Thursday October 29, 2009
What's on DNTO: Oct. 31
Everyone talks about scary things on Hallowe'en. But what if the scary thing is you? This week, we're finding out what happened when you scared the sweet, sweet candy out of someone else.
Scaring people isn't just fun, it can be profitable! We'll talk with horror writer Susie Moloney about the satisfaction of frightening people for a living.
Why would a hairy dude with a machete in the woods be frightening to others? Grant Lawrence tells us how he was accidentally the scariest woodsman ever.
No one is more terrifying to a wanna-be entrepreneur than Kevin O'Leary of TV's Dragon's Den. He'll tell us why he's unapologetically scary.
Kids can do the scariest things... especially when they're teenagers.We'll introduce you to an ex-teen who raised hell... and the parent who feared her.
All of our fears come from somewhere. And you can probably trace a lot of them back to one unlikely source... your parents. So what did your parents make you scared of? Sook-Yin takes to the street to find out.
We often hear stories about bullying. But we rarely hear from the bullies themselves. Growing up, Holly O'Neill chose to deal with a lot of her issues by hurting others. She'll tell us her story.
Kinnie Starr makes music that is intelligent, engaging, and at times, very political. That can be an intimidating combination. She'll come by to talk about being a scary musician, and to give us a sneak preview of her upcoming album, A Different Day.
A few years ago, Edmonton gal Dawn Dumont was renting a house with her younger sister. And Dawn secretly coveted the plum bedroom her sister had staked out in the basement, so she resorted to all sorts of tricks to get her sister out. Nothing worked. Until the day Dawn discovered a rather ingenious approach that worked a little too well...
Artist Diana Thorneycroft is no stranger to controversy. She elicits strong reactions to her art for and last week was no exception. The Ottawa exhibition of Diana's The Canadiana Martyrdom Series juxtaposes some of our most revered Canadian cultural icons in truly frightening imaginary situations. We'll find out why she's attracted to that mix.
Matt Adams is a member of Blast Theory, a super adventourous art group. He's also... well... a kidnapper. Find out what really happened inside the "kidnap art project."
And here's this week's playlist:
Islands - "Creeper"
Metric - "Monster Hospital"
Dead Man's Bones - "Pa-Pa-Power"
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - "I Put a Spell On You"
Martha and Loudon Wainwright - "Father-Daughter Dialogue"
Creature - "Don't Be Afraid"
Valery Gore - "Scared"
Kinnie Starr - "A Different Day" (live in studio)
Wintersleep - "Weighty Ghost"
The Dudes - "Terrified"
Previous Comments (2)
Kevin O'Leary isn't just scary he's a sociopath. And as is the case with most sociopaths there is little hope for rehabilitation. Best we can do is protect society from their evil doings. It is due to short sighted thinking like his (putting personal gain above all and seeing life as a war) that has led to the financial crisis we are in. He should seek help.Road, November 1, 2009 4:43 PM
jesus that screaming jay hawkins track is so spooky - huge break too...love that tunevipin, November 3, 2009 4:25 PM