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The Dark Is Rising ( Mercury Rev Cover ) (Cassette Demo 2002)

Here is a lo-fi cassette demo I recorded in 2002, a cover of Mercury Rev‘s song, The Dark Is Rising. I’m feeling nostalgic for cassette tape motor hum. Composed by: Jonathan Donahue, Sean “Grasshopper” Mackowiak and Jeff Mercel

Put Your Best Food Forward

Recent documentaries such as Food Inc. (2008) and Fresh (2009) deconstruct and expose how industrialized food manufacturing is affecting our global environment, health, economy and workers’ rights; Fresh goes a step further by providing ideas on how to re-invent our food system in a more sustainable way. Food Forward, the registered not-for-profit organization based in […]

Social Change Is Upon Us

With the advent of Facebook and Twitter over the last four years, the world has experienced a social awakening in ways never before imagined. Transparent communication and information sharing has changed and continues to change how we see our planet. Our first two years on Facebook brought us shared baby photos, vacation snapshots, home renovation […]

The Light Of Love And Rockets

From an early age until college and, living in Sarnia, Ontario, I subsisted on a diet of mainstream superhero comics, lost in a state of post-puberty but presexual suspended animation, where costumed fantasy, simplistic moral tales, and righteous, ham-fisted battle sequences, preferably inked by Terry Austin, were easily digested and understood. In my teenage orientation […]

April After All ( Ron Sexsmith Cover ) 10.20.09

I love songs that sound melancholy but have hopeful, uplifting lyrics. They make me feel good. Whenever I hear such a song, I feel like someone else “gets it”, gets life, in all its complexities. Ron Sexsmith is a master at connecting to the human condition, marrying moody chord progressions that are in sync with […]

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