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Worst Oscar Upset, ever

One more Oscar post. This was definitely the worst mistake the Academy ever made in its history. Choosing Celine Dion over Elliott Smith… [youtube]

I’m in love with the world through the eyes of a girl who’s still around the morning after

I’ve been at a loss of what to discuss on this blog as of late. I like to have days worth of content sitting in the queue waiting to be posted. Now I’m writing this post only the afternoon before posting. I saw this link posted on Facebook (thanks Brennan from The Cheap Speakers), and though I’m not a fan of Ben Folds, I’m quite the fan of Elliott Smith. I was interested to hear Folds’ take on the classic song, “Say Yes.” Yes, you have to sit through a beer commercial… and it’s for a bad beer. Why don’t I think it works? Well, first off, Folds seems to… Read More »I’m in love with the world through the eyes of a girl who’s still around the morning after

Music Monday

The Oscars just happened, and as usual, the good films lost. Here’s the greatest loser in all of Oscar history. This man, one of the greatest songwriters of the 1990s, lost to Celine Dion. What the fuck? I never knew until now that there’s a video for this song, which is perhaps my favourite song by Ron Sexsmith. Did you know that the song’s also on my favourite record of Ron Sexsmith’s? Now you do. I’m not so jazzed about it, I just get razzed about landing on your front door in Toronto. When I’m King of Canada, I will be a patron of the arts, and Matt Murphy will… Read More »Music Monday

Top 50 Albums of the Aughts

1) Sleater-Kinney – The Woods (2005) 2) The Magnetic Fields – i (2004) 3) Belle & Sebastian – Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003) 4) The Flashing Lights – Sweet Release (2001) 5) Neko Case & Her Boyfriends – Furnace Room Lullaby (2000) 6) The Joel Plaskett Emergency – Down At The Khyber (2001) 7) Julie Doiron – Woke Myself Up (2007) 8) Neil Young – Live At Massey Hall 1971 (2007) 9) Valery Gore – Avalanche To Wandering Bear (2008) 10) God Help The Girl – God Help The Girl (2009) 11) Wilco – A Ghost Is Born (2004) 12) Joel Plaskett – Three (2009) 13) Neko Case – Fox Confessor… Read More »Top 50 Albums of the Aughts