Posts from the ‘Music’ category

This Movie isn’t Broken, Just a Bit Banal

“This Movie is Broken” is two movies in one. It’s a rockumentary of Broken Social Scene’s free live show on Toronto’s waterfront in July, 2009. It’s…

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World Cup Songs: Waka Waka, Zangaléwa and Waving Flags

I didn’t really understand the prominence of music during the World Cup until I lived in Ireland. Typically, each World Cup has its own song–here, for…

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Joel Plaskett’s “Through and Through and Through”

Ever since I heard the single from Joel Plaskett’s aptly-named triple album “Three”, I’ve had it stuck in my head. “Through and Through and Through” is…

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Back Up Your iTunes Music

I recently wrote about the unreliability of all of the Apple computers I’ve ever bought. Last night, my iMac failed to start up, displaying a big…

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Checking In on Nikki Yanofsky

About two years, I wrote about the very young chanteuse Nikki Yanofsky. Commenters rightfully pointed out at the time that she was an impressive if non-amazing…

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Nataly Dawn and Pomplamoose

For reasons I don’t remember, the other day I was looking up the song “Book of Love” by The Magnetic Fields. While poking around YouTube, I…

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My Favourite Songs of the (Previous) Decade

I know it’s January 4, and I should have pounded out this list back on December 21 or so, but what’re you going to do? Given…

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New-To-Me Music From The Straight’s Top 10 Albums

Each year, each of the Georgia Straight’s music critics writes a list of their top ten favourite albums of the year. I usually skim these lists,…

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