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1000 Words, 1000 Days: Day 200 – A Man Confesses To His Friend, Using Two Hundred 80s Pop Song Titles

by on July 22, 2012

In honor of Day 200, I invite you to dig around and find all 200 song titles in the following dialog.

 

Two old friends, Peter and Ian, are having a drink in Ian’s apartment.

 

IAN: “Peter, what’s wrong? You seem to be under pressure. Do you need one more night of magic with those West End girls, buddy?”

PETER: “I’m gonna tear your playhouse down with this news, …
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More Music in the Delta

by on May 23, 2012

Notices on Douban, the entertainment site I use, can’t be trusted. It’s easy enough to figure out what music a band called ‘Deth Eater’ or any umlauted band plays, but something like ‘The Argies’, who played last week, is vague, and adjectives like ‘punk’ and a list of influences which includes The Clash are not all that helpful, more like hopeful.  Fortunately, that was exactly what they were like, or …
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1000 Words, 1000 Days: Day 63 – So You’ve Decided To Become A Hip Hop Fan – A Helpful Brochure

by on March 4, 2012

Congratulations! You have just taken the first step on a long and exciting road to street credibility (or “street cred”, as the kids say). Let me “rap” at you for a minute about what you can expect.

Hip hop is not like it was in the olden times (the 1980s). Back then there were only two kinds to choose from: rap music and early dance music, which was like …
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Pistolero

by on November 1, 2011

“I wasn’t trying to be weird, you know? I didn’t have a manager who told me to dress or how to present myself or anything. But the image developed of a man of mystery and a quiet man in black somewhat of a recluse, although I never was, really.”

-Roy Orbison

 


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Listicle of Listicles That Make Me Snort At My Desk

by on September 8, 2011

1. What your favourite 80’s band says about you. Part I.

2. What your favourite 80’s band says about you. Part II.

 

The Bryan Adams and Modern English imply sleeping with someone who likes BBQ sauce.…
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Happy Pi Day!

by on March 14, 2011

Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. It’s an irrational number, that goes on to infinite decimal places without repeating, but its first three digits are 3.14, so math geeks enthusiasts celebrate its existence on 3/14.

In honour of Pi Day, I give you this song.

 

Hear more by Michael John Blake.…
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E.S.L. – You don’t need language when the music is this good.

by on February 25, 2011

The Waldorf's revamped exterior

The oncoming night was a creeping bruise and under the black-and-blue firmament, the Hastings sidewalk between Commercial and Clarke provided a perpendicular partner to skip-troweled edges wrapping an Armet & Davis fascination for basic shape in a 1947 Mercer and Mercer design. After sixty-three years of high balls and umbrella drinks, the Waldorf has once again gone home and wiped off its architectural make up, returning …
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Motorama – Garage Gods of Drag Strip Punk

by on January 30, 2011

Motorama Jan 2011 Poster

Funky Winkerbean’s is a blood red hallway, its vertical lines of cardinal geometry flying into false cornices and climbing into vaulted voids. This darkened corridor, paddocking its patrons in balustrade fences, is littered with seating and lined on one side by an extended Naugahyde bench the color of cigarette smoke. Opposite this, the bar sits huge and heavy, a patchwork walnut edifice of solid finish and …
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