every once and awhile I remember that YLT covered the disco song “you can have it all” as a lullaby, and everything becomes happy
Another Girl, Another Planet - The Replacements
somehow had not heard this cover before
YOUNG GALAXY - “NEW SUMMER”
The latest video for the Canadian electro-pop band Young Galaxy is a study in stark, disturbing contrasts. “Here it comes again, the beautiful, warm weather,” sings frontwoman Catherine McCandless, just as all hell breaks loose.
McCandless says the seemingly big-budget spectacle is meant to ask fans to rethink the meaning of the song. “The video for ‘New Summer’ came out of many wine-fueled, philosophical discussions about the nature of videos and their role, and how a lot of modern videos miss the mark by failing to add anything of substance to the song,” says McCandless in an email. “Director, Ivan Grbovic agreed we should try to make a video that is ambitious and intelligent, or not bother making one at all. This was achieved through no small feat, as Ivan had to assemble a large team of post-production wizards in order to create the dazzling epic you see before you.”
“New Summer” appears on Young Galaxy’s fourth and latest full-length, Ultramarine, out this spring on Paper Bag Records.
The best episode.
Looking north on Beatty Street, ca. 1961
Source: Photo by Roger Cameron Greig, City of Vancouver Archives #2011-068.05
A look at some of Google Street View’s most interesting Canadian images
The Google Street View car has been spotted in Canada, again collecting panoramic images using multiples cameras mounted on its roof. Street View began by mapping out several Canadian cities using automobiles. Today Google uses cars as well as trikes, trolleys, snowmobiles and trekkers, and has made it all the way up to Nunavut. Along the way, Google has captured some shocking and embarrassing moments. Even though it blurs faces and licence plates to protect privacy, people from all over the world have been identified and caught falling, crashing, and even cheating. The Post‘s Kim Brown collects some of the most interesting things Google Street View has captured in Canada. (Google Street View)
Let’s hope this is my only reblog from the national post
Wadi Al-Salaam: The Largest Cemetery in The World via Amusing Planet
Wadi us-Salaam, which literally means the Valley of Peace, is an Islamic cemetery located in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq. The cemetery covers an area of 1485.5 acres and contains millions of bodies, making it one of the strongest contender for the title of the largest graveyard on earth. Najaf itself is one of Iraq’s biggest cities, with a population of nearly 600,000. But the adjoining city of the dead holds the remains of millions, stretching for up to 10km along the valley. Wadi Al-Salam cemetery is also the only cemetery in the world where the process of burial is still continuing to day since more than 1,400 years.