Sunday, December 13, 2009

Dale Luarca, Henry Nozuka, Christian Bridges and Melissa-Bel @ The Central

Dale Luarca, a Mississauga-based solo artist, is reaching for the stars. He may be short but that with which he lacks in height, he certainly makes up for in vocal and guitar talent. The evening was a close knit affair in Mirvish Village's, The Central, and everyone was invited including Dale's mom. He refers to his style as "a mix of john mayer/Raul Midon/Donnell Jones" but in terms of lyrical content sticks to extremely personal topics. With a soulful sound and hypnotic beat, Dale tells stories of heartbreak and harsh realities. Even his cover songs have a personal stamp. Some of my favourite changes were to the lyrics of Tom Petty's Free Falling, "she's a good girl, loves her mama and Canada too" and "It's a long day livin' in Mississauga." Anyway, it was a fantastic show that included the likes of Henry Nozuka, Christian Bridges and Melissa-bel. I've included a few videos of the night below..

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Koxx // Live @ Club FF // Seoul, South Korea

I'm so glad that I found this video. I have been looking for these guys on the web for quite some time and I've finally tracked a video down of them. They've got a catchy, dance-able sound.. check it out HERE

Monday, December 7, 2009

United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009

The United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 has begun today and I thought it might be important to share some interesting tidbits including videos, new clips and impressions from the media and the event itself. The conference is scheduled from December 7th - 18th held in Copenhagen. Seen as a model in terms of public policy and social culture surrounding environmental sustainability, Denmark was an excellent choice as host nation for the conference. One interesting aspect of the event is the ability to submit questions..
"CNN and YouTube are conducting a live debate in Copenhagen on December 15, where leaders and activists at COP15 will come together to answer your top-ranked questions on climate change."
The COP15 website also offers a ringtone and SMS alert as part of the press package, if you're so inclined.

Opening Film