I really enjoy taking sunset photos. These hydro towers are found beside the Lisgar GO Station. Enjoy!
Snappy Facts: The Lisgar GO Station is found along the Transit company’s Milton Line in Mississauga, Ontario. It was opened for service on September 4, 2007 to provide relief for the congested Meadowvale Station to the east. The station was named for the neighbourhood it serves, the neighbourhood taking from Lord Lisgar, the second Governor General of Canada (who served from 1869-1872.) Source: Wikipedia
I have to admit, I must have been hiding under a rock because this was the first I have heard the song playing while I biking along Yonge St. during Open Streets Toronto this past weekend. The song was out almost all summer! I caught myself bobbing my head to it. (more…)
It goes without saying that the Labour Day weekend is, unofficially, the last days of summer. Without further ado, here’s my list of things happening around town. Items 2, 3 and 4 you need to have tickets (although read up on #4 – there are ways to see it for “free”), but otherwise these events are free. Have a great weekend! (more…)
After coming away fresh from Jon’s Ilford PanF 50 challenge, I was itching to find a really nice go-to, everyday, black and white film. Don’t get me wrong – PanF is a great film, but I thought that it needed special handling just because of its lower ISO. Because of this, I wanted my film to have more of an ability handle a “run and gun” shot since I commute to and from work. What can I try out next? Enter Ilford’s Delta 100 film.
Just a quick update on my progress on the Definitive Edition of Tomb Raider. Even though I had beaten the PS3 version (100% on the single player campaign), I still find myself enjoying Lara’s rebooted adventure. It’s actually a bit fun now, as I’m just really toying with the NPC’s, even with Lara’s low skill level at this point in the game. Anyway, I find the graphics to be great, and it does add another layer of challenge to the game. Early on in the game, with the weather ravaging and slowing Lara’s progress, with blinding lightning, and rain drops filling the screen, it makes for an added element of hardship, and it makes you feel like you are there.
I mentioned before the jungle seems more livelier on this version as opposed to the PS3 or even the PC version on ultimate. Lara’s clothes also seemed more detailed. These are just initial findings though. I need to catch up on the PC version to see more and do a better comparison graphically. The few little things that they added to the PS4 version is a nice touch, like using the Dual Shock 4’s speakers for foot steps, gun fire, and other arbitrary sound effects. It’s not much, but it somehow add’s a lot. I notice the sound effects sound a bit better. Once I get my capture rig going again, I’ll post more video’s of all 3 versions. For now I leave you with some screen shots done via the PS4’s share button. I did adjust them slightly for clarity.
In honor of the release of their new EP, I’m going to give you all a heads up on the first song to be released off their upcoming album. This song has been out for a few months now, but damn, it’s still good, and the two (or three, depending on your region) songs that released on the EP titled after the first single aren’t slacking either.
The titular track is the bee’s knees. Yeah. It’s that good to me that I had to use some retro lingo to describe how much I fucking liked it.
Have a listen to this track.
Oh, and enjoy the video, I did. It makes zero sense. I love it when things make no sense.
Seldom heard songs always make me happy. Being as I’ve only been comprehensively browsing the internet for, oh, say, four years of my life, I’m bound to have missed some gems from my favorite bands since they were probably making music way before I could understand what the internet even entailed.
Two Door Cinema Club made its fame through myspace, yeah, remember myspace? Timberlake’s social networking platform. Yeah.
Two Door Cinema Club dropped EPs on that site back when it was relevant, and have yet to rerelease some of the songs. I do believe three of the five songs from their first EP made their debut album, Tourist History, but the one song that I listen to over and over again happens to be Kids, a song that is credited to be on the Tourist History tracklist for the Japanese release.
Born Ruffians is a band incredibly popular on SoundCloud, and I realize why. Their sound is infectious. “Exuberant pop,” I heard, was one of their taglines on SoundCloud. And it reigns true to its word, this description.
Lead singer Luke Lalonde has one of those whiny voices girls swoon over, but I’m glad zero of my friends know of this band, for they’d ruin it for me.
My largest fear for indie bands (and yes, this is so ‘hipster’ for me to say) is to see them become a radio/production company puppet. One where their music no longer comes from the heart but from trying to make pop hits. Acts lose their integrity from fame, it’s the sad truth. Sure, some bands handle it properly, such as Fall Out Boy and Paramore and Panic! at the Disco (all coincidentally signed to Fueled by Ramen records). But many bands just go to shit.
Born Ruffians is unheard of, and they’re unspeakably good.