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Music Monday: North American Independence Special

Actually, this really has nothing to do with either Independence Day in the United States or Canada Day in … I forget which country that is. The real theme of this #MM is quirky artists and songs. So, get your inner Zooey Deschanel in gear and enjoy.

Music Monday: Nerd Heaven

In which I gamely grasp at an internet icon’s coattails not specifically in order to cheaply manufacture hits for my blog but not entirely hating the idea either.

Music Monday: Princess Mononoke Suite

When some people hear the word anime, they think only of robots, ninjas, and girls with giant eyes, or Pokemon. Clearly such people are woefully unaware of genius anime – like that of Hayao Miyazaki.

Music Monday: JUNO Week, Tragically Not Hip

Last night’s ceremony marked the end of this year’s JUNO Awards, Canada’s apogee of annual music industry trophy-giving.  It was a night to remember but not for all the right things.

Music Monday: JUNO-bound Lindi Ortega

…there’s a second helping of Music Monday.  Up here in Canadialand, we have our own Grammy-type thing.  They are called the JUNO Awards.  And this year, they took my advice and turned their ears toward Lindi Ortega.

Music Monday: DubWars: First Strike

The following video is not safe for work.  The following video is not for the faint of heart.  The following video is not for the puritans.  The following video is not for those susceptible to epileptic conditions…

Music Monday: Quinticle

Feelin’ a bit askew these days. Lots of things on the go. Frankly, I’m tired of being in Photoshop and I felt like monkey-smacking the keyboard and making words’n’stuff. So, here are five tracks that are, collectively, genre-free and also not made by an Adobe product.

Music Monday: No, Not THAT Jesus.

I vow to restructure my life so I can get back to this blog but, for now, I can only manage the occasional drive-by blogging. Today’s Music Monday has me, once again, presenting one of my favourites.

Music Monday: Happy Birt’day, Bob

This is an empty intro paragraph about Bob Marley due to an utter lack of need for it.

Music Monday: Denny Schneidemesser

In a decidedly different vein, I’d like to introduce you to the music Denny Schneidemesser.  If you’ve spent enough time on the interwebz watching things like amateur YouTube films, you’ve probably heard his work before.

Merry Music Monday: Bringing Sexy Bach

Merry Merry and Happy Happy!  (I yoinked that line)  Now, try to NOT trample each other during the Boxing Day/Week/Festival sales.  Here’s a piece of classical music done not-so-classically.

The Culprit

Hmmmm...