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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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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 NXNE schedule is filled with a lot of bands that I would have seen in high school if Toronto had been a little closer and my folks had been a little cooler. I did see Ben Harper in grade 9 at the Warehouse (I think?)… but that was about the extent of my country girl > city concert going.

TONIGHT: Bran Van 3000 (And yes, this is the hottest makeout/360 pan video ever made.)


FRIDAY: Smoking Popes

“Megan” by Smoking Popes

And my favourite Gene Wilder conjuring cover:

SATURDAY (missing them for Radiohead, but you should go!): Limblifter

and now, youtube roulette has reminded me of other bands I would love to see, if Deloreans, phone booths and hot tub time machines existed…

Killjoys: This was my hallway-walkin, headphone-wearing anthem in highschool

Gandharvas

Odds

The Pursuit of Happiness

And….how did I end up at The Spoons? No matter. It’s a good one.

Title credit: Smoking Popes, Megan