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Evergreen ( Paul Williams Barbra Streisand Cover ) 05.07.11

I was a Streisand fan from as far back as I can remember. You either are or you aren’t with Barbra Streisand. I am. My first exposure to her as a child in the 1970s, occurred when the afternoon movie programs on local Detroit television stations—our closest network feed, living 55 miles north across the […]

Mix It Up With The NFB

The National Film Board of Canada‘s ongoing digital transformation is astonishing. The home of iconic Oscar-winning films from Canada’s past—like Neighbours and Churchill’s Island—has been digitizing its assets for years, and now has a huge library from seven decades of existence to view for free online. All the classic NFB films familiar to Canadians are […]

Waltz #1 ( Elliott Smith Cover ) 08.25.09

This is one of the saddest, rawest, most haunting songs I know. And cinematically angry. I was turned onto Elliott Smith‘s music when the XO album came out in 1998. My friend Nobu loaned me some of his earlier albums, as he was a huge fan already. I couldn’t help but be a little disturbed […]