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Michelle.
Lover of music, books, movies, TV, roller derby, coffee, festivals, theatre, interior design, LIFE.

First Listen: Jenny Lewis, 'The Voyager'

Just finished listening to this for the first time and I love it!  Can’t wait for my pre-ordered copy to get here!

(Source: jennylewis)

YOU CAN TELL A LOT ABOUT SOMEONE BY THE TYPE OF MUSIC THEY LISTEN TO. HIT SHUFFLE ON YOUR IPOD, PHONE, ITUNES, MEDIA PLAYER ETC AND WRITE DOWN THE FIRST 20 SONGS. THEN PASS THIS ON TO 10 PEOPLE. ONE RULE: NO SKIPPING

positivelypersistentteach:

1. All of Me - John Legend

2. Babel - Mumford and Sons

3. 9 Crimes - Damien Rice

4. Try - Pink

5. Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day

6. Halo - Beyonce

7. Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette

8. Sugar We’re Going Down - Fall Out Boy

9. This Is Why We Fight - Decemberists

10….

1.  Fitzpleasure - Alt J

2.  Gatekeeper - Feist

3.  Flashbulb Eyes - Arcade Fire

4.  I Was A Fool - Tegan & Sara

5.  Better Man - Pearl Jam

6.  Nineteen - Tegan & Sara

7.  Give A Little Love - Rilo Kiley

8.  Little Bones - Tragically Hip

9.  Helplessness Blues - Fleet Foxes

10. Against the Grain - City and Colour

11. Release - Pearl Jam

12. Let Me Go - Haim

13. Mind Flood - Sam Roberts

14. Cry - The Trews

15. Rivers and Roads - The Head and the Heart

16. Top Of The World - Dixie Chicks

17. Sleep To Dream - Fiona Apple

18. Call Your Girlfriend - Robyn

19. Nobody Girl - Ryan Adams

20. Let ‘Er Rip - Dixie Chicks

Considering the size of my iTunes library, I’m a little surprised at the repeat bands that showed up (and the 21st song was another repeat of a band from the list - Rilo Kiley).  Almost half Canadian Content though - Go Canada!

This is what the sky over my city looks like right now. It is the result of forest fires that are burning hundreds of kilometres away. It feels like the apocalypse is coming.

This is what the sky over my city looks like right now. It is the result of forest fires that are burning hundreds of kilometres away. It feels like the apocalypse is coming.

masakhane:

designrevolution:

Courtenay McKay created a series of posters for the Gender Based Violence Prevention Project (GBVPP) at the University of Alberta to spread awareness about rape culture.

The Gender Based Violence Prevention Project is a new project of the Students’ Union that promotes a campus free of gender based violence. Gender Based Violence exists in both visible and invisible ways on our campus and affects the lives of many University students, staff, faculty, and community members. Through education, awareness, and institutional change, we are striving to create a campus free of gender based violence where everyone can feel safe and supported.”

Bre, Masakhane Program Development Intern

This was created at my alma mater!

(via adventuresofastudentteacher)

Why Readers, Scientifically, Are The Best People To Fall In Love With

probabilitiesofcircumstance:

beckieteaches:

Am I the only person who is obsessed with all of the marketing campaigns for the Hunger Games films?

Ditto.

The marketing campaign for Mockingjay is legit awesome!

On the day I started my tumblr, I shared a Rilo Kiley video. Today Jenny Lewis debuted the title track off of her forthcoming LP, The Voyager, so I thought I’d share something RK adjacent today.
Purchase the song here: bit.ly/S0KPGr
Pre-order the album on iTunes: smarturl.it/thevoyager on Amazon: smarturl.it/thevoyageramzn
www.jennylewis.com

Spectacular Views turned 2 today!
The day I started this tumblr, it was bloody hot outside and I was escaping the heat in the basement.  Two years later, it is once again ridiculously hot and I am hiding out in the basement. 

Spectacular Views turned 2 today!

The day I started this tumblr, it was bloody hot outside and I was escaping the heat in the basement.  Two years later, it is once again ridiculously hot and I am hiding out in the basement.