"When he cried, he cried alone."

I have a simple goal here...  I need you to share this with as many folks as you know who will take heed.  Many of you know my love for music.  I do my best to share and spread that love to all that will listen.  This is that love and so much more.  Many of you know the struggles that Mr. Gord Downie is currently facing (emotionally documented here) and despite this being a time when no one would blink if Gord turned inside for himself - he has chosen to continue to shine the light on a topic that is... well, mortifying, despicable and has been flat out ignored by North Americans for over a century - Aboriginal and Native American residential schools treatment of their "students" and their families (Canadian Wikipedia / US Wikipedia) and the systematic approach and sponsorship by our churches and governments.  Unfortunately, we were not Ahead By a Century, instead, we stole over a century of some of our most sacred culture(s).

Please go to Secret Path   and order the record, the book, and the digital.  Or simply donate to The Gord Downie + Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF).  Money raised for the DWF will be used to create new relationships for reconciliation.

In the end, Gord Downie with Kevin Drew & Dave Hamelin (accompanied by Jeff Lemire's gorgeous illustrations) made a beautifully haunting album that I am convinced Chanie would enjoy.

 

Everlane Mini

Everlane has firmly positioned itself as my foundational go to for classic clean sytlings.  Now, they have added a Mini collection to their assortment.  For those of us that appreciate a clean look even on our little one's - Everlane has us all covered.  Additionally, Everlane is committed to bringing Radical Transparency to their manufacturing.  If you have any questions about the cost or the working environment that your clothing is made, ask.  Everlane is happy to share the entire process. 

Check them out.

Youthful Harkening

Like most, I slip into thoughts of grandeur of my youth.  Being "bored" in Montana with only skiing, cycling, camping, fishing, friends, and ripping on my motorcycle to keep me busy.  I dreamed of the exciting life of the city.  Now, with 95% of my adult life spent in various metropolitan areas, I find myself dreaming of my youth and the beauty that was my upbringing.

Mutt Motorcycles teamed up with BUSTER + PUNCH to create a beautiful custom motorcycle that is one part gorgeous design (duh, BUSTER + PUNCH) and one part youthful perfection.

Check them out - both companies are fantastic

 

 

Warsaw Cycling

I have been staring at the gorgeous cycling apparel from WARSAW Cycling for some time now.  I am finally pulling the trigger and getting a proper kit - I would be proud to be a North American WARSAW ambassador -the aesthetic is perfection.  Maybe I can talk Charlotte and Sven into partnering on a WARSAW Cycling x The Black Canoe collaboration for a new Be Brave, Be Kind. themed kit.  I think we are overdue.  Chapeau WARSAW!  #warsawcycling

In A World Possessed By The Human Mind

"In A World Possessed By The Human Mind" is the first single from the forthcoming album Man Machine Poem, available June 17, 2016. Check out www.thehip.com for album pre-order information. www.facebook.com/theTragicallyHip www.twitter.com/thehipdotcom www.instagram.com/thetragicallyhip Producers: Nadia Gammal & Max Montalvo, Gabana Films Director & DOP: Max Montalvo, Gabana Films Copyright © 2016 The Tragically Hip under exclusive license to Universal Music Canada Inc.