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Dave Matthews’ Bike Breaks Down, Picked Up By Fan

Screen grab from CNN video – Courtesy of CNN Musician Dave Matthews was out for a bike ride on Saturday shortly before his concert in Hershey Pennsylvania, when his back tire popped, leaving him stranded on the side of the road without a cell phone. Emily Kraus had been a Dave Matthews fan since she ...

White Wolf – Classic Canadian Rockers 2

Back in 1980, a band was formed in Edmonton Alberta called White Wolf. Many remember White Wolf as a talented, yet underrated Canadian Heavy Metal acts of the 1980’s. In 1984 they signed with RCA and their debut LP “Standing Alone” which went on to sell 250,000 copies worldwide. The band enjoyed much success and ...

Where is the Love? 5

I listen to songs primarily for the music and if the song also has good lyrics it makes the song that much better. It’s been quite some time since I’ve heard a song that was extremely powerful in the lyrics and also sounded great musically. The most profound song for me personally is still John ...

The Airborne Toxic Event

I’ve recently discovered an amazing new band named “The Airborne Toxic Event”. They’re a 5 piece band based out of Los Angeles, California who gracefully blend a folksy pop sound with string instruments. The band is headed up by Mikel Jollett, a writer who was in the middle of a novel before deciding in 2006 ...

Future of Electronics

As new technology perpetually increases power efficiency in electronics, the future of living “off the grid” becomes increasingly more attainable. While shopping for gifts this Christmas I came across a self-powered camping lantern that never requires batteries and never requires bulbs. The Freeplay Indigo lantern is powered by LED lights that have been tested for ...

The return of Rebel Emergency

Rebel Emergency is back! What evidence do I have to support this audacious claim? Last night I heard them on the popular radio station, Edge 102; that’s a good sign for a band who took a brief hiatus from the public eye while writing new music after they broke apart from being “Panic and the ...

The Geoff Star

On Thursday night I had the rare opportunity to watch my cousin Geoff Star perform a duet in a small watering hole bar in North Toronto. While I was watching him play, I took some notes on my phone so I’ll share my raw notes without further editing: “Tonight I witnessed a musical genius that ...

The wars go on with brainwashed pride

This classic Guns N Roses song from 1991 could have been written yesterday. This song is a very fitting opposition to the neo-Conservatives quest for democracy in the Middle East; with “brainwashed pride” and the “hate we’re breeding”. I wonder if Guns N Roses would have been chastised if they released this song in 2003 ...

Chinese Karaoke experience 3

It has been a long weekend of studying for my Accounting exam, preparing for a school presentation on the British Palestine Mandate, and working. But at least I got to have some fun on Friday the 13th when I had my first Chinese Karaoke experience. For those of you who haven’t experienced this; you go ...

Shock-factor

Two of my buddies who both left around September last year have returned to Ontario for the first time since leaving. Mark moved to Shanghai and Tim moved to Vancouver. I spent some time over the last week hanging out with them and catching up. One thing that Tim always gets a kick out of ...