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Doomsday – Murray Gold

Planet Earth. This is where I was born. And this is where I died. For the first nineteen years of my life nothing happened. Nothing at all. Not ever. And then I met a man called The Doctor. A man who could change his face. And he took me away from home in his magical […]

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2013 Emmys – Outstanding Choreography

Dance is becoming an award show staple, Outstanding Choreography, a category normally shelved in the Creative Emmy’s, was moved to the live telecast. The Emmy awards will be announced September 22nd and will showcase a number choreographed by the nominees and featuring host Neil Patrick Harris.  First time nominees Alison Holker, Warren Carlyle and Sonya […]

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Peacock

America’s Best Dance Crew Champions I.aM.mE astonished judges and fans each week. They took each challenge and researched to find the best way to incorporate it into their routine. Week 4 was Katy Perry songs and I.aM.mE was given ‘Peacock,’ and the crew did not disappoint.  They took the judges critiques to heart and used them […]

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Flashback Friday: Paramore Edition

Paramore was my favourite band at 16, and my first journalism interview. Their newest self titled album came out this year and the band are touring later this year with Metric to support the album. It is great to see – even with all the member changes – Paramore grow and thought I would share […]

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Searching For Sugarman

“Sugarman/Won’t ya hurry/Coz I’m tired of these scenes/For a blue coin/Won’t ya bring back/All those colours to my dreams,” Sugar Man, 1970. Sixto Rodriguez expels vivid imagery in his lyrics, exposing listeners to the underbelly of everyday life. Rodriguez is a blues, folk artist from Detroit, Michigan. The Mexican American singer/song writer is often compared […]

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So You Think You Can Dance – Audition Music

So You Think You Can Dance always features incredible music, it is the perfect way to find new and exciting artists. The tenth season has not disappointed and the audition episodes have featured many genres and styles. Below is a list of all the music used in the audition episodes, there was some overlap so each song […]

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Another Rainy Day, Another Rainy Day Playlist

After blessing us with a week and a half of sun, Vancouver has darkened and the rain has returned. This playlist features blues rock songs and was heavily influenced by the recent Cold War Kids album Dear Miss Lonelyhearts – which you should all check out. The electric energy mixed with the soulful blues quality […]

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Allison Holker and Stephen ‘Twitch’ Boss

So You Think You Can Dance has produced some incredible stars, it has also helped jump start the career of dancer/choreographer Travis Wall. On the reality show All The Right Moves, which stars Wall along with Teddy Forance, Nick Lazzarini and Kyle Robinson, Forance decided to create a submission for choreographer status on SYTYCD. His […]

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BRIT Award Fashion

Breakout British bombshell Emeli Sande closed the 2013 BRIT awards after taking home two big awards: British Female Solo Artist and British Album of the Year. Winning British Breakthrough Act and British Male Solo Album was newcomer Ben Howard, proving that those virtually unknown to North Americans have strong followings in their own country. Mumford […]

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Grammy Award Winners and Fashion

Music’s biggest night, The Grammy Awards was held on Sunday at the Staples Center in LA. The event featured stunning performances, ridiculous acceptance speeches and gorgeous dresses. Strapless gowns were aplenty as were more modest long sleeve gowns.  Mumford and Sons and Jack White had some of the best performances of the night and the […]

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Pickwick

Every time I open my email there is a new newsletter from some random site I’ve never clicked on. Sometimes they pertain to things I enjoy – Pickwick signing with Dine Alone Records – but there are times when sending items to the junk box before opening is necessary. Newsletters are handy and informative, and […]

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Golden Globes Winners!

The 70th Golden Globes were held last night, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The two comedians joked about Kathryn Bigelow, Ricky Gervais and Anne Hathaway – even jabbing Lena Dunham after her referencing them in her acceptance speech. Big winners were: Ben Affleck for Best Director (so people can stop whining about his Oscar snub), […]

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People’s Choice Awards

Last night was the 39th annual People’s Choice Awards. The show was hosted by The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco and featured performances by Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera and Jason Aldean. The People’s Choice Awards has the most random categories including: Favorite Face of Heroism (Jennifer Lawerence, The Hunger Games), Favourite Sci-Fi / Fantasy Show […]

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Playlist For a Dreary Day

Today Vancouver was dark and dreary. On rainy days its best to listen to songs that slowly build. The playlist below features songs that start slow but explode into sound. It is not about the eruption but the slow building of separate parts that creates the beautiful melody. These songs will help keep a smile on your […]

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Stephen Colbert, Mandy Patinkin and Michael Stipe Sing

This beautifully random video came into my life as I was checking Twitter on my way home from work. Simon Pegg mentioned Michael Stipe which sent me to Google. It’s Christmas Carol week on The Colbert Report, and different guests are coming together to sing carols. On December 12th, Stephen Colbert along with guest Mandy […]

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Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town and Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town Made in 1970, this Christmas special features the voices of: Fred Astaire and Mickey Rooney. The story, based on the song written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie, shows Santa’s beginning and the tradition of bringing presents to children on Christmas. Using the stop motion animation called “Animagic,” […]

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Hooked

Mayer Hawthorne‘s first album “A Strange Arrangement” has been kicking around my iTunes for some time. It’s a great album, he has smooth voice, horns and backup singers. I found him through a recommendation page featured in a magazine like Entertainment Weekly. One day last year Starbucks gave away his new single ‘Hooked,’ and Mayer […]

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Public Records

Public Records is the perfect resource for independent artists. The website will help artists sell their music – giving them more of the profits than a label – and the blog helps to promote artists. I am interning for the blog, writing, reviewing and interviewing. Below is the first review I did for the site, Aidan Knight’s […]

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Old Friends

I love putting my iTunes on shuffle, you never know what is going to pop up. This can be helpful in many ways: in deleting songs you dislike, finding songs you used to be obsessed with or in this case becoming acquainted with your next favourite. “Old Friends” was written by Paul Simon and is […]

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West Coast

The day has finally arrived. Today begins the week long road trip out to Vancouver. Posts will be a little spotty this week but I’ll try and update about the drive and the sights. While I’m really excited to see Vancouver, and everything between, I’m slightly nervous. It will be an amazing adventure, and hopefully […]

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