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The Darcys Announce Tour Dates, Share Free MP3

Posted September 11, 2014 by Andrew_Horan

Toronto’s The Darcys will celebrate the one year anniversary of their Juno Award and Polaris Prize-nominated album Warring, out now on Arts & Crafts, with a cross-Canada tour. The band has shared a free stream of ‘Ultra Violet’, a previously unreleased track from the Warring sessions; Catch The Darcys on the following dates; September 13   Toronto,
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Reader’s Diary #1062- Rolli: Were I The Leaves, I’d Be Dead

Posted September 8, 2014 by John Mutford
 

It never ceases to amaze me when writers are able to develop such rich characters in the space of a short story, or even more impressively, a flash short story.

In Rolli’s “Were I The Leaves, I’d Be Dead,” though there are just three short paragraphs, one cannot help learn about a couple of characters (a mother and child) and of their tragic relationship tragic because the child overhears some things that are obviously difficult to deal with.

Though the tone of the story is sad and with a hint of accusation, I found it compelling how much empathy Rolli made me feel for these characters. The mom needed an emotional outlet, the child unfortunately heard whenever she found one. It’s not a complicated plot, just some of life’s more unpleasant moments.

With a title like that, you weren’t expecting Ferris wheels and cotton candy, I hope.

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Reader’s Diary #1053- PJ Sarah Collins: What Happened to Serenity?

Posted August 19, 2014 by John Mutford

I don’t know if we’ve reached peak dystopia yet, but surely in 2011 when PJ Sarah Collins published What Happened to Serenity? there was still some elbow room in the YA market. In the Canadian YA market? It’s probably still a veritable prairie of youth…

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Stream Grey Lands’ Cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘My Back Pages’ (Featuring Greg Keelor) for Free

Posted July 3, 2014 by Andrew_Horan

Grey Lands, the latest project from Cuff the Duke’s Wayne Petti, has unveiled a free stream of his cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘My Back Pages’, featuring Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo, via CBC Music. The track is taken from Grey Lands‘ forthcoming debut album Songs by Other People, out on August 12 via Paper Bag
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Saturday Morning Confusion: How old is too old?

Posted May 24, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, do we all want to live to be this old……………………,, or is the biblical three score and ten good enough? By Rebecca Cook INKSTER Mich. (Reuters) – It was just a routine birthday for Jeralean Talley on Friday – a visit to the doctor in the morning, birthday cake in the afternoon for the […]

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