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THINK SUNSHINE
01 MAR 2019: We ran this video a year ago, but given the weather – and even though Wiarton Willie didn’t see his shadow thereby predicting an early spring, (fingers crossed) this little ditty serves to remind us that we’re often in the business of linking people to the sun, which is where we’d probably like to be about now.   MORE

CAPTURING THE ESSENCE OF A BRAND
Palm Springs says it with a song
01 MAR 2019:   To capture their “oasis” brand essence in a way that would reach all audiences, the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau worked with the artistic team Echoer to create a sound whose music represents the voice, culture, experience, identity and positioning of the destination. This video gives us a behind the scenes look at how they went about it MORE

CUBAN DANCERS BLAZE THROUGH CANADIAN WINTER
01 MAR 2019: It’s one way to keep warm. The Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba returned to Canada to heat up a bone-chilling winter. Made in Cuba is a love story that left audiences enthralled as performers took them through a taste of Cuban culture. The production is one of over 200 artistic events taking place in and outside of Cuba to celebrate Havana’s 500-year anniversary. MORE

GET GOING OR START SINGING
Route 66
22 FEB 2019: Around this time of year many of us get itchy feet and I don’t know about you, but I love driving trips (provided I am driving) and today’s music video is about a trip I really would like to take. I’ve done a small stretch but the whole route is a dream. The only drawback is - I know all the words and would sing all the way. Not a pretty sound. MORE

THINK WARM THOUGHTS
Dream on
15 FEB 2019: Today’s musical video was suggested by our editor at large who suggests “it captures the zeitgeist here in Canada at the moment”. Given that it was a chilly 14C last evening in Los Angeles you might want to dream someplace slightly warmer – but hey – it’s all relative. MORE

THE MUSIC OF OUR LIVES
Beatles and Boomers
15 FEB 2019: For Baby Boomers, the music of our lives was the Liverpool sound. Who among the Boomer generation can forget that Sunday night over 50 years ago (February 9, 1964) when 73 million people tuned in to see Ed Sullivan introduce four guys from Liverpool? MORE

COLD STRESSED MANATEE RESCUED
15 FEB 2019: Rescue teams in Florida are starting to see the effects of low water temperatures on the state’s manatee population. Earlier this week, a 725 lb. sub-adult male manatee arrived at SeaWorld Orlando’s critical care animal hospital, suffering from symptoms of cold stress and dehydration. MORE

FLYING HIGH
Sydney from a 747 at night
08 FEB 2019: Paul Kelly AO is an Australian rock music singer-songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player. He has worked alone and with other artists and groups, and has a music style that covers bluegrass, folk, rock, and country. Our Friday music video is Kelly’s, ‘Have you ever seen Sydney from a 747 at night.’ MORE

EASY AS 1-2-3
Jacksons to highlight island fest
08 FEB 2019:  As it emerges from the lingering effects of devastating hurricane Irma in 2017, St. Maarten has issued a bold coming out statement: the addition of The Jacksons as feature performers at this year’s St. Maarten Heineken Regatta MORE

PLAYING THE GAME
A virtual visit to Wellington NZ
08 FEB 2019: Wellington, New Zealand’s innovative capital, has transformed itself into what is believed to be the world’s first gamified virtual city. Virtual Wellington allows people to explore and interact with the city without boarding a plane. It includes an interactive game, WellTown, available for free download in the Steam and Oculus VR stores, and 360-video tours around Wellington attractions, education institutions and workplaces. MORE

WANNABE
01 FEB 2019: In November of 1996, I was in England with my friend Helen and throughout our days in London and our subsequent stay in the Cotswolds we repeatedly heard the catchy/earwormy/eventually somewhat irritating, refrain, “tell me what you want, what you really really want!” It was playing everywhere and people (including Helen and I) were singing along. The Spice Girls had arrived. MORE

A TOUCH OF SCOTLAND
15 JAN 2018: The Mull of Kintyre is the southwestern tip of the Kintyre Peninsula in southwest Scotland and on a clear and calm day, the Antrim coast of Northern Ireland is visible from here. An historic lighthouse, the second commissioned in Scotland, guides shipping in the intervening North Channel. Paul Mccartney and Denny Laine wrote a song in tribute to the area where McCartney has owned a farm since 1966.    MORE

THE DIGGERS REVENGE
23 JAN 2019: A disgruntled builder allegedly (watch the video) smashed his digger through the glass doors of a new Travelodge in Liverpool after getting into a row with the hotel contractors over pay. Video footage taken on mobile phones and widely shared on social media show the digger mounting the steps in front of the hotel, smashing through the glass doors and tearing at the fabric of the building once inside. Construction workers on site can be heard yelling at the driver. Warning – naughty words can be clearly heard. MORE

WATERLOO
18 JAN 2019: Several readers (and listeners) have told me that some of our Friday music videos stick with them all day(s) - an earworm - a catchy bit of music that continually repeats through their mind long after it is no longer playing. MORE

LOUISIANA CELEBRATES
Feed Your Soul Campaign is a winner
17 JUN 2018: Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser has announced that The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will honor the Louisiana Office of Tourism (LOT) with a Gold Adrian Award for advertising excellence surrounding the Louisiana: Feed Your Soul advertising campaign during the 62nd Annual Adrian Awards Gala in New York next Tuesday. MORE

SIMPLY THE BEST
Tina Turner
11 JAN 2019: Some years ago I attended a Tina turner concert in Toronto – I just checked the year and was astounded to find it was 2008 – how time flies! In any event I was lucky enough to not just enjoy the concert from a box, but also to be able to get right down to the front of the stage (thank you Lorol) where the incomparable Tina, in high-high-heels and short-short-skirt, strutted her stuff with the energy, enthusiasm and passion of a performer a third her age. MORE

SCAREY STUFF
Real or fake footage
11 JAN 2019: It is claimed that the footage in this of an Emirates Airbus A380 departing from Mauritius was taken by a drone. If genuine, it represents a major breach of airline safety. The video was originally uploaded to a Facebook page but then immediately removed, fuelling speculation that it was genuine. MORE

THE CAPTAIN AND TENNILLE
04 JAN 2018: Popular recording artists The Captain and Tennille were a husband-and-wife duo - "Captain" Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille ...whose primary success occurred in the 1970s. Their first hit single was a cover of Neil Sedaka's "Love Will Keep Us Together” which went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart nine weeks after its debut. Those of you old enough may also recall it being a fave on the playlist at Ron Harding’s legendary parties. MORE

MORE THAN A SMILE
Beyonce helps Louvre breaks visitor records
04 JAN 2018: The Louvre in Paris, the world's most visited museum, received a record 10.2 million visitors in 2018, numbers boosted by a video clip shot by pop star Beyonce amid its paintings and sculptures. The Louvre also mentioned in a statement Thursday the success of its flagship exhibition on French master Delacroix as a reason for the record. MORE

FREDDIE FOR TAKE-OFF
28 DEC 2018: British Airways baggage handlers pay tribute to former Heathrow baggage handler Freddie Mercury, to celebrate the Queen legend's birthday celebrations at Heathrow earlier this year.   MORE

DISPUTED OWNERSHIP
28 DEC 2018: The United States and Canada can't decide who owns puffin-covered Machias Seal Island located off the coast of Maine and Canada about 9.9 miles from Cutler, Maine. MORE

TRAVEL PLANS FOR 2019
28 DEC 2018: With 2018 getting closer and closer to its finish line, and with us running out of vacation days, besides hitting the gym, what are your big plans for 2019? Buzz60's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more.   MORE

DOCK OF THE BAY
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Otis Redding hit song
21 DEC 2018: Princess Cruises, Playing For Change, and the Estate of Otis Redding have teamed up to produce a new video to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Otis’ iconic hit “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” filmed in port cities around the world visited by Princess Cruises – San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ft. Lauderdale, Hawaii, Jamaica and Barcelona. MORE

ALPINE SKIING MEETS BIG MOUNTAIN FREERIDING
21 DEC 2018: If you’re a skier you want to watch this – and even if you’re not – you’ll still be amazed as two arguably certifiable guys go head-to-head in a giant slalom race on an almost vertical run in big mountain terrain. MORE

BORING STORY
Elon Musk unveils his underground transportation tunnels
21 DEC 2018: Elon Musk unveiled the underground transportation tunnel from his Boring Company this week, allowing reporters and invited guests to take some of the first rides in the revolutionary albeit bumpy subterranean tube - the tech entrepreneur's answer to what he calls “soul-destroying traffic.” MORE
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