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Jun21

Check out this new video from Radiohead's From the Basement Session. Thom doesn't go all out like he does in Lotus Flower, but still some good head bobbing moves! What's your favorite Radiohead song?

 

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Apr22

This passive ceramic amplifier is nothing short if breathtaking! Designed by Italian designers en&is, it combines brilliant modern lines with old school methods of amplification. Built for iPhone and iPod, it has no mechanics what-so-ever.

 

{via Design Boom}

 

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Mar21

I love this story! Not because of the way it started, with UCLA student Alexandra Wallace's rant, but because of my new hero Jimmy Wong's response. 

Alexandra, filled with frustration because of all the Asian people in the library talking on their cell phones, decide that the best way to vent would be through a Youtube video. Bad move! 

Enter Jimmy Wong! His video response is super smart, funny and it gets the point across. It's an amazing lesson in dealing with haters. You don't have to stoop to their level. Just do what you do and crush them with style and grace! And get 1.6 million views on Youtube!

Watch!

And here is the original rant from Miss Alexandra Wallace.

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Jan14

Sometimes the simplest things move you the most. Case and point.

Tonight - Director: Christian Haag from Lykke Li on Vimeo.

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Nov4

 

This is seriously the greatest Mashup I've ever heard.  My friend Alex played it for me last night, and I've become obsessed.   It's the creation of the French Frankenstein of Music Mike Yung (aka MIGHTY MIKE) ~ one of just over a hundred that he's done over the past ten years.   This one is hands down my favorite, but check out his blog for some other freaking amazing, totally-listenable-but-still-novel-at-a-party mixes.  

Mighty Mike's Blog in English

Mighty Mike's Blog in French

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Oct27

Giants of the Forest is an amazing new series from some people we don't know, but would love to get to know. A collaboration between hometown blog Vancouverisawesome.com and Amazing Factory Productions. They are obsessed with organic quality, such is evident with their first 2 projects with Redbird and David Vertesi. No effects, no smoke and no mirrors. That's their mantra! Just good artists, playing good music, in the forest. And we're totally down with that!

Here are the two videos from their series so far, and we will try and bring you more as time goes on. I have a feeling this is going to be a great series to watch for new talent.

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Oct25

There is so much good stuff happening here I can't figure out which thing I want to tell you guys about the most.   First of all, we've got these eight awesome indie pop/rockers donating their time and talents to second of all,  which is an album of so-catchy-you-should-go-out-and-buy-it-even-if-you-don't-have-kids children's songs called DO FUN STUFF which benefits the third of all, which is Smith Magenis Syndrome, an-entirely-under-studied developmental disorder, put together by fourth of all, which is photographer, blogger, and all around internet heartthrob extraordinaire, Ryan Marshall.

Which brings me to fifth of all,  which is the freaking amazing maternity series Ryan...

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Sep16

Love this video from Dawn Landes for her song "Young Girl."   Directed by the ever-creative Jon Watts.  

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Aug3

I'd been looking for the perfect album for summer and I've finally found it in Jeremy Fisher's Goodbye Blue Monday. His dreamy indie folk/pop is reminiscent of Paul Simon's early solo work (think Me & Julio or Kodachrome) but with its own distinctly Canadian flavour.

He'll be touring this Summer with Hannah Georgas, Aidan Knight and the members of Said the Whale as The Malahat Review, all playing each others songs. And all their songs are amazing, so don't miss it.

To hear more and fall in love, visit www.jeremyfishermusic.com

Photos: Jeremy Fisher at CBC Vancouver, July 7, 2010. Taken by Leigh Eldridge.

{Post by Leigh Eldridge for the Cargoh Street Team}

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Jul12

In a time where music can be edited, synthesized, computerized, and pretty much altered entirely, California duo Pomplamoose, is a breathe of fresh air. Pomplamoose (yes, that is French for grapefruit) is best known for their VideoSongs, a concept they define with two rules:

1. What you see is what you hear (no lip-syncing for instruments or voice).

2. If you hear it, at some point you see it (no hidden sounds). 

With their simple and unpretentious music, Pomplamoose proves they don't need all the glitz and glamour that a lot of...

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