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| September 28, 2015

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Forgive, for the Pace of Life

February 24, 2015 |

Life moves extremely fast, and that means we need to make a conscious effort to pay attention to details, or it becomes easy to miss something big. It could be a person, an opportunity, or a lesson we … Read More

Losing All Touch, Building A Desert

February 24, 2015 |

Revisionist cultural history is a curious thing. There’s a great deal of fixation on the concept of ‘generations’. Forget the Baby Boomers, these days it’s all about waxing nostalgic for Generation X, or displaying the proper amount of … Read More

Numa Numa Syndrome

February 10, 2015 |

Dear reader, I’ve got some humble advice for you if you’re in the music-making business and intend to get your hands on a pile of cash as quickly as possible. Don’t try to land an album deal with … Read More

Music & Misery: Fighting Depression with Billy Talent

February 8, 2015 |

Music & Misery is a new series at LYFSTYL Music investigating the curious connection between our emotions and the music that makes us feel like everything is going to be OK. Read More

Perfume Brings Out The Best In US

December 10, 2014 |

Confession: I was never eager to see my favourite group perform in concert. Since they were based in Japan, my brain’s immune system had resigned me to thinking we’d never cross paths unless I happened upon Asia at … Read More

Dillon Francis is Smarter Than You and He’s Here for the Long Haul

November 27, 2014 |

DJ Rich As Fuck. DJ Hanzel. Becky. Greg. Klaud. Treva. Rave Dad. These Instagram alter-egos of resident internet darling Dillon Francis are integral to his charming allure, i.e. his massive following. Some of us come for his earlier … Read More

American Idiot: One Decade Later

September 25, 2014 |

Green Day’s American Idiot was released ten years, almost to the day, before this was written. It was particularly important to me because as a straight-laced 14 year-old boy attending Catholic school I was making up more and more things to be mad about at the time. Read More

Bad Boy Records A Oral History

September 10, 2014 |

GQ recently put together a lengthy oral history detailing the origins, growth and tragedies surrounding historic hip-hop label Bad Boy Records. Read More

On Seeing Jon Hopkins and How His Set Changed My Life

July 29, 2014 |

As a fellow music-obsessed junkie and live show enthusiast, I feel comfortable making the generalization that those of our kind feel music on a deep, soul consuming level. It exists within me, shapes the way I feel and … Read More

Back in the 90s

July 8, 2014 |

While sipping on an “old fashioned” at Vancouver’s Famous Warehouse on Granville St, I felt a surge of nostalgia. Strange but true, how a twenty-something male could think such deep thoughts while head-bopping to a certain Sir Mix-a-Lot video. But despite my … Read More