A Bit More Detail

Assorted Personal Notations, Essays, and Other Jottings

[MUSIC] Eurythmics, “Would I Lie To You?”

The Eurythmics song “Would I Lie To You?” is a perennial joy, a sound of self-assertion told with Annie’s imitable voice with joy and (among other instrumentation) a great horn section. The song and its album, Be Yourself Tonight, might be a break from the Eurythmics’ more experimental synthpop and New Wave material on earlier albums, but they carried it off.

Would I lie to you?
Would I lie to you honey? (oh honey, would I lie to you?)
Now would I say something that wasn’t true?
I’m asking you sugar, would I lie to you?

Written by Randy McDonald

June 11, 2020 at 11:59 pm

[PHOTO] A look at the #PianoTowns site, Dupont and Westmoreland, 2011 and 2017 and 2020

The Piano Towns development, on the southeast corner of Dupont and Westmoreland, is nearing completion, units selling at more than $C 1 million each.

Piano Towns (1) #toronto #condos #pianotowns #construction #architecture #dovercourtvillage #dupontstreet #westmorelandave

Piano Towns (2) #toronto #condos #pianotowns #construction #architecture #dovercourtvillage #dupontstreet #westmorelandave

Piano Towns (3) #toronto #condos #pianotowns #construction #architecture #dovercourtvillage #dupontstreet #westmorelandave

I photographed the site in 2011, just another empty lot left after a 2009 fire.

Empty lot, Dupont and Westmoreland//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

I also photographed the place in 2017.

Empty lot, Dupont at Westmoreland #toronto #dovercourtvillage #dupontstreet #westmorelandavenue #vacant//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Written by Randy McDonald

June 11, 2020 at 10:45 pm

[PHOTO] Blue vs green, Church and Maitland

Blue vs green, Church and Maitland #toronto #churchandwellesley #churchstreet #maitlandstreet #blue #sky #green #leaves

Written by Randy McDonald

June 11, 2020 at 9:00 pm

[PHOTO] Dovercourt and Hallam Saturday evening, looking in the cardinal directions and up

Looking south, Dovercourt at Hallam #toronto #dovercourtvillage #dovercourtroad #hallamstreet #progressbakery#evening

Looking north, Dovercourt at Hallam #toronto #dovercourtvillage #dovercourtroad #hallamstreet #evening

Looking west, Dovercourt at Hallam #toronto #dovercourtvillage #dovercourtroad #hallamstreet #progressbakery #sunshinevariety #evening

Looking east Dovercourt at Hallam #toronto #dovercourtvillage #dovercourtroad #hallamstreet #evening

Looking up, Dovercourt at Hallam #toronto #dovercourtvillage #dovercourtroad #hallamstreet #wires #evening #blue #sky

Written by Randy McDonald

June 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm

[PHOTO] Young lilac, Havelock Street

Young lilac, Havelock Street #toronto #dufferingrove #havelockstreet #flowers #lilacs

Written by Randy McDonald

June 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm

[PHOTO] Seen on a late afternoon in socially distanced Dufferin Grove Park, Saturday

Seen on a late afternoon in socially distanced Dufferin Grove Park (1) #toronto #dufferingrove #dufferingrovepark #parks

Seen on a late afternoon in socially distanced Dufferin Grove Park (2) #toronto #dufferingrove #dufferingrovepark #parks

Seen on a late afternoon in socially distanced Dufferin Grove Park (3) #toronto #dufferingrove #dufferingrovepark #parks

Written by Randy McDonald

June 8, 2020 at 11:30 am

[PHOTO] Red poppies in the night, Concord Avenue

Red poppies in the night, Concord Avenue #toronto #dufferingrove #concordave #flowers #red #poppy #night

Written by Randy McDonald

June 8, 2020 at 10:00 am

[OBSCURA] For #blackouttuesday

h/t to Twitter’s Jay Pitter for the original image, here.

For #blackouttuesday

Written by Randy McDonald

June 2, 2020 at 5:45 pm

[PHOTO] Me, shorn, at Queen’s Park, 7:22 pm

Me, shorn, at Queen's Park, 7:22 pm #toronto #me #selfie #queenspark #instagay

I really should have gotten an electric shaver before now.

(Yes, I am no longer offering sacrifices of my blood to the blood gods. I am now inclined to believe that these did not work. That said, if anything goes wronger still you now know who to blame.)

Written by Randy McDonald

May 29, 2020 at 9:00 pm

Posted in Photo, Toronto

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[PHOTO] Moon in the first quarter, Seaton Village, 9:12 pm

Moon in the first quarter, Seaton Village, 9:12 pm

Written by Randy McDonald

May 29, 2020 at 9:40 am

Posted in Photo, Toronto

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