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Neko-Case - worn out jeans and Blundstone boots

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eye weekly April 16, 2009 Eye of the storm With her fiery voice and smouldering looks, Neko Case has long been the sweetheart of the indie-rock rodeo; now, with her new disc, Middle Cyclone, she has the Top 5 album to make her an overground success. The first time I interviewed Neko Case, back in January of 2001, the scene was very much what I expected from a Neko Case interview: we sat in the front lounge of the Cameron House, enjoying a steady stream of bourbon shots delivered by servers with whom Case was on a first-name basis. Interviewing...

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A poem for 'Heavy-D'.

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So I’m walking to work on your very last day And a poem has decided to flow my way Because of the time, short this must be As waiting you are for the coffee on me! All that I wish to say my dear friend Is good luck with what’s waiting for you ’round the bend For now the most important thing you must do Is keep your artistic hands away from the poo! Well this is all I could think of in such a short time Whilst I stopped by Arbutus and froze my behind So in closing I...

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The Loss of an ABC Legend

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On March 31st, exiting through the doors outfitted in his R.M.Williams and Icebreaker, Heavy-D walked away for the last time with a single tear running gracefully down his cheek. On September 21, 1999 Australian Boot Company in Vancouver was blessed with the first day of work from ol' Heavy-D and nearly 10 years later he finished a shift for the very last time. I'd like to take this blog to share some thoughts, stories, memories and the like about our co-worker and friend Heavy: 1. He absolutely loves to repeat himself so if you see him on the street don't...

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Barack Obama admires Kevin Rudd's RM Williams boots

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Malcolm Farr Melbourne Herald Sun March 28, 2009 12:00am THEY might be new friends, but that didn't prevent Barack Obama confronting Kevin Rudd on a sensitive issue - footwear fashion. As they sat in the Oval Office this week, the US President pointed out to the Prime Minister that clomping around Washington in elastic-sided boots, as opposed to gleaming lace-ups or plush slip-ons, was a singular fashion statement....more.

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