Neil Young wants distance from Joe Rogan
Pono didn’t have this problem
Neil Young threatening to pull his music from Spotify got plenty of traction based on a website posting that was removed shortly thereafter. He echoed a group of public health experts calling for the streaming service to delete its exclusive deal with The Joe Rogan Experience, on which Jordan Peterson just recorded a marathon episode.
Monster trucks eating politics
Questions about the trucker vaccine mandate are being dodged by Erin O’Toole as the Freedom Convoy 2022 races toward reaching a $5 million fundraising goal on GoFundMe before its rally in Ottawa. Meanwhile, the border policies are leading to more empty shelves, offsetting prior Conservative reliance upon stock photos.
“Anxiety, feelings of depression and loneliness among Canadians spikes to highest levels since spring 2020.” The press release from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health sums up research on the national condition in January 2022. The measure of pandemic fatigue from Angus Reid calculated 23% feeling depressed.
Jane Jacobs lives in this kid
Joseph Burr Tyrrell Park underwent an upgrade in the Annex neighbourhood of downtown Toronto. The changes initially included a play structure containing what was described by the Toronto Star as “eight colourful bells tuned to the notes of an octave.” It didn’t take long for the city to determine they were installed by mistake:
Scott Thompson surfaces as an advocate of Stoicism. The Kids in the Hall member got an item in The New Yorker about his discovery of the Greek philosophy of Epictetus. Thompson bought the Enchiridion after hearing Stoicism discussed on The Breakfast Club podcast—the book has also inspired him to make a short film.
Finally, the passages of time
The Weather Station got major acclaim for a 2021 album about climate-change anxiety, Ignorance, which will soon get a companion piece, How Is That I Should Look at the Stars. “Endless Time” is the advance single that Tamara Lindeman recorded on March 11, 2020. Ever since, downtown Toronto has been good for videos with a desolate mood: