Saturday, January 25, 2014

My NOW digest

I always manage to find items in NOW magazine that catch my attention, things I want to check out and share with friends.   A quick wrap of last week's issue:

New production of Les Miz still on until Feb 2 - would be nice
Rob Ford "not shamed by anything"
Lessons from the ice storm: cost of putting wires underground in 1970 $5,000 per house; the catch 22 of trimming the needed 25% tree canopy; the tenuous water infrastructure (the biggest consumer of power in the city)
Masterpieces from the Guggenheim exhibit at the AGO - no excuse not to go as I'm a member
London Road at the Bluma Appel Theatre - could be interesting and British 
Zippo Hand Warmer - super cool gift idea (coincidence that I also noticed the Heat Trick billboard ad today)
Trend Trunk - an opportunity to sell your used clothing thru an online consignment service
Fire logs - didn't realize there are all kinds of environmental issues with them
Eat Cheap item - Peter Pan $9 lunch special - nice
Concerts: Brazilian Girls at The Hoxton Feb 2; The Fratellis at The Phoenix Mar 1 (going with the gang); Kinks 50th anniversary tribute show at The Silver Dollar Feb 15; Kraftwerk in 3D at Sony Centre Mar 23; Trombone Shorty  (past but want to hear more); Cate Le Bon (cool name for a Welsh lady - check out note to self); Augustines at The Garrison  Mar 11 (seen twice, are the guys going?); Cayucas at The Garrison Mar 2
Albums: Against Me! - Transgender - liked earlier track; Coeur de Pirate - Trauma
Movies on my list: Dallas Buyers Club; Blue Jasmine (should be on disk now); American Hustle - why only NN ?; Captain Phillips (on disk); Enough Said (date movie opp); Hunger Games Catching Fire (NNNN - maybe I should finish the book and see it); Inside Llewyn Davis; Rush; Don Jon (on disk)
Movies reviews still to publish reminders: Her 8/10; 12 Years a Slave 9/10; Gravity 8/10

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