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5-Day Artist Challenge, Day 4: Music

Posted on October 23rd, 2016

In my bakery-café of the 5-Day (plus an intervening month) Artist Challenge, how to metaphorize music? How can I possibly convey, bread-wise, what music means to me? The truth is, I can’t. But I’m going to use some more it’s-my-blog leeway and say: it’s COOKIES. Some cookies need lots of practice and training to make. Some cookies you can just whip up […]

Dilovely’s Playlist: 30 Summer-Sunshiny Beat-the-Winter-Blues Songs

Posted on March 20th, 2015

It’s the first day of spring! Maybe if we talk about warm weather, it will happen. When I was a teenager, I made a mix tape every summer. This was back in the days when there was no hipster definition of the term “mixtape”; when mixes were made on actual cassette tapes, and the process involved piles […]

Sometimes it’s hard to find words.

Posted on January 12th, 2015

Dear Sebastian, I hope you enjoyed the music yesterday. I loved listening, and feeling so close to you. The three women whose voices delivered our lullaby were singing with you in their hearts, thanks to the initiative of my dear friend C, who loves the song and felt that it should be shared in person. I haven’t been […]

BANG Music Review: James Hill – The Old Silo

Posted on September 21st, 2014

  Y’all already know I’m an ardent fledgling ukulelist and, as such, a James Hill fan. (Actually, I was a James Hill fan first.) Therefore, I need to tell you that his new album, The Old Silo, was released on Tuesday. Even better, you can stream it live, RIGHT NOW, at jameshillmusic.com. As it happens, […]

Remembering What We’re Built To Do

Posted on August 5th, 2014

When I was 18, a boy at Camp wrote a poem for me. Although I didn’t requite his crush, I still consider his poem one of the most romantic things I’ve ever received, because of its candour. The second line was “She’s just like sunshine through the trees,” and to this day I still feel […]

Ukulelove, for the winter blahs.

Posted on March 9th, 2014

Okay, lovely Di-hards, here it is – the antidote. In all honesty, I love winter. (Mostly.) So if I’m feeling blue, as if this particular winter may never end, I’m sure a lot of you are feeling the same way. Especially if you, like me, are not going anywhere tropical or even remotely warm this […]

Canucks Rock a Romantic Mainstage: David Myles and The Good Lovelies

Posted on February 20th, 2014

I know it’s almost a week since Valentine’s Day, and my excuses for this delay are no more scintillating than usual. But I wanted to let you know THIS: my Hubbibi and I had a DATE. On Valentine’s Day, which has basically never happened. (We always figure it’ll be too crowded to do anything, planning […]

Singin’ and Dancin’

Posted on February 12th, 2014

In our house, we like music a lot. Our family favourites include Raffi, David Francey, Vampire Weekend, Great Big Sea, the 3 Bs (Bach, Beethoven, Brahms), The Good Lovelies, The Lumineers, and The Beatles. Right now, here are some selections we can’t do without: E and AB and I fell in love with this album […]

An Unabashed Christmas Post

Posted on December 20th, 2013

Now that my li’l family seems to be out of the woods for now, sickness-wise (yes, my kids did trade germs with each other), it’s time to get FESTIVE! I’ve realized something, as an adult: Christmas to me, now, is all about the season. It was a fairly gradual shift from being super-duper-mega-crazy excited about […]

Glennon Melton, Vampire Weekend, Iron Man 3, and other news bites.

Posted on June 11th, 2013

I had a grand plan to craft a beautiful essay, rife with linkativity, proving the essential similarity of these three items: Glennon Doyle Melton’s book Carry On, Warrior, Vampire Weekend’s new album “Modern Vampires of the City”, And Iron Man 3. You see, this one time, in high school, I got perfect on an essay. […]

 
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