Category Archives: songbook of days

Songbook of Days: Cosmonautics Day

Okay, not all holidays are made up holidays. There’s also Cosmonautics Day. You can listen to audio recordings of Gagarin on this day 55 years ago, thanks to Yandex’s homepage today. Then you can listen to an Italian pop number about … Continue reading

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Songbook of Days: Sibling Day

So what if it’s a made-up holiday? All holidays are made-up holidays. Аквариум – Сестра Sufjan Stevens – Sister Winter The Organ – Brother Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms Belle and Sebastian – I Don’t Love Anyone Jorge Ben … Continue reading

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Songbook of Days: UN English Language Day I

Today, the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, is also UN English Language Day. To celebrate, I wanted to link to songs by some songwriters where I appreciate the use of the English language. But there are a lot of such songs. … Continue reading

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Carnet de chansons de tous les jours: Journée de la Francophonie

Comme le Radio Canada m’a avisé, le 20ème était la Journée Internationale de la Francophonie. Même si c’est quelques jours en retard, fêtons-la en écoutant chansons qui vient de la Francophonie. Offrez-nous des suggestions supplementaires! Miossec – Chanson pour Nathalie Jacques … Continue reading

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Songbook of Days: Rainy Day

I know, I live in Vancouver and/or Seattle. You could say that I could have picked any other day in the last four months or the next two to post this, but actually it’s not even remotely true. It’s been creepily warm … Continue reading

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Songbook of Weeks: Bike to work week

Since Bicycle Day isn’t actually about bicycles in any way, we might as well celebrate bike to work week (which is happening in Vancouver this week). Queen – Bicycle Race St. Vincent – Bicycle Pink Floyd – Bike mum – … Continue reading

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Songbook of Days: 4/20, Earth Day, Record Store Day

These days fall very close to one another (this year, April 19th was record store day, April 22nd will be Earth day, and clearly 4/20 was on April 20th), and all three can be conveniently celebrated by putting on a … Continue reading

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