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180 Days: Day 148--United Wake Up Message

My colleagues from one of our elementary schools stood up in a most awesome display of unity tonight at the school board meeting. I’ve made no secret of the fact that the school district where I work has refused to bargain with our union this year. 445 more words

Best Covers: Weaves “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)”

Toronto’s arty guitar-pop four-piece Weaves are crazy good, and their new cover of “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)” from Arcade Fire’s debut album Funeral is a bop. 24 more words


Mark Twain--"The Burglary at Stormfield" (Harper's, October, 2010)

SOUNDTRACK:  DAN MANGAN + BLACKSMITH-Live at Massey Hall (February 28, 2015).

I know Dan Mangan from a Tiny Desk Concert.  I also had an opportunity to see him opening for Stars a month or so ago, but I couldn’t make the show.  821 more words

Funny (ha Ha)

Dear Tinder.

This is a story of Tinder Boy Meets Tinder Girl.

Dear Tinder,

It was the late Spring of 2015. The air was warm, and you could feel summer creeping into the lazy breezes and sun-stretched afternoons.

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Arcade Fire - Put Your Money On Me (2017)


And last but not least in a week of hypnotic overtures, this one’s a real grower. When first listening to last year’s Arcade Fire album Everything Now, there were evident showstoppers, but the alluring sound of ‘Put Your Money on Me’ worked its way into my conscience. Have a great weekend.


When Love Is Gone

Reason bores a well underground

In the meantime, I clasp on
To this thing that I believe is true,
And to this thing that I believe… 270 more words


"Al terzo ascolto è un'altra cosa": Arcade Fire - Everything Now

Sono addirittura arrivato al terzo disco di cui parlare? In effetti, ha ripreso a fare freddo a maggio.
Si chiama “Al terzo ascolto è un’altra cosa” e racconta i dischi che al terzo ascolto ti fanno vedere il mondo in maniera diversa. 402 more words

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