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Visit Scenic Tofield

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.

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Know Your Bike!

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.

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Remembrance Day

(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

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The Top 10 Albums of 2015

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

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It’s Not Too Early To Call The Greatest Accordion Album of the Century

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

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Activity: Fake Christmas Songs

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

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This is also a music blog now, I guess

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

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Taking a Step Back

Hello internet! I’m writing you from Guadalajara, Mexico, where I am studying until June. I’d like to say thank you to the absolutely startling uptick in viewership of this blog, especially considering that now I am basically unable to post … Continue reading

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There’s Not Always A Lot To Do In The Himalayas

I painted this probably 4 years ago. It’s one of the only things I’ve ever painted. And I gave up on the paint and finished it with a sharpie marker. It might my favorite thing that I’ve ever made.

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Retropost: Why I Failed Japanese Class

reason 1: spent too much time re-illustrating the textbook this post dredged up from 2007.

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