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12 Years a Gravity Hustle

12 Years a Gravity Hustle

Tonight is the Oscars, ask the biggest film award ceremony in the world. Like some of the nominated features, this year is proving to be a nail-biter. It’s unusual to see such a dead heat; Gravity, 12 Years A Slave, American Hustle are all considered Tinseltown’s favourites to win. We all have our personal picks but ultimately the Academy will choose what it chooses. So, to break it down further here is my two cents regarding some of the top contenders tonight. Read More »

“A whale walks into a bar with an island under his arm…”

Apr 19, 2011
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“A whale walks into a bar with an island under his arm…”

Said the Whale - "Islands Disappear" click on the album cover to hear it in iTunes

As a proud Canadian, neurosurgeon I’m always looking for great new homegrown talent. I recently discovered Said the Whale through Juno Week in Toronto (and they left with the statuette for “Best New Group”- yay!). They’ve generated significant buzz for a while now, visit but I’ve never paid attention until a couple of months ago.  I now regret that I waited this long to hear the sonic offerings of this BC band. They are simply amazing.

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