Our World

Fundy Evening
Unfortunately, today I don't have a music video, or even a song. I promise the next post will have one of those. This time I want to share a video, part of a great series that I'm working my way through, and one I think everyone should watch. It's a great set of tools and information on Global Warming, and I know a lot of people are sick of hearing about it, but it's worth taking some time out to hear a bit more. The vidoes are well thought out, and I found them entertaining as well. Here is a good intro video, I hope everyone finds it as informative and interesting as I do.


Orange Time

Orange Time
A quick post today, and instead of just a song, I also have a video.

It is that time of year, the summer is over, now we have a wait until winter. Though the fall days are nice, crisp cool air, it always saddens me when summer is over. I always feel like I've let it get by without taking full advantage, and perhaps even more so this year. Now that I have a new bike, I've been getting out more though.

Still, here in PEI, the summer didn't really start until June, and it seemed to be pretty much over in late August, though we got a few weeks recently of low 20's daytime temperature. I biked as much as I could!

This weekend the gf and I are off to New Brunswick to hopefully get some biking and hiking done in Fundy National Park. We're staying at a B&B that my parents stayed at, and it should be an enjoyable weekend away.

Now, on to the tunes. This video is by one of my favorite bands, and it's my favorite song of theirs. They have a new album due hopefully early next year, and I also hope that they can tour out this way at some point. I'd love to see them. This is Wolf Parade, and their song I'll Believe in Anything.


Late Summer

Farmy Sights
I'm counting this as late summer, even though the weather is indicating otherwise. I miss the long late summer we get in Ontario.

CBC Radio 3 has done something cool. Starting late last week they started broadcasting live to the web. I think this is going to be seen as somewhat groundbreaking. I know a lot of stations simultaneously broadcast terrestrially and on the web, but radio 3 is doing it just for the web. Also, no commercials! :D Nothing but great commentary, and tons of great Canadian music.

Back I go to Amanda Putz, Tariq Hussain, Craig Norris, and up in a couple hours, Grant Lawrence. After that it's Lisa Christiansen, then Lauren Burrows. All of my favorites! :)

Before I go I'll leave another track to listen to. This is The Russian Futurists, described as space pop. It's a one man band, from Toronto, and unfortunately Matthew Hart won't be out east further than Montreal anytime in the listed tour dates. But here is his song, Let's Get Ready to Crumble.


Eagles and Music

Bad Day for Squiddie
I was obviously very happy to have captured an eagle pulling a squid out of Rustico Harbour. I don't think I need to say much more about this. It's motivating and depressing how much sometimes photography is being at the right place and right time, ready to take a picture. It's motivating because you don't always need to be a pro with the best gear and experience to get a great picture (in no way am I implying this is a great picture btw). It's depressing because you can put lots of time and money into this, and not have the chance to get something truly spectacular.

I've been pretty fortunate (insomuch as I believe in fortune, ie not at all) to have seen and captured some pretty cool things. The snowy owl, the whale, and the eagle. I guess a lot of it is just getting out there and shooting. Which is enjoyable, and half of the fun.

Music for this week is an artist I would love to see, in fact, I hope he'll be at the Halifax Pop Explosion in October. Enjoy this fun song by Buck 65:



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I am a bit disappointed that they combined the sci-fi and comic part, I guess because I never really got into comics.

However, I can sleep well at night again, knowing my status is unchanged. :D


Yellow Moon

Yellow Moon
So tonight is the Lunar Eclipse, but it looks like us out east are going to miss it. It starts around 6:55 for us, which is when the sun is just rising, so not only will it be light out, but the moon will also probably have set. Ah well, I've done some looking and the next eclipse that I'll be able to see is February 21. It will probably be chilly, but I'll try to get a picture then. :)

This was taken last night at Brackley Beach, PEI. The moon had just risen above the dunes and was quite a sight.


New Music Friday!

"Why Hello There"
For this week's musical selection, I am picking something a bit different. Have a listen to The Choir Practice's Red Fox. I don't know much about them, aside from the fact that they are a mixed group from out west. Enjoy!


New Music Thursday!

CBC Radio 3 has done something that makes me very happy. They now allow me to embed the R3 player in my page. I can also pick a song to have queue'd up, or a playlist. One of these days I'll add my playlist to the side, so if anyone wants to have a listen to what I'm finding interesting, it'll be there.

For now, I will post a single artist and song. If this works out, I will try to make this a weekly post. I hope you enjoy!

For this week, I want you to have a listen to someone who will be in PEI next month. He hails from Windsor, ON, and has a catchy twang I can't get out of my head. This is Ron Leary, and his song The Road In Between. (hit the play button to listen)

I can't wait to see him in September.


Grey Day

Grey Day
I'm going to attempt to write more in here again, my life is far from uninteresting, so some people may actually be interested in hearing about it.

Well, anytime you lose a pet it's a grey day. Trogdor was hit by a car and killed last night. Nothing much to add to that but how much it sucks. :(

Trogdor Slideshow



Snowfall Continuance
I had done some thinking about my earlier post about Trent University's slogan, and realized that I was wrong about my writeup about it. I had said that it wasn't true that the world belonged to those who understood it, but in fact, I have come to realize it does. I think those people who are running the world understand it the best, they understand how money runs everything, power is money, and they know how to keep power.

This is not good. It's such a gradual path to get to where we are now, no one step seems to be evil, but here we are, and I don't like where we're headed.


Alien World

Martian Landscape
Appologies for the bit of down time, it was not for the lack of things to say. I am bombarded daily with things I want to talk about, from eating to politics, my opinion will be heard.

For those not in the know, I have moved to PEI. After a busy christmas season with friends, family, and loved ones, I packed up all my belongings and treked east, with the huge help of my girlfriend, father, and brother. The move went smoothly and now I sit at my new job, Random Computer Guy for UPEI typing this post. I will start work soon, log into my 20 year old terminal program, and try to teach myself how things were done.

I hope everyones holiday was enjoyable, and that the new year brings happiness. I am sorry to all those I didn't get to see and say goodbye to before I left, I know there are lots of you, and I feel bad I wasn't able to say goodbye personally to each.