Category Archives: music

The Best of 2014

As it did in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, the year came and went and I didn’t consume nearly as much popular culture as I would have liked. (Though some would say – despite my regrets – I consumed far, far too much.) Though no one will care at all and my taste is, by most [...]

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The Politics of Dancing: Dance movies are pacifist kung fu films (and other unformed thoughts on Step Up)

‘At its best, Saturday Night Fever gets at something deeply romantic: the need to move, to dance, and the need to be who you’d like to be. Nirvana is the dance; when the music stops, you return to being ordinary.’ – Pauline Kael
‘People dance because dance can change things. One move can bring people together. [...]

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The Best of 2012

In 2010 and 2011, I hastily slapped together ‘best of’ lists. Once again I find myself at the beginning of January with regrets I didn’t have more time to read more comic books, watch more movies or discover more music. (I particularly need to read more comic books; I’ve become stuck in old habits.)
So, despite [...]

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Scoring The Dead Kid Detective Agency

Ever dream about the musical score for your book? Well, Aaron Chan, a Langara College student, made it so I no longer need to dream. I was astonished and flattered when this came up in my Google Alerts:
My final project for my Children’s Lit English class at Langara College. Using Evan Munday’s fantastic novel, The [...]

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