An in-depth look at literistas’ paraphernalia and pretension
(Wait, people besides my aunt Bernice still watch this crap?)
Former Lives is a lovely album that’s easy to listen to. I can admit that it’s the daunting expectations of listeners like me that sabotage perfectly adequate music produced by more-than-adequate musicians. This time around, Mr. Gibbard, you’re just too good for your own good.
“I named this album LIVE as in ‘to keep not dying’ — not ‘live’ as in ‘I saw her live performance.’ This title not only makes sense to me considering the subject matter, it simply makes me laugh to think of having to correct everyone that pronounces it incorrectly.”
The next time your nighttime activities keep you up late, consider Shine for the morning after — or even for the afternoon after, if you really sleep in. Shine Cafe serves breakfast all day.
4 out of 5 stars
Aidan Knight, though not a Jedi Knight, still has a lot to offer, musically speaking. Check him out on Nov. 1.
Local bartender conquers prestigious cocktail competition using meat ingredient
Bill Gaston and Marjorie Celona launch latest novels
By year’s end, Victoria could have first youth poet laureate in Canada
In a landslide vote, environmental lawyer Murray Rankin won the nomination to be the NDP candidate in the upcoming Victoria byelection. The seat has been vacant since Denise Savoie, who held office as Victoria MP since 2006, announced her resignation on Aug. 23 for health reasons.