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Coldplay puts a smile upon your face

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There was a lot of excitement for me leading up to Coldplay’s release of their latest record Ghost Stories. The album was teased with a rich, highly cinematic video for Midnight directed by Mary Wigmore on February 25, 2014. Despite being one of the slowest building songs in memory, barely increasing much in tempo it is more a big long intensifying crescendo. Yet, it remains one of my favorites from the record, often getting stuck in my head. It’s also no surprise, given that description of the song’s sound, that it was constructed around an ambient track originally produced in 2003 by regular Coldplay collaborator Jon Hopkins, called Amphora. That said, in the Live DVD/CD version of the album, Midnight…

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I will not call this post Hammer Time

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Every single time Hammer Clarke meets someone- they are always fascinated by his name. He is continuously bombarded with questions about how and why his official name became Hammer, and everyone assumes he is joking around. That being said, if you know Clarke, it would not be unlike him to play a lifelong joke on the entire world and trick them into believing his name is Hammer, just for his own personal entertainment. There is more to Clarke than a pretty sick name- he has visited nearly 37 states. He played in a band that actually went on tour and when he wasn’t playing with them, he was their official sound guy. That’s right, a band with a sound guy,…

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There and back again

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From Newfoundland to Montreal, parents Thomson and Hamel keep the music alive. Tint of Ink has been trying to interview Matthew J. Thomson and Danielle R. Hamel for way too long. If you ever have the chance to check out their music (it’s free online)- do it. It’s a masterpiece. They are nothing like anything you’ve heard before, yet so appealing. Their songs will enlighten emotions you didn’t even realize you had. Hold on to your hats and have a listen, you’ll understand why I was so desperate for an interview. Bumping into the musicians at a kid’s birthday party was the perfect opportunity to secure a spot with the busy parents of two. Unfortunately, juggling their own kids’ schedules…

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Dark Planet Collective: a hip-hop version of broken social scenes

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  Some may say that the internet and social media has created a more accessible venue for those in need of sharing their talent. However, have we become so immediate and overloaded with constant accessibility that we don’t truly care anymore? Alley CB Flynn has recognized an overabundance of musicians hitting up youtube and constantly sharing on facebook and twitter has made it difficult for the artist who has made their project into a true labour of love. “The industry is so overly saturated and flooded with new music and artists that it’s completely overwhelming. With the ability of anybody and everybody to easily build a studio for a few hundred bucks and spam the internet with sometimes amazing but…

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Roots, Rants & Roars, Part Two: The Food Hike and The Feast

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Upon meeting Saturday when I awoke, I was happy to see it resembled the name of the next day; it was a beautiful, bright, and blue September morning that was pleasantly crisp. I took a cue from yesterday and left my waking hunger unchecked as I ambled up to the shuttle school bus. Its population was a little greater today, so when I arrived at Elliston Municipal Park again, I wasn’t too surprised to see there were hundreds already on site to take in Saturday’s festivities. Fortunately, the bus arrived with plenty time to take in the scene before the highly anticipated Food Hike. The entrance to the park played host to a dozen or more booths where local artisans…

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