I Live(d) In Montreal

The worst thing about The Decision, eight years on, wasn’t that LeBron James decided to take his talents to South Beach in 2010. Nor was it that Cleveland fans had to watch him on national television, hiding an upward curl of his lips, justifying why he was leaving the Cavaliers. Or even the welcome party […]

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On Me and Josh

Me and Jiggs staring at the ceiling the stars above the radar range. — Josh Ritter I first heard of Josh Ritter through Daytrotter in 2010. Like a lot of people, I’m a sucker for the stream of simple melodies and words of ‘Moon River’ and his rendition was gentle, a breeze that wouldn’t trouble […]

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On Ipoh and Hometowns

It’s hard to conceive of anything bigger than yourself, or your family, let alone your city when at the age of 13 you find yourself hunched over a scarred desk, tagged with ballpoint and liquid paper, staring but not reading words in a history book about the state in which you live. Short-term goals at […]

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On Sun Kil Moon’s Benji

  In a smoky, dim billiards bar in a quiet Malaysian suburb I grew up in, mournful music from Sam Hui came out of the room’s stereo system. It drowned the sound of pool cues triggering chains of bad physics estimations. The beer grew warmer quicker, phones lit and vibrated unanswered, and cigarette ends grew […]

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