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18 Songs About Star Wars Characters

Weird Al has done a Star Wars song

Weird Al has done a Star Wars song

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theatres on December 18 and with it, hopefully, so will a cleansing flood that will wipe away the mind-boggling stench that was the last three movies in the franchise.

To celebrate this occasion I took a Coruscant taxi to the darkest corners of YouTube and found 18 songs based on Star Wars characters.

For the full list, including songs about Boba Fett, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and Yoda, head over to AUX by clicking here.

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15 Canadian Cat Songs

Hawksley Workman as a teenage cat

Hawksley Workman as a teenage cat

People love cats.

Canadian musicians are people.

Therefore Canadian musicians also love cats.

I wrote about 15 cat songs by Canadian musicians.

To read the full article click here.

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9 Unlikely Contenders For The Polaris Heritage Prize

Bob and Doug MacKenzie

Bob and Doug MacKenzie

My friends and employers at the Polaris Music Prize have introduced a new award — the Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize — designed to honour Canadian classic albums from the before Polaris existed. Think of it as a legacy award.

Knowing my peers, I know they’ll nominate a lot of wonderful, timeless albums for Heritage Prize consideration. Also knowing my peers, I know there are certain types of albums — the weird, the crude, the hilarious — that they may not take seriously enough to consider nomination-worthy.

I fixed that problem for them.

To read how, head over to Aux to take a look at the list of unlikely Heritage Prize contenders I compiled.

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I Saw $400 Worth Of Concerts Thanks To Ontario Taxpayers

The TORONTO sign as part of Panamania.

The TORONTO sign as part of Panamania.

As a person who a) appreciates high-level athleticism, but b) also understand that many international sporting organizations are amoral-to-outright evil, I knew that when the Pan Am Games came to Toronto this summer that regular citizens like myself would to a certain degree be fucked.

After all, I’m not part of some overtures-covered, politically-connected contractor circle jerk, so none of that grift was going to come my way.

Instead, knowing that as an Ontario taxpayer I was paying for this shit, I was going to have to earn back its value the hard way… by extracting personal entertainment from the whole thing.

Which is exactly what I did to the tune of about $400, mostly in the form of checking out the free Panamania concert schedule.

I explained all about how I came up with this number in a math-y article for AUX.

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Limblifter’s ‘Pacific Milk’ And Honey

Limblifter

Limblifter

Can-alternative survivors Limblifter have a new album out called Pacific Milk.

This was a good enough reason for Sarah to get in touch with band leader Ryan Dahle to talk about the old days, the new days and the inbetween days for the ’90s rockers.

To read the full story head over to AUX TV by clicking here.

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