Blog #344, JUNKIE XL

WARDEN TRACKS:  The featured song on this week’s post is from a Dutch producer/DJ who I became familiar with in the Summer of 2002 during my second visit to the incredible city of Amsterdam.  I first noticed the name because of a remix he did of an ELVIS PRESLEY song, “A Little Less Conversation,” which also had a pretty foolish (unofficial) soccer-themed video because of the World Cup going on at the time.  Maybe the vid wasn’t necessarily that foolish, perhaps it’s just because almost anything in the ‘Dam can seem foolish at almost any given time, ha ha!  Afterwards I really started exploring the world of JUNKIE XL, and his library is absolutely incredible, he does tons of soundtrack work too, including “Mad Max: Fury Road” & “Deadpool.”  There are so many tracks I could choose to hook you up with today from JXL, but we’ll start with a groove that features the voice of Timothy Leary, and after you experience this, you’ll probably want to dig a little deeper into this gentleman’s exceptional catalogue of sonic pleasures.  From his most recent studio album, “Synthesized,” click the link for “LEAVE BEHIND YOUR EGO.”
COOL LINKS:  Extremely cool photo of the week (Adventure.NationalGeographic.com)…  Happy hour shouldn’t make you feel guilty (HuffingtonPost.com)…  IGGY POP talks about what might be his final album (NME.com)…  IRON MAIDEN jet “Ed Force One” damaged at airport in South America (RollingStone.com)…  JOHNNY MANZIEL was well-behaved as supermodel “consoled” him (Maxim.com)…  METRIC makes fun at the Hammerstein ballroom in NYC (HuffingtonPost.com)…  Snowmobiler mauls the Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska (USAtoday.com)…  Spring ahead one hour this weekend for Daylight Saving Time (TimeAndDate.com)
BY THE NUMBERS:  1 Year ago Red Bull Crashed Ice rocked downtown #YEG (Edmonton.ca)…  5 Hobbies of your Dad’s that could possibly kill him (ClickHole.com)…  5 Ways to make “binge watching” slightly healthier (Time.com)…  6 Tips that could help you sleep way better (MensHealth.co.uk)…  10 Wicked tunes which happen to be album-openers (Diffuser.fm)…  16 Ill-timed selfies they should’ve taken elsewhere (LazySlack.com)…  25 Songs that hint at music’s direction (NYtimes.com)
WIN STUFF:  Four-packs of tickets to the Edmonton Home + Garden Show next weekend…  Tickets for the PORK-A-PALOOZA BBQ & Music Festival at Clarke Stadium in June…  Listen from 10am-5pm Mountain time every weekend to score!
FUN, FESTIVALS, FOOLERY:  Boat & Sportsmen’s Show, March 10-13 at Expo Centre…  Home + Garden Show, March 17-20 at Expo Centre…  William HAWRELAK PARK in the beautiful #YEG River Valley (year round)…  World Waterpark at West Edmonton Mall…  For an in-depth look at LIVE MUSIC throughout Alberta, go here, and for all sorts of stuff happening in the Edmonton area, go here or here!
#YEG PRO SPORTS:  OILERS Hockey (NHL)…  ESKIMOS Football (CFL)…  FC Edmonton Soccer (NASL)
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