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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.

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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.

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hiking

My schedule can be a little hectic, especially in summer with work and then DJ gigs…but this weekend, I finally found some time to take my daughter camping!

I could talk about a bunch of things right now, but as always, I don’t have the time or energy to put my thoughts down, just know that it felt good to get out to Mystic Beach with my daughter for some dirtbag gourmet food and sleeping on the beach.

It even rained a little on us for our hike out on Sunday.

On the drive out to Mystic, our record of choice was was Alvvays most excellent 2014 self-titled album.

Dinner time. #mysticbeach #thebestisland #dirtbaggourmet #wildgirl

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Trailblazing pathfinder! #wildgirl #dirtbag #backpacker #thebestisland

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Crossing the suspension bridge on our trek to #mysticbeach.

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Madelyn going for it at #MysticBeach! #thebestisland #wildgirl #backpacker #dirtbag #sharevi

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young the giant

More radio friff rock today…modern rockers Young The Giant have a song called “Something To Beelive In.” It comes from a record called Home of the Strange. Record is out August 12.

Scramble 📸: @jjtills

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Booked a wedding for August in Victoria…so I think and I am going to stop dreaming and start doing. Of course things change, life changes…but my goal is to take my daughter backpack camping. They have some choice beaches on Vancouver Island that are a moderate hike and something I think my 8-year-old can bite off.  Fun!

Backpacks,, flashlights, s’mores, (6 pack of beer for me), Mystic!

The tide was too high to rock the rope swing. #VancouverIsland #thebestisland #mysticbeach

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Jam opened a new location in Vancouver on Beatty….I walked by it the other day around 11AM…and it was not too busy. Returned today with Jack and Coral, lined up down the block. Bullshit man.

No worries…Meat & Bread was just down the street, so we went there. Great tunes smashing while we ate meatball sandwiches.

Eating meat and bread and soup? @meatandbread #Vancouver #toddlerlife #sandwiches

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