Historically, I've been of the persuasion that it's only a bad day if you make it one. I still hold to that idea with some degree of determination, but I'll admit that things just suck now and again. Somewhat counterintuitively, I've found that my worst days make me more appreciative of everything, therefore I can reflect on them warmly. With that, it's been a horrible week and here's what would cross my mind on the long walk home:
My brother introduced me to Grooveshark. It's really clever.
Yesterday, I had Groovy make me a radio station based on a couple songs by Foals and Grizzly Bear and Natureboy kept popping up in queue. Turns out, I really like this Natureboy! Sadly, the album seems to have been largely overlooked by the online music community. I think the timing of the release (Jul. 2010) may have contributed to this because it doesn't feel like a summer album. In fact, the mildly depressing, spacey tones on this baby are a cozy fit for winter. It reminds me of early Beach House. I expect good things in the future.
I hope you will give it a shot. I, for one, will be making an iTunes purchase.
Back in November, a friend of mine asked me to write a little something about the defeat of Bill C-311 and my thoughts on the next steps for progressive change in our country on the issue of climate change. Incredibly, it has taken me this long to sit down and do it. James, I apologize profusely. Canada's relationship with climate policy has sadly not improved in my apparent disappearance, so the topic is just as applicable today. I'll offer a disclaimer right now that I'm in no way equipped to sufficiently describe Canada's political situation or even what the best climate policy is. As a university student and enthusiastic climate hawk, I'm writing this solely from my experiences in mobilization, self-education on the matter, and observations of the layperson. Please correct me where appropriate.