“Surgite” (press on) may have been the dying words of Upper Canadian war-hero Isaac Brock. The eponymous, middling univeristy which I attend has appropriated this rarity in Canadian history – heroic mythology – and wrung it of any genuine heroism.
But enough of my whining and pretentious criticism – as if I didn’t Google half of that. It’s not what I sat down to talk about.
A serious underestimation of how long two projects would take meant that I had to press on Thursday night, battling sleepiness, boredom, and APA style. It’s less heroic than repelling an American invasion, but at least I wasn’t fatally wounded. (I didn’t get a monument built in my memory either…)
In case you too have to suffer as I did, here is part of the wakeful playlist that helped me get through the night:
Kanye West – Stronger
Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground
Band from TV – You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Melajube – Montréal -40°C
Arctic Monkeys – The Bad Thing
The Saint Alvia Cartel – Don’t Wanna Wait Forever
Moondog with Orchestra – Stamping Ground
I know “Stronger’ is so six-months ago, but this is a keep-me-awake playlist, not a let’s-fall-asleep-but-at-least-I’ll-have-blog-cred playlist.
One song I wish I could have listened to is the new one from LCD Soundsystem. It didn’t even occur to me to listen to Sounds of Silver, which is a shame. I could have put in an extra hour of work.
[photo] “280” by jan_postma