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[VIDEO] Crossing the Bloor Viaduct, facing south

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Written by Randy McDonald

September 29, 2019 at 10:15 am

[VIDEO] Fountain lights changing colour, Yonge-Eglinton Centre

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Written by Randy McDonald

September 29, 2019 at 8:45 am

[MUSIC] Madonna, “Express Yourself” (live)

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The live version of “Express Yourself” performed in 1993 by Madonna in Sydney and released to video on The Girlie Show: Live Down Under is a joy, an energetic disco reworking that is one of my early-morning energy songs.

Written by Randy McDonald

September 19, 2019 at 11:30 pm

[VIDEO] Walking across the last crossing at Yonge and Eglinton in the pouring rain

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Walking home from work an hour ago, I was drenched by the rain. Yonge and Eglinton saw the rain dancing off the pavement.

Written by Randy McDonald

September 13, 2019 at 11:50 pm

[MUSIC] Marie Davidson, “Work It”

I have really become taken with Montréal techno musician Marie Davidson and her muscular, knowing track “Work It”. Her 2018 interview with Noisey tells an interesting story of an artist critical of the commercial environment that she has to work in.

I am fond of the Soulwax remix. The video, made of found footage from a 1980s exercise video, is a treat.

Written by Randy McDonald

September 5, 2019 at 11:59 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Toronto Coach Terminal, food banks, dogs, TTC, parties

  • Tanya Mok at blogTO shares a vintage short film from 1970 at the Toronto Coach Terminal, “Depot.”
  • The shortages of food in Toronto food banks are terrible. CBC Toronto reports.
  • Dogs will be free to swim in select City of Toronto swimming pools this weekend. CBC Toronto reports.
  • I will have to look for these TTC floor stickers installed at St. George station. blogTO reports.
  • Richard Trapunski leads a roundtable discussion at NOW Toronto about the challenges facing party promoters in a gentrifying Toronto.

[VIDEO] Humber River flowing, north of the Humber Bay Arch Bridge

Written by Randy McDonald

July 31, 2019 at 5:41 pm