Music

This little song, written by Environment Canada scientist Tony Turner, has received a lot of media attention: CBC: Harperman case: Can public servants be political activists? The Guardian: Canada government suspends scientist for folk song about prime minister Both the song and the public responses point to one of the big unsettled questions about the […]

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After years of using Etymotic earbuds (first the ER-6is and then various telephone headset versions), I grew frustrated with how they always break when the cable frays at the point where it connects to the miniplug jack. Because they have a $35 replaceable cable and sounded good in an in-store trial, I switched to the […]

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Clara Steinhagen, Meghna Rajaprakesh, and Natasha Kedia

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Veirs and Case

July 24, 2013

in Music

Laura Veirs: “Sun Song” (featuring Neko Case)

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From Middle Cyclone

May 26, 2013

in Music, Writing

“Vengeance is Sleeping“, Neko Case

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My brother Sasha on the piano

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My friend Rebecca Bruton will be performing excellent and intriguing music every Wednesday in October. She is doing a residency at ‘Somewhere There’ – a creative music venue near the Landsdowne metro station in Toronto. The music Rebecca describes the event as: “Cabbage boilin’ tunes with: Rebecca Bruton – Voice, breastbone-fiddle, mandolin Doug Tielli – […]

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I will be volunteering with 350.org at today’s Radiohead show in Toronto. If you are attending the concert and want more information on what you can do to help with climate change, please stop by. I will upload some photos when it’s all done.

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I’ve written before about the durability of Etymotic headphones. On 5 August 2011, before leaving on my trip to New Orleans and Washington D.C., I bought a pair of Etymotic mc3 earbuds, with a built-in microphone for use with my iPhone. A few weeks ago, they failed in the ordinary way. At the connection points […]

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