Favourite Albums of 2013

Embarassing, that almost half of 2014 has passed. I suppose I have been busy...

Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away Alela Dianne - About Farewell

Montreal Canadiens Legitimate Stanley Cup Contenders

In my opinion, this Montreal team has the best opportunity to win the Stanley Cup since 1992-93. The primary reasons are they have one of the best goalies in the game today, Carey Price and a legitimate blend of players needed for post season success.


Meisha!

In May we went to Humboldt and bought a german shepherd-black lab cross and named her Meisha. I was thrilled as I've wanted a dog for a decade. Meisha definitely has a strong willed nature and can be a handful, but she is also very smart and snuggly, not to mention a speedster.

Meisha has given a lot of joy to Tressa and I. We recently brought her to a dog park and all three of us thoroughly enjoyed the experience. She is almost 50lbs now and though we usually do not pick her up anymore the picture below is a fun one.


2013 Mogathon 10k in 55min

On Saturday, September 28th I ran the 10k event of the 2013 Saskatoon Mogathon in 55:10 which is over 5 minutes faster than at my previous 10k event in May.


Songs of the Day: Black Crowes and Frightened Rabbit

(turn up the speakers : )
Frightened Rabbit - Holy


The Black Crowes - I Ain''t Hiding


Spotlight Album
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (2008)

This album has been a staple of my music collection since it's release in 2008. I think it is one of Nick Cave's best albums. The album is moody and full of lyrical imagery. Dark, trancy at times such as on the track "Night of the Lotus eaters". The lyrics of this album are very strong and is what draws me back to it time and again. The track "Midnight Man" is an absolute gem:

Hold that chrysalis in your palm See it split and change It won't do you any harm It's just trying to rearrange

It was born to live a day Now it flies up from your hand It's beautiful It's the one they call your ever loving man

Wolves have carried your babies away Oh, your kids drip from their teeth The nights are long and the day Is bitter cold beyond belief...

...Close your eyes, sleep in him Dream of your lost sons and daughters Me, I'll raise up my dorsal fin And glide up and down the waters

The closing track "More news from nowhere" though just under eight minutes could go sixteen and I would be quite happy to listen to it all.


nick cave-midnight man

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Let no man fear to die we love to sleep all, And death is but the sounder sleep

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