I Am Gary Hampton.

January 31, 2008, 12:44 pm
Filed under: Music, Video


If the video doesn’t work: http://youtube.com/watch?v=zCL9861SXaU


Songs Pt.1
January 28, 2008, 11:01 am
Filed under: Songs | Tags:

I’m going to start posting songs on here that I can’t stop listening to. Now that myself and my friends are living in ‘adult world’ (sigh) I don’t get to see everyone as often, and one of the most common questions I get when I do see my friends (asides from ‘what’s up?’, ‘how’s work?’, ‘how’s Toronto?’) is ‘so, what new bands should I check out?

Hopefully at least a few people will appreciate this. (Mr. Vickers?)

For those of you who are new to the internet, right click on the artist name/song title and select ‘save file as’ to download songs.

1. Kevin Devine – Just Stay
Acoustic guitars, catchy melodies, well thought out lyrics, strong build-up, powerful ending. Not to mention the ‘whoa-oh-oh’s.

2. Weatherbox – Trippin’ The Life Fantastic
Offbeat instruments, interesting vocals (Attack In Black-esque), solid lyrics and melodies, and most appealing is the progressive style of the song with very limited repeating parts. Who needs a chorus?

3. The Snake The Cross The Crown – Cakewalk
Simplicity at it’s best. A slow and steady buildup featuring banjos, harmonicas, hand claps, and foot stomps.

I guess 3 is enough. More to come, whenever I feel like it.


ps. if you don’t comment, it feels like no one’s reading this. so please comment and let me know your thoughts.

pps. if you have any connection to any of these bands (label, management, etc) and wish for the songs to be taken down and the free promo to also be taken down, just let me know and i’ll do so.

January 27, 2008, 5:40 pm
Filed under: Blogs

Happy Birthday Garth!


Technology Is The New Black
January 5, 2008, 1:27 am
Filed under: Blogs
111 Unread E-Mails

So today was my birthday. I turned 21. (well, it’s past midnight so I guess I should say yesterday, but you understand.)

I could be writing about my theory of time-zones and birthdays (12:26am UK time Jan 4 = 7:26pm CA time Jan 3) or about how this is the first birthday in a while where I’ve actually felt old, but instead I’m writing about how technology is taking away from human contact…a topic that’s been discussed many times but I will present some numbers.

In person visits today: 0
Birthday cards received (not family): 2
Phone calls received: 3
E-Mails (from people, not companies): 0
Facebook Greetings: 111

Now, these numbers are skewed as I had a birthday get together for friends yesterday and also hung out with a bunch of people tonight at an event unrelated to my birthday, but the point is that in past years I used to receive a decent number of phone calls and drop ins, but this year it was mostly Facebook wall posts

I’m very grateful, it was neat to watch my unread e-mail count rise, but it just goes to support the argument that technology is taking away from human contact.


Ps. Thanks for all the Facebook greetings! 😉