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When a hornette flies into a dove’s nest

Shortly after moving into the neighbourhood, I was walking along Elgin Street and about to turn onto my McLeod Street when I was stopped dead in my tracks. Streaming out…

Baby Sings “WRONG”

This morning I was seated next to a baby bundled up and singing Frère Jacques. (The baby, not I.) My trip into work made me revisit the following High Security…

Rules for healthy + better living

I originally wrote the following on Dec 6, 2006. They still hold true today, and I am reminding myself of them as much as I am reminding you of them….

#Jan25

The essence of political rap, courtesy of Freeway and featuring Amir Sulaiman, Ayah, The Narcicyst, and Omar Offendum. This is as badass as it gets. Comments closed. Digg this post…

Squinting eyes at the asshat while dancing

.1. I have a dreadful fear of all things crawly, but for fatso babies. For this reason, I am completely freaked out about the ant infestation we have in Ottawa…

Friday Night Lights – Season 4 premieres in five days

Go East Dillon! Are you watching yet? Also, download Revelry by Kings of Leon. This song, like Friday Night Lights, breaks my heart every time. It’s also one of the…

Mazica

I am, at the moment, getting down to Gogol Bordello‘s: Underdog World Strike Illumination Immigrant Punk & Wonderlust King …as well as Man Man‘s: Engrish Bwudd Only download if you’re…

Two Texans and a Californian walk into a bar…

…and just kill it with their guitars. Download: Guitar Shorty‘s We the People. Alejandro Escovedo‘s Real Animal. Download in their entirety. Trust. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via…

I <3 Ben Harper

It’s been some time since I’ve done this, and I’ve not yet tagged all older groove recs, which I’ll eventually get around to doing. For now, you should know what’s…

I am a sap

I pulled the attachments; sorry the second was a little wonky – I seem to have trouble posting attachments. If I can figure it out, I will repost…as for the…

Support and love from friends…

M: “Uhmmmm. HEY! So…uhm…I was wondering if you could help me figure something out, yeah?” T: “Sure. What is it? I’m about to blowdry my hair, but ok…” M: “Well….

A little old school

Download Luba‘s Let It Go. I’ve been dancing to that song all week (even while at the office) > love the lyrics. (Psst! Where is Luba?) Digg this post Recommend…

Dispatch no4: Plants & Animals at The Drake

Most of you have heard of The Drake, yes? It’s one of the most infamous places at which to be seen and to see in Toronto. It’s there that Baby…

Download & one political note

The Klonhertz Remix of Owner of a Lonely Heart. & My dearest Canada, how you break our hearts. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers…

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1973 by James Just Call Me Annoying Blunt. I’ve been listening to this song against my own will because James Blunt, in his entirety, is one of my greatest pet…

Is this real?

Uh. My friend sent this to me with the caption ‘OH MY GOD’. Does anyone know if this is real? Because if it is, and if they’re still rocking and…

Visits with Baby Jane

Baby Jane was giving me ‘directions’ as thus: “Go South – that means down the hill, towards a clock tower, Maha – blablabla” because she knows that directions confuse me…

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The song “Dancing” by Elisa – her voice is heartbreaking and the lyrics equally so… Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet…

Lordz of Brooklyn

I love rap because it serves as the perfect backdrop to my beep-boxing and playing of spoons and every once in a while come across a talented group whose music…

Augusta the band

I rarely come across music I wouldn’t normally listen to and then magically enjoy it. Well, tonight I did just that. Here’s a little pointer to some local talent who…

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Jascha Heifetz Bach, Sonatas & Partitas The Heifetz Collection, Volume 17 Listen to it as you daydream, laying outside on this beautiful gift of green earth while the grass kisses…

Make certain you download

Overkill by Men at Work. NOTHING compares to the 80s. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the…

Bring it, Charles

This evening, I came home to Charles. We live in La Bohème and do nothing but sit in cafés and visit with our voisins. Et ça veut dire que nous…

My Friend Waldo

.1. Stop everything. Now, go download Mobile’s ‘See Right Through Me’. Thing is, and what most of you don’t know is that your life has it’s own natural built-in Soundtrack…

Fundraising with pappy

Whenever my dad picks me up to go somewhere, I usually try to pimp his ride. He has a nice little Mercedes and so it’s only natural that I try…

Random Thoughts (because I’m simply too tired to write one long essay)

Q: Who would you rather date? Mr. Stealth or Mr. Manipulative? Once you’ve thought about this, come back and let me know which is best in your opinion and why….

Tiny Dispatch from Montreal

Am in Montreal for some much needed relaxation and as we were on our way out of this beautiful Café I was drawn to these P.C.s, against both my will…

The man & the impression he left

I’m listening to The Best of Bill Evans on Verve as I sit in my mother’s garden and type. I wasn’t certain where to begin with this entry, and Bill’s…

What a day

I’ve spent most of my day seated cross-legged on my front step with my PowerBook as companion. All I’ve done is write, write and write. On occasion, I got up…

Hawksley Workman

Last I saw Hawksley Workman perform was on a hot summer night two years back. Earlier this evening, I watched him perform in The Bronson Centre (a high school auditorium…

Music To Download

I’ve noticed that it’s been some time since I gave you a few recommendations and so today you’ll get four. They’re all political. They’re all rap. The last one’s as…

A Bisexual & A Pedophile In An Irish Bar

.1. In preparation for St. Patrick’s Day celebration, have been listening to The Latino Bisexual. Some call him Ricky Martin. The fast tracks on his new CD (released Oct ’05)…

Punch Your Way To The New

.1. Out with the old and in with the new. .2. I’ve booked myself a full-body massage for tomorrow. Yippee! .3. Inshallah, when I have children, I’m going to sing…

Get Played (& stay away from registered mail)

.1. I think it’s good for your soul to get really hurt at least once. It allows you to appreciate everything that much more (I promise!). .2. Interesting discussion with…

2nd Annual Girls’ Holiday Dinner

Last year, I started a new tradition for my dearest girlfriends. On the first Saturday of December, I have the Annual Girls’ Holiday Dinner. Here we are: Missing was E,…

Disgruntled Boys, Whores & Petrol Samosas

.1. I pulled out all of my U2 CDs and loaded them into my iTunes. While doing this, I found that I had two copies of the Achtung Baby CD….

U2 & UN

.1. This is why U2 should only be seen in Montreal. During the entire show on Friday night, T & I were quite aware of the difference in delivery and…

U2’s Vertigo Tour

T, K, D & I went to U2 last night. When I landed in Ireland, the first place I went to was The U2 Wall. I got lost, but a…

Belly dance to this

Two of the sexiest belly dance tunes that you simply must download are: Daret Al Ayam (by: Ro-Je) & Zenia (by: Petrol Bomb Samosa) Holy WOW. You can find both…