Family Vacation 2K14

Toronto 2014 Just a few shots of some of the things we did in Toronto… Toronto 2014 Got some cool shit from Blur Makeup Room on Queen St W Toronto 2014 Got a wash + velcro set at Aveda Institute Toronto (aka my alma mater) Toronto 2014Toronto 2014 Every month the courtyard beside Aveda showcases a new piece of art. Got a picture of that. Toronto 2014Toronto 2014 Went to St. Lawrence Market to experience the cheese ravioli that I use to order ALL OF THE TIME when I lived here – once more! Toronto 2014Toronto 2014 Went to Live Organic Food Bar for the Strawberry Lassi and Chocolate Surrender smoothies (my mom is REALLY into raw vegan food & restaurants idek) Toronto 2014 Went to Delysees for (non-pre-packaged) macrons Toronto 2014 Attempted to get some family photos… Toronto 2014 but Mogwai decided to be a brat!

Anyway we are now driving back, as my mother hates to fly!

Tall Paul @ Indigenous Music Without Borders

Anyone relatively close to me knows that I’ve been working on my honours thesis for that past year which focus is on Indigenous hip-hop as a tool of decolonization and resistance.

During the course of my research I found Tall Paul and became a huge fan. So, when I heard he was performing just down the street from where I work – I said “fuck the rain!” and dragged Elchesay along with me…

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Shortly after it started raining…

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The Mariachi Ghost @ RTMF 2014

So, there were many great artists but I think they were one of my favorites of the weekend!

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Thanks x 1000 to the organizers and volunteers of this cute little festival! We had an amazing time swimming in the river, playing frisbee, getting tans while watching lots of talented people play music, eves-dropping on drunkin conversations, etc. etc. etc. etc…

don’t let me into my zone, you haters leave me alone: the danny brown experience

Despite being in a haze of my own, the numerous assholes bumping into my tripod (s/o to all the cute guys who apologized though, hah!) and the anxiety I always experience when I attempt to remember my technical camera shit in a fast-paced environment with endless blinking lights – I managed to get a few decent shots of the Danny Brown show at Union Sound Hall last night!

Not captured: the communal lighting up of bud during Danny’s “smokin & drinkin” {because I was vomiting in the washroom tbqh} … BUT there is video footage of the group sing-a-long to “I Will” just not at the moment.

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