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Category Archives: music
Mr E Man and I got to talking last night about bands and artists we really wish we could have seen in concert. After I started my list with the Beatles, we decided that this could go on all night … Continue reading
The first music I loved was my parents’ music – The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, all that. The first music I loved that was my own was, embarrassingly enough, Stock Aitken Waterman pap. In my late teens came Nirvana, Blur, … Continue reading
Setting: Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom Act I: 54-40 (A whole room full of drunken Canadians is jumping up and down in ecstasy, singing along with every word of every song. Within the crowd is a group of friends, most of whom … Continue reading
Just in time for the playoffs, a song from CBC’s The Irrelevant Show for all the Canadian hockey fans out there – or indeed anyone whose team, in any sport, has lost any final game in any competition. Awesome.
The best Rube Goldberg device I’ve ever seen on the Best of YouTube podcast (and there have been a few): and, inspired by a Twitter conversation with Richard Wintle yesterday about gnus (inspired in turn by someone at work asking … Continue reading
In the internet age, anyone can have their say on anything; news articles, blog posts, YouTube videos, politicians’ Facebook pages and pretty much everything else you can find online all have comment sections. Last week, however, the most striking examples … Continue reading
‘cos it’s Friday. A friend emailed this to me during the hockey game last night, and even though the Canucks were losing 5-1 I spent the next few minutes LMAO. Happy weekend, everyone!
Writing my last (proper) post reminded me that way back in 2009 I started a series on my most influential teachers, and that I’d intended to include my PhD supervisor in the list. However, given that it’s World Teachers’ Day … Continue reading