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Granville Street, Vancouver, 1973 

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love looking at old pictures of Vancouver.  The city always looks different but the mountains are exactly the same.

skyschai:

Granville Street, Vancouver, 1973 

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love looking at old pictures of Vancouver.  The city always looks different but the mountains are exactly the same.

Time Is Illmatic - Trailer

Apparently this documentary about Nas and the making of Illmatic comes out on iTunes this Friday AND I MUST SEE IT THE SECOND IT IS RELEASED.

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The New Pornographers - Marching Orders [mp3]

Put this on your weekend playlist.

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Today is me and Tk’s 2nd year wedding anniversary.  Holy crap, look at us be sorta-kinda-pseudo-legitimate grown ups!

As I posted last year, here’s a video clip from our wedding reception where Tk and I were dragged on stage and asked to sing/play a top forty pop song from 1998 with the band.  As you can clearly see there was no pre-practice or plan.  Yeah, the clip looks goofy, but it was a hell of a party. This has become a seriously endeared memory now.

Happy anniversary, favourite lady. Let’s go dancing some more please!

Our wedding was 3 years ago today!  Time flies when you’re having fun.  Happy anniversary, darlingface!

Whoa!  Today is me and Tk’s 4th wedding anniversary.  This morning we gave each other the traditional wedding anniversary gifts of Pocari Sweat and posters from the Internet.  Happy anniversary, favourite lady!

Goodness! Today marks our 5th anniversary today.  I think this relationship is getting kinda serious now. This morning we celebrated the milestone by exchanging cards and ceremoniously changing the babe’s diapers.  Might sound weird, but it was wonderful.  Happy anniversary, darlingface!

Update: 6 years today!  Nice work, us. We got a babysitter lined up tonight and we’re going drinkin’ ‘till almost as late as 11:30 or midnight.  Happy anniversary, favourite lady!

Tim and Eric - Celery Man

I think about this video at least a couple times a month.

Picadillo (via NYT cooking)
Made this on the weekend because I stumbled across this feature on the dish in the New York Times. How fancy of me!
Actually, this dish sits in that happy spot of being healthy, hearty, and easy to make. There’s a really good combination of sweet and salty going on between the raisins and olives/capers. Oh, and then there’s two types of meat in the mix which is great (duh!).
Put this one into your rotation as the weather gets crappy cold.

Picadillo (via NYT cooking)

Made this on the weekend because I stumbled across this feature on the dish in the New York Times. How fancy of me!

Actually, this dish sits in that happy spot of being healthy, hearty, and easy to make. There’s a really good combination of sweet and salty going on between the raisins and olives/capers. Oh, and then there’s two types of meat in the mix which is great (duh!).

Put this one into your rotation as the weather gets crappy cold.

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Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) [mp3]

Awwww crap.  I had lofty goals of writing about last week’s 10 year anniversary of the release of Arcade Fire’s Funeral.  I was going to comment on the importance and influence of the album - both from the perspective of how it provided the tipping point to change the concept of “indie rock” (that was a term used unironically in 2004) from being a description of a business model to a signifier of an aesthetic/genre and from the perspective of how their sound completely influenced every band with a guitar, no matter how big or small - but I ran out of time.  Also, I was going to write about the December 2004 Arcade Fire show at the Commodore in Vancouver and how it was the best show and how it provided a glimpse of the band right as they were poised for greatness. Finally, I was going to write about how despite the fact the band has changed and you, the listener, have changed over the last decade it’s impossible to front on how perfect Funeral is/was.

Instead all you got was an mp3 and a blog post full of run on sentences.

I watched Her on the weekend because I’m a LAGGARD.
I know the film is supposed to be a meditation on the authenticity of relationships, etc, but I can’t stop thinking about the part where he boots up the Operating System for the first time and it scans all of his emails then prioritizes them, files or deletes them, and interprets the context of relevant emails and summarizes what the sender actually wants from the recipient.
Yeah, that capability… I am willing to pay upwards of a BILLION dollars right this second for that.

I watched Her on the weekend because I’m a LAGGARD.

I know the film is supposed to be a meditation on the authenticity of relationships, etc, but I can’t stop thinking about the part where he boots up the Operating System for the first time and it scans all of his emails then prioritizes them, files or deletes them, and interprets the context of relevant emails and summarizes what the sender actually wants from the recipient.

Yeah, that capability… I am willing to pay upwards of a BILLION dollars right this second for that.

U Talkin U2 To Me - Songs of Innocence [mp3]

This was a wonderful conclusion to the podcast series (background: The guy from Parks & Rec and the guy from Comedy Bang Bang get their funny banter on roughly through the lens of their long term, geeky love of U2).

It a good listen not just because of the hosts and the jokes, but because they actually, seriously, critic the album… which is so novel because right now all anyone wants to talk about is how slighted they were by having the album auto-downloaded to their device (the horror!).

Spoiler alert: the album gets a very favorable review and they provide a bunch of fair reasons for their conclusion.  Their conclusion may not align with yours, but it’s compelled me to at least download the album and give it a go (Note: I haven’t got around to listening to it yet.)

The elegant art of not giving a shit

Not giving a shit sounds like apathy, but it’s not. It’s simply a refusal to waste your energy and time on thoughts you’re not going to act on. So when you do give a shit, make sure that the point of this shit-giving is to figure out what you’re actually going to do in response to what happened, and then move on to the action part.

This whole thing is GREAT.