Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Album of the day: Hayden - The Place Where We Lived

Dave Morris review: http://www.eyeweekly.com/music/ondisc/article/61546

Review: http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/review+Hayden+Place+Where+Lived/1632671/story.html

"Indeed, on much of the record, Hayden almost sounds like Tom Petty singing with his Travelling Wilburys, a radical departure for a musician known as a hermit recording artist."

Review: http://www.panicmanual.com/2009/06/04/quick-review-hayden-the-place-where-we-lived-2009-hardwood-records/

"I guess the banjo infused “Let’s Break Up” is a nice little tune that could be a soundtrack to some CBC small town drama show that will get cancelled in about 4 months."


Download and listen: Hayden - Let's break-up

BTW, last year's Hayden release "In Field and Town" is really worth listening to as a Hayden fan... a departure from traditional Hayden... but not too much! The Place Where We Lived isn't as country/folk as advertised... but the Cuff the Duke backing band music is a delight and definitely comes through.

No tour dates announced (for NXNE or otherwise) for Hayden or Cuff the Duke.

Read a book tonight.


From: http://dicampbell.wordpress.com/2009/05/27/why-i-want-to-write-books-reason-3/

Unfair refs

From Deadspin: http://deadspin.com/5279011/economists-confirm-that-nba-referees-are-biased

An academic study concludes that NBA zebras "tend to favor home teams, teams trailing in a game and teams trailing in a playoff series." Also, the team getting 10 points when Tim Donaghy is involved.


Good article.

...But the same study found that NBA referees tend to favor home teams, teams trailing in a game and teams trailing in a playoff series...

So, NBA refs act like a Nintendo Wii. Fair enough.

More Milwaukee...

(Not my picture)

On our way back to Toronto, Jer and I saw a quadruple rainbow. Yeah, a quadruple rainbow... just looking into the physics of it...




Of course, it could have been a dream.. I don't quite remember for sure... 22 hours in a car over a weekend will do that to you.

Bike Rack.

Anna takes all credit for this one.

I really like how it works... using gravity and weight distribution. Very harmonious.

The inside bowl could also be used for a helmet and gloves...