Since I got my polaroid camera I have been taking pictures non stop. However at the beginning, it took awhile for me to get it to work to it’s full potential. Loading the film into the camera So first of you open up the cameras film cartridge by moving the button underneath the front trigger (the red button that takes [...]
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There is more to Canadian bands and artists than Justin Bieber and Nickleback. Here are some great Canadian bands to support: 1. Japandroids: The House that Heaven Built took over the alternative radio station but they have other equally talented songs on their 3 albums: Post-Nothing, No singles and Celebration Rock. 2. City and Colour: Another great band with great songs [...]
I am a lover of old, vintage and just plain weird things. However that doesn’t really strike interest in too many teens. Record Players: I got a record player for my 13th birthday, and I love it! It’s super cool and sounds way better than mp3 downloads or on ipods. My indie heart juts can’t resist. Ukuleles: So much easier [...]
I love concerts. The adrenaline rush is amazing and the live talent is even better. What isn’t so great is the moment you realise the concert is for ages 18 and older. This doesn’t happen so much with the popular music but for indie and alternative bands they usually play at bars! I always complain and complain to my parents [...]
Taking photography isn’t always about taking these crazy artsy and symbolic pictures, sometimes it’s just capturing everyday items that people see all the time and changing their perspectives on it. Here are some tips and examples of my own you can use to help take some amazing shots: Vantage/ Focal Point: Sometimes all you need to do from changing [...]
I'm sure you all know how much I love Steam and indie games and all that good stuff. Well, this week, Steam has a lot of KILLER deals! If you didn't notice by now, every week at Steam there's always Midweek Madness--awesome deals that eat up your money and time! It's genius, really. Plus, you're supporting a lot of indie developers and that's always an important thing.
I love OK Go. They prove that music videos can be original, imaginative works of art, rather than just closeup shots of good-looking people dancing suggestively. (Besides, they sound pretty awesome, too!) One of my favourites is “All Is Not Lost.” If you use Google Chrome (high five!), go here to see the video with my special message and make [...]
2011 was one of the greatest years for the alternative music scene… at least, I think so! And if others disagree, then I will gladly re-word to: 2011 was one of the greatest years for my personal music library. The following will be my own chart for the top ten alternative albums that I’ve listened to in 2011. Though it [...]
Local hip hop artist Dan Bennett, more commonly recognized as Transit, has recently produced a single with acclaimed Calgarian songwriter Jann Arden. Fittingly, the name of the single is called “Calgary.” The song represents the music scene in the city of Calgary, showing that “we are not all cowboys” and that this city is more than capable of being major [...]
I heard San Sebastian on MuchMusic’s disBand and thought their music was some of the best I have heard in awhile. San Sebastian is a Canada based rock band in Hamilton, Ontario. The band’s stardom was greatly overshadowed by the season one winners of disBand, Stereos and the true greatness of San Sebastian’s music was not greatly embraced. Unlike much of the [...]
CHRISTMAS SONGS! Who doesn’t love Christmas songs? Remember snuggling under some cozy blankets with some hot chocolate and listening to those nice Christmas jingles during December? I do! I’m going to share some of my most favorite Christmas songs that I like to listen to. Comment with some of your favorite Christmas jams! 5. Last Christmas (Cover) – The Maine [...]
Pure Volume is a music inspired social networking website made for upcoming artists seeking the exposure they need. Created in 2003 by a group of students attending the University of Massachusetts. This website focuses on indie music which is music that is not mainstream. Ever heard of Paramore, Boys Like Girls, Fall Out Boy, Hawthorne Heights, My American Heart, Daphne [...]