS.

There's nothing quite like picking up a fresh batch of business cards! Thank you to my favourite printers in the city of Toronto, Media Express Printing. Always top notch. 

I love this store. They have a tiny one in Dufferin Mall and I swear every time I walk in there I come out with something awesome. Not to mention they carry brands that are pretty good quality compared to my usual Forever 21/H&M places where the stuff falls apart. Here's a wicked bag from Truth Be Told and a nice big hat I grabbed today – grabbed both for $60! It's a staple place, I tell ya.

September is here so quickly... how sad how fast the summer has past! But at least we have Halloween to look forward to... I even found a website for screw-balls like me who always wanna be on the big Hallows'eve countdown; check it out here. Anyway, I was going through some old photos of past Halloween costumes I've done in the past. Working almost every Halloween the last five years allowed me to try out some cool ideas, but they just weren't always quite to their potential considering everything I wanted to do I had to keep in mind that I was gonna have to use headphones, hah! But this year I've decided I'm taking Halloween off and partying, which means I can go all-out on my costume. I've been everything from Betty Boop to Wednesday Addams, Peggy Bundy to Olive Oil, a slice of pizza, Bart's crush Laura Powers to my fiance Jesse. Not to mention I've been Lydia Deetz about 30,000 times. And that's where I'm thinking of going back to, people. My roots. Beetlejuice. Here's a little photo collection of some of those costumes.

As I was saying, I'm thinking of heading back to my Halloween roots... that, of course being, my favourite movie of all time – Beetlejuice! And this time I'm not doing Lydia, I'm gonna be the secretary in the waiting room to the after life – Miss Argentina! Gonna have to buy out the damn costume store of all the green paint. IT'S WORTH IT.

It's been a long-ass year and a half since Jesse left to tour with Comeback Kid. Love those guys! Jesse's home now and focusing on playing shows with his band No Warning for the first time in 10 years. Couldn't be more proud, and it's so nice to have him around more. We gotta start planning the wedding!