I love songs that pull you out of your head space and damn full attention.
This song will always been one of those for me, no matter how many times I hear it. Pulls at the heart-strings so well. Never underestimate the power of a carefully placed mumbled ‘La la la la…’
Album version here.
Every generation has different toys. Some will become classics, and some will forever be questionable. I’m sure somewhere still at my parents house there is a collection of California Raisins figurines packed in tightly next to my Whiz Kid computer and table-top pin ball game. The 80s definitely had some very questionable toy choices, which is why my brother and I would have the most fun picking through my dad’s old toy collection.
I recall this Secret Spy briefcase that would provide hours of amusement. Inside the briefcase came a large toy weapon, which my parents removed and we were just allowed to play with the camera and the briefcase. We didn’t remind them that the briefcase itself shot plastic bullets (oh did those hurt), they soon became wise and took all the plastic bullets but it was still a fun toy to create different scenarios with. Heck, even with just the camera and periscope we managed to have hours of fun. Then again we also spent hours with Lego’s building things and making up new rules to made up games like Can’t Touch The Carpet. It didn’t take much to put us into our own little world.
The reason I got to thinking about kids toys today was after I saw this link to a product called Silly Bandz. They are rubber bands in different shapes…am I missing something here? Anyway…
What were your favourite toys as a kid?
I will admit that beyond the song “Tessellate” I didn’t really enjoy Elephant Shell from Canadian indie rockers Tokyo Police Club, as much as I loved their debut, A Lesson in Crime. Still I am pumped for Champ, which will be released in June after hearing a few of the tracks.
Check out “Wait Up (Boots of Danger)”
Sometimes I really do love my job.
I get to put forth ideas, and help design mosaic street art that is going into the city centre. Modeled after community walks in other areas in the lower mainland we’re doing the same out here and normally this process would take forever but the committee is just four people (myself included), and they want it done in the next few weeks.
I am excite.
If you were to go out right now and design some street art in your community what would you create?
A lovely kick start to the weekend…
A new M.I.A. song. Not sure if it will be on her new album, but it sure packs some punch.
Born Free – M.I.A.
This video really could use some background music, but it still makes me laugh.
Have I been wrong in my assertion that all squirrels are evil and heartless? Could this video be proof that they stand up for their fellow creatures even after a roadside death?
Or…is he just keeping the crows at bay so he can have the other all to himself?
What did you do this morning?
I researched Bloodletting tools/techniques for a display.
Tip: if you ever find yourself researching this in the future, eating food while doing so is not wise.
Phleem: A cutting tool specifically designed for veterinary bloodletting. Until the development of modern medicine, it was common to cut open horses’ veins to treat various diseases. Bloodletting was an effectual treatment to improve their health.
I wonder what this afternoon will bring…
This just might be my new favourite movie title.
The poster makes me chuckle, too.
Do you have a favourite film title?