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[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

[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] Valencia on my screen in Toronto

Valencia on my screen #toronto #valencia #spain #satelliteimage #googleearth #googlehome #television

Written by Randy McDonald

May 8, 2020 at 11:30 pm

[PHOTO] Paris on my screen in Toronto

Paris on my screen #toronto #paris #satelliteimage #googleearth #googlehome #television

Written by Randy McDonald

May 8, 2020 at 10:45 pm

[PHOTO] Exuma on my screen in Toronto

Exuma on my screen #toronto #exuma #bahamas #satelliteimage #googleearth #googlehome #television

Written by Randy McDonald

May 8, 2020 at 10:00 pm

[PHOTO] Port Elizabeth on my screen in Toronto

Port Elizabeth on my screen #toronto #portelizabeth #southafrica #satelliteimage #googleearth #googlehome #television

Written by Randy McDonald

May 8, 2020 at 9:15 pm

[PHOTO] Panama on my screen in Toronto

Panama on my screen #toronto #panama #satelliteimage #googleearth #googlehome #television

Written by Randy McDonald

May 8, 2020 at 8:15 pm

[PHOTO] Black Rock City on my screen in Toronto

Black Rock City on my screen #toronto #blackrockcity #satelliteimage #googleearth #googlehome #television #nevada #burningman

Written by Randy McDonald

May 8, 2020 at 7:30 pm

[PHOTO] Niagara Falls on my screen in Toronto (2)

Niagara Falls on my screen #toronto #niagarafalls #horseshoefalls #niagarariver #satelliteimage #googleearth #googlehome #television

Written by Randy McDonald

May 8, 2020 at 6:45 pm