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This weeks TGIF is a long one to make up for last week. Happy Easter, all!
- Patti Smith Announces New Album - Hell yes! If there is one woman in music I aspire to be like, it’s Patti Smith. Can’t wait for new music from her.
- Dr. John’s Unlikely New Partner I saw them together at Bonnaroo, so I can’t say I’m surprised. This is gonna be awesome.
- LISTEN: Zeus, “A Strong Mind” If you don’t have their album yet, here’s another reason why you should.
- WATCH: Three guys paint a room by head banging That must have been fun to wash out of their hair.
- The 20 Best Indie Rock Madonna Covers I like these better than her originals.
- ‘Shameless’ Music Supervisor on the Show’s Devotion to Indie Rock Love hearing about the process music supervisors have for choosing songs (this was once my career goal in life). Shameless is a fucking funny show too.
- My life is ‘hell’: Robert Wilkinson, Bohemian Rhapsodist LOL. This guy, oh man.
- Toronto Street Food Project Support this, please!!!
- An open letter to those who elected Rob Ford You tell em.
- CBC to cut jobs, programs over next 3 years This sucks, but I guess it’s true that it could have been even worse.
- 5 Harsh Realities of Making a Living Online So much truth.
- Six Reasons Small Talk Is Very Important and How To Get Better At It I’ll be the first to admit I suck at small talk, but it is so damn important. I’m working on it.
- 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy Solid advice.
- How Yoga Teaches Us To Multitask Better This reminds me of why I’m getting back to practicing after putting it off for far too long.
- Wanted: people who can write, edit It’s interesting to see how short form blogging like Tumblr and Twitter have created a lack in full on bloggers, it’s certainly easier to just stick to 140 characters, but if you’re looking for a job, blogging is a great skill to have.
- I Hereby Resign Great letter about why asking to see an employees Facebook is a very bad idea.
- Small Apartment People Problems: My Kitchen Is Next to My Bathroom My bathroom is beside my kitchen, not within it, so I don’t have quite this bad a problem (especially since I don’t really cook), but I do understand and relate to the peril of a small apartment, it is annoying.
- 5,000 Books Pour Out of a Building in Spain Awesome exhibit.
- The Incredible Apartments That Have Swimming Pools Instead of Balconies I dream of living there.
- Finally, this Google April Fool’s prank was pretty damn funny (especially LL Cool J’s cameo):
According to Google I’m an 18-24 year old male, which isn’t too surprising since I’m only slightly older and I guess people who visit music websites a lot are usually young males? My aim with TTRO is to make music nerding less of a mans game, but it is what it is.
This is all thanks to Google merging all their privacy policies into one – giving you no real privacy so they can better target ads at you. Want to know how old/what gender Google thinks you are? Peep their creepy new stalking page to find out.
Let me know how off they are in the comments.
- Maybe it takes losing the things we take for granted for us to realize their importance? On no longer hating rob ford.
- If you have yet to grab this, it’s worth checking out - Tribute to Nirvana’s Nevermind.
- So this is cute (perfect for a date night). Food/music blog Turntable Kitchen makes a Pairings Box of curated music and food delivered to your door every month for only 25$ shipping included. (It’s US only for now though, damn).
- An album cover that used a photo of the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11. Too far? Yep.
- Interesting keynote address from Roger McNamee on being a musician in the digital age.
- There’s been a lot of talk lately about why b(r)ands should not join Google+ (which I am on, scroll down my sidebar to add me!)
- A 1971 issue of Life magazine with a spread on rock stars with their parents!
- Solid advice on how to advance your career in the music business. Especially love the point about surrounding yourself with winners. There are a lot of very negative people in the industry that will bring you down with them.
- Hilarious and super accurate infographic on the state of the internet right now.
- A great article that explains why musicians should seek guidance on their social media presence. It isn’t just about signing up to every network, you need to use the right tools for your b(r)and.
- Before you ever pitch me your bands music, read this.
- YouTube has created a massive 70 page guide to being successful on YouTube. A must reed if you upload any content there.
- Facebook has created something similar for musicians, a 40 page playbook on how to successfully promote through Facebook.
- Here’s a simpler version of the above if you don’t have time for that (but you should make time for it).
- Why vinyl pressing plants keep raising red flags.
- What do you think of the strange Broken Social Scene video for Sweetest Kill? Seems the band has differing opinions.
- 54 life lessons 14 years of travel taught me. This is a must read.
So, I remember when street view was released in the States, and I remember being quite annoyed that we didn’t have it in Canada as my American friends would link me to their humble abodes. It took long enough but it is finally here. Apparently concerns with privacy led to the continued delay of releasing it, and I can understand that to a point but, considering it has been up and running in tons of other major cities without much issue, it seemed a bit ridiculous to me. And hey if you do find anything that breaches privacy you can always easily report it by clicking the “report a problem” link on the bottom left of any image.
As of right now it is not all over Canada, and I wonder if it ever will be considering eighty percent of this country is vast nothingness. I have a sneaking suspicion that the upcoming Vancouver Olympics are a large reason why Canada has finally been included in the action, considering Tourism BC and the City of Vancouver are listed as partners. Heritage Toronto is also listed, so you can go here to explore some famous parts of the Big Smoke.