Music, Culture, Photos and Other Happenings in Ottawa

Date archives July 2020

Series 15

Polaroids From The Pandemic – S15E11

It’s been tough to shoot Polaroids during the pandemic because of the physical distancing and a lot of events being cancelled.

Several of the film packs are set to expire in August.

With some creativity, I used the Polaroid Lab to take some of the foodie photos from the iPhone to Polaroid. The food photos were taken between April to June.

On Tuesday afternoon, I finally had a chance to take some Polaroids for a friend as I haven’t seen her for a long time.

We have been playing Pokémon Go and sending gifts. It was nice to catch up and take some creative photos.

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Music / Series 15

It’s The Polaris Music Prize Short List for 2020 – S15E10

Here is the 2020 edition of The Polaris Music Prize Short List;

Backxwash – God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It
Caribou – Suddenly
Junia-T – Studio Monk
Kaytranada – Bubba
nêhiyawak – nipiy
Pantayo – Pantayo
Lido Pimienta – Miss Colombia
Jessie Reyez – Before Love Came To Kill Us
U.S. Girls – Heavy Light
Witch Prophet – DNA Activation

The Short List was announced on CBC Music on Wednesday afternoon.

There will be no Gala as CBC will be presenting in a cinematic format through their streaming platforms as well as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, on October 19th.

The winner will get the $50,000 prize for the best Canadian album based on artistic merit.

The 10 short listed albums looks to be excellent and October can’t come any sooner. Happy listening.

Series 15

Happy Canada Day (2020 Edition) – S15E09

Happy Canada Day!

There were no events happening in Ottawa and throughout the country because of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

For this year, I decided to jog and walk from Lansdowne Park to downtown Ottawa. People were still out and about on Canada Day but it was not as busy. The weather was pretty hot but not overly humid from the week prior.

Since March, I haven’t been able to take any Polaroid photos and the films are nearing expiration. It was fitting to take some Polaroids on the excursion.

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