Woodpecker Column

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The Woodpecker column outside the south entrance to the Toronto Convention Centre.

Capturing the Big Dipper

Capturing the Big Dipper

This weekend, there was a slight possibility to catch the Northern Lights because of a spike in solar activity earlier this week. Unfortunately, the solar winds were not as strong as they were the night previous, and Friday night was overcast in the Toronto area. As a consolation, I captured this star-filled sky, which included the Big Dipper.

Alex Colville at the Art Gallery of Ontario

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The AGO is currently exhibiting work by Canadian artist, Alex Colville. I strongly suggest checking it out while it’s here.

Kurios in Toronto

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Went to see Kurios and it was awesome. Definitely recommended.

Universal Music Releases Disney Soundtracks as Exclusive Vinyl

Universal Music Releases Disney Soundtracks as Exclusive Vinyl

The Aladdin Picture Disc, B-side featuring the Genie

I was in high school when Disney released The Little Mermaid in 1989. I first discovered the animated film when we sang a medley of songs for choir and just like that, I was immediately hooked. Over the next 5 years, Disney wowed me with their release of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King. These were my definitive Disney years. I had these albums in heavy rotation on CD and can sing most of the songs from these movies by heart.

Earlier this year, I started building my collection of vinyl. It’s been an interesting journey of discovering new music, rediscovering old favourites and collecting some staple classic albums from my youth. When I discovered that Disney released The Little Mermaid and The Lion King as a Hot Topic Limited Edition Picture Discs, I knew I had to have them in my collection. To my disappointment, they were only being sold in the US, but I managed to get a couple of friends to pick them up for me.

Disney Exclusive Picture Discs

Recently, Hot Topic expanded the series of releases to include Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. This obviously meant, that I would need to co-ordinate a trip to Buffalo or find a friend who would be US bound to get them for me. Luckily, while perusing Amazon.ca, I discovered that Universal Music were releasing the titles via the online retailer. I was ecstatic and proceeded to pre-order the records.

If you are a Vinyljunkie like me, and have a soft spot for these Disney films, I suggest you quickly make your way over to Amazon.ca and pick up these exclusive titles. The folks over at Universal Music have done a phenomenal job at creating these beautiful records.

Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin are currently shipping, The Little Mermaid and The Lion King are available for pre-order and if you are a fan for Disney’s latest film, Frozen, it’s also listed for preorder as a picture disc or regular black vinyl.

Visit Amazon.ca to order yours.

Michael Tamblyn Makes Waves with the Kobo Aura H2O

Michael Tamblyn Makes Waves with the Kobo Aura H2O

I’m a big fan of baths, especially after a long and stressful week, and I’ve been known to drag my smart phone or tablet into the bath with me. Precariously, I hold on to my device, hoping I don’t accidentally drop into the water filled tub. Yes, I’m crazy. How often do you find yourself doing the same thing?
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