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A Life on Facebook

Youtube user maxluere created this nice little video he calls "A Life on Facebook". It happens to feature my favourite Rolling Stones song.  I doubt he properly licensed the tune, so you might want to view this before Mick finds out and calls his lawyers.
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Arabesque Wants You to Understand

I got an email from Arabesque.  Here's what he had to say: MikeI'm contacting you in regards to my project   possibly being featured on Toronto Mike. I'm a Juno nominated artist   out of the city, just released a video for my song "Understand," off my album Nuclear Ambition (being released
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Broken Social Scene - Forced to Love

You can hear Broken Social Scene's new album, Forgiveness Rock Record, in its entirety at NPR. I like how they opened their article about BSS. It's hard to deny the influence of Toronto's expansive independent music community. As a vital part of the last decade's Canadian rock explosion, Toronto has
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Shad - Yaa I Get It

Shad is a hip-hop artist from London, Ontario who recorded one of my favourite albums of 2008, The Old Prince. He's got a new album coming out next month.  It's called TSOL and I can't wait to hear it. Here's his new single, "Yaa I Get It". [via Mondoville]
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The Dead Weather - Die By the Drop

Last summer I was sharing The Dead Weather, a supergroup comprised of vocalist Alison Mosshart (of The Kills), drummer and vocalist Jack White (of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs), guitarist Dean Fertita (of Queens of the Stone Age) and bassist Jack Lawrence (of The Raconteurs and The Greenhornes). Of
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Broken Bells - The High Road

Back in the day, I'd have nominated a tune like this SLS consideration.  SLS is dead, so I'm going to share this because I'm digging it. It's "The High Road" by Broken Bells.  Broken Bells is Danger Mouse and James Mercer from The Shins. This is the first single from
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Crazy Town: True One Hit Wonders

With the death of DJ AM yesterday, people are seeking out his former band's one hit.  Crazy Town was an alternative hip-hop ensemble consisting of several artists, including Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein. "Butterfly" was released back in 2001 and was a massive hit for the band.  The contagious groove is
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Moments by Will Hoffman

I tweeted about this film immediately after watching it for the first time yesterday.  Even though I added "(highly recommended)" to the tweet, only 36 people clicked through to watch.  This thing is better than that. This is called "Moments" and it's by Will Hoffman. This films is a celebration
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