Music

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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I was sorry to hear this morning that Steve Jobs has died. I think he is a man who changed the world significantly, particularly in terms of how human beings and computers interact. Most of what has gotten better about computers since 1980 or so has been the ease and intuitiveness of using them, and […]

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Yesterday, along with my father, brother Sasha, and friend Tristan I got to see Andrea Simms-Karp perform in a house concert along with Shawna Caspi and Jill Zmud. Andrea has an exciting new album coming out, and a new website to go with it.

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‘On the Radio’

September 7, 2011

in Music

My brother Sasha has written and performed a rap song, along with his friend Matt. You can listen to it and download it on his blog.

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This has been a crazy evening. Everything I said before about the exceptional friendliness of NOLA deserves to be amplified. A chance encounter led to a long night of excellent free music at a place I would never have found on my own or through a guidebook. I am invited back to the same place […]

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