For real, this episode of The Truth is so good.
As is this new Paws album.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
You know how every once in awhile, you have a dream that you’re in a really intense fight with somebody that you actually have no real life beef with? And then you wake up and see that person IRL and even though its completely irrational, you can’t help but hold on to that sleepy animosity? And then there is a wedge in your relationship for no reason and both parties will wonder forever why you’re not friends anymore? Well, that sucks. Give up the grudge. You’re awake now and every moment is a gift. Why not cherish your relationships, and try to fill your mind with more positive things - here are some of our faves this week:
Aaron: deebs is one of the most underrated producers in Toronto - he’s so humble and on point hopefully this is the start of great things.
Bled: This episode of The Truth entitled “Sylvia’s Blood” based on Philip K. Dick’s 1954 short story “Upon The Dull Earth”
- Wow it was so good. PKD all the way.
The Truth is part of Radiotopia, who launched a giant Kickstarter this week too, a network that includes some of my favourite podcasts/radio programs.
Cam: Two articles from last month that are about what I believe is the future of entertainment (but I could be wrong): Turning Microcelebrity Into Big Business and I Witnessed The New Beatlemania At A YouTube Stars Convention, And It Was Insane
Ian: Yesterday was the 10 year anniversary of the time Jon Stewart went on CNN’s Crossfire and mocked (and brilliantly insulted) the hosts at their own show, leading to it’s demise and cancellation soon after.
Jamie: The glow-in-the-dark ‘Loser Edition’ of King Tuff’s Black Moon Spell that I bought at his Horseshoe Tavern show last night. It’s beauuuutiful, and it makes a nifty night light.
Jeffrey: Northern Soul ….. the film…. filmmaker couldn’t get a film about the UK Northern soul movement financed… so they mortgaged their house….
… couldn’t find young actors and dancers that could pull off the Northern Soul dance moves… so they started a club night and after 18 months had 50K+ facebook followers and a packed club every week.
Opened on one screen and now has gone to 30+ screens across the UK. People loving it.
Jenna: Leonard Cohen’s speech at the Prince of Asturias Awards in 2011.
A beautiful story about how Leonard Cohen came to learn the guitar while visiting Montreal in the early 60s, an amazingly eloquent expression of gratitude to the country of Spain, and an inspiring glimpse into how everything happens for a reason.
Marcello: This guy went on Tinder to get predictions for the upcoming NBA season from a bunch of random women
Matt: A New Yorker piece about Lawrence Lessig and his political action committee aimed at passing campaign finance reform that will put an end to… political action committees.
Meagan: The Dancing Plague of 1518. This is exactly what I imagine would have happened if the kids hadn’t intervened in Hocus Pocus. Kind of helps me understand where the mayor of that Footloose town was coming from.
This week’s Spotify track list:
1) Stars - No One Is Lost
2) Paws - Owls Talons Clenching My Heart
3) Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
4) Leonard Cohen - Avalanche
5) Caribou - Your Love Will Set You Free
6) High Ends - The Weight
7) Public Image Ltd. - Rise
8) Portishead - Glory Box
9) Absolutely Free - My Dim Age
10) Rage Against The Machine - Renegades Of Funk