A very special field trip

Oncle Hoonki’s Fabulous Hornshop had a field trip yesterday. We took horns to the Means of Production Garden for a tea party on the hillside, and played them in the amphitheatre while pretty people ate snacks in dappled shade.

Alexis, Liisa and Pandora upselling the lifestyle.


Over-exploited musicians resting before the big show.
A cluster of Fu-horns awaiting transport down to the amphitheatre.
The Tea Tent ready for service.
Ms. Greenwood catching sunlight.
Musicians to the stage!
Colleen lounges in the amphitheatre whilst minding Hazel, the dog who would upstage us during the first set.
Time to pack up.
Please pick up after your dog.

This Tuesday, June 2, we will meet at Oncle Hoonki’s for 6, grab tools and horns, and parade over to Trillium for a 7pm ‘Sofa Carving Session’. Trillium North Park is on the Southwest end of Stratchcona neighbourhood. Get to Malkin Ave. and go as West as you can. Can’t miss it.


Yes, I do talk to stones.

Or in this case, a hunk of busted television screen glass, which makes a fine substitute in a city environ where obsidian is rare and costly. Lately I’ve been calling my game of large spear-point reduction ‘Screw You, Loser’ on account of the extreme likelihood of failure, with the normal outcome seeing my own project mock me for ineptitude. So you can understand my motivation to post a win.

The approximate sound of us.


In the following photo essay, I’ve tried, where applicable, to phonetically reproduce the sound of busy workers and their specific projects at a more or less typical evening at Oncle Hoonki’s. That being the stated aim of this missive, you may not mind if I throw in some horn/truck cheesecake and a sweaty man carrying sticks. Its been a busy week.


Begin Fieldhouse Bass Horn Jam

Desirous of a vehicle by which my community can practice low-register farty sounds on aerophones, I’ve scheduled an ongoing, twice monthly Friday night at Maclean Park Fieldhouse called ‘the Bass Horn Jam’. The inaugural event is Friday February 20th from 7 – 9pm. Potluck is encouraged as is your own mouthpiece. Leave your judgement at home.bass jam small

Recent shenanigans and painting schedules

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We cannot be blamed for our excitement. It is late January, 2015. The years ahead have real potential, the year before – a great momentum. But patience we must practice, for the Fieldhouse, she is getting a paintjob.spoon cult jan 17 2015 012

More specifically, she is getting a paintjob that will be done on Saturday, Feb. 14th. So we need to reserve ourselves a special ‘First Evening at the New Oncle Hoonki’s’ for Tuesday February 17th. I hope you can come out and play. Meantime, it’s the hurry up and wait game over at my place. Cramped, but legit.spoon cult jan 17 2015 015