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Basia Bulat - It Can’t Be You

The beginning of April has been pretty concert heavy which is perfect for when I have to post on Saturdays.  On Thursday, I went to see The Head and the Heart.  Their opener was Basia Bulat, a Canadian folk singer-songwriter from Toronto, Ontario.  Now my friends have all told me about her beforehand and someone even sent me the albums so that I could give them a listen.  I liked it but I didn’t realize how amazing she was until I saw her live.

A relatively short blond woman got onto the stage and was accompanied by a bassist and a drummer.  No big deal.  She tuned a charango, which is a ukulele-sized 10 string instrument before beginning her first song.  And that was that.  I was in complete awe.  An amazing voice was accompanied by her amazing talent on the charango, guitar, keyboard, and even an autoharp .  Hell, I was so impressed by the autoharp, I almost posted Gold Rush simply because it featured it so much.  Instead, I picked It Can’t Be You based on her amazing work on the little instrument.  I actually read an article in where she actually learned how to play the instrument JUST for her newest album.  At one point, she stood away from the mics and performed acoustically for all of us in the packed concert hall.  Simply fantastic.

Bulat’s newest album, Tall Tall Shadowwas released in 2013 and she just finished up her Canadian tour.

I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday!

-Sherwin

I used to listen to Basia Bulat quite a bit, but she fell out of my musical rotation. Her performance on Thursday had me searching for all her stuff. So. Good. 

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Shadow of The Colossus

discovergames:

thatoneguy1721:

I want an updated ,graphically and mechanically, version of this game for ps4. With loot, npc’s, and stuff. Reblogg if your with me.

I’m trying to think of something I could possibly want less than this. I’m coming up empty.

I’d take a graphical overhaul if the mechanics were exactly identical to the original. No achievements, no extra bonus content nonsense. Just 4K-ready Colossi.

monetizeyourcat

Anonymous asked:

Whats your favorite meme

marxism-leninism-utenaism answered:

WHY YOU WANT MEME FOR DISCOURSE? IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH AS PROCURED FROM PHILOSOPHICAL TRADITION? YOU THINK NEEDS IMPROVEMENT? THEN MAYBE YOU FIND JOB WITH UNIVERSITY! YOU HAVE DRINKS WITH JUDITH BUTLER, TRADE STORY OF MANY PAPERS WRITTEN AND DETAILS OF SCHOOL FOR ENGINEERING!

OR MAYBE YOU NOT DO THIS. PROBABLY IS BECAUSE YOU NEVER CRITIQUE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION IN WHOLE LIFE. YOU LOOK AT FINE CRITICAL FRAMEWORK, THINK IT NEED CRAZY SHIT STICK ON ALL SIDES OF WEAPON. YOU HAVE DISEASE OF AMERICAN CAPITALIST, CHANGE THING THAT IS FINE FOR NO REASON EXCEPT TO LOOK DIFFERENT FROM COMRADE. YOU PUT CHEAP APPROPRIATION OF EVOLUTION THEORY ON ONE SIDE, YOU PUT BAD SCOPE OF AMERICAN MIDDLE WEST ON OTHER SIDE, YOU PUT FRONT PISTOL GRIP ON BOTTOM SO YOU ARE LIKE AMERICAN MOVIE GUY JOHN RAMBO. MAYBE YOU PUT SEX DILDO ON TOP TO FUCK YOURSELF IN ASSHOLE FOR MAKING SHAMEFUL TRAVESTY OF CRITICAL THEORY, NO?

DISCOURSE IS FINE. YOU FUCK IT, IT ONLY GET HEAVY AND YOU STILL NO HIT LARGEST SIDE OF BARN. GO TO FIRING RANGE, PRACTICE WITH MANY MAGAZINE OF CARTRIDGE. THEN YOU NOT NEED DUMB SHIT PUT ON SIDE OF PHILOSOPHY.

misamdry

misamdry:

wocinsolidarity:

After Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars selfie raised $1.5 million for an anti-seal hunt organization, Canada’s Inuit have started a new viral phenomenon — sealfies.

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Seal hunt proponents tweeted pictures of themselves decked out in sealskin clothes at DeGeneres Thursday.

"I…

If you want to talk about “atrocious” and “inhumane”, let’s talk about about the large-scale farming and cattle operations that are significantly more damaging environmentally and crueler to animals than the Canadian seal hunt. Let’s talk about the insane price of food up north, and systemic poverty, and the outright racism of this dumb campaign. Let’s talk about how this is is a culturally significant practise. Let’s talk about how this has zero impact on you, hosting a talk show in Los Angeles.

Let’s not talk, again, about how hunting baby seals was outlawed in 1987, how harp seals are listed as being of “least concern” on the IUCN conservation list, how this is, relative to other kinds of hunting, extremely sustainable and low impact. Know what’s horrible for the oceans? Overfishing. The area where the majority of the seal hunt takes place was fished the fuck out a couple of decades ago (hi let’s talk about the collapse of the fishery on the east coast and the economic impact of that!), and has not fully recovered. The seal hunt still provides a significant source of income for a nonzero portion of this population.

I am so fucking sick of people running their mouths every spring because “omg they’re killing cute baby seals”. Fuck you, you racist classist pieces of shit.

weird how the sustainable subsistence practice that keeps Aboriginal communities self-sufficient is the only form of animal husbandry in North America that sparks mass public outrage

very weird

misamdry

misamdry:

sailordoooom:

intrepidheroine:

osheamobile:

dvergagal:

castlesanguine:

factsinallcaps:

DAME JUDI DENCH LEARNED DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS FROM VIN DIESEL. SHE NOW ACTS AS DUNGEON MASTER FOR HER GRANDCHILDREN.

WAIT WHAT

WAIT WHAT

WAIT WHAT

This had better not be a joke.

Absolutely 100% true. She even knit him a dice bag while on the set of Riddick.

This makes me so happy.

I’m basically posting this for Vyvy.

agovernmentman

!!!

'That underfunding services often has less to do with economic necessity than with reshaping institutions to benefit private industry was demonstrated last year when the government of oil-wealthy Alberta announced $147 million in cuts to post-secondary education, a process it described as “collaborative” with colleges and universities but “not negotiable.” Quickly, entire faculties, especially the arts, found themselves on the chopping block. The province warned universities that raising tuition to avoid the cuts was not an option, instead encouraging them to commercialize academic research and redirect resources towards short-term deliverables. Only after significant damage was done to staff and enrollment levels did the province restore $50 million to the education budget. After all, the province’s revenues from oil sands exploration had been steadily increasing.'