David Rakoff performing on stage at the most recent This American Life live event.

thevenomblog:

Stars - “The Theory of Relativity”

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Stars have announced their new album, The North, which will be released September 4 on ATO Records. The band’s sixth full-length album was recorded in Montreal’s historic RCA Victor Studios and was produced by Stars, Graham Lessard and Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire). Here’s the album opener, “The Theory of Relativity”

cyclocosm:

“To race bicycles is to drink greedily from a bottomless chalice of agony”
(from a piece on Hesjedal in last July’s Walrus Magazine)

cyclocosm:

“To race bicycles is to drink greedily from a bottomless chalice of agony”

(from a piece on Hesjedal in last July’s Walrus Magazine)

(Source: bedboundboredom)

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Yes, that’s Canadian money on Portlandia.

Yes, that’s Canadian money on Portlandia.

Marilyn’s Vitamins - Post-Teenager

When I was a teenager, this band was on the top of the heap of the local punk scene. It’s been well over a decade since punk shows were virtually banned in the area. I’m really glad that I grew up came of age when I did, because the entrepreneurial and social vitality of that punk scene continues to influence me to this very day.

The Weekend  - Victory!

Apropos of a few posts back.

John K Samson - When I Write My Masters Thesis

My honours thesis was 236 pages long, less the twenty-nine page bibliography. A typical honours thesis weights in at around forty pages, but I had to cover a lot of theoretical ground before presenting brave new theories. When I presented it to my supervisor she quipped that students are supposed to write their honours thesis before writing their masters thesis.

Is it just me, or does anyone else remember the Toronto band the Weekend? Is it just me, or did anyone else’s knowledge of this band leave them scratching their head when DJ hip-hop radio DJs were enthusiastically plugging the Weeknd on their shows?