Today is Canada Day, and I actually remembered this year.
There are a few reasons for this. One of them is that for the first time in a decade I’m reading a couple of Canadian newspapers. I recently test drove an app called PressReader — which I reviewed on The Magaziner — that lets you read scans of newspapers from around the world. To try it out I checked out the two national newspapers in Canada, The Globe and Mail and The National Post, and I’ve continued to follow them since.
The other reason is because for the first time in four years I’m going back hom this year for a visit, back home being my hometown of Moncton, New Brunswick. When my parents made me realize not too long ago how long it had been since my last visit, I started feeling a bit homesick, and now I’m very much looking forward to the couple of weeks in August in which I’ll get to spend time with family, friends, and everything else that a trip back home brings.
I even get to make it connect with PechaKucha, as there is a PechaKucha Night to be held in Moncton on August 16, and I plan on presenting — I also hope to do a daytrip to Halifax to touch base with the PKN organizer in that city.
So realizing it was Canada Day this weekend — something I have quite honestly forgotten most years — I decided to record a special episode of the Codex last night, something I did while drinking a bottle of wine. Since I include Canadian artists quite regularly on the show, I decided to make it extra special by digging into the past, and focusing on the indie rock music I enjoyed in the early nineties, most of it from the Atlantic provinces (there are a couple of exceptions at the end).
So here’s to Canada, happy 145th birthday!