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It's the Friday before the long weekend

- by admin

and yr girl has a haircut in 10 minutes which means obviously I have to blog right the fuck now.

Spent the afternoon curled up sleeping in bed with Toulouse because I had a headache and was tired as f and this weekend just sucked the life right out of me.

The best part about this week was that I discovered the new Royal Canoe video

(which was actually released last week but whatever)

which I love, of course.

I've had a few conversations about the video and the way it makes my city

(which is vibrant and amazing and I love with all my heart)


so here's a quote from the director which gives it a bit more context

(which I don't have time to go into right now):

“I don’t know if this is true of other cities, but for some weird reason Winnipeggers have been bombarded for the past four decades by business-driven propaganda campaigns which aim to boost our hometown pride, promote tourism and economic growth. Each successive campaign is even more desperate and embarrassing than the last and they all fail, because they insist upon such a fake and whitewashed image of Winnipeg. For the ‘Exodus’ video, we wanted to warp the cinematic vocabulary of these obsolete Winnipeg tourism filmstrips and create a kind of subversive travelogue about the Winnipeg that is truly meaningful to us.

The thing I love about ‘Exodus of the Year’ is that, both musically and lyrically, it really sounds like the Winnipeg we carry around in our hearts. It’s both sad and beautiful, frustrated and triumphant. For the video, we wanted to walk this fine line between the ironic and the earnest, as all us Winnipeggers must do every day.”

- Matt Rankin

Enjoy your long weekend lovelies!

xox yr girl Shaner


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