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From my walk home tonight — a mini shuffle mix, for my lovely friends, scattered around the world.

xo,
robyn

Title credit: The Gaslight Anthem, Blue Jeans and White T-shirts

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Do you ever notice a date, or a time, or a person over and over until it/they gets kind of etched in your brain, and you notice it more often than other times / dates?

1982 kept coming up in late January. Mostly birthdays, but some films and albums that came out that year.

And now Feb 24.
I just noticed I have exactly one year left on my TELUS contract. (After an hour long Christmas Eve chat with one of their loyalty people, I finally got my bill to a place where I don’t feel like I’m getting b̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶o̶v̶e̶r̶ ̶a̶ ̶s̶t̶a̶c̶k̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶i̶p̶h̶o̶n̶e̶s̶ completely taken advantage of. So we’ll see.)

And tonight, making egg salad for lunch, I noticed that my mayonnaise expired to-frickin-DAY – Feb 24, 2014. Seriously. And yes, I threw it out. I’m a wuss with potentially rotten food. And I’m a salad dressing bachelor, so there were tons of other non-expired options.

And Rae Spoon.


It started with a photo by the amazing JJ Levine in the vitrines at Gallery 44 – then I saw them on the cover of Broken Pencil. Then in an online thing. Then in another online thing. Then on a postcard for My Prairie Home. In cool graphic cutout. Imagine being recognized for your glasses and haircut? So-swoon.

And yay! My Prairie Home is screening wednesday night at cinecylce. The week of Feb 24. I wonder if Rae was born in 1982?

 

Next Repetition column — 12:34 am, 12:34 pm.

Title Credit: The oft-cited This Year by the ineffable Mountain Goats

Happy February 14th to all my favourite sad bastards!

Remember when you heard Casiotone for the Painfully Alone for the first time and went “ohhhh…. that’s exACTly what it felt like when I had that crush on ____.”? Well, Owen (of CFTPA) is still making music, and it is…. fucking awesome! Come see him at THE ANNEX LIVE in Toronto on Saturday night and remind yourself how beautiful sad stuff really is.

Details here: http://bit.ly/ADVANCEBASE

Thank you, INDIE MACHINE for making this happen.

Advance Base – “Summer Music” (OFFICIAL VIDEO) – YouTube.

Title credit: Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, I love you Creedence

Barenaked Ladies – Enid (Video) – YouTube. ]

A few weekends ago, I was showing one of my closest friends a facebook picture (i KNOW!) of my current unrequited crush, and she said “That is the most Canadian guy I have ever seen.”

“Enid” just came on my favourite AM radio show, and I was curious what the video looked like. 15 seconds in, I realized that most of my crushes have been some sort of mashup of at least two, or maybe three of the Barenaked Ladies, (minus the unfortunate haircuts / facial hair)

Why don’t my crushes ever look like The Boss? Goddamn you, national pride.

Title credit: Enid, Barenaked Ladies

My solair chair (with minor war wounds from whomever “borrowed” it) has been returned to my back yard, Bal has started planting the immense vegetable garden around the perimeter (and into the driveway), and I’ve got my eye on this… (with a side of picnic table).

Bring it, summer.

Title credit: Modest Mouse, Untitled