Better Call Saul S03E09: “Fall”

Throughout most of this show we’ve rooted for Jimmy as he’s used his crafty nature to either defend himself from his brother or get out of tight situations featuring clearly defined antagonists. In this episode we see him going low – very low. We’re reminded that when he gets pushed into a corner he can very much use his talents to take advantage of innocent people. Spoilers follow.

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Weekly Fiver #14

Welcome to the Weekly Fiver, where I’ll pick five recently released songs of varying degrees of quality and thoroughly break them down for you. No two songs will be on the same tier, and they’ll be listed from best to worst. The top song will be an excellent must-hear tune, while the bottom song will be one you ought to stay away from or else you will make your ears sad. It’s all very scientific.

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Field Trip @ Fort York

Although the official start to the season is still a few weeks away, the Summer 2017 concert season was officially kicked off this past weekend with the Field Trip Festival at Fort York. It was an incredibly diverse series of artists performing on the two stages with a little bit of something for everyone.

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The Top 10 Cover Songs Since The Year 2000

Covers are a contentious issue. How exactly do you judge the merits of something that isn’t the brainchild of the artist performing it? Where do you draw the line between “replica” and “reimagining”? Can a cover ever be considered better than the original? Is the “Punk Goes…” cover album series still going? If it is, can someone please stop it?

It’s complex and I have no intention of delving into such a deep topic. What I’m going to do is run down what I feel are the best (relatively recent) examples of an artist taking another artist’s work and making it their own.

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