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I Like This: They Call Me Rico

Call Quentin Tarantino.  This has to be in his next movie.  If he doesn’t like it, notify David Lynch. Check out more on They Call Me Rico here.. more

Another Update on Nickelback’s Detroit Problem

With a week to go before the big Thanksgiving Day gave between Detroit and Green Bay, Nickelback is still scheduled to perform at halftime before a national audience. This is potentially very important for them because their new album, Here and Now, comes out on Tuesday and next Friday is, of course, Black Friday, the [&hellip.. more

Worst Use EVER of a Smiths Song

How many kids--many even you--wept in their room at night, bereft overt...something while listening to the Smiths' "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want"?  Millions must have taken solace in tho.. more

Five Songs for Remembrance Day

[This is my column in today's Metro newspapers. - AC] The solemnity of November 11 should never be forgotten.  Our thoughts turn to the fallen and to the families they left behind.  Here’s a playlist of songs that commemorat.. more

Congrats to 54-40

54-40 has been slugging it out for over 30 years now.  In fact, they’ve been around for a lot longer than just about any other Canadian band you care to mention, including the Tragically Hip.  And if you.. more

Metallica: Lulu’s a Stiff. Now What?

After months of hype and teasing, the Metallica/Lou Reed collaboration called Lulu had landed with a splat. The biggest metal band in the world has an even bigger turkey on their hands t.. more

A 3D Peter Gabriel Concert…for Your iPhone?

Apparently, yes. A company called Spacial View spends all its time on 3D content delivery and “auto-stereoscopic display technologies.”  Together with Eagle Rock Entertainment, they’re distributing a 3D version of Peter Gabriel’s New Blood Live in London concert film.   On the iPhone.  No silly glasses required, either. Gabriel, who has been into cutting-edge.. more

I Like This: HiFi Phantom

My mysterious friend, the Lonely Vagabond, passes along this one.  HiFi Phantom features members from both of Canada’s coasts but coalesced in Toronto. All at Sea by HiFi Phantom.. more

Hipsters! Something Darker Than Black Has Been Invented!

If your wardrobe is monochromatically uniform and you’re just wearing black until something darker comes along, that day has arrived. A new nanomaterial that absorbs 99% of the light shon upon it (ultraviolet, visible, infrared and far-infrared) has been invented by NASA.  It is blacker than black.  They plan to use it on satellites and [&hellip.. more

Turn Your iPhone into a Retro Cassette Player

Miss your Walkman?  Then turn your iPhone/iPod Touch into a retro cassette player. AirCasstte takes CoverFlow from your iTunes music library and displays a running cassette in place of the same old cover artwork.  You get something that looks like this spinning on the screen: Even rewind and fast-forward are replicated.  You can also choose [&hellip.. more


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