Avec Soleil

Here is a small collection of photos from the summer of 2015, almost all of which were taken in Montreal.

 

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Montreal street art.

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Osheaga 10th anniversary.

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Balls in the air like we don’t care.

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I See Fire. Kygo slayed.

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Montreal street art.

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Double heart.

 

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Des rêves d’innocence, by Luna Attar, 2015.

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Le Soleil, Dale Chihuly, 2013.

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Future Islands DJ set.

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The incomparable Future Islands, Osheaga.

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The leaves don’t change here, and I never saw it coming… Miguel is a master.

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Getting balloon-y loony at Osheaga.

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The one and only Guster. Swoon forever and always.

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Cat and mouse.

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The birdman wouldn’t lie.

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L’oeil, by David Altmejd.

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Montreal street art.

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H.S.K.T. Sylvan Esso DJ Set.

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Let’s play ball!

Top 100 Songs of 2014 (80-61)

The songs on this list are as cool as this doge. Well, almost.

The songs on this list are as cool as this doge. Well, almost.

 

Around this time, it starts to get really hard to place songs. I like all of these tunes — a lot. My Top 100 Songs of 2014 (80-61):

80. Vance Joy – Riptide/Mess Is Mine

 

79. Dum Dum Girls – Too True To Be Good

Favourite track from their really sexy last album.

 

78. Schoolboy Q – Man Of The Year

 

77. La Roux – Kiss And Not Tell/Sexotheque

These songs deserve waaaaaay more views.

 

Bonus: Omar Souleyman – Wenu Wenu (from 2013)

 

76. Lykke Li – No Rest For The Wicked

 

75. Foster The People – Best Friend

Best song on their latest LP.

 

74. Aphex Twin – Minipops 67 (120.2) (Source Field Mix)

Welcome back Richard. You were missed.

 

73. Marina and The Diamonds – Froot

 

72. ILOVEMAKKONEN f. Drake – Tuesday

So random. So fresh. So 2014.

 

71. Charli XCX – Boom Clap

 

Bonus: Kongos – I’m Only Joking (From 2011)

 

70. Bombay Bicycle Club – Luna/Home By Now

Two really, really good songs. Two good videos, especially the one for “Luna”.

 

69. Ex Cops – Black Soap

Heard this one late in 2014, but it grabbed me right away.

 

68. Interpol – All The Rage Back Home

El Pintor raging here, home, and anywhere else is always comforting.

 

67. One Direction – Story Of My Life

 

66. Hedley – Crazy For You

Methinks it’s the best song these canucks have ever done.

 

65. Ask Embla – Legion

 

64. A.G. Cook – Beautiful

Reminiscent of Happy Hardcore, yet still on the cutting edge of pop.  Banger.

 

63. Sam Smith – Stay With Me/Stay With Me (Rainer & Grimm Remix)

I’d previously mentioned the Rainer & Grimm Remix of this tune in my Top Remixes of 2014 list, but I had to link it again. Both it and the original are fantastic, though I do prefer the remix.

 

62. Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This

Big, brassy, bombastic pop.

 

61. Ed Sheeran – Sing/One

It took me a while to get into “Sing”, but when I did, I was hooked. “One” is simply gorgeous.