We can go where we want to A place your friends will never find, ‘Cuz your friends don’t dance, and if they don’t dance Then they’re no friends of mine! “The Safety Dance” has a simple yet potent message, as well as a trippy, Lord-of-the-Rings-esque music video. Warning: this song worms its way into your […]Read more "More Musical Encounters: Men Without Hats!"
Here is XI’s “The Ghost” to start your week off right – and then hopefully no one can accuse you of having a case of the Mondays: . It has been a while since Mink and I have gone to a concert, so a friend’s suggestion of going to a random DJ set downtown is […]Read more "Random Musical Encounters: XI and Jimmy Edgar"
This is my 100th post for from.near.to.far! I offer my sincere thanks to everyone who reads my ramblings from time to time. Here is Simian Mobile Disco’s amazing “Seraphim,” from their new album Unpatterns, for some accompaniment: . This video is fascinating, and SMD themselves have this to say about the inspiration for the concept: […]Read more "Camp Bisco, Part IV: The Finale"
. Thursday 1. Get out of work at 1:00 p.m. because your work is awesome and always gets out early before a long weekend. Celebrate in style with some beers with colleagues at The Wheat Sheaf, one of Toronto’s oldest pubs, because it is so chill that you can learn the waitresses’ names, if you […]Read more "How to Have a Good Long Weekend"
A-Trak is a supremely talented DJ from Montreal who has gained a large and enthusiastic following over the past few years. He is notorious for winning the 1997 DMC World DJ Championship at age 15 – which is crazy – and he has only become more badass in the intervening decade and a half. So, […]Read more "Pour Some Duck Sauce on Me"
I mean nothing literal or malevolent by the title, mind you, but a Sackville housewarming party is not your typical lukewarm gathering punctuated by stale small talk and crusty jello-mold puddings. The line comes from the beginning of a song by Stars, called “Your Ex-Lover is Dead”: In short, Sackville weekends are nothing like Viennese […]Read more "Housewarming, the Sackville Way: Set Yourself on Fire"