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Living Hour – Tous les garcons et les filles

Living Hour has a habit of taking me back to my childhood and they’ve done it again with this rather glorious cover version of “Tous les garcons et les filles”, the Francois Hardy classic. I fell in love with the song, the singer and consequently France as a young lad. It all seemed impossibly sophisticated and otherly. Is that a word? It rhymes with motherly. It certainly didn’t seem motherly. The song is from their new EP “Lovely, Lonely: A Collection of Covers for Hollow Hearts”. It also features songs from Nico, The Ink Spots, and Avi Buffalo. there’s a cracking version of “These Days” on there too with some tearoom piano that breaks your heart. Did you know that Jackson Browne wrote “These Days” when he was only 16? Mental. Also, Jimmy Page played on the original of “Tous les…

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LIVING HOUR – Lovely, Lonely: A Collection Of Covers For Hollow Hearts
(Self Released, 2018)

Cimentarsi con le cover non è uno sterile esercizio stilistico, ma può anzi diventare una significativa cartina di tornasole che rivela ascendenze e capacità di rielaborazione di una band. In questo senso possono ben interpretarsi i brani oggetto di rilettura in “Lovely, Lonely: A Collection Of Covers For Hollow Hearts” da parte dei Living Hour, band canadese il cui omonimo debutto aveva impressionato per freschezza e ampiezza di respiro nella rigenerazione di codici espressivi tra shoegaze e dream-pop.

Le componenti piacevolmente trasognate, veicolate in particolare dalle interpretazioni di Samantha Sarty, permangono quali caratteri fondamentali dell’Ep digitale, che tuttavia per vesti sonore e per selezione degli originali da rimaneggiare inclinano piuttosto su registri di pura eleganza pop, appena addizionati di vaghi sentori “indie”. L’iniziale “Tous les garcons et les filles” di Francoise Hardy detta subito un…

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Ep. 18: Marshall Carroll and All This Science

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EdTech Bites

Happy New Year! In this episode, I interview Marshall Carroll and we discuss his student-led podcast, All This Science. He actually reached out to me via the Reflections page on this website and wanted to share what he’s doing in regards to educational podcasts. Not only is he doing great things with his students, he’s also officially the 4th smartest person in Canada. Don’t believe me, have a listen and as always, Buen Provecho!

If you are interested about learning how to differentiate your instruction using Nearpod, please vote for my ISTE 2018 People’s Choice Proposal. I would love to make it out to Chicago and enjoy some EdTech Bites with you!

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“The World’s Largest Safety Song” – “Safety Crew Is Coming To Town” @allthisscience

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The video above is just for added fun! It’s not part of the song!

The World’s Largest Safety Song

Completely Free! No mess! No fuss!

Email me a verse or two that you have created for the world’s largest safety song “Safety Crew is Coming to Town”. I will append them to the verses I have already written and my high school choir will record the song in Winter 2018. (You can also listen to me warbling the 7 preliminary verses on my podcast “All This Science” (episode 18)

My email address is You can also tweet me the verses at @allthisscience or facebook message me at

Your verses can be about any safety aspect you want – safety in the lab, on the road, in food production, the factory, the home, etc.

Here are the verses so far (December  2017)

Safety Crew is Coming to Town (to…

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Living Hour gets totally psychedelic

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Photo courtesy of | Members of the young dream pop band from Canada describe themselves as the musical version of your best teenage backseat makeout memory.

Living Hour’s ethereal dream pop sent me swaying, eyes closed, away down a river into a psychedelic trance during a performance at Northside Yacht Club on Thursday.

Living Hour, originally from Winnipeg, is a psychedelic dream pop band with heavy shoegaze influence that has released one eponymous album. For those who don’t know what dream pop or shoegaze is, these are just different names for the same type of music. Dream pop is characterized as a sort of neo-psychedelic indie rock, focused heavily on ambient noise. This kind of effect is typically achieved through heavy distortion from guitar pedals, feedback and almost unintelligible vocals. Essentially, it’s music that makes you feel like you’re dreaming — done amazingly well by Living Hour.

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Profile of a Food-Allergic Kid: Samara Carroll


Food Allergy Therapist Samara Carroll has lived with life-threatening food allergies since she was a toddler. Now that she’s all grown up, Samara helps children with food allergies navigate the ups and downs of life as a food-allergic kid.

AllergyBites: What foods are you allergic to?

Samara Carroll: I have had anaphylactic food allergies to peanuts since I was 2 years old. I was also diagnosed with a tree nut allergy at that time. When I was 18, I grew out of the tree nut allergy, but I’ve since developed a shellfish allergy.

AB: Can you describe the first time you truly understood you had food allergies because they impacted your life in a meaningful way?

SC: When I was 8 years old, I wanted to go to a friend’s sleepover birthday party. The friend lived on our street. My mom explained to me that she didn’t want me to…

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I sip my whiskey sour and listen to Living Hour

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Living Hour – Seagull

Winnipeg had always been an evocative place name for me as a child. After watching “Around The World in 80 Days” I plotted my own trajectories across the globe, and there was something so beautiful about the name Winnipeg that it was on every route. I didn’t know much (or anything) about it to be honest. There was no internet in the early seventies and my mum had been buying a set of encyclopedias for us on subscription but money got too tight to mention around the “U” volume so we never did get V, W, X Y or Z. Imagine my surprise when I saw a Zebra for the first time.

Anyway, the redolent memories were awoken once again when Em Todd on Twitter pointed me in the direction of Winnipeg’s Living Hour and their beautiful song “Seagull” (Lefse Records). It was love at first…

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