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About dvdiva

I am a Gen Xer movie buff and TV lover. My faves are Film Noir and almost anything dealing with dysfunctional families. I enjoy scripted TV dramas that are peppered with humour. I have a severe allergy to laugh tracks and non-scripted TV.

The Struts: Glam Rock 2.0

The Struts is a new band I had read about. They had favourable reviews in magazines that I subscribe to (Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly) so I decided to take a listen online.  I liked a few songs a lot; … Continue reading

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Alternative Finds on Freegal part1: The Vaccines

I love music and usually listen to my iPod in the car or at work. As a Gen-Xer, determined not to get frozen in time with regard to musical taste, I struggle to find new alternative/indie bands to enjoy. Many … Continue reading

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AWOLNATION: I Am (Late to the Party)

AWOLNATION is a band that I was vaguely familiar with. AWOLNATION had a hit song “Sail” that got a lot of airplay a few years ago.     I could take it or leave it. My kids mentioned that they liked it, … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season 2014 – The Killers style

Every year at this time I look forward to The Killer’s Holiday song. They have released a Christmas charity single every year, since 2006, in support of Product Red, which has the noble goal ending HIV transmission in Africa. The … Continue reading

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Middle Class Fashion: Jungle

I can’t stop listening to this album! It is Middle Class Fashion‘s 2nd LP and it is solid. I heard a snippet of their song “Stuck” playing on a podcast episode of “This American Life” and couldn’t help but use … Continue reading

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