Posts Tagged "music"

The Complete History of the Soviet Union, with Tetris as Melody and Metaphor

Posted by on 19 Aug, 2010 in My Stream | 0 comments


Ever since I heard this, I can’t get it out of my head. Incredibly catchy, but more than that, it’s incredibly clever, using the never-ending stream of blocks as a metaphor for the Russian worker class and even the Berlin wall. It covers the whole history of the Soviet Union and Russia, from the Russian revolution through Lenin, Stalin, WWII, 80s westernization, the fall of communism and the recent drift back towards communism.

What are you waiting for? Watch it!

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The Daily Mail Song

Posted by on 29 Jun, 2010 in My Stream | 0 comments

Well this sums up my feelings about the Daily Mail perfectly. Inflammatory, sensationalist drivel that does a lot of damage to society. Great song by Dan & Dan. Check out the other Dan & Dan videos too.

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Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber, Nelly Furtado, Nikki Yanofsky and many more in Canada’s answer to Band Aid

Posted by on 25 Mar, 2010 in My Stream | 0 comments


In the same vein as Band Aid’s Do they Know it’s Christmas, a huge number of Canadian singers including Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber, Nelly Furtado and Olympic star Nikki Yanofsky have come to record a charity single to raise funds for Haiti’s relief efforts.

Support Haiti by buying the single, video or T-shirt at Young Artists For Haiti. And be sure to pass it on so others can help too.

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Zooming into a fractal bigger than the Universe

Posted by on 11 Feb, 2010 in My Stream | 0 comments

Just awesome.

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I know you want to be Canadian :-)

Posted by on 1 Aug, 2009 in My Stream | 0 comments


Just came across this amusing video which Canadian singer Julia Bentley did with Andrew Gunadie to celebrate Canada Day earlier this month. It’s silly but fun! Check out the lyrics:

Yeah I know that you wanna be Canadian, please

Even if in winter things tend to freeze

We’ve got the world monopoly on trees

And our country’s bordered by three different seas

Yeah I know that you wanna be Canadian, please

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