Oh, no. With each day I’m more and more at odds with the culture around me. The old-fart thing is creeping in in a big way. I lament a time when there were different genres of music. When I was a kid, there were a whole bunch of different styles. Now everything is dance music.Don’t get me wrong, I quite like a lot of electronic music. But I’m 35 years old, so for me the artistic and cultural apex of Western culture was 1998 or something. That’s when all my favourite shit happened. The Hip was the first concert I went to. You don’t ever forget that stuff.The Hip have put out so many amazing albums over the years. Why Up to Here?Up To Here I can play A to Z, start to finish, on repeat all the time. I dig how young they were when they made it, and I think history’s already been quite kind to it—but it will ultimately be viewed as one of the more important albums in Canadian music history. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement You may recognize Jay Baruchel as the Zeppelin-crazed, fast-mouthed fan in Almost Famous, or in Judd Apatow’s prototypical geek in Undeclared, or as any one of the often-idiosyncratic characters he’s played over the years. The Ottawa-born, Montreal-raised actor got his start nearly two decades ago, and has continued to make his hometown(s) proud ever since.We called up the NDG native to find out which albums, films and books he’s most proud to call Canadian—all of which you can find on iTunes.ALBUMSRemission, Skinny PuppyYanqui U.X.O., by Godspeed You! Black EmperorWatch Out, by AlexisonfireOld Crows/Young Cardinals, by AlexisonfireThe Audio of Being, Matthew Good BandUp to Here, The Tragically HipTactical Neural Implant, Front Line AssemblyI take it, from this list, that you’re not a big fan of mainstream pop?
March 12, 2003Golf at Arcosanti? The amazing ‘Dinky Links’ tournament is the brainchild of alumnus Richard Johnson and originated in Jerome, Arizona. Eli Michael lines up his shot. [Photo: Jeff Kunzelman & Text: sa] Dr. Sparks, aka Michael Bittman organized this tournament in the desert surrounding Arcosanti. This environmentally friendly golf course requires zero maintenance and zero water. [Photo: Jeff Kunzelman & Text: sa] [left] Matteo Di Michele. [right] Sparks makes the point that anyone can hit a ball on a lawn. This much more difficult course consists of 12 holes, four of them in the Minds Garden, two on the sloping way to camp, three in camp and three on the far side of the Agua Fria river. [Photo: Jeff Kunzelman & Text: sa] Jennifer Thornton. [Photo: Jeff Kunzelman & Text: sa] This photo shows some of the difficult terrain. Gabriel Hendrix. [Photo: Jeff Kunzelman & Text: sa] The trophies were in the best of Arcosanti recreational tradition. [Photo: Jeff Kunzelman & Text: sa] The so-called 19th. hole [in this case the 13th. hole], is ‘The Beach’ at the pool cube where Sparks announces the winners. Among the awards were trophies for first, second and third place, as well as for mediocracy, winner of the 5th and 9th hole and for the most shots. [Photo: Jeff Kunzelman & Text: sa]