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Art Bar Blog and Podcast: Toronto’s most backlogged website?

Posted in Art Bar Poetry, Community with tags , on March 29, 2011 by theartbar

The Great Catch-Up continues

Some of you might have noticed the Art Bar blog and podcast postings falling a little behind. Okay, really behind. First it was a few days, then weeks and now months.

All of this great audio and imagery in the can. All that great poetry hidden from the world.

Not to worry… this missing podcasts between May 2010 and March 2011 will make appearances one-by-one.

Meanwhile, we’re leaping over the backlog and posting the most recent readings while we catch up with posterity.

About the Squeaky Wheel factor

If you, dear reader, feel inclined to say, “Hey, what about June something-something when so-and-so read? Hey what about MY reading?” then by all means tell us that. We’ll most  likely rush over and get that episode done out of remorse.

Just believe us: editing audio is fun

Finally, if anyone out there thinks it would be fun to edit audio, interview poets and take pictures yes, we’re definitely looking for volunteers.

Look us up.

Stephen Humphrey


Where did the audio go?

Posted in Community with tags , on April 1, 2010 by theartbar

People used to visiting this blog may notice that our podcasts are in a different format than previous ones.

The blog has started using Podomatic, a free podcasting server that’s better in a number of ways than MyPodcast, the server we previously used.

For one thing there are more sharing options for Facebook and stuff like that. You can also download the reading through iTunes (for free, of course).

The plan is to relocate all our previous podcasts to Podomatic. In the meantime, a year or so’s worth of audio is kind of in limbo, which you will have noticed if you tried clicking on Listen for podcasts dated prior to March 23.

The squeaky wheel will, in fact, get the grease, in this case.

If you want to hear the audio from a certain poet’s reading RIGHT NOW, and don’t want to wait until I get to re-posting it, please let me know by sending an email to I’ll throw that one up right away.

– Stephen Humphrey

The Artists’ Health Centre Foundation

Posted in Community with tags on August 1, 2009 by theartbar

The Artists’ Health Centre Foundation (AHCF) supports the work of the Al and Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre (AHC) at Toronto Western Hospital, and in addition, is involved in outreach, education, and prevention services for the over 20,000 professional artists who live in the Toronto area.

The Al and Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre (AHC) is a facility in the Healthy Connections Program at the Toronto Western Hospital, which offers alternative/complementary and conventional health care for professional performing and creative artists.