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We’re staring a long weekend right in the face. It’s Canada Day in the great white north and the forecast calls for …. rain? WTF Vancouver?

Medasin shared his remix of the Khalid & Normani song “Love Lies.” If the twitter is to be believed, Khalid loves it!

My first spin of Mickey Kojak’s “get Out” I didn’t like it. But I gave it another chance and now it is stuck in my head. Catchy jingle.

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Took my kids camping LAST weekend.

While up at the campsite there were two other families. On eof the Dads was telling me Manning Park’s heather trail is the place to check out so this weekend we’ll scout it out. Maybe a future camping trip. Or I’ll try to get a spot at Cheakamus in Garibaldi Park.

I hope it doesn’t rain too much on Saturday!

Go with yourself.

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autograf

Hunter in Denver sent over a couple songs to check out.

I’ll start with this cover of Nirvana’s signature jam “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Autograf. The group teamed up with Queen Sessi for the vocal.

Autograf will be on tour in 2018 and have a few show sin the Pacific Northwest.

2.15 Portland | Star Theater
2.16 Seattle | Neumos
2.17 Vancouver | Imperial
2.18 Bellingham | Wild Buffalo

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The other song he sent over is a future remix of The Chainsmokers by k?d.

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Took my son Jack to his first Canucks game last Sunday. The Canucks got completely destroyed, 6-1 by the Calgary Flames.

Merry Christmas!

Go with yourself.

 

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Maddy pic

CFOX Vancouver imaging producer Jamie Ellard wanted to use a child’s voice to freshen up the “rock poetry” imaging that airs before some recurrent songs.

My 9-year-old daughter Madelyn came into the studio and put down her voice with Jamie.

Go with yourself.

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starbenders

Atlanta’s Starbenders popped up on my Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify today (after MONA…nice).

The band reminds me a little of Ottawa’s The Balconies. Mostly because you’re getting the powerful front woman belting out a style of power pop-rock with a vintage 80s bend to it.

Starbenders put a little more of a glam rock sheen on it. They even remind me of 70s Brit glam rockers The Sweet.

This might be a sound you can get into if you’re looking for a new sound that built on some traditional foundation of classic rock.

And lets punch one of from The Balconies. The title track from their album Rhonda which came out last fall.

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I’ve been on a bit of Dungeons & Dragons kick lately. Bought the start box set to play a game with 9-year-old and teach her. The quest that comes with the box set is set in the Forgotten Realms on the Sword Coast….so I had to buy the source book of that too. Had to. Then read on an article in Rolling Stone of all places about a new graphic novel about the co-founder of D&D Gary Gygax.

And here we are. Someone needs to take my credit car away from me.

Go with yourself.

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Coral went to see her midwife today. They recorded Baby Milkshake’s heartbeat!

whoa, the miracle of life.

Go with yourself

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batman

Jack is obsessed with Batman. We’ve got in the habit of telling batman adventure stories before bed. The Black Batman, and Jack the Blue Batman team up to use a variety of Bat vehicles (Batmobile, Batboat, Batwing, Batbot, Batsubmarine) to track down villains like Joker, Penguin, Cat Woman and Scarecrow to find Grandma’s cookies, and put them in Jail. Here Jack is explaining where the jail is…. SPOILER: it’s behind the batcave.

Merry Christmas! Go with yourself.

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Swedish duo Shpresa and Cole are Flora Cash. They describe the style as akin to Fleet Foxes or Bon Iver. I’d buy that.

Their song is called “Sadness Is Taking Over” and as Cole said in an email the song, “seems pretty fitting for this week after this gutpunch of an election.”

They say the song is “attempting to express inner thoughts and inner feelings in a way that feels less like dialogue between two people and more like eavesdropping on the private voices of their psyches.”

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The song is dark, but they seem fun!

@thatgoodrahman #floracash

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It was pouring rain in Vancouver last weekend (what else is new right?).

I dragged my daughter up the Coquitlam Crunch…she didn’t love it the whole way. At one point she was fighting off crying and I pulled a Dad power move… “don’t cry, fight it off.” But then checked myself and went all newage 2016 Dad…”no, cry it out.”

She did, and was all smiles for the walk down the mountain. huh.

Go with yourself.

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