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The US Presidential debate last night was highly entertaining.

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Meredith was reading about the Cosmo Car (a car just for women!) the other day. Horrendous. So she made a car commercial for it.

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Tuesday vibes from Rhythm Scholar.

he took on a classic A Tribe Called Quest song form 1991, “Can I Kick It?”

This song will be showing up on the Match DJ set…great lounge beats.

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It’s fall…technically. Summer continues to barely hang on in Vancouver and I got an email saying I should check out the new, trippy, video for NYC’s Miniature Tigers (I think they’re form New York…their bio lists them as like, bi-coastal…I guess it doesn’t really matter. We all live on the internet now).

My wife Coral loves the song “Oblivious” so when I saw they have a new one, I had to hit play.

The video premiered on Noisey where they talk about the technology used for the clip.

“We got the opportunity from Microsoft to test out their new augmented reality headset, the Hololens; which we used to shoot the whole video as it has a built in camera,” explains one of the video’s directors, Meghan Doherty. “Many of the effects and objects you see in the video are actually from an app within the headset called Actiongram, that has a gallery of 3D holograms that you can ‘place’ in your environment, so to speak. 

“With this technology we built a story inspired by ‘Crying in the Sunshine’ around our hero, the astronaut. It was really fun and mind blowing to be able to ‘place’ this astronaut in the space with us, and shoot around him, just like using a live actor. It feels exciting and fresh to use a new tool to tell a story. It also felt like I was beamed in from the future running around Baltimore with this headset on. I got a lot of curious stares and a lot of questions.”

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Dispatch from @jesuiscoral: she made it to Bath today. That's in #England. 🇬🇧

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Coral is home tomorrow! I am pretty excited to see her.  She has been tooling around the Cheltenham region for about a week…checking out Bath, Gloucester, Bristol and London. She bought Harry Potter wizard wands today. Neat.

Happy Monday! Go with yourself.

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Hanging out at Noodle Box for lunch today and I heard the chill remix of Queens of the Stone Age.

My shazam was no use, but a quick search found this remix from Virgin Magnetic Material.

That’s my best guess for what I heard. The restaurant was loud and the music just quiet enough that shazam couldn’t cut through. Shazam also often fails me with remixes….

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Chance texted 280-CFOX: “Sometimes I wish the national alerting system wasn’t always just a test. It would be great to just hear once ‘warning giant monsters are invading from the sea, everybody evacuate inland!'”

Jello and I decided to bring this fun text to life!

CFOX producer: Jamie Ellard

Thanks for finding my blog.

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judah-lion

But then Three Days Grace always said “it’s not too late, it’s never too late.”

Judah & The Lion are a band from Nashville. Their style generally gets described as “genre bending.” I’ll say folk. Or at least what passes for modern indie folk these days. Their record Folk Hop N Roll came out in July and the hype has been strong since. Their song “Take It All Back” is a modern rock charter in the US. I’d imagine it’ll start to get some traction in Canada too. The End in Seattle said it could still be the song of the summer!

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Coral is in Cheltanham for a week and a bit…the kids are at home with Coral’s Mom and jack has been cuddling with me in the big bed. Something about a toddler in the bed, I always sleep well.

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Happy Friday! I’m blogging from a bar…neat.

There were a few songs I wanted to put up that I heard this week but didn’t get a chance so let’s run down a few.

I’ll start with Vancouver’s C.R. Avery. The East Van poet has a gravely voice. He tells stories with very specific references. I kinda enjoy plucking through them all. Being a Vancouver myself, it all feels real close to me.

Do you think Robert Pattison is the new James Dean?”

This song as a Seahawks shoutout. Is CR a 12?

The dude has a bunch of tour dates in BC.

Sept. 29 – Harbour House Hotel, Salt Spring Island, BC
Sept . 30 – Victoria Event Center, Victoria, BC
Oct. 1 – Cobalt, Vancouver, BC
Oct. 5 – TBC, Vernon, BC
Oct. 6 – Dream Café, Penticton, BC
Oct. 7 – Spirit Bar, Nelson, BC

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Bring the noise Dragonette! The alt-pop group from Toronto have a new one called “Sweet Poison” featuring Dada. Whenever I see the title, my brain thinks “Sweet Potato.”

New record is called Royal Blues and it’s out on November 11th.

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Ruth from Minnesota sent this over. Ruth, it’s not a full song! Artist is Jahkoy

This song came up next on Soundcloud…huh. I like this.

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Finally Anna sent over Blonder. Chill Brooklyn synthy tunes.

🍥 happy 4 'talk to me' on Spotify / Apple Music / iTunes 2day ! giddy up & thank u dam 🍭

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Happy Friday! DJing tonight and tomorrow. Then off to Victoria for one magical day of Rifflandia before starting the insanity all over again.

Go with yourself.