31.12.10

Current Musical Gold: Installment 16

Current Musical Gold: Installment 16 (in no particular order)
1. Battle of One - 30 Seconds to Mars
2. Crows + Locusts - Brooke Fraser
3. Winter Winds - Mumford and Sons
4. I Don't Know - Lisa Hannigan
5. Bad Guy - Wiz Khalifa
6. Bare Witness ft. Babu - Slum Village
7. Dead Man Walking - The Script
8. 16 Military Wives - The Decemberists
9. Wildflower - Ghostface Killah
10. C.R.E.A.M. - Wu-Tang!

Coming at you from the lovely city of Kingston. PEACE!

30.12.10

Things I appreciate about you: Installment 2

This is the way life goes. The ebb and flow of our existence in this earth is meant to be lived in the present – those who live in the past miss out and end up being miserable because they can’t see past their memories to experience the beauty of life as it is. That’s the attitude that I’ve adopted towards life, odd as it may seem. Those who transcend that perspective and force themselves to be remembered and cared for in my conscious mind are the few and the special. And somehow, in the tumultuous shitstorm that has encompassed my last three years, you were never far from my mind. Funny how things work.

29.12.10

Things I appreciate about you: Installment 1

I think what I appreciate about you the most is that you’re real. I think what I hate most about the world is that it’s fake. Not THE world, but our world. We live in a fake-ass world where we watch fake shows and eat fake food and girls want fake bodies and guys want girls to get fake bodies and we have fake personalities and exude fake cheerfulness and fake happiness and it’s just a big orgy of fake and bullshit copulating to a Nickelback soundtrack. Those who remain real and true to themselves are, in my humble but correct opinion, the true heroes of our time, because they are fighting a silent revolution that nobody can see.

28.12.10

Things learned on December 28, 2010

I really might just get by in life on this whole writing thing.

27.12.10

Things learned on December 27, 2010

Nobody is entitled to anything. Ever.

Myself so very much included.


Beautiful.

26.12.10

Things learned on December 26, 2010

Two things I'm not particularly partial to:
1) crowds
2) shopping

Two things that Boxing Day at the mall consists of:
1) crowds
2) shopping

Two things I will never do on Boxing Day again:
1) go to the mall
2) eat at food court vendor with the smallest lineup

Two words that describe being back alone in Ottawa:
1) sucks
2) balls

22.12.10

Current Musical Gold: Installment 15 CHRISTMAS EDITION!

For those who consider Christmas music before December 15 an aberration, I'm with you. However, my Cuddly Kitten Pals calendar (no joke, mom bought it at night market) tells me that a) it is Dec. 22, and b) that means we are full-steam ahead with the Christmas tuneage. So without further adieu, here is a special edition of "Current Musical Gold", starring wonderful Christmas music that you may or may not know from spectacular artists whom you may or may not know.

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Current Musical Gold: Installment 15 CHRISTMAS EDITION (in no particular order)
1. Christmas in Hollis - Run DMC
2. World Christmas - R. Kelly
3. Come Thou Fount - Sufjan Stevens
4. Ghetto Santa - Spyder-D
5. I Celebrate The Day - Relient K
6. The Wisdom of Snow - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
7. Christmas Only Comes Once A Year - MxPx
8. Joseph's Lullaby - MercyMe
9. So This Is Christmas - Eagles
10. Something About Christmas Time - Bryan Adams
11. Away In A Manger - Bright Eyes
12. The Bones Of Winter - Said the Whale

Merry Christmas fam.

21.12.10

Current Musical Gold: Installment 14

"I like music. It defines life, love, and everything in between. I also happen to have an abnormally ridiculous amount of music in my possession, most of which I listen to very very rarely because I have a tendency to overplay. As in, overkill. As in, when I'm feeling a song I will play that tuneage over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again until I am either sick of it, or it is inducted into my special itunes playlist simply titled LEGENDARY. Many songs have come and gone; only the chosen few have made it to LEGENDARY status. Every so often, because I like to share music that is good, I will post the tracks that I am feeling at the moment - the ones that are on trial to make it to LEGENDARY. Hopefully in this manner, you, my readers, will be able to expose yourself to a broader variety of good music. And who knows - maybe it'll even make your LEGENDARY."

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Current Musical Gold: Installment 14 (in no particular order)
1. Orphans, Kingdoms - Brooke Fraser
2. Lullaby for Ghosts - Musk Ox
3. The MC - KRS-One
4. Southbound Train - Jon Foreman
5. Too Soon - Hey Ocean!
6. Juliette - Hollerado
7. Real Game - Shad
8. Merry Christmas, Here's To Many More - Relient K
9. Silent Night/Away In A Manger - Relient K
10. In Like A Lion (Always Winter) - Relient K
11. I Celebrate The Day - Relient K

...can you tell "Let it snow baby... let it reindeer" is on repeat right now? Haaaaah, RK is timeless.

Special Christmas playlist coming soon. PEACE!

18.12.10

These freaking kids

are what give me hope for tomorrow. They are SUCH a blessing.



17.12.10

A glimpse at the heart



Find me another Canadian province/city/town that has as much pride as Sask-folk do. I dare you.

10.12.10

Things learned on December 10, 2010

Glamourizing death is futile. It is death, and as much as we may dress it up with flowers and headstones, it is death.

The bulldozer backs my claims.

9.12.10

Things learned on December 9, 2010

We were all placed on earth to shine. Be it individually or in tandem with others, the potential to create light exists in all of us. That is how we were created, or evolved, as some of you might think. I see the validity in your opinions.

The problem, at least as I see it, is that too often those who are meant to shine individually, to discover their magic on their own, are held down by their relationships with others. We are meant for connection; this much is true. But at what expense should the individual maintain relationships? At the expense of their personal light? Is that not depriving the world from experiencing whatever excellence has been preordained for this being?

Something to think about.

8.12.10

Affirmation

Yesterday my grandma told me she was proud of me.

Me, the journalist. Me, the poet. Me, the curly-haired, dark-skinned, skateboarding misfit of the Tse clan.

I may be the strangest leaf on the family tree, but shoot, at least I'm still on the tree.

6.12.10

Stream of consciousness



This is what hip-hop was made for.

2.12.10

Current Musical Gold: Installment 13

"I like music. It defines life, love, and everything in between. I also happen to have an abnormally ridiculous amount of music in my possession, most of which I listen to very very rarely because I have a tendency to overplay. As in, overkill. As in, when I'm feeling a song I will play that tuneage over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again until I am either sick of it, or it is inducted into my special itunes playlist simply titled LEGENDARY. Many songs have come and gone; only the chosen few have made it to LEGENDARY status. Every so often, because I like to share music that is good, I will post the tracks that I am feeling at the moment - the ones that are on trial to make it to LEGENDARY. Hopefully in this manner, you, my readers, will be able to expose yourself to a broader variety of good music. And who knows - maybe it'll even make your LEGENDARY."

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Current Musical Gold: Installment 13 (in no particular order)
1. Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
2. One Voice - Wailin' Jennys
3. Just A Dream (Cover) - Sam Tsui and Christina Grimmie
4. Wandering Alone - Belle & Sebastian
5. Pilgrimage - Daniel Wesley
6. Second Coming - Wu-Tang Clan
7. Who Dat - J.Cole
8. Green Spandex - Xavier Rudd
9. Broken Wings - Tupac
10. I've Always Loved You - Third Day
11. Red Belt - Tegan & Sara

T-minus four days. Be good, be gold.

1.12.10

Hello December!

It much as I thoroughly enjoyed (and appreciated) 30/30... WOW it feels good to not to have write something.