Saturday, January 22, 2011

Blogger Panel Wordcamp: @Raincoaster, @Miss604, @MikeVardy. Moderated by @Lacouvee #wcv11

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Technology & Gov't Discussion Panel UVIC 2010

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Colossal ROI for Using Twitter

Alexander Florov - Sketch of Colossus from the #X-Men

Thanks for the request via Twitter, Alex. This is a great portrayal of the warrior/ poet character of Colossus. He looks like he could destroy everything in his path, yet human enough to create art too. Great job.


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Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Night Fever - Serengeti Appreciation Year #SAY

In 2008, Breakfast Records released the album Friday Night, by the band Friday Night. The songs on Friday Night tell a wild story of a wild night, and the rise and fall of the characters of Dave and Umar.  Friday Night could be compared to the Streets' album: A Grand Don't Come For Free or Prince Paul's: Prince Among Thieves; however, to compare this album with any previous record would be doing a disservice to the originality of Friday Night.

It's no big secret Serengeti is a fan of "A Grand Don't Come For Free". His song, Puppydog Love, from the album Don't Give Up, shares the first line with the Streets' song "Could Well Be In", and has the F word in it, but the two songs are much different. There are so many great songs by Geti beginning with a curse word, like "I Don't Know", and no radio edits. Here's to hoping people can see through the swears and notice these awesome songs, but I digress.  

Friday Night tells the tongue-in-cheek story of Dave & Umar, as they embark on an ironic journey of consumption, arrogance, and luck. It's an exaggerated tale of American life and overindulgence. These guys do it up real big: Canadian Club Whiskey, transvestites, and overdoses. The Friday Night, is Serengeti, Hi-Fidel, Grilla & Ish. Grilla and Ish are the producers behind Breakfast Records.

Consider the irony and cultural critique while listening. Need I say more?

"You know all that shitty drug, money and sex-saturated radio and party Rap everybody likes so much? Well, Serengeti and Hi-Fidel made an album making fun of it and managed not only do it better than all the chumps on the radio, but make the shit sound good in the process. Oh, and they made the whole album a continuous story that's actually linear and compelling."
                                                            - Imageyenation's Best of 2008 A-Z

Buy & Listen to Friday Night here:

Then check out the the Friday Night Remix album for free here:

And wait for my post about Saturday Night in the coming weeks, here's a preview: I like it.

Thanks for reading,


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Thursday, January 06, 2011

Top 11: Cats & Saxophones.

The strange attraction between cats and saxophones has been well documented throughout history. Did you know that ancient Egyptians considered both cats and saxophones as gods? Probably not, because I just made that fact up. Regardless, enjoy these pictures of well-fed, vaccinated, super predators and their favourite instrument: the Straight Pipe, a.k.a the Goofus.

Cats love Saxophone Cases too:

Still curious as a cat? Looking for more interesting material to put your head into? Check out Ken Burns' documentary: Jazz. It covers a hundred years of American jazz music, and is a must watch for any musician or music lover. Here's a few samples:

Duke Ellington Dreaming:

Wynton Marcalis on Why Jazz is Great:

Here's the Intro:

If you're still looking for entertainment, why not explore some other posts on this site. I'm quite proud of this one: The Lost Art of Television Watching

One final note, I'm putting together a links page for this site. If you know of a cool site to add to that list, or would like your page there, add it in the comment section of this post.

Welcome to 2011, I hope you have a great year. Thanks for reading, sharing, and subscribing,


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