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Brian Eno: The Most Confusing Night of My Life

January 6, 2011

Every now and then, I get invited to events that I’m not really clear on what they are exactly.  Maybe it’s from my years of never being invited to anything but I usually end up going and can usually find …
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Review: ‘Weird and Wonderful: Rufus Wainwright at the Jubilee’

November 29, 2010

Special Review by Dan Meades We were well warned not to applaud when Rufus Wainwright came on stage tonight at the Jubilee, and not to applaud between songs either, we were in fact told to hold out applause until Rufus …
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Review: All Grown Up: Jeremy Fisher at The Gateway

November 21, 2010

Special review written by Dan Meades On Saturday night,  Jeremy Fisher and his four-piece band took the stage at The Gateway on the SAIT Campus in Calgary in front of a well-lubed college crowd.  The show was posted online as …
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Is Jessi Cruickshank Dead?

October 21, 2010

Okay no, Jessi Cruickshank isn’t dead but I can’t help but notice that the bosses at CTV are certainly acting like she is. How else do you explain tonight’s Jessi Cruickshank: MTV LIFE, a one-hour retrospective about the super popular …
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Review: Avenue Live with Dave Kelly

October 3, 2010

A new type of show premiered in Calgary on Thursday night and I was lucky enough to be there front-row centre to catch it all (no seriously, my giant, shiney head needs to get some power on it stat).  Avenue …
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Netflix Canada….so far.

September 27, 2010

A couple of days ago Netflix came to Canada during a hugely hyped debut in Toronto. Since then people have been asking me:  What the hell is Netflix? Well, I actually had access to the service about a week before …
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Review: Being Erica (Season 2) on DVD

September 14, 2010

One of my favourite shows from last season comes to DVD today. Look, it is no secret that I love Being Erica.  Sometimes I’ve even been suspected of being someone from the show, who writes this blog solely to promote …
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Review: Lost Girl (WATCH THIS SHOW!)

September 10, 2010

Let me get this out of the way: Since I’ve been writing Mike’s Bloggity Blog there have been very few shows that have been as good Lost Girl.  Hands down the most ambitious, mysterious and exciting program to hit our …
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An Open Apology to Shawn Desman

August 9, 2010

I have to confess something.  On Sunday night, I went to the Backstreet Boys concert in Calgary.  I don’t know what exactly compelled me.  I mean, I’ve never owned any of their CDs, I’ve never wanted to see them before, …
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Drake’s biggest night ever!

August 1, 2010

(photo via MTV) There is probably no hotter and more legitimate rapper in the world right now than Canada’s Drake.  I seriously never thought I would ever type that Canada is in the possession of the biggest rapper in the …
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Movie Review: Degrassi Takes Manhattan

July 16, 2010

Let’s be honest, 10 years in, either you are watching Degrassi or your not.  And if you aren’t, you are still missing out on what is still Canada’s most original and truthful drama. Which is why the premiere of the …
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Review: My niece checks out Emily Osment!

June 30, 2010

I don’t really talk about her a lot, but have a niece who is seriously awesome. She’s only six years old, but she is the most street smart kid I’ve ever met.  Seriously, she’s so freaking cool. That’s why when …
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Under review: Hard Times of RJ Berger

June 7, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, MuchMusic got a lot of flack for applying to the CRTC for the permission to play less music.  But if they are planning on replacing crappy Selena Gomez videos with funny and original teen comedies, …
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My secret affair: Canon G10

May 25, 2010

I’ve been having a secret love affair.  Will you cringe if I tell you it is a camera?  More specifically, the Canon G10. (You should note, this isn’t a paid review or anything like that.  I bought the camera with …
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Concert review: David Gray with Royal Wood

May 18, 2010

Wow. What a freakin’ musical treat. On Monday night Calgarians packed the Jack Singer auditorium for an amazing concert that I don’t think anyone will be forgetting anytime soon. The main attraction was the one and only David Gray.  But …
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