John T.

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About me

Gender Male
Location Montreal, Canada, Canada
Introduction John T. is a Montreal-based writer/editor/translator. His writing includes Dollar Days (a surreal account of his days as an ad copywriter), Mental Notes (a poignant/funny collection of anecdotes), and the Montreal underground classic The Official St. Leonard Dictionary (a dictionary of local Italian-Canadian slang). The Dictionary continues to be a cult item (beware of online imitations!) and was nominated for an Expozine Award in 2005. John hosts the show Thrifting for Tunes on, an eclectic mix of exotica, 50s-60s-70s instrumental and vocal pop, euro-western and other real & imagined soundtracks, novelty tunes, and audio art brut. John has also provided artwork and photos for recordings by Stan Ridgway, and produced and compiled Ridgway's DVD Raw Feed Live. In 1998, John’s life-long fascination with mid-20th century Tiki culture culminated with the founding of The Montreal Tiki Appreciation Society and its Mai Tai newsletter ( The MTAS also contributed news and information about Montreal-area Tiki culture and such lesser-known subjects as New Jersey’s mid-century Tiki heritage to a number of other publications.