Music Moment: Little Joy “Brand New Start”

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Summer To Do List: Adulting at Bestival

If I can share one piece of life wisdom with you today it is this:

Spend your time & money on experiences that you love. 

It doesn’t matter how much money you make (well it does obviously, but stay with me), what is the point of making money if you can never enjoy it?  So if you can do one thing with your budget this summer – pick one experience you REALLY want & spend it on that.

I have never regretted the time & money I spent on a trip or a concert.  I do however regret the time I spent working myself to exhaustion & the money I spent on too many pair of shoes that I don’t wear.  Even thought I may have been as poor as a church mouse after my first trip to London I have never regretted the trip.

A summer tradition that Klara & I started accidentally a few years ago, is attending at least one outdoor concert or festival in the Summer.  Because, we only get so many months of summer in Toronto & we love music.  It started with the Kings of Leon concert we attended in 2014, then continued with Edgefest in 2015 to see Milky Chance & in 2016 we went to Bestival Toronto!

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Music Moment: “Bucky Done Gun” by M.I.A

I still remember the first time I heard M.I.A’s Arular.

I was walking past Klara’s room & heard this amazing music.  I stopped in my track, entered Klara’s room without knocking & demanded to know who the name of the song, as I had to download it on Limewire.

That was 10 years ago.

P.S. If you loved this album then I would recommend you read this Rolling Stone’s article, ‘Arular’ 10 Years Later: M.I.A Reflects on Globe-Shaking Debut.  Fascinating read.