2. Rural Alberta Advantage - Mended with Gold
3. The Wooden Sky - Let’s be Ready
4. Sloan - Commonwealth
5. Gord Downie, The Sadies and the Conquering Sun - Gord Downie, The Sadies and the Conquering Sun
6. Sam Roberts Band - Lo-Fantasy
7. Elliott Brood - Work and Love
8. Pink Mountaintops - Get Back
9. Mounties – Thrash Rock Legacy
10. Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
11. Kalle Mattson – Someday, the Moon Will Be Gold
12. Alvvays – Alvvays
13. The Bicycles – Young Drones
14. Zeus – Classic Zeus
15. The Meligrove Band – Bones of Things
16. Elephant Stone - The Three Poisons
17. Amos the Transparent – This Cold Escape
18. Cousins – The Halls of Wickwire
19. Neil Young – Storytone
20. Arkells – High Moon
Posted by João on 8:21 pm
1. The Sheepdogs – The Sheepdogs http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/sheepdogs-sheepdogs_album_stream
2. Matt Mays – Coyote http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/matt_mays-coyote_album_stream
3. Cuff the Duke – Union http://music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2012/10/Cuff-the-Dukes-Union-full-album-stream
4. The Tragically Hip – Now for Plan A http://www.thehip.com/
5. Wintersleep – Hello Hum http://www.thelineofbestfit.com/new-music/album-stream/stream-wintersleep-hello-hum-110426
6. Yukon Blonde – Tiger Talk http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/av/2012/03/album-stream-yukon-blonde-tiger-talk.html
7. Rah Rah – The Poet's Dead http://totallyfuzzy.blogspot.pt/2012/10/rah-rah-poets-dead-album-stream.html
8. A.C. Newman – Shut Down the Streets http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/c_newman-shut_down_streets_album_stream
9. Skydiggers – Northern Shore http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/skydiggers-northern_shore_album_stream
10. Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Americana http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/album-premiere-neil-young-and-crazy-horse-americana-20120528
11. The Mohawk Lodge – Damaged Goods http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/mohawk_lodge-damaged_goods_album_stream
12. Boxer the Horse – Would You Please http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/boxer_horse-french_residency_album_stream
13. Jason Collett – Reckon http://arts-crafts.ca/releases_spotlight.php?search=AC075&artist=Jason%20Collett
14. Octoberman – Waiting in the Well http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/octoberman-waiting_in_well_album_stream
15. Zeus – Busting Visions http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/exclusive-album-premiere-zeus-busting-visions-20120320
16. The Wooden Sky – Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/wooden_sky-every_child_daughter_every_moon_sun_album_stream
17. Islands – A Sleep and A Forgetting http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/islands-sleep_forgetting_album_stream
18. Plants and Animals – The End of That http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/av/2012/02/album-stream-plants-and-animals---the-end-of-that.html
19. Apollo Ghosts – Landmark http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/apollo_ghosts-landmark_album_stream
20. Hot Panda – Go Outside http://www.vice.com/read/vice-exclusive-listen-to-hot-pandas-new-album-before-anyone-else
Compilation: The Grapes of Wrath – Singles http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/The-Grapes-Of-Wrath
So there you go, now feel free to share your insights all you want.
ALL THE BEST IN 2013 TO EVERYONE!!!
The guy with the lighter then went up to the flame and lit a cigarette with the flame becoming the first to do such a thing. Ok this part I made up but it would've been something. And with the afros they had back then, you just know what the main thing going through the head of the guy in the above picture was, right? Lets keep that fire at a distance.
Posted by João on 3:58 pm
Labels: emigrants, Portuguese, soccer
Posted by Gabriel on 10:19 pm
Labels: Canada, climate change, weather
I find that the weather was always a bit of an obsession in Canada, at least in my neck of the woods (south-western Ontario).
In the winter, if it snowed a lot or was very cold, it'd be front page news, in the summer, if it rained a lot or was hot, it’d be front page new.
At my parents’ house, we used to have The Weather Network on the TV for hours on end. In the kitchen it would be on as background noise whenever we were making dinner, as it was far more relaxing (some would argue informative as well) than CNN.
I always used to love the severe weather alerts that would come up once in a while, usually in the spring or summer at the height of the tornado season. We used to pride ourselves in being in the Tornado belt.
It'd give me a tingly sensation in my spine, like if we were close to the end of the world whenever the warning tone would sound and one of those blood red severe weather alerts would come up. You could almost feel the electricity in the air when a tornado or severe thunderstorm warning was announced.
And when the summer thundershowers would pass, as you'd step outside you would be greeted with clear skies and the sound of dripping water, with flashes of lightning and the low rumble of thunder in the distance. Later on you'd have a breathtaking sunset in hues of violet and red.
Though summer also brings allergy alerts and UV warnings.
In the winter, seeing the Arctic front coming down was always a bit depressing, that spelled cold snaps and wind chill warnings and having to plug in the block heater.
When I moved to Portugal, invariably any phone call with my parents would include a weather report, including local humidity and wind chill. They would, of course, expect the same from me.
Unfortunately, Portugal's weather isn't very temperamental (ha!). I can count on one hand the number of thunderstorms I've experienced here, and have only seen snow once, most of the year the weather is either sunny or rainy.
We may not talk about anything else, but we'd always talk about the weather.
Posted by João on 10:07 pm
Ok, now we know that this blog is all about Canadians in Portugal, where these two countries coexist as much as possible. That said ... the Portuguese Carnival. First off, it's worth pointing out that the Portuguese carnivals of yesteryear were not exactly like todays, as missing were the scantily clad dancing girls a la the Brazilian Carnival (we must not forget that at the time of the Carnival in Brazil, it's summer, not exactly the same here, brrrr...). Yes images like the one below are typical to Ovar, Torres Vedras, Loulé and many other carnival-loving Portuguese towns.
The traditional Portuguese Carnival is more about people getting dressed up, often with masks, and making fun of each other and playing tricks on each other. It's also all about mocking public figures like what you see on the left below. Yes that's Cavaco Silva, the Portuguese President of the Republic right up front and former Portuguese PM José Socretes in the back as well. Sometimes, however, public figures themselves show-up to even mock themselves. Yes that's Madeira's Alberto João Jardim below on the right. He's a regular at the Carnival in Funchal year in, year out.
Now this year we all know that Passos Coelho is cutting back on the Carnival. For that reason, this upcoming Tuesday will not be as lively as the rest of the carnival-loving world. So enjoy yourself Québec. Maybe we here in Portugal will join you again next year on a Tuesday, or that year after that, or the year after that, ...