Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Weekly Update: Time Lapses

Music: The Most Serene Republic
Ever since I came across this Milton band through an iTunes song of the day in 2007, I haven't been able to shake their weird-but-wonderful sound. Can't wait to see them tonight at the Horseshoe Tavern as well. I love the fact that the lead singer also plays trombone, too!

One of the coolest things I found about their new album is that the posted the entire thing to SoundCloud when it released. Hear my favourite song off the new album Mediac below:



Accomplishment:
Somehow, I managed to make pulled pork and stir fry, go to two parties and an improv show, sign up for Hebrew lessons, go to St. Catharines, and get food poisoning in one weekend. It was a mammoth weekend.

Goal:
I have a ton of time off coming with which I really have no idea what to do, so by gosh I am going to finish the Brew Beer Drink Beer graphic for my friend. That's it! Gotta get it done.

Random Thought:
I have been really into SoundCloud DJ mixes of late. They give me a showcase into the musical interests of musicians I like, and introduce me to new music. But I realized that what I think I like best about them is the way the producers mix the songs together. While intros and outros of music are certainly necessary, I often feel like they're only part of the song because they have to be. This of course is not the case for all music, but some songs (especially pop) could do without the intro or outro and still be a good song. I guess I like mixes because they eliminate the hellos and goodbyes of music. To put it poetically.

Inspiration:
Finally, finally the company where I work moved into a new office. We are now on the 14th floor of a 16-storey building at Bloor and Church and it's really not as bad as I originally thought! I had low expectations and I was pleasantly surprised. I don't even have a window seat, but the view is floor to ceiling so it's really amazing. Check out the timelapse video my coworker took yesterday morning (it was a foggy day).

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