Shoving Music Into a Cloud: My Life with Spotify

I constantly have some sort of music playing. In the background, in the foreground, in another room, it doesn’t matter, I want something playing at all times. Considering my Last.FM account passed 80,000 scrobbles recently, I’d say I have some pretty high demands of my music. In September of 2014, I decided to fully ditch […]

Friday Indie Feature / Vacationer

Like Now, Now, I saw Vacationer open for The Naked and Famous in Toronto. They seemed to have a ton of fans in the crowd and I could see why: their music sounds great and they put on a great show. From their Facebook page: The eastern seaboard’s foremost relaxation specialists have teamed up to […]

Friday Indie Feature / Now, Now

I saw Now, Now perform live when they opened for The Naked and Famous in Toronto. Tons of energy, great sound, and their album, Threads, is fantastic from start to finish. From their Wikipedia: Now, Now, formerly known as Now, Now Every Children and abbreviated NNEC, is an American indie rock band formed in Blaine, […]

The Naked And Famous in Concert: Better than their album!

Last night, I had the pleasure of seeing The Naked and Famous in concert. They quickly became one of my favourite bands when their record, Passive Me, Aggressive you, kept me hooked from start to finish. Live? They’re incredible. They played every song from their album as well as a new song and a b-side, […]

The Birth of #MixtapeTOSF

Magical things happen when you act on spontaneity. Example: On Sunday night, Lan and I had decided, to start sending each other mixtapes on a regular basis. Every week, we’d assemble a good lot of songs and sling them over. I thought it was great because I kill two birds with one stone: I get […]

YouTube: Copyright Hero?

Margaret Gould Stewart, the head of user experience over at YouTube explains the Content ID system over at YouTube, and mentions that the minute you upload some copyrighted material, the rights holders get to determine what happens to your video. Once again, not a huge fan of copyright protection being too far and overreaching, but […]

Featured Album Fridays / Field Music – Measure (2010)

This week on Featured Album Fridays, the 2010 album from Field Music – Measure. Here is the description of Field Music from their Last.FM: Field Music is an experimental pop band from Sunderland, UK, formed by brothers Peter and David Brewis and their schoolfriend, pianist Andrew Moore. They have recently reconvened after an extended hiatus […]

Soulful Sundays / Kenichiro Nishihara – Humming Jazz (2009)

This week on Soulful Sundays, the 2009 album from Kenichiro Nishihara – Humming Jazz. Wonderful album, very relaxing, along the same lines as I have been posting as of late (Nujabes, Woodblue, Smooth J, etc) and I really hope I can keep finding these kind of albums. The stream is below, enjoy!

Featured Album Fridays / Built By Snow – Mega (2009)

This week on Featured Album Fridays, the 2009 album from Built By Snow – Mega. Here is the description of Built By Snow from their Last.FM: Catchy keyboard rock with an explosion of velcro melodies and magnetic pop hooks that hit your brain like an Atari blasting out of a bazooka. Short and sweet! This […]