Archive for 2017

Northern Wind | City & Colour | Song Of The Quarter | Q3 2017

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

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This song is #12 on my “most played” songs in iTunes.  The lyrics haunt me in a good way.  Just love the sound of Dallas.  3 years ago today… it played in a earbud against a wall…  After the song finished she could take her hands off the wall.  I needed the entire song to figure out how she kissed and I needed a head-start.  As the story goes… Two hours later… we went for drinks and left being in front of  that wall.  What a fucking crazy night.  Mind blown.

So for the entire length of the song… I could stand there and kiss her and all she could do is stand against a wall with her hands to her sides.  Did I mention it was the first time I met her in person…

I’m late picking my song of the quarter this year.  We will call this Q3 of 2017.  I still can’t decide on a song that represents my 2nd quarter of 2017… I will think of that one and update the blog.

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“Northern Wind”

You’re the Northern Wind
Sending shivers down my spine
You’re like fallen leaves
In an autumn night

You’re the lullaby
That’s singing me to sleep
You are the other half
You’re like a missing piece

Oh my love
Oh my love
Oh my love
You don’t know
What you do to me

You are all four seasons
Rolled into one
You’re like the cold December snow
In the warm July sun

I’m the jet black sky
That’s just before the rain
Like the mighty current
Pullin’ you under the waves

Oh my love
Oh my love
Oh my love
You don’t know
What you do to me

I’m the darkest hour
Just before the dawn
And I’m slowly sinking
Into the slough of despond

Like an old guitar
Worn out and left behind
I have stories left to tell
They’re of the healing kind

Oh my love
Oh my love
Oh my love
If I could just
Find you tonight
If I could just find you tonight
Oh my love

Do do do [x5]

Links to Past Selected Songs Of The Year:

Black Oak | Because It’s There | 2017 | Q2

Bahamas | Lost In The Light | 2017 | Q1

Ry X | Berlin | 2016 | Q4

Leon Bridges | Coming Home + Better Man | 2016 | Q3

Japandroids | House That Heaven Built | 2016 | Q2

Passenger | Rolling Stone | 2016 | Q1

Kris Orlowski | Carolina + Believer | 2015 | Q4

Novo Amor | Holland | 2015 | Q3

Ben Howard | Gracious | 2015 | Q2

Ben Howard | Time Is Dancing | 2015 | Q1

Vancouver Sleep Clinic feat. Raury | Superfly | 2015 | Bonus Song To Start The Year

We Were Promised Jetpacks | It’s Thunder And Lighting | 2014

Ivan + Alyosha | The Fold | 2013

Ben Howard | The Fear | 2012

Passenger | The Last Unicorn | 2011

The Pacific Coast Trail

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

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i honestly don’t know if i could complete such a journey.  i could not imagine what it would be like to complete this.

This is not a beautiful hiking video | A Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike from Peter H on Vimeo.

“This is not a beautiful hiking video. It’s more about heat, pain, hunger, mountains, lakes, sweat, dirt, freedom, and friendship. Actually, it’s about walking. A long distance. For a long time.”

Watch Peter’s journey on the PCT above.

Below watch a great little 40min doc.  It’s inspiring.  I could not imagine hiking it in 4-6 months and push yourself.  I would love to have the chance to hike it with my kids but realistically that is almost impossible.  How someone pushes hard and then over time gains more mental and physical strength to complete such a journey.

Completed | List3 | #19 of 101 Things To Do In 1001 Days | iPhone For My Daugher

Monday, June 26th, 2017

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Recently, I picked up an iPhone for my Daughter which was long overdue.  With that the magical wifi suddenly appeared at home where they live and opened up the iron curtain.  This allows her to be free with communication between her friends and her and also more importantly with them for me.  I also have my older iPhone to my son since his iPod magically disappeared for many weeks after he was able to connect it to wifi at home.  It magically reappeared.  Anyways… he has my old iPhone to log into wifi at home to message me which has been sweet.

I broke out my Daughter from school one day and we went to the mall to pick up her phone and set it up and download the apps she wants and we hit “bucks” to get a fancy whipped cream drink.

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Spotify | Playlists | The Standard Morning + Afternoon Playlists

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

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You can find me here.

Downloading the MAC or WINDOWS desktop version is sweet.  Easy to listen to music when you are on the computer at home working and surfing.  Spotify is free.  Other blog posts with posts featuring some playlists can be found here.

Here is the introduction to some of my playlists.

Morning Mixes:

6AM Vibe:  Consists of the quiet peaceful songs of the morning when you don’t want to talk and maybe lie in bed a bit till you have to get up.  These songs is a smaller cross section of what I’m currently listening to when I first get up.

8AM Vibe:  Ok coffee is made and I’m puttering and the songs are still quiet but they have an ever so lightly kick to them.  It’s safe to talk since the coffee is poured.  If you dig this mix you can follow it on Spotify.  Feel free to drop me a line if you fall in love with an Artist or a song.

Afternoon Mixes:

12PM Vibe:  Ok time to get shit done a little.  Windows are open and these songs are faster and perfect for the start of the midday.  These smaller vibe playlists is more of my current mix that is tighter.  You can also steam the radio version of the Afternoon mixes that is over 10 hours of music.  More like putting on the radio and hitting shuffle is a must.  You can find that on my spotify playlists.

 

On my profile… I have over 40 different playlists.  Find me… follow me or just follow some playlists you want to add into your profile so you have access to them.

 

 

 

Making | Minimalism | The Film

Monday, May 8th, 2017

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what a wonderful little doc.  simple and powerful.  i found Matt who directed and filmed it inspiring how he tackled this project.  he created a little series about the film and i wanted to share it.

the film is on netflix so please get a chance to share it.  they visited Toronto for a special little screening.

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you can view the trailer and watch the little segments about the making of the film.

 

Spotify | Explore | Music To Clear Your Head

Monday, April 10th, 2017

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Here is a playlist for exploring when you want to clear your head or go for a long walk at night.

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explore, hike, when there is fog, bedtime, drift, dream, hope, remember the past and be thankful.