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Saxophones started blowing me down  / I was buried in sound / Taxicabs were driving me around
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August 29, 2012

Jenn Grant - In The Belly of a Dragon

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Tags: Jenn Grant, Six Shooter Records, Videos

August 23, 2012

Senna: The Documentary

Ayrton Senna racing in the 1989 Montreal Grand Prix I finally got around to watching Senna this weekend. It’s a documentary about the life and death of Ayrton Senna a man who was quite possibly one of the greatest racing drivers ever. He died you, and his career was cut short so we’ll never know what the full potential of the man was.

Senna raced when I was a racing fan: in the days of Alain Prost, Gerhard Berger and Nigel Mansell. Electronic control systems were beginning to rear their influence and FIFA was debating the role these systems had in cars. Back then cars were still cars for the most part, as opposed to highly advanced computers on wheels.

I used to attend the Montreal Grand Prix. The pictures here are of Ayrton Senna racing in 1989, a year that ended with Alain Prost winning the driver’s championship and one that was dominated by the clash of these two personalities: teammates on paper only, their relationship dominates the film. The film emphasizes Prost’s coolness against Senna’s brashness. Some would have called the Brazillian reckless, but nobody would deny his talent.

The Montreal Grand Prix started in rain that year. As we always did, my friends and I sat on an S shaped bend: they were the cheap seats, but sitting on a curve promised more action than a straight anyway. It was amazing that afternoon watching Senna pull into that turn. It was obvious to everybody how much faster he was coming into that corner. It was the kind of clear demonstration of skill and talent you hope to see when you watch a sporting event at this level.

Senna, the movie, is an interesting watch. It’s not about racing, it’s about driven men at the top of their game competing. That competition leads to clashes, but also demonstrates a mutual respect. It’s worth watching if you get the chance.
Ayrton Senna racing in the 1989 Montreal Grand Prix

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Tags: Ayrton Senna, Montreal, Racing

August 6, 2012

Shovels & Rope: Boxcar

Yeah. We’re onto this now.

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August 5, 2012

Canadian Made

A very cute into to a new TV show (apparently…I remain blissfully unaware of these things.)

Also a very cute brief history of Canada.

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Tags: Canada, Television, Videos