Category Archives: CoreLife

Life in Shadow: A Eulogy for my Brother

by Angélique Davies

Reconstructing Jonathan Davies has been illuminating for me. Collecting stories about my brother has caused a cascade of memories that seem to creep into my waking state, and it is like my brother’s voice is in my head, asking me to remember him well.

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Explore the Roots of Bestival from Sunday Best to Common People

According to the music festival’s director and partner Ben Turner, Bestival got its start as a series of parties created by BBC Radio DJ Rob Da Bank called Sunday Best, which took place at a tea shop in London, UK. Da Bank would invite “legends of our nightlife world and DJs to play for nothing” and the audience would pay a mere 99p (.99 cents) per person to get in, says Turner.

Bestival in Woodbine Park, Toronto. Photo: Cherryl Bird
Bestival in Woodbine Park, Toronto. Photo: Cherryl Bird

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Nashville Actor Riley Smith is on Fire with the Release of his New Single

Actor Riley Smith, best known for his starring role on the popular TV show Nashville, not only plays a singer-songwriter on TV, he is also one in real life too. Smith releases a new single called I’m on Fire, which he co-wrote with Matthew Perryman Jones and Tim Lauer (Hank Williams, Shawn Mendes, and Blake Shelton), from his upcoming EP. Listen to I’m on Fire:

Singer-songwriter Riley Smith releases new single 'I'm on Fire' from his upcoming EP. Photo: Eric Griffin
Singer-songwriter Riley Smith releases new single ‘I’m on Fire’ from his upcoming EP. Photo: Eric Griffin

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The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

If Amy Schumer wasn’t so pretty she wouldn’t be this popular. And if she’s this pretty and popular she definitely doesn’t need to take her clothes off to get anyone to pay attention to her, but here she is – Oh Amy – baring it all for the world to see.

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A Canadian in Paris or Girl on the Verge of A Literary Breakthrough

Love Bites – literary tidbits about love from Paris and around the world or a biting euphemism for saying love sucks? Or, is it something else entirely?

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Either Black Lives Matter to You or They Do Not

There was a window of time when it was possible for people to ride the fence, not to be sure where you stood, to appeal to seeing both sides.

Sure, I wasn’t one of them – too much has happened to me, and the Black women and men I have known and loved over the years, for there to be a doubt in my mind.

But that window of time ended yesterday. We all know now which side we are on. There aren’t any neutral positions anymore. Either Black Lives Matter to you, or they do not.

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Righteous Girl Laura Jean Busks Her Way Out Of A Mountain Town To Kickstart Her Music Career

by Kershona Mayo

As young as she may look, Laura Jean Anderson is filled with the spirit of wisdom, amassed through years of traveling, busking, hitchhiking, touring and old-time religion–just the kind of learning a prolific songwriter would need.

New music videos from Righteous Girl Laura Jean Anderson, EP drops March 4

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Wally British Waves A Red Flag On Men Who Want You To Be Their Side Chick

Wally British with her red flags and t-shirts
Wally British flies her red flag, photo from Facebook

Thousands of people around the world hang on to her every word whether she is talking to them from the back seat of a cab or from the hair salon chair; jumping off rocks into a river in Portland, Jamaica or hanging out in an airplane cockpit at the airport just before take-off – everything she does is up-close-and-personal – and a valuable service to women around the world.

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