Author Archives: Jesse Conlang
Maybe the most legendary prank in Alberta history. Media: Permanent Marker on T-shirt. You’re welcome for the free advertising, Mountain Equipment Co-op.
Years ago I designed this poster. Slightly less years ago fantastic human Kirk Mitchell turned it into, like a real-looking poster. Now they are for sale through the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters. 100% factual labels for bike parts. Very useful.
(a slightly different version of this post appeared on my facebook page last year.) The neighbourhood where I grew up has been a community of German immigrants since the before it was even part of Edmonton, back when the cycling … Continue reading
There’s this weird thing about music appreciation, where, in our cultural reaction to emotional and subjective pieces of art, we sort music into lists. The 100 best guitar players of all time, best albums of 1975, top 5 track 1 … Continue reading
Quick, what music do you remember from 2001? This song broke records that year, and until I started doing research for this article, I had forgotten about it. I find music is harder to forget than it is to remember, … Continue reading
I’ve been working retail during the most christmassy time of the christmas. Constant Christmas music has rotted my brain. Without using google, guess which of these songs are real and which ones are fake. Takin’ Care of Christmas – Bachman … Continue reading
Let’s talk about a funny thing that I hate. That video by the Axis of Awesome is legitimately hilarious deconstruction of I-V-vi-IV, probably the most common chord change in popular music. It’s well done, and I really like the goofy … Continue reading
Now that the votes have been counted, the victory champagne and consolation whiskey sipped, and the school gymnasiums returned to their regular functions, it’s time to get some serious analysis on one of the most important issues of the 2015 … Continue reading