It’s winter! Drinking, winter pros and cons, more drinking, should we keep up this Santa business?, what’s up in Canadian politics, and what makes the best cold-weather-living music.
During our nail-biting political discussion, we mention Attawapiskat, the northern Canadian community that’s been in all the news lately. A Canadian/Métis lawyer/blogger put together an analysis of the public money spent in Attawapiskat, linking to budget figures and financial statements while clearing up some media—and government—confusion around the housing crisis.
Fleet Foxes! Julie Doiron! Ohbijou! Forest City Lovers! Cuff the Duke! Great Lake Swimmers! Modest Mouse! are bands that provide some decent winter-listening to get us through the trudging, darkness, and cold. CBC radio 3 has many of these lovelies.
Skip Gilleen’s off-tune singing and head straight to Carol of the Bells by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, complete with wailing electric guitars.
Fancy pizza is worth the extra cost. Shit.