John Douglas

A Concrete Blonde

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TwoWheelUnion Radio 013

Posted on April 14, 2017  in Uncategorized

The goal of this house music podcast is to explore all the different sounds and genres that house music has to offer.  Your host John Douglas has been honing his craft behind the wheels of steel for 17 years all over Canada and wants to share the music that he feels so passionately about.  Not everybody understands house music, but we do.  Get ready to dance.


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1. Cloud 6 – Do You Want Me Baby (Dusky Remix)
2. The 1200 Warriors – It’s Like (Sonny Fodera Remix)
3. Bob Sinclair – Fuck The Disco (Original Mix)
4. The Jackson Conspiracy – Off The Wall (Dirty Freek Remix)
5. Doman & Gooding Feat. Dru & Lincoln – Runnin’
6. Shitz n Gigglez – Heavenly Boutique
7. Charlie Hustle – Swing On Theeze
8. Carlo Caldareri – That’s Cool (Anhanguera Favela Re-Rub)
9. Random Soul Feat. Kyla Sexton – Are We (Scott Diaz Farewell Dub)
10. Cleptomaniacs – All I Do (Original Club Mix)
11. Francis Jilla – Walking On A Beam



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Sichuan Noodles with Spicy Pork Sauce (Dan Dan Mian)

Posted on July 17, 2016  in Uncategorized, Videos, Writing


Sichuan cuisine, Szechwan cuisine, or Szechuan cuisine (/ˈsɛʃwɒn/ or /ˈsɛwɒn/;[1] Chinese: 四川菜; pinyin: Sìchuān cài or Chinese: 川菜; pinyin: Chuān cài) is a style of Chinese cuisine originating from Sichuan province in southwestern China. It has bold flavours, particularly the pungency and spiciness resulting from liberal use of garlic and chili peppers, as well as the unique flavor of the Sichuan pepper.

First off you’ll need the following.


2 tbsp. peanut oil
3 tbsp. finely chopped ya cai (Tianjin preserved vegetable), rinsed and drained
4 oz. ground pork
3 tbsp. hong you (Sichuan red chile oil)
2 tbsp. light soy sauce
1 tbsp. dark soy sauce
2 tsp. Chinkiang black vinegar
1 tsp. shaoxing (Chinese rice wine)
12 tsp. ground Sichuan peppercorns
2 scallions, finely chopped
Kosher salt, to taste

12 oz. fresh Chinese wheat noodles, or 8 oz. dried

This will serve 4 people.



Heat peanut oil in a 14″ wok over high heat. Add preserved vegetable; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add pork; cook, stirring and breaking up meat into small pieces, until browned, 2–3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in chile oil, soy sauces, vinegar, rice wine, ground peppercorns, and scallions; set sauce aside.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; cook noodles until tender, 7–9 minutes. Drain noodles and divide between 4 large serving bowls; divide sauce over noodles.

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Stephen King’s ‘The Mist’ TV Series Heading to Spike

Posted on February 26, 2016  in Entertainment, Uncategorized, Videos



Back in September, it was announced that Stephen King’s The Mist was going to head to television for a series. At that time, all we knew was that the show would be adapted by Christian Torpe, who wrote the successful Danish show “Rita” and that King himself gave his blessings. But that’s all we knew.


Now, news has come via Deadline that Spike has give the pilot order for the series from Dimension Television, marking the first Spike scripted dramatic series since the company changed their network approach. Additionally, Torpe has been bumped up to executive producer.


Spike Executive Vice President of Original Series Sharon Levy states, “We are thrilled to join forces with the incredibly creative Christian Torpe and Dimension Films to develop Stephen King’s enthralling novella to a compelling series unlike anything else on television.


As you all know, I absolutely love The Mist. I think it’s one of the finest horror films of the 2000’s as it mixes the terror of the unknown with the horror of humanity at its worst. It’s a shining example of all that horror has to offer, including a fair bit of gore for all you bloodhounds! Plus, the story’s influence on the Silent Hill franchise can’t be ignore and you all know how obsessed I am with those games!


The nature of the the original story and the film definitely allows it to lend itself towards a TV series. There are more than enough events that take place for each episode to have a focus. Furthermore, a TV series could go beyond the supermarket and into other homes, other businesses, other locations to show new groups of people and what they have to do in order to survive. For all we know, the supermarket story is the tamest and least horrific example of what The Mist has to offer.

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SEGA Are Giving Games Away On Steam For Free

Posted on February 18, 2016  in Uncategorized


SEGA are currently holding a sale on Steam called Make War Not Love 3: A Bloody Valentine. For the most part, there are a bunch of RTS games heavily discounted – but there’s also a bundle of three games that you download and keep forever, for the grand total of nothing

What you’ll need to do is get your arse over to Steam and look for the Prize Bundle 1. Installing said bundle will get you Golden Axe, Hell Yeah: Wrath of the Dead Rabbit, and Jet Set Radio. 



Golden Axe is a decent enough side-scrolling hack and slash beat’em up. Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit is a pretty naff action-platformer with a really irritating name. It’s a mixed bag for the most part (albeit a free one).

However, Jet Set Radio is third free game – a glorious Dreamcast title that sees you running around spraying graffiti and avoiding the rozzers. It’s the HD remake you’ll get in the bundle, and it sure is pretty.




Jet Set Radio alone for free would be an amazing gift – but SEGA have decided to chuck in the other two as well, so you can’t really complain. It’s not clear how long this giveaway will last, so get in while the going’s good.




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19 Years Ago Today, Daft Punk’s “Homework” was released.

Posted on January 20, 2016  in Entertainment, Music, Uncategorized


This album and ‘Discovery‘ are the two albums that split the fans. But ‘Homework’ was a statement maker. It carries so much identity from the artwork, the inlay photos, the production style that lived up to the literal name ‘daft punk’ in a dance music format, the videos of the four main singles. This was nothing like your average electronic duo… Not even the Chemical Brothers, Underworld,  Leftfield etc at the time carried this level of creativity.  Aside from that, every track is a winner. Chicago House, Tech House and Disco made in their own way.  It shows how you can do so much with so little, this would still be playable at any house party or rave.


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UFC: Over Half a Billion Dollars Made In 2015. Fighters Still Struggle To Break Even

Posted on December 29, 2015  in Uncategorized, Videos

There have been plenty of records broken inside the octagon in 2015 and it doesn’t stop there for the UFC. 2015 has been a record year in terms of numbers with over half a BILLION dollars already made in 2015. One thing is for sure, it’s been one hell of a year for the UFC.



During a recent interview with CNN Money, Lorenzo Fertitta revealed all about the numbers apart from one thing that he opted to keep secret. That was how profitable the UFC actually is.


Another touchy subject that was sidestepped by the CEO was how much the fighters get paid. It’s widely known that most fighters on the roster barely break even after paying their expenses such as coaches, travel and other fees. Take a look at the video below to see Lorenzo’s response and the shock on the face of the interviewer. Hopefully this situation will improve for most fighters during 2016.





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How to watch a Muay Thai fight.

Posted on August 22, 2015  in Uncategorized

The Basics:

    • First, a Muay Thai contest has of 5, 3 min rounds with a 2 minute rest in between rounds.
    • Points are scored according to landed strikes; punches, elbows, kicks, knees and sweeps.  Kicks and Knees score more than punches and elbows, while sweeping your opponent scores the most points.
    • When engaged in the clinch both fighters will grapple for the dominant position.  When knees are landed in the clinch position they must be countered or else the fighter who executed more knees will score more.  If a sweep is executed and both fighters fall the fighter who lands on top gets the advantage.
    • Clean hits should always be countered or else your opponent will receive the point, this is most often seen with kicks to the body.  Which is why you see things like this in training.



Other Rules:

Power shots score more points.

If your opponent attacks but you do not show any reaction, that is NOT a power shot. But, if you attack your opponent and he shows a visible reaction (such as flinching or turning away from the strike) this will score to your favor.  This aspect of the fight is often overlooked by viewers who are not familiar with the scoring system.

Another often misunderstand point is the role of dominance in a Muay Thai Fight.

Fighters will often pop up immediately when sweeped or knocked down and continue to fight.  This is because the fighters do no want to show weakness, because if one fighter shows weakness the exchange is scored for the more dominant fighter, even if he has been losing the round.

In North American boxing, you’ll often see fighters take an 8 count before getting back to their feet, you will almost never see this in Muay Thai, because it shows weakness and will be scored against you.



The 1st Round


Most people that have watched Muay Thai will notice that most of the action in a Muay Thai match takes place during the third and fourth rounds, have you ever wondered why that is?

Well, the first round is considered the feeling out round. The fighters will spend the round studying their opponents movements, judging the distance and only engaging when they want too.

In North America fighters have “fight camps” where the fighter trains specfically for a certain opponent or style.  In Thailand the fighters are doing general Muay Thai training all the time, so because of that fighters take the first round to figure out their opponent.

Another reason is  in the major stadiums such as Lumpinee, Onmoi and Rajadamnern have gambling; and the slowed pace of the first round gives the gamblers some time to see how each fighter looks in the ring before placing a bet on them.



The 5th Round


In the fifth round fighters will engage very little and often touch gloves, if it’s not a close fight.  The winning fighter will try to touch gloves with their opponent.  If their opponent touches back that means they concede defeat.  The reason for this is the majority of fighters in Thailand can fight every week, or every two weeks.  So If one fighter has won 3 out of the 4 rounds that have already transpired, the fighters will not engage each other until they are encouraged too by the referee.

A Muay Thai fighter will find it more embarrassing to be completely dominated by their opponent for five rounds opposed to being knocked out in the first round or fifth round.  This is due to the fact that knockouts often occur due to mistakes.  This is another reason why the fighters barley engage in the fifth round.

Now that you have an idea of what you are watching, why don’t you try watching some traditional Muay Thai?





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WORLD DOCUMENTARY: CBC Doc Zone: “The Condo Game” | Toronto Real Estate – 2015

Posted on May 27, 2015  in Uncategorized


This is why people are flocking to go out west to Alberta.


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Songs for the homie Lindsay Newhall

Posted on February 19, 2015  in Uncategorized, Videos

This playlist was made with love.

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Controversial Moments: Kazushi Sakuraba vs Yoshihiro Akiyama

Posted on February 14, 2015  in Uncategorized


Yoshihoro Akiyama who was also modelling at the time, oiled his legs with a substance that was undetectable by ringside officials who checked him before the bout, as soon as he began to sweat, the grease became slippery on his skin and gave him an illegal advantage. He slipped repeatedly out of Sakuraba’s leg locks as well as Saku’s attempts at holding guard and eventually won with a TKO victory which later was overturned.

Akiyama had only had 4 more fights after that one and went on to go to the UFC.  Up until recently Japan hasn’t really forgave him for it, Sakuraba is a national treasure and Akiyama was a “Zainichi” Korean (Korean living in Japan) and Japan looks down upon them.

This is Akiyama’s next fight vs. the Japanese Kazuo Misaki. The crowd tuns on him immediately:


The crowd also turns on him with his next fight with Shibata:

This is his Entrance at Dream 5.  You can feel the hate from the crowd.